For more information about our services, or to make an appointment or a referral, call 612.728.2061 (English), 612.728.2089 (Español), or 763.569.2625 (Hmoob) or email centralintake@thefamilypartnership.org.

Get to know a little bit more about all of our experienced therapists.

Kendall Doom, MSW, LICSW

Lake Street – Kendall works with children, adolescents, and adults individually as well as in family therapy.  Kendall works to develop a therapeutic relationship and builds on the strengths of each person and family to work toward healing in ways that are meaningful for each person and family.  She has experience with intensive in-home family therapy, working with homelessness, working with children and families involved in the foster care and the child protection system, and individuals and families experiencing a variety of other stressors.  Kendall utilizes a combination of mindfulness, trauma-informed therapeutic approaches, cognitive behavioral, DBT skills, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with her clients.

danielle hance, ma

Lake Street – Danielle believes in the ability of relationships to transform and heal, using both the arts and evidence-based, individualized interventions. She is trained in expressive arts therapy and uses multiple modalities to help her clients express themselves in new and different ways, including music, art, play, drama, writing/poetry, and dance/movement. Danielle sees children (including children under 5), adults, and families in her practice and can provide culturally responsive care in English, Spanish, French and German.

JON HERNANDEZ

Lake Street – Jon works with children, adolescents, and adults through individualized and family therapy in Spanish and English. He has experience working with individuals with socio-economic needs (housing instability, food insecurity, income-based issues, interpersonal violence, etc.), chronic illnesses (Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, etc.) Generalized Anxiety Disorder, stress, depression, and suicidal ideation. Jon is trained in motivational interviewing, narrative exposure therapy, and uses strengths-based perspectives to aid individuals struggling with low self-worth, and low self-esteem. Jon is looking eager to learn and gain more experience working with members of the LGBTQ community (transgender, gender nonconforming, etc.) in order to best support these clients who he recognizes are often victims of unjust treatment such as bullying in our society.

Regina Esliker, M.A.

Lake Street – Regina works collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults through individual, family and group therapy. She helps clients to process debilitating emotional issues, and gain a greater knowledge of themselves. Regina has experience working with individuals with serious and chronic symptoms of an emotional, behavioral, or substance use disorder. She is trained in a motivational interview, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT). Regina is able to provide therapy in Spanish, English and Creole.

PAUL HARPER, MAM, MSW, LGSW

Lake Street – Paul is compassionate and works collaboratively with adults in individual and family therapy. He strives to develop a genuine therapeutic relationship and builds on the innate strengths, skills and abilities of each person or family to work toward their goals in ways that are meaningful and restorative for each person. He is formally trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy, and motivational interviewing and utilizes an eclectic theoretical approach from a strengths-based perspective whilst including mindfulness. Through active client collaboration, he utilizes various therapeutic model approaches to interact with, and assist clients from diverse communities.

KEYONA LOVE

North Minneapolis – Keyona is a clinical intern from the University of St. Thomas/St. Kates. Keyona enjoys working with a diverse population. She has worked with children and adults of all ages. She also has experience working within the child welfare system which has allowed her to work closely with children who are/in the foster care system and who have experienced trauma and abuse or neglect. Keyona has a passion for bringing awareness of mental health to diverse populations to help bridge the gap between mental health and the communities so they can understand how important it is to receive mental health services when needed.

Amanda Moua, MSW, LGSW

North Minneapolis – Amanda works with children and adults of all ages, primarily in individual and family therapy. She enjoys working with children who are experiencing social, emotional and behavioral problems in school, home and environment. She also has experience working with individuals who are dealing with depression, stress, anxiety, family conflict, life transitions, trauma and abuse or neglect. Amanda utilizes strengths based and relationship based therapies to assist and support clients in working through stressors and barriers. Amanda is able to provide therapy in both English and Hmong.

Lisa Sexton, MSW, LGSW

Lake Street – Lisa works with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples and family therapy in Spanish and English. Lisa believes that each person has inherent strengths and talents and seeks to help clients discover and use these strengths in order to solve their own problems. Lisa has experience working with people experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug addictions, developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma and immigration-related stress. Lisa is trained in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and is pursuing certification in Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based approach specifically for children who have experienced trauma. Lisa is open to working with people of all sexual orientation and gender identities but does not have specific training in gender transition issues.

John Reilly, LICSW

John Reilly - Updated 10.16.12Lake Street – John works with children, adolescents and adults in family and individual therapy. He treats individuals and families affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, disruptive behavior disorders and attachment issues. John has 27 years of experience and has expertise in helping families adapt to meet needs of family members experiencing serious and persistent mental illness.

Xavier Schmitz, MSW, LICSW

Lake Street – Xavier works with adults and adolescents from an empowerment perspective, focusing on supporting and challenging clients to express their full, authentic selves. He works with clients on issues of mood dysregulation, trauma recovery, relationship concerns, gender identity (transgender spectrum), sexuality, identity development, chronic illness (including HIV), environmental concerns, and life transitions. Believing that therapy is most effective when approached holistically, he partners with clients to incorporate cognitive, emotional, somatic, and ecologically-based strategies. His theoretical background includes training in sensorimotor psychotherapy, nonviolent communication, family systems, gender emergence, attachment, and cultural competency. Xavier is the Clinical Supervisor for the Diversity Social Work Advancement Program (DSWAP).

Ae Vang, MSW, LGSW

vang_ae_hs_2015North Minneapolis Ae works with English and Hmong speaking children, adolescents and adults in individual and family therapy. Her experience includes working with stress, depression, anxiety, difficult life changes, relationship difficulties, trauma, and abuse. Ae utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy.

 

Tia Vang, MA

Lake Street – I take a strengths-based and systemic approach to therapy. This means I look at not only internal factors but relational, generational, and environmental factors that impact mental health. Additionally, my training in motivational interviewing helps me identify empowering factors that influence positive change. My holistic approach is enriched by my experiences with diverse individuals and families in varying contexts. This includes working with families involved with child-protection, ten years doing in-home, and working in different roles in the school and community. I value cultural considerations in the treatment process and am open to spiritual as well. I particularly enjoy working with parents and very young children and have experience working with elementary aged and teenage children diagnosed with depression, anxiety, autism, and/or children needing behavioral support.  Tia is able to provide therapy in both English and Hmong.

LORISSA WHITE

Lake Street – Lorissa White is a clinical intern in pursuit of her Masters in Social Work at Augsburg University. Lorissa has professional experience working with youth and families who have been impacted by trauma, historical trauma, homelessness, sexual exploitation, chemical dependency and domestic violence. She specializes in working within the Native American community, and has experience working with many diverse populations within the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in a variety of settings such as child welfare social work, youth street outreach, school social work, culturally specific non-profits and domestic violence emergency shelter. Lorissa is available to provide therapy in English for children, adolescents and adults in individual and family therapy.

MAIKO XIONG

Lake Street – Maiko is a student at the University of Saint Thomas and Saint Kates. She is in the MSW program and finishing up her last year. Maiko has had years of experience working with a wide range of population and all ages of adults. Maiko is a true understanding of individuals who experience PTSD, depression, stress and anxiety. She utilizes a strength-based approach, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and she treats individuals and families using a structure tailored to the unique needs of each client. Maiko is able to provide services and therapy in English and Hmong.