Family Therapy

Healthy relationships take time and effort on a good day. Add mental illness, trauma, grief, special needs of a child, blended family issues, or any other life stressor and you’ve got a real challenge. When a family system gets stuck in reactivity and automatic ways of thinking and doing, it becomes hard to adjust to change, and growth seems impossible.

David Hoy & Associates has a variety of trained therapists that have experience and expertise in family therapy. Sometimes family therapy involves the entire family system, sometimes parts of the system. A Family Therapist will help assess your needs and guide appropriate next steps. These may include:

  • group sharing
  • communication skills
  • conflict resolution
  • negotiation
  • parenting skills
  • family sculpting
  • interactive games and activities

Open the door to new possibilities with relationships and improve your communication, set your boundaries and be intentional about your choices. Improving your relationships is key to managing life stressors. Doing so in a safe and supportive environment is the first step to a healthy family system.

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Stacy Nielsen, PsyS., NCSP

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David Hoy, PhD, MA, LP – Chief Executive Officer

Dr. David Hoy is a licensed psychologist, author, and a certified professional coach. He is the founder and Executive Director of David Hoy & Associates,…

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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…

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Mirlie Abraham, MA, LMFT

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Erica Arndt, MA, LPCC – Clinical Supervisor

Erica has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Her strengths and experience…

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Armani Cartlidge, MA, LPCC

Armani is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She started at David Hoy & Associates as an intern, and now works as an In-Home Mental Health…

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Matthew Dang, MA, LPCC

Matthew obtained his Master’s Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. His approach is collaborative,…

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Heather Dopkins, MSW, LCSW

Heather holds a Master’s of Social Work degree with a focus on Clinical Mental Health from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She works with young…

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Mary Emmeck, MA, LMFT

Therapy is a safe place to discover who you are, your vulnerabilities and your strengths. Mary is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working toward…

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Jeremiah Harris, MA

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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,…

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Zachary Gagnon, MA

Zachary has his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary. While challenges and difficulties are an unavoidable part of life, what matters most…

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Gretchen Haisman, MA, LMFT

Gretchen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. …

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Tim Jacquin, MA, LMFT

Tim is a Mental Health Professional with a Master of Arts Degree from School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Tim works with children, adolescents,…

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Kristen Kokesch, MA

Kristen is passionate about working with children, adolescents and families in managing emotions, stressors and any other difficulties that may be coming up. She loves…

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Jane Kommer, MA, LMFT

Jane is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Arts Degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  She works with individuals, children,…

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Megan Kunz, MA, LMFT – Clinical Supervisor

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…

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Mary Kate Leed, M.Ed

Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She attended undergrad at University of Dayton. She taught special education in an inclusive setting for 3 years while…

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Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen, MA, LMFT

Thao enjoys working with individuals, children, and their families on developing positive attitudes towards themselves and others as well as creating opportunities to strengthen the…

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Gabe Ottman, MA, LMFT

Gabe holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from St. Mary’s University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Gabe works with…

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Makayla Pappas, MA, LMFT

Makayla has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has experience…

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Michelle Rennie, MA, LMFT

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Amber Rothlisberger, MA LPCC

Amber is a graduate from St. Mary’s University with a Master’s of Art degree. She specializes in working with individuals, couples and families struggling with…

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Jillian Sirany, MA, LAMFT

Jillian holds of Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, with a Family Psychology Concentration from the University of St. Thomas. She is working towards…

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Michelle Smith MSW, LICSW

Michelle Sveiven Smith holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She works with adolescents, teens, adults, and…

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Robert Stillman

Robert Stillman, MS, LMFT

Rob Stillman, MS, LMFT, has his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. Rob provides individual and couples’ therapy for adolescents (8+)…

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Darcy Steinhaus, MSW, LICSW

Darcy holds of Master’s of Social Work degree with a focus on Children and Families from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and is a…

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Bonnie Theis, MS, LPCC

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Duane Thompson, MA, LP

Duane is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in Minnesota with a Master’s of Arts degree.  He was licensed as a psychologist in 1988.  Duane…

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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,…

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Alyssa Vander Schaaf, MA, LPCC

Alyssa is a Licensed Clinical Counselor who received her Master’s at the University of St. Thomas. She works with individuals, couples, and families, who struggle…

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Kayla Wacek, MA

Kayla has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University. She is working on obtaining her Marriage and Family Therapy…

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Greg Walsh, MA, LICSW

Greg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. He provides mental health counseling for children, adolescents and adults. For more than 19 years, Greg has…

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Jamie Wersal, MA

Jamie has a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is working towards licensure. Jamie has experience working with…

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