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Get to know a little bit more about all of our experienced therapists.
Lake Street – Dunia is a Masters of Social Work student completing her clinical internship. Dunia works with adults and older adolescents (18+) who are struggling with mental and/or chemical health issues. She has experience working with refugees, immigrants, Latinos, and people experiencing homelessness. Dunia has a special interest in working with refugees as well as with clients who have experienced trauma and may have a PTSD diagnosis. Dunia is available to provide therapy to individuals, couples, or families in English and Arabic.
Amanda Gomez, MSW, LGSW
Lake Street – Amanda works with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple and family therapy. She has experience working with individuals and families affected by trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, chemical dependency, stress, socioeconomic challenges, interpersonal conflict, and life transitions. Amanda enjoys working with LGBQ, transgender, and gender nonconforming clients. Amanda utilizes aspects of cognitive behavioral, relational, motivational interviewing, narrative, and acceptance and commitment therapies in her work with clients. Amanda provides culturally responsive therapy in both English and Spanish.
Lake Street – Manuela is currently in pursuit of her Masters in Social Work at St. Catherine University—University of St. Thomas. She is also an Area of Emphasis in Practice with Immigrant and Refugees (AEIR) Scholar which aligns with her personal and professional passion of working with these communities. Manuela brings a vast amount of professional experience working with Latinx* immigrant community in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, children’s mental health, and community social work. Manuela will be providing therapy in English and Spanish for adults and older adolescents (18+) in individual and family therapy.
*Latinx is a more inclusive, gender neutral term used in place of Latino to refer to individuals of Latin American descent and with cultural ties to Latin America. It is pronounced lah-teen-ex
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.
Lake Street – Paul Harper is a senior at Augsburg University pursuing his Masters in Social Work. He holds a Master of Arts in Management from Hamline University and has experience working with adults, from different ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. He completed his MSW foundation internship at Tubman Family Crisis & Support Services where he worked with adult survivors of Domestic Abuse. Paul is available to provide therapy in English for adults in individual and family therapy.
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.
Gerald Loewen, MA, LP
Lake Street – Originally trained as a child psychologist, Gerald has been counseling children, adolescents, adults of all ages, couples, and families, for over 20 years. He has a strong interest in working with LGBTQ clients (especially trans youth and adults), and also has significant experience with clients from diverse religious backgrounds.
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 also enjoys working with people who identify as LGBQ, transgender, and gender non-conforming. 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.
John Reilly, LICSW
Lake 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).
Kelsey Steinbach, MS, LAMFT
Lake Street – Kelsey has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She works with children, adolescents, and adults in the context of individual, couples, and family therapy. Kelsey enjoys working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relational problems or conflict, and families of adoption. She enjoys working with LGBQ, transgender, and gender nonconforming clients. Kelsey also has experience with clients on the Autism Spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum, and clients with ADHD. Kelsey utilizes systems and family-based therapy models in her practice to address client issues and create change.
Ae Vang, MSW, LGSW
North 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.