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Testimonials

“Michael had no long term horizon, didn’t care about anything, was disengaged and had no foundation to start the recovery journey… Today he is a productive senior in HS involved in extra-curricular activities and thinking about college. (Headway) gave us traction, a positive track record of real accomplishments and new beginning.” 

- Headway Client

Rachel Peglow, MA, LMFT

Rachel Peglow 4.17

Supervisor, Day Treatment

Phone: 763-569-5204
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: rachel.peglow@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Rachel joined Headway in May, 2014 and has worked in human services field since 2006. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families in individual, couple and group settings. In our Day Treatment program, she looks to empower her clients to find new solutions and new paths to happiness, hope and peace through positive encouragement and support. “I love working with and getting to know my clients and their families and being able to see them make the changes that they desire and to forge a new path in their lives,” she says.

In her free time, Rachel likes to read, write poetry, craft, garden, fish, camp and enjoy time with her family.

Pamela McCabe, MA, LMFT

Pamela McCabe

Coordinator, Day Treatment

Phone: 763-569-5203
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: pamela.mccabe@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 5530

Pamela has been in the human services field since 2007 and joined Headway in August, 2013. She started at Headway working in the school-based program, where she provided therapy for middle and high school aged clients within the school setting.  In the summer of 2016, she transitioned to working with the Richfield outpatient clinic where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  In the fall of 2017, she transitioned to the coordinator position at Day Treatment where she is looking forward to continuing to work with clients and also have a opportunity to grow in new areas as she provides support and supervision to the staff at Day Treatment.  She specializes in systemic, strengths-based and cognitive-behavioral therapy models.  "I strive to provide a safe place to process growth and change by encouraging client exploration, engagement, and empowerment," she says.

In Pamela’s spare time, she enjoys playing indoor and sand volleyball, attending sporting events, spending quality time with family and friends, and traveling to visit family and friends all over the United States.

Desiree Drentlaw, MA

Desiree Drentlaw 8.25

Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5208
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: desiree.drentlaw@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Desiree joined Headway in June, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2012.  She specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis therapy with children, adolescents, and adults.  She enjoys working with adolescents because they are growing and changing so much and she enjoys being a part of their journey.  "I will help my clients," she says, "by providing them with the help they need to overcome the challenges they are facing in their lives.  I want them to be able to live their lives to their fullest potential."

In her free time, Desiree enjoys staying active by working out and going for walks, cooking and trying new recipes, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling whenever she has the opportunity. 

Esther Vogelzang, MSW, LGSW

Ester Vogelzang 8.24

Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5200
Fax: 763-569-5201
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Suite 150
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Esther has been with Headway since May, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2013. As an intern within our adolescent day treatment program, she continues to develop her skills as a clinical therapist providing individual, group, and family therapy. "I work to gain clarity about qualities I can develop to transform the lives of my clients in addition to providing traditional therapy," she says.

When she is not at work, Esther enjoys exercising, yoga, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her children and dogs.

Julia Lambert, MSW, LGSW

Julia Lambert 8.25

Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5212
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: julia.lambert@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Julia joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2015. She has previous experience providing services for teens as a residential youth counselor, and also was a mental health practitioner for children ages two to seven at an autism therapy center. She is excited about using her skills to be creative and think outside the box; she loves working with teens, and is excited that she gets to be goofy and creative in her work, and hopes to use her creativity to help build community between her group of teens, as well as to build a positive therapeutic relationship with each of her clients. “My goal is to develop therapeutic relationships with teens at Headway and assist them in learning to understand themselves better,” she says. "My hope is to help them learn and develop the tools necessary to successfully be a part of their schools, communities, and families and friends."

In her free time, Julia likes to snuggle with her dog and cat, read books, play piano and sing, go for runs, and spend time with her friends.

Kristy Collier, MA

Kristy Collier 8.25

Therapist 

Phone: 763-569-5205
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: kristy.collier@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Kristy joined Headway is September, 2015 and has worked in the human services field for more than 10 years.  She is currently attending Walden University and is working toward earning her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.  She completed her therapy internship at Headway's Day Treatment program and is also currently working for the West Metro Regional Navigator for Hennepin, Scott and Carver County under the Safe Harbor Law in Minnesota, working with minors that have been sex trafficked.  She has previously worked with a variety of different populations, from infants to parenting teens, as is excited to be at Headway and the "opportunity it provides to see how students function in multiple settings," she says.

In her free time, Kristy enjoys baking and her very part time work as a guest speaker.  She speaks about her experience raising a child living with a mental illness and she talks with parents that are still learning to navigate the world of children's mental health and offers ways to make "sense" of such a complicated world.   

Alex Oster, BA

Mental Health Worker

Phone: 763-569-5213
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: alex.oster@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Alex has been with Headway since August, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2017. He has past experience as a direct support professional, music instructor, and academic peer advisor, and is experienced in de-escalation intervention. As a Mental Health Worker within our adolescent day treatment program, he provides empathetic emotional support to adolescents within an academic setting. He enjoys collaborating with other professionals at Headway to create an enjoyable experience that will have a positive impact on young people in need.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys comic books and graphic novels, movies, video games, and listening to music on vinyl. He has been a guitar teacher for two years and has been playing for 13 years, and also plays bass, ukulele, and mandolin.

Hadiya Tuzinski

Hadiya Warfield

Mental Health Worker

Phone: 763-569-5206
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: hadiya.warfield@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Hadiya has been with Headway since 2013 and has worked in the human services field since 2010. She works with adolescents in the Day Treatment program helping them and their families as they struggle through life. She enjoys seeing her clients reach their “ah ha” moment when the real healing begins. “Working with children and teens allows us to make changes in their lives before they become unfixable,” she says. “Helping our youth helps make our society better.”

When Hadiya has free time, she enjoys dancing, playing musical instruments, taking photographs and playing sports such as golf, racquetball and football.

Hayley Severson, BS, LSW

Hayley Severson

Mental Health Worker

Phone: 763-569-5207
Fax: 763-569-5201
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Hayley has been with Headway since May, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2016. She has experience as a social work intern at an elementary school, as a special education para, a problem-solving/behavior para, and as a school social worker. As a Mental Health Worker, she works with adolescents and their families in our Adolescent Day Treatment program. She enjoys being a part of a collaborative team working together to help individuals succeed. She works with students struggling with mental health and teaches skills that will help them cope with everyday life stressors. She is understanding, empathetic, supportive, and a positive role model for the individuals with whom she works.

Outside of work, Hayley enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, working out, and staying active.

Zoe Slaughter, BS

Zoe Slaughter 8.24

Mental Health Worker

Phone: 763-569-5214
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: zoe.slaughter@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Suite 150
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Zoe has been with Headway since July, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2015. As a mental health worker within our adolescent day treatment program, she works collaboratively with her team to help adolescents learn and utilize therapeutic and life skills to work toward the lives they want. "I build rapport with clients to ensure they feel comfortable and trust me to do my job, and come to me if they have questions or concerns," she says.

Outside of work, Zoe enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, dancing, oil painting, and cooking.

Calvin Yang, MA

Calvin Yang 8.25

Assessment Practicum Student

Phone: 763-569-5200
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: calvin.yang@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Calvin joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2015.  He is currently attending Saint Mary's University and working toward completing his PsyD degree.  He has previous experience working with South East Asian adults and teens, adolescents diagnosed with autism, adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, and has also worked with immigrants and refugees as well.  He will be supporting the therapists and their clients in the day treatment program by providing assessments that will inform the direction of their client's treatment options. 

In his spare time, Calvin likes to enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, sports, and working on cars.  

Ian Tsang, BA

Ian Tsang 3.19

Intern Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5215
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: ian.tsang@headway.org
Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Ian joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2015. He is currently attending the University of Minnesota and is working toward earning his Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Psychology. He has previous experience working with children with intellectual disabilities and children on the autism spectrum, and he has worked with adults living with various mental illnesses. He is excited to work with adolescents who are the only age group he has not yet worked with. “I hope to put my training and practice to use, in a way that will assist and help people make the best decisions for themselves,” he says.

In his free time, Ian likes to play and record music. He plays the guitar, violin, and a little bit of piano. He also is a fan of video games, especially PC and Nintendo games.

Karla Schulz, BS

Intern, Day Treatment

Phone: 763-569-5211
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: karla.schulz@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Suite 150
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Karla has been with Headway since August, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2008. She is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg University, and has past experience in school and county facilities. As an intern within our adolescent day treatment program, she works with adolescent clients and their families in a school day treatment setting. She uses her skills of empathy and listening with her clients, and is an advocate for social justice.

Outside of work, Karla is a certified yoga instructor. She also loves traveling, meditation, hiking, and cuddling with her dog.

Tiffany Sazic, BA

Intern, Day Treatment

Phone: 763-569-5209
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: tiffany.sazic@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Suite 150
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Tiffany has been with Headway since August, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2013. She is currently pursuing an Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. As an intern in our adolescent day treatment program, she works with adolescent clients and their families while she is able to apply the skills, knowledge, and life experiences that she has gained over her professional years. She uses a humanistic approach with her clients. "Being able to build authentic relationships with each individual that I encounter is vital to my clients' growth and development," she says. "Not all relationships will be positive, though it is imperative for us to understand that being our true self is the route to a positive self."

Outside of work, Tiffany loves hanging out with her English bulldog, and traveling.

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