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Staff members: New Brighton

Jesse Kardong, MA, LMFT

Jesse is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The role of therapist is a “second career” for Jesse, who previously spent nine years as a licensed teacher. Jesse primarily works with children and adolescents in his therapy practice. His clinical interests include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, behavior disorders, parent consultation, and client advocacy.

Jesse’s therapeutic approach is to work closely with clients and parents/guardians to identify strengths, learn new strategies for coping, and come up with practical solutions to life’s challenges. An ardent believer in the healing power of creativity, Jesse attempts to bring a combination of enthusiastic playfulness and steadfast professionalism to each session. He enjoys spending his spare time reading, listening to/playing music, shooting baskets, and re-watching the first three Star Wars movies.

Jessica Voerding, MA, LMFT, RPT-S

Jessica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. The opportunity to collaborate with individuals and families in the therapeutic process to bring about healing is a privilege she does not take lightly. Jessica includes creative approaches such as play, writing, art, movement/yoga, and guided relaxation in her work. Her casual yet energetic nature combined with empathy and respect for the individual and process allow her to work effectively with various individuals – from children (beginning at age 3) who may be struggling in the home or school environment, to adolescents and their families challenged in relationships, to adult women hoping to develop a greater sense of well-being.

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.