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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

Teri Clayton, PsyD, LP

Teri Clayton 8.24

Supervisor, Co-Located Programs

Phone: 952-212-9887
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: teri.clayton@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Teri has been with Headway since August, 2018 and has worked in human services for over 22 years. She has past experience as a day treatment therapist, in-home skills worker, individual therapist and psychometrist, community mental health therapist intern, and worked in adolescent residential services. She has specialties in cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-focused approaches to therapy and has worked with clients of all ages, including children and adolescents who qualify as having mental health diagnoses, children diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, adult women victims of physical, mental, and sexual abuse, and families in conflict or crisis. As Supervisor, Co-Located Programs, she supervises clinicians and teams in programs located around the Twin Cities who serve a variety of populations. She brings an understanding of the unique challenges of building a team as well as experience bridging relationships between different systems to assist in providing the best collaborative care possible for individuals participating in receiving the services.

In her spare time, Teri enjoys being outdoors, walking her dog, hiking, boating, camping and kayaking, practicing yoga, and meditation.

Callie Peterson, BA

Callie Peterson

Vision Skills Worker

Phone: 612-987-5352
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: callie.peterson@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Callie joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2013. She has previous experience working with children, adolescents, and families and also specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is excited to be working with children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, teaching foundational coping skills and helping them with behavior management. “I enjoy the energy that young children bring with them and their curiosity,” she says.

Outside of work, Callie enjoys outdoor activities, such as running, biking, walking, and swimming. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and reading books.

Emily Steidel, MA

Emily Steidel

Therapist, Vision

Phone: 612-205-6461
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: emily.Steidel@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Emily joined Headway in January, 2019 and has worked in the human services field since 2012. She has previous experience at an adolescent day treatment program and a mental health crisis line. She has competencies in working with adolescents, group therapy, crisis intervention, and experiential therapy. As a therapist within our Vision program, she works with children and their families in a school setting, working inside and outside the classroom to provide therapeutic intervention for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. \"I hold a space of safety for the clients with whom I work where they will be regarded as whole, complex human beings, and foster a collaborative relationship with their systems of care and support,\" she says.

When she is not working, Emily enjoys making art, reading, writing, going on road trips, gardening, being a youth advocate, and spending time with the people she loves.

Ingrid Larson, BA

Ingrid Larson

Vision Skills Worker

Phone: 612-987-3807
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: ingrid.larson@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Ingrid joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2014. She has previous experience working with at-risk and EBD youth from age four to age 17, and also has worked with children in treatment foster care. She is very excited to be working at a middle school combining her passion for working with EBD youth and working at a school. “I believe that education is very important and I look forward to being able to help create a safe and welcoming environment that my clients are not only able to learn in, but also thrive in,” she says.

In her free time, Ingrid really loves to be in social situations, whether that is having a board game night with friends or grilling out with family and friends. She also enjoys being outdoors, attending concerts, participating in trivia nights, and supporting her friends who are in the arts.

Nick Knoll, MA

Nick Knoll 8.25

Mental Health Worker, Vision Program

Phone: 612-987-5836
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: nick.knoll@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Nick joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2002. Prior to joining the Vision team at Headway, he worked in the Bloomington Public Schools as a behavior intervention specialist in an elementary school and has also been a teacher in a third grade classroom and a fourth grade classroom, as well as serving as an elementary school counselor. He is excited to work with a small group of students and their families—seeing their growth as he works alongside them to foster their skills to help them throughout their daily challenges and joys. “There is nothing better for me than seeing children learn, grow, and be successful in their lives,” he says.

When Nick is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, his family, and his friends. He also likes to watch the Cubs play baseball, travel, and experience new things through people, food, and culture.

Nicole Sparks, , BSW, LSW

Nicole Sparks

Vision Skills Worker

Phone: 612-987-5836
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: nicole.sparks@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Nicole has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2016. As a Vision Skills Worker, she works with children in a classroom setting teaching them new skills to use every day teaching them how to be successful in class as well as how to be a good friend to others. She believes that collaboration and communication is very important to be successful and to strengthen communities and relationships.

Health and fitness is very important to Nicole. When she is not at work, she loves to dance and is part of an adult dance team. She is also on a bowling league.

Rebecca Dauth, BSW

Rebecca Dauth

Skills Worker, Vision

Phone: 952-200-4785
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: rebecca.dauth@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Rebecca joined Headway in January, 2019 and has worked in the human services field since 2015. She has past experience working with youth experiencing homelessness, children, families, individuals battling addiction and mental health issues, and domestic abuse survivors. As a Skills Worker within our Vision program, she works as an advocate for youth in a school setting. She strengthens the communities in which she works by advocating for her clients and providing a safe space for them. "I enjoy learning my clients' stories, and getting to know them," she says.

When she is not working, Rebecca enjoys jogging and hanging out with her daughter.

Tristann Moren, MSW, LICSW

Tristann Moren

Therapist, Vision

Phone: 612-481-0641
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: tristann.moren@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Tristann has been with Headway since March, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2012.  She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, and is excited about building strong therapeutic relationships with students and families to support them in identifying their strengths.  She provides group and individual psychotherapy, leads skills-based groups for high school students, and works with her clients' family systems in order to assist them in being successful in school, at home, and in their future.  "I hope to provide a safe, judgment-free space to meet the unique needs of each student in order to assist them in strengthening their self-esteem and identity," she says.

In her spare time, Tristann enjoys reading, spending time outside, yoga, hiking, and spending time with family.

Wendy Haley, MA

Wendy Haley

Therapist, Vision

Phone: 612-987-5708
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: wendy.haley@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Wendy has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2012. She has past experience working in a hospital setting in inpatient mental health, with adolescents in a residential mental health treatment program, and with children in an autism day treatment program. As a therapist within the Vision program, she works with children and their families to help them learn and grow through their struggles. "I provide support for my clients and their families as we work together to help them learn and persevere," she says. "I also work to build and strengthen relationships between myself, teachers, and staff as we work as a team to help our students."

Outside of work, Wendy enjoys going for walks around the lakes, hiking, biking, kayaking, and simply being outside. She also enjoys coloring, cooking, baking, crocheting, gardening, spending time with friends and family, playing games, and watching movies. She also volunteers at her church in its pre-K Sunday School classroom.

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