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.

Maria davidsmeier, MSW, LICSW

Lake Street – Maria works with individuals of all ages in individual and family therapy. Maria believes that therapy can be a safe space to deal with difficult topics and learn how to cope more effectively. She enjoys working with people who are dealing with a wide variety of emotional or behavioral issues, including those related to depression, anxiety, identity, family conflict/relationships and significant life changes. Maria is also experienced in providing trauma-focused therapy with children, adolescents and adults; she has completed training in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), evidence-based therapies for individuals who have experienced traumatic events. Maria is able to provide therapy in English and Spanish.

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.

Regina Esliker, M.A., LPC

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.

Taiana Hayes, MSW, LGSW

Lake Street – Taiana works individually with children, adolescents, and adults.  She focuses on a trauma-informed, person-centered, feminist, and strengths-based practice. She has experience working with adolescents and adults, as well as working with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, addiction, and living with disabilities. Taiana is open to working with individuals who practice all faiths, as well as those of all sexual identities, orientations, and expressions. Taiana utilizes a combination of DBT skills, trauma-informed therapeutic supports, trauma-focused CBT, and Family Systems approaches.

Shawn Hayward, MSW, LICSW

Lake Street – Shawn works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He has training in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Structural Family Therapy, and Schema Therapy. He believes in helping clients explore, and reflect upon challenges in their lives in order to overcome challenge. He works to help clients empower themselves in order to initiate and maintain the change they want to have in their lives.  He believes that we each hold the power to direct our lives, and encourages people to follow the path that is correct for them.

Amanda Moua, MSW, LICSW

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.

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, LAMFT

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.