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Staff members: Golden Valley

David Hoy, PhD; MA, LP

David founded David Hoy & Associates (DH&A) in 1997 and is the Executive Director. He is a Licensed Psychologist who has provided therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. His drive to help people move forward in life led him to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in California, as well as completing their year-long leadership program. After working as a Coach for individuals, David became interested in performance improvement from a systems perspective. He earned his PhD in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement in business organizations. David has consulted with various mental health agencies towards conflict resolution and performance improvement. He has done extensive research in career development and has enjoyed working with executives and managers at work and in job transition.

MarDee Rosen Hall, MA, LP, Clinical Director

MarDee is the Clinical Director at David Hoy & Associates. She holds a Master of Arts Degree from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota, and is a licensed psychologist. She provides outpatient therapy for clients, and supervision for therapists, unlicensed mental health practitioners, and interns. MarDee has been providing therapeutic services to children, families, and adults for over 20 years. She has extensive training in EMDR and Gestalt therapy. Her experience includes: working in schools with children, families and school staff, providing in-home therapy to families, and out-patient therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. MarDee’s clinical specialties include working with: survivors of trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, ADHD, parenting issues, and family conflict.

Greg Gray, MA, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor

Greg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He works with families and individuals in gentle and collaborative ways to help them find relief for emotional, relational, and intergenerational issues. Greg counsels people regarding such difficulties as depression, anxiety, step-family concerns, spiritual issues, grief, and loss. He assesses, understands, and treats, mental and emotional illness with compassion and sensitivity. As a veteran, Greg is committed to the mental and emotional health of service members, veterans, and military families.

Rob Winkler MA, LP, RPT

Rob holds a Master of Arts Degree from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota, and is a licensed psychologist. He provides outpatient therapy for clients, and leads a collaborative team of unlicensed mental health practitioners and interns. As a Registered Play Therapist, Rob has advanced training in expressive therapies, including play, sand tray, and art. He enjoys the opportunity to help clients find what they need through a creative experience in addition to conventional talk therapy. His experience includes: providing in-home therapy to children, adolescents, and families, and out-patient therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Rob’s clinical specialties include working with: depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD, parenting issues, family conflict, health & wellness, and life coaching. Beyond using expressive therapies, Rob utilizes cognitive restructuring and behavior modification techniques in a solution focused manner with good humor to facilitate growth and change.

Megan Kunz, MA, LMFT

Megan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She works with individuals and families with the goal of improving relationships. Megan does this by encouraging open communication, providing psychoeducational support and processing emotional issues. Megan provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing behavioral and emotional issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and relational issues. Megan is a caring and thorough practitioner who will bring intensity and humor to the therapeutic relationship, with a particular interest in working with adolescent females and their families.

Kari Goeden, MA LMFT

Kari is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She works with individuals, couples, and families facing a variety of different challenges, with areas of expertise in working with adolescent females, women, and multi-stressed families. Her goal is to help clients discover their resiliency. She is a dedicated and caring practitioner who collaborates with her clients to navigate a new and meaningful path for their future. Kari believes there are many ways to heal and offers various avenues to explore on the journey toward wellness. Her passion for the outdoors, animals, yoga/meditation, and art inform her practice. In addition to talk therapy, Kari enjoys using various techniques including: Art Therapy, DBT skills, Mindfulness, and Guided Imagery.

Liz Gamble Taylor, MSW, LICSW

Liz holds her Master’s Degree in Social work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has worked as a school counselor for K – 8th grade students and their parents; as a clinical social worker at the U of M Medical Center; and as a parent-group facilitator. Liz has expertise, and over 10 years of experience in EMDR, DBT, Play Therapy, and Interplay as well as CBT and psychodynamic methodologies.

Liz helps adolescents and adults around a wide range of issues including: Anxiety, Life Transition and Change, Grief and Loss, Depression, Relationship Issues, Emotional and Behavior Concerns, Trauma – including Sexual Abuse and Rape, and school-related issues such as Bullying and Social Skill deficits. Liz maintains strong working relationships that embrace a complete mind-body approach. She is deeply committed to collaboration and empowerment to help her clients utilize their own strengths in the healing process.

Erica Arndt, MA, LPCC

Erica has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Her strengths and experience include working with individuals, children, adolescents and their families. Erica’s understanding adds to positive outcomes when working with issues such as: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, irritability and anger, relational issues, peer issues and increasing coping skills. She believes a therapist’s role is to teach individuals how to cope and adapt on their own; particularly through looking from an outside perspective and pointing out patterns that may be hindering clients from reaching their fullest potential. Of special interest to Erica are those who have struggled to cope with a new medical diagnosis and/or chronic health conditions.

Nick Stephens, MSW, LICSW

Nick is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with his Master’s degree in Social Work. His experience includes over 10 years of working with children, teens, adults and families in a variety of mental health and educational settings. He believes that connecting with each another in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental relationship is one of the most important factors in therapy.

Nick works to identify obstacles to his client’s success, and then helps them remove those obstacles so they can build on their areas of strength. Nick will focus on helping clients work through problems that may include relationship difficulties, job stress, grief, anger, fear, worry, sadness, and addiction. He will utilized evidence-based treatments (treatments in which research has provided evidence of statistically significant effectiveness) to help with problems such as anxiety, depression and trauma. Nick employs a holistic and integrative approach as he works collaboratively with individuals, couples and families. Personal and professional experience has led Nick to the belief that a healthy sense of meaning and a good roadmap can enable anyone to overcome even the most difficult issues of life.

Geri Scherer, MA, LP

Geri is a Licensed Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.  Using a thoughtful, compassionate and professional approach, she works with adults who are feeling “stuck” and/or are going through various life transitions.  She specializes in the emotional, behavioral and relationship issues related to successfully navigating forward through challenging transitions related to career change, divorce or any type of loss.  With several years as a Career Counselor and Psychologist, she is uniquely qualified to  wear “two hats” in order to provide you with the care, knowledge and service you need to meet your life goals.

Jennifer Littlewolf, MSW, LICSW

Jenny has a Masters in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has experience as a school social worker and has been working as an in-home therapist with David Hoy & Associates for over 10 years. Jenny specializes in working with children and families. She bases her interventions on a person-in-environment model that helps clients recognize and use their personal strengths to deal with life’s problems and stressors. She believes that successful therapy happens when there is a positive and mutually respectful relationship between the therapist and the client. Jenny has a lot of patience and empathy and is skilled at working with challenging clients and high risk families.

Debra McGuffee, MA, LMFT

Debra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has 14 years experience in providing therapy and graduated with honors from Alfred Adler Graduate School in Minnesota. She works with individuals of all ages, families/ blended families, and heterosexual-gay-lesbian-bisexual couples. Debra works with a wide range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, OCD, eating disorders, chemical dependency / co- dependency, ADHD, parenting problems, relationship issues, spirituality, life transitions, and cross cultural Issues. She utilizes Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Restructuring and Behavior Modification, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Kristina Boylan, MA, LMFT

Kristina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Arts degree from Argosy University, Twin Cities. She has over 8 years of experience working with individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Kristina’s passion is helping children, adolescents and teenagers manage the problems and stressor that come with having ASD and other executive functioning issues. Her goal is to help her clients increase their self-awareness, decrease social anxiety, realize and achieve personal goals.

Kristina believes in collaborating with parents and caregivers to achieve the highest level of wellness for their child and family. She works with the family to teach relationship skills and build awareness of how ASD affects a child. She supports parents and caregivers of children with ASD by providing therapy to discuss concerns and discover new strategies to strengthen their parenting experience. Kristina uses her passion, intensity, and humor to connect with clients of all ages. She believes in working with a client’s system to affect the greatest amount of change. Kristina continues to seek her personal and professional growth by developing her social and cultural understanding, in an effort to better support her client’s needs. She is a native Minnesotan who is committed to impacting her community in meaningful ways.

Michelle Schmid-Egleston, MA, LP

Michelle is a Licensed Psychologist with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field. Her background is in addiction, family systems, humanistic psychology and client centered psychotherapy. Michelle has worked with children, adolescents and adults in mental health settings. She has a long history working with families with children who have significant emotional difficulties. She has worked with adolescents with mental health, school related problems, addiction, sexual orientation confusion and serious emotional disturbance. Her experience with adults includes addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital problems, parenting issues.

Mary Thomson, MA, LMFT

Mary is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She works with individuals, families, and couples with the goals of helping clients cope with life’s challenges, and improving their relationships. Mary works with clients in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and collaborative manner drawing on her clients’ innate strengths. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, trauma, chronic pain and illness, ADHD, and relational issues. Areas of interest include: parenting challenges, self- esteem, life transitions, relationship and family-of-origin issues.

Craig Norvell, MA, LMFT

Craig is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has worked extensively with youth, individuals, couples and diverse families in a variety of settings. Using a collaborative approach has allowed Craig to assist others to find relief, hope and solutions to issues ranging from unsatisfying relationships, marital conflict and divorce, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Romana Trilegi

Romana Triliegi, MA, LPCC

Michelle Rennie

Michelle Rennie, MA, LMFT

Alyssa Vander-Schaaf

Alyssa Vander Schaaf, MA, LPCC

Alyssa is a Licensed Clinical Counselor who received her Masters at the University of St. Thomas. She works with individuals, couples, and families, who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, and trauma history. Alyssa started her work at the Sexual Violence Center where she mastered her skills in trauma informed care. In addition, Alyssa gained extensive experience providing therapy and skills training to children with serious emotional difficulties and their families. Alyssa has worked with children, adolescents and young adults with substance abuse, defiant behavior, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. Alyssa uses a curious approach in therapy that helps individuals be guided to self-exploration.

Bryan Cole

Bryan Cole, MA, LMFT

Bryan Cole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He has been working as a therapist for almost 10 years, primarily with adolescents and young adults. Bryan is sensitive to the needs of families feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of daily life. He has experience with strengthening parent/child relationships and working with parents to better meet the challenges of raising a child. He works individually with adolescents experiencing peer-group or school related stress, including bullying. Other areas of experience include: anxiety, depression, anger management, grief and loss, bullying, and families dealing with chronic pain/illness. It is Bryan’s belief that therapy is a collaborative effort, with client and therapist working as a team. Bryan provides a safe and affirming therapeutic environment, with a deep respect for diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. He values deeply the power of humor and is inspired by the stories people have to tell. Bryan’s favorite color is blue, his favorite number is 6, and his favorite cartoon character is Chuckie from the “Rugrats”. His favorite place to be is with his wife and two daughters, or hiking in the woods…preferably both!

Maddie Davis

Maddie Davis, MA, LMFT

Maddie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Art Therapist. She provides outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. Maddie believes that for therapy to be successful there must be a positive and mutually respectful relationship between client and therapist. She understands that living a creative life requires courage. She is passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental space. She meets the needs of her clients by utilizing a comprehensive and integrative approach that includes art, play, and talk therapies. She focuses on helping individuals feel comfortable as they engage in the process of understanding themselves and the world around them. Maddie partners with her clients to help them build strong, vibrant, and healthy relationships. Her clinical specialties include supporting clients as they face emotional and behavioral issues, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, attachment injuries and relational distress.

Ben Forsberg, MA, LMFT

Ben is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Arts Degree from Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He works with children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families with an overall goal of increasing ability to handle the stresses placed on them by themselves, others and the world in which we live. He has worked extensively with young males whose challenges include: excessive anger, anxiety, depression, addiction, and victimization, and bullying. He is experienced in working with high stress environments such as, parental conflict and divorce, physical or emotional trauma, grief and loss. Ben believes that each person is a unique combination of biology and experience, which gives rise to their unique challenges, vulnerabilities, strengths, and hopes. He also believes that everyone has the insight, ability, and potential to thrive in our human experience and sustain a meaningful life. In a supportive atmosphere of grace, he aims to empower others, build their confidence, affirm their strengths, and reach their full potential.

Clara Davidson, MA LMFT

Clara Davidson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s University and a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Luther Seminary. She works with individuals, couples, and families to strengthen, rebuild, and create healthy relationships. Clara has experience working with those who have experienced trauma, loss, physical or sexual abuse, peer difficulties, spiritual issues, family conflict, self-harm, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Clara has a strength-based lens and focuses therapy around an individual’s strengths and resourcefulness, rather than one’s weaknesses and shortcomings. Clara’s experience provides her with a non-anxious presence and patience, even in the most difficult times.