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Doctoral Prepared Providers
M.A., L.P.C.C. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Ms. Sonstegard has been working at Woodland Centers since 2007 and has experience in many programs including Adult Foster Care, Crisis Center, Adult and Youth Partial Hospital programs, School Linked Mental Health, Outpatient services, and Assertive Community Treatment. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 2007 and her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary's University in 2010. She is currently working as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (L.P.C.C.) in the Assertive Community Treatment. She is the team leader and provides clinical supervision for the ACT program, serving the SPMI population in Big Stone, Swift, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, and Kandiyohi counties.
Dorothy Anderson M.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Dr. Anderson provides child and adolescent psychiatric evaluations, individual and family therapy, and ongoing outpatient medication management in cooperation with psychotherapists. She also provides consultation to physicians and schools.
Dr. Anderson grew up in rural Lac qui Parle County, received a BA from Augsburg College, and a medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1972. Dr. Anderson completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by general and child psychiatry, finishing in 1979. The Wilder Child Guidance Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota and the Mendota Mental Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin employed Dr. Anderson prior to her beginning at Woodland Centers in 2002. In addition, for 18 years Dr. Anderson was in private practice in rural Illinois. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified Dr. Anderson and she is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
P.M.H.N.P. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Paula Tofte, originally from Golden Valley, ND, received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Mary, Bismark, ND, in 1994 and her Master's of Science Degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, in 2011. The majority of her nursing career has been in the Mental Health and Correctional Nursing Field, beginning as a RN at the ND State Correctional Facility, Bismark, ND as the Director of Medical and Psychiatric Services at the James River Correctional Center, Jamestown, ND, and Clinical Director at Prairie Correctional Facility, Appleton, MN. Prior to obtaining her Master's Degree, Paula was the RN Manager for Avera Marshall Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit and Avera Psychiatry Associates Outpatient Clinic, Marshall, MN. She completed her clinical practicum at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center, St. Peter, MN, with the Serious and Persistent Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in July, 2012. Prior to joining Woodland Centers, she worked as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Lake Region HealthCare Center, Fergus Falls, MN, practicing Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health.
Paula is Board Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Psy. D., L.P., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Pamela Jacobson provides outpatient therapy, psychological assessments, and psychological testing services for children, adolescents, and adults at the Montevideo and Benson offices. She works with a broad range of mental health issues but particularly enjoys working with personality disorders, depression, anxiety, co-occurring chemical dependency issues, and behavioral concerns - including ADHD. She has intensive training and experience in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and treating personality disorders.
Dr. Jacobson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2007 and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in 2013.
Masters Prepared Providers
Rachel provides individual, marital, and family therapy in the Lac qui Parle and Chippewa offices. Although she has a passion for working with children ages 0-5 and adolescents/young adults, she enjoys working with clients of all ages. Areas of interest include play therapy and other therapeutic approaches, and working with clients with attachment-related issues, a history of trauma, parenting or family struggles, adjustment, grief/loss, and anxiety.
Rachel received her Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. She the received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, graduating in 2012. She has been providing therapeutic services in rural MN since 2013 and was hired by Woodland Centers in 2016.
L.M.F.T. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Shawna Ehlenbach, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, provides individual and family therapy to clients age 4 through older adulthood. She works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulty with emotional regulation, behavioral symptomatology, parenting issues, and those impacted by family violence. Past experiences also include Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Victim/Survivor Advocacy, Children's Mental Health and Child Protection Case Management, School Linked Mental Health, Adolescent DBT, and Birth to Five diagnostic assessments and therapy.
Shawna completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree from The College of St. Scholastica in 1994 and her Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She utilizes a supportive, strengths-based approach utilizing concepts from cognitive behavioral, (CBT), dialectical behavioral treatment (DBT), client-centered, and family systems therapies. Shawna has completed the basic level of Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which focuses on rapid reduction of trauma and stressor-related symptoms. She has worked as a community-based outpatient psychotherapist since 2005.
Ms. Weir provides individual, group and family therapy services to children, adolescents, and their families through Woodland Centers School Linked Mental Health program. Karley received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2014. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2016. Currently, she is working towards obtaining her license as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
Nicki Olson provides assessments as well as individual, group, and family therapy services to children, adolescents, and their families through the School Linked Mental Health Program for Woodland Centers. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology from the College of Saint Benedict in 2012. She received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2014. She is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults both in home and in office settings.
Mackenzie provides assessments as well as individual, group and family therapy services to children, adolescents and their families through the School Linked Mental Health Program for Woodland Centers. She also provides services to people of all ages through the outpatient programs. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University of Moorhead in 2013. She graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from University of North Dakota in 2017. Mackenzie's prior social work experiences include children's mental health and child protection case management as well as foster care licensing. She is currently working to obtain her license as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.