John Stillman, MSW, LICSW
John Stillman is a co-founder and clinical social worker at Caspersen Therapy and Training Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where he practices narrative therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. As Director of Caspersen Training Center, he provides narrative therapy training to professionals from multiple disciplines. In 2002, he was a member of the first diplomate program taught by Michael White at the Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia, and is an international narrative therapy trainer. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and two sons, and dog, and raises chickens and keeps bees.
Leila Erlandson, MA, LMFT
Leila is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a state certified domestic violence and a sexual assault counselor. She holds a certificate in trauma-focused cognitive-behavior therapy.
Leila enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She has a strong understanding of the effects of trauma and knows how to support people as they heal from difficult, often life-changing experiences. She uses experiential and narrative approaches in her work.
Leila has a breath of counseling experience and is committed to working with people holistically.
Leila is skilled at asking insightful questions that will spark ideas within her clients to impact personal change.
Angie Gwiazdon, MSE, LMFT
Angie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked in a variety of different settings including, private practice, residential treatment, day treatment programs, and schools providing on-site mental health. Angie utilizes narrative, postmodern approaches along with hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming. She has worked with a wide variety of problems including depression, anxiety, abuse issues, addiction, post traumatic stress, parenting issues, and couple and family communication; and enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
John Simensen, MHA, MA, LPCC
John is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who enjoys working with adults, adolescents, couples and families facing a variety of issues in their lives and relationships. John is particularly interested in postmodern counseling approaches and mindfulness-based therapies. He has specialized training in narrative therapy and combines this approach with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). John has extensive experience working with men and families struggling with domestic abuse and itseffects on their lives. John’s background includes 17 years as a Senior Vice President and corporate officer with Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis which enables him to use his clinical training with organizations and executives seeking growth and change and to assist men and families with life transitions.
Steffanie Johnson, MA, LMFT
Steffanie is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years experience having worked in residential, home-based, in school, and clinic settings. Steffanie works with adults and adolescents to provide support and guidance for individuals seeking positive change. Steffanie works collaboratively with people to create a safe space to process and find solutions to their challenges with emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. She utilizes experiential, narrative, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based approaches to assist in fostering insight and understanding while working through conflicts and emotions. Steffanie works with individuals experiencing relationship issues or having symptoms of depression and anxiety, substance abuse, career and work concerns, struggles with past abuse or trauma, facing chronic or acute health issues, or working through life transition stressors. Steffanie’s approach embraces the richness brought by identities and expressions of individual ethnicity, race, gender, sexual/affectional orientation, spirituality, and socioeconomic status.
Fawn Vogt, MA, LPCC, LADC
Fawn is both a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She has worked in a variety of outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings with adolescents, adults, and families through the challenge’s life presents us. Fawn has had extensive training in Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT), Yoga Calm, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her therapeutic demeanor is one of empathy, validation, and compassionate challenging for personal growth. Fawn facilitates two adolescent DBT skills groups on site. Groups meet weekly for a minimum of 20 weeks. She also provides substance abuse evaluations.
Diane Jorgensen, MSW, LICSW
Diane is a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys working with people to find innovative ways to reduce the effects of problems in their lives. She has a collaborative approach that emphasizes each individual’s story within the context of their family, community, and societal systems. She has advanced training in Narrative Therapy. Diane has experience working with people with trauma histories, including direct and vicarious medical trauma, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders. She has a special interest in working with trans and gender non-confirming individuals and other members of the LGBT community, as well first and second generation immigrants. She has received past awards for her commitment to diversity and inclusion in her work a clinical social worker in a medical setting.
Martha Anderson, MS, LMFT
Martha Anderson has worked over 20 years in a variety of settings from a strength based approach empowering adults, children and their families to find solutions to the problems facing them. She strives to use creativity, compassion and humor in her work. Martha is trained in a number of advanced techniques in trauma, and enjoys mentoring others in supervision. She also loves family and couples therapy and believes strongly in the power of these relationships to change and to heal. She received certification from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and brings mindfulness based skills into her individual sessions, and mind-body skills in groups with both adults and adolescents. She is an Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) trained therapist, finding it is another useful tool in helping clients release trauma memories. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her husband and two daughters, camping, hiking, and gardening or out walking the dogs.
Ann Schendel, MA, LMFT
Ann is a licensed psychotherapist, a certified EMDR therapist with a concentration in trauma. She works with issues unique to people suffering the effects of complex trauma, complex childhood trauma and single incident trauma.
Ann works individually with clients within their unique family systems. She includes and invites the complexity and dignity of unconventional relationship structures and affirm the challenges and joys they provide. Ann is a LBGTQ informed therapist providing individual therapy with people in monogamous and polyamorous relationships.
Ann has a practical approach utilizing Narrative therapy and she includes the best of Western psychology methods in combination with Eastern influences. Ann’s specific areas of attention have included, but are not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, personality development, monogamous relationship issues, polyamorous relationship issues, gender/ identity issues and addiction.
Theo Page, MSW, LICSW
Theo believes that taking care of one’s mental health is the most important part of being human. Person-centered treatment planning has been the focus of his entire career.
Narrative therapy has been the foundation for his work with individuals, families and communities. He also employs the tools and skills of cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, solution-focused care and person-centered treatment planning.
Theo’s Mindfulness training has allowed him to help clients discuss difficult topics by creating relaxed spaces for them in their mental health work. Areas of his therapeutic practice include living with chronic illness, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, end of life care, neglect, bullying, and trauma associated with abuse.
Providing services to the LGBTQI community is what Theo considers to be the core essence of his being human.