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Testimonials

"My staff (at Sioux Trail Elementary) have been sharing about Headway's training sessions. Teachers come back from the trainings excited to try new strategies and they have new understanding regarding mental health issues. This is making a difference in their classrooms and helping them relate to students when they are struggling."

-Shannon McParland, Principal, Sioux Trail Elementary

Ryan Hovis, PsyD, LP

Ryan Hovis 8.23

Managing Supervisor, Outpatient Services

Phone: 612-987-5756
Fax: 763-746-2401
Email: ryan.hovis@headway.org
701 Decatur Avenue North
Suite 109
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Ryan joined Headway in July, 2019 and has worked in the human services field since 2009. He has past experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in community mental health, an outpatient hospital, private practice, college counseling, wilderness therapy, psychiatric inpatient, and therapeutic day school in Minnesota and Illinois. His areas of focus include cultural responsiveness, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and developmental disorders in addition to providing therapy and assessment. He has also been an adjunct instructor and guest lecturer in university settings. He works to create an inclusive environment for staff and clients in experiencing authenticity, where people feel heard and understood in making new paths for empowerment co-created together.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys tending his patio garden and honing his skills as a baker. He also enjoys spending time with his three children and sharing in their joy and wonder of the world around them.

Lauren Kim-Bae, PhD, LP

Lauren Kim Bae

Training and Assessment Director

Phone: 612-798-8187
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: lauren.kim-bae@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Lauren joined Headway in April, 2019 and has worked in the human services field since 2006. She is experienced in working with a wide range of client populations, including children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of settings, a university counseling center, and educational settings. She has specialized expertise in conducting evaluations of individuals with neurodevelopmentally-based disorders such as ADHD, autism, intellectual disability, and learning disorders. As Training and Assessment Director, she enjoys the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and students to serve those in our community. "I believe in delivering compassionate, comprehensive, and high quality assessment services as an important first step in client services in order to shed light on the client profile and determine the best course of treatment," she says.

When she is not working, Lauren enjoys reading, knitting, and discovering new hiking trails with her boys and her dog, Leo.

Noureen Wallani, MSW, LICSW

Noureen Wallani 8.25

Managing Supervisor, Clinician Development

Phone: 763-746-2422
Fax: 763-746-2401
Email: noureen.wallani@headway.org
701 Decatur Avenue North
Suite 109
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Noureen joined Headway in September, 2013 as an outpatient therapist, and has worked in the human services field since 2008. She has experience working with clients who have a dual diagnosis of severe and persistent mental illness and chemical dependency, domestic violence, sexual abuse/sexual assault victims, and other trauma issues. Her areas of focus include cultural responsiveness, trauma, dissociative identity disorder, depression, and anxiety, in addition to providing therapy and clinical supervision. Her clinical competencies include DBT, Sand Tray, EMDR, and AIRNet. As Managing Supervisor, Clinician Development, her role is to develop our providers so that they are able to provide support to clients in alignment with our mission of empowering people of all ages to live an emotionally healthy life. "My goal is to help clinicians incorporate authenticity in their work of walking with clients in their journey of transformation," she says.

Outside of work, Noureen enjoys spending time with her family. Her children remind her that we are all interconnected and that the work of each one of us is to create a world in which we want to live and raise our families.

Angela Wong, MS

Angela Wong 3.8

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8168
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: angela.wong@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Angela joined Headway in September, 2019. Previously, she completed an internship in our day treatment program. As an outpatient therapist, she provides mental health therapy to clients of all ages, and speaks three languages: English, Mandarin, and Malay. "I hope to provide a supportive, positive, and safe space where people can freely express themselves and process their life experiences," she says. "I also hope to offer different perspectives and challenge people when necessary and appropriate. Being present physically and mindfully goes a long way with everyone, especially with clients and their communities."

When she is not working, Angela enjoys being outdoors with her dog, watching Netflix shows and Korean dramas, and spending time with her loved ones.

Ann Duevel, MSW, LGSW, LADC

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8211
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: ann.duevel@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Ann joined Headway in October, 2019, and has worked in the human services field since 2015. She has past experience working with diverse populations struggling with chemical dependency and a wide variety of mental health concerns, and has a competency in addiction counseling. As an outpatient therapist, she works with children, teens, adults, families and couples. "I enjoy helping people heal through self-discovery and personal empowerment," she says.

When she is not working, Ann enjoys getting outside to enjoy Minnesota's different seasons, and spending time with family.

Blake Ortquist, MA

Blake Ortquist

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8172
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: blake.ortquist@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Blake has been with Headway since October, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2009. She has experience in juvenile justice, corrections, sexual abuse, sexual trauma, and sexual health. As a therapist, she works with children, families, and adults, and enjoys working with people in all stages and walks of life. \"I like to be a part of the process for people seeking change or interventions to cope,\" she says.

When she is not working, Blake enjoys yoga, reading, working out, football, traveling, and teaching yoga classes.

Brianna Miller, MSW, LGSW

Brianna Miller 3.8

Therapist

Phone: 612-404-9001
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: brianna.miller@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Brianna joined Headway in January, 2019 and has worked in the human services field since 2016. She has past experience working in a hospital setting. As a therapist, she works with young children in a classroom setting. She uses a culturally competent and trauma informed lens to help meet children where they are in order to walk them through the healing process. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to use creativity and imagination to engage my young clients," she says.

When she is not working, Brianna loves to travel, sing in choirs, paint, swim, and craft. She is currently teaching herself how to play the ukulele.

Hannah McCarthy, BA

Clinical Trainee

Phone: 612-798-8174
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: hannah.mccarthy@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Hannah joined Headway in September, 2019 and has worked in human services since 2017. She completed an internship in individual and group therapy as well as in administering psychological assessments, and has previously worked at other mental health nonprofit organizations. As Clinical Trainee, she works with clients of all ages administering psychological assessments, cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and acceptance and commitment based therapy. "I am honored to work with individuals on their journey of personal growth, helping them gain insight into their behavior and emotions, and to engage in meaningful work for others while simultaneously facilitating my own growth and understanding," she says.

Jenna Soderbeck, MA, LPCC

Jenna Soderbeck

Testing Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8179
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: jenna.soderbeck@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Jenna joined Headway in October, 2019, and has worked in the human services field since 2012. She has past experience at other mental health organizations within the Twin Cities, and works with children, adults, teens, and families. She has extensive experience working with individuals with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, as well as individuals who have a severe and persistent mental illness such as borderline personality disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. She also has worked with individuals who have an anxiety disorder diagnosis, and has competencies in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused/brief therapy, narrative therapy, and play therapy. "I help families and clients understand what their needs are and give them answers and ways to improve on their mental health," she says. "I provide others with a voice and space to share their concerns and needs, and address them therapeutically so that they may bring those skills into their lives outside of sessions."

When she is not working, Jessica enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, playing and snuggling with her two cats, and going for walks with her husband. She also enjoys collecting and listening to vintage records, and play games (board, card, or video).

Jessi Baltzer, MA

Jessi Baltzer

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8196
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: jessi.baltzer@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Jessi joined Headway in March, 2019 and has worked in human services since 2013. She works with clients of all ages, and has past experience working with families who are in the midst of child protection cases. She has supported mothers of domestic abuse and their children, and has experience working with teens with autism and their families. She is excited to help and empower individuals to overcome the challenges they may be facing so they can get back to living their happiest life. "I build positive and healthy relationships and provide a safe environment for clients as they process their experiences," she says.

When she is not working, she values quality time with family and friends, and enjoys exploring new places around the world and within her own community.

Katie Henry, BSW, LSW

Katie Henry

Intern Therapist

Phone: 952-426-6618
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: kathleen.henry@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Before joining Headway in 2012, Katie worked in the human services and education field for 10 years. As an intern in our outpatient therapy team, she provides therapy services to clients of all ages. "I help clients figure out how to live their happiest and healthiest life while providing a place for them to feel heard and accepted."

When she is not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her children, cross-stitching, and gardening.

Lu Ann Weiss, MA

LuAnn Weiss 8.23

Assessment Practicum Student

Phone: 612-798-8208
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: luann.weiss@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Lu Ann joined Headway in September, 2019. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She has past experience working as a therapist in a university setting. As an Assessment Practicum Student, she works within our therapy team to assess child and adolescent clients' cognitive, behavioral, and emotional status in order to provide effective, focused care. She helps her clients by assessing their needs and providing recommendations for their care and services. 

When she is not working, Lu Ann enjoys getting together to spend time with friends.

Marina Himmer, MA

Marina Himmer 4.17

Bilingual Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8163
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: marina.himmer@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Marina joined Headway in November, 2016 and has worked in the human services field since 2014. Prior to joining Headway, she worked with children and families at Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES). She specializes in working with minorities, especially those of Hispanic origin, and enjoys using Cognitive Behavior Therapy approaches with her clients. "I provide highly sensitive, multicultural services and encourage my clients to not only keep their heritage and cultural belief systems, but also empower them by providing tools to help them improve themselves," she says.

When she is not working, Marina likes to cook and try out new recipes, especially desserts. She also likes to do arts and crafts, read books, and take her dog for walks.

Mi Ki Leong, MS, LMFT

Mi Ki Leong 4.17

Therapist

Phone:  612-798-8205
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: miki.leong@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Mi Ki joined Headway in September, 2016 and has worked in human services since 2013.  Prior to joining Headway, she provided in-home therapy services to children, adolescents, couples and families and has also worked in a group home for adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.  She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and is able to work with individuals, couples and families.  "I always strive to promote hope and healing while working collaboratively with my clients," she says.

When Mi Ki is not at work, she enjoys traveling, trying new food places, and reading.

Samantha Kallberg, MA

Samantha Kallberg 8.23

Assessment Practicum Student

Phone: 612-798-8215
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: samantha.kallberg@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Samantha joined Headway in August, 2019, and has worked in human services since 2013, and has experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of mental health settings including in-home, day treatment, residential, and outpatient. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology degree at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. As an Assessment Practicum Student, she works with children, adolescents, and adults conducting psychological assessments, collecting information that is helpful in future treatment.

Samantha Rogers, MA

Samantha Rogers 8.23

Pre-Doctoral Intern Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8213
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: samantha.rogers@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Samantha joined Headway in September, 2019 and has worked in the human services field since 2014. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC. She has previous experience with the LGBTQ+ community, and has worked with clients of all ages. As a pre-doctoral intern therapist, she conducts diagnostic interviews, provides individual and family therapy, co-facilitates group therapy, administers psychological assessments, and provides feedback and recommendations to clients of all ages. "I hope to empower people to make positive changes and recognize their full potential by providing support, helping them develop healthy coping mechanisms, and finding available resources," she says.

When she is not working, Samantha loves to travel, ride horses, and spend time with friends and family.

Sean Hornsby, PsyD

Sean Hornsby 3.8

Therapist

Phone: 612-861-1675
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: sean.hornsby@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Sean joined Headway in February, 2019 and has worked in the human services field since 2013. He was previously a pre-doctoral intern at Headway. He serves a wide range of populations, including adults, teens, and children, problematic sexual behaviors/sexual issues, adult and juvenile sex offenders, trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, grief/loss, anger, adjustment/life transitions, OCD, low self-esteem, negative self-beliefs, guilt and shame, multiculturalism, substance abuse/dual diagnosis, criminal behavior/thinking, interpersonal relationships, and psychological assessment. He has competences in CBT, Gestalt therapy, solution focused therapy, juvenile justice, and the Good Lives Model. "My goal is to try and teach any clientele I work with about how to improve their lives through how they interact and communicate with others, and who they interact and communicate with," he says.

When he is not working, Sean enjoys hiking, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cooking, exploring new restaurants, exercising, attending concerts, reading mystery novels, and researching various topics within the field of psychology.

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