Jennifer Loewen Itskovich, MSW, LICSW

Jennifer is a therapist who works with children (ages 4+) and their parents, adolescents, and adults.  She has experience working with individuals struggling with trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, substance abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder, and attention issues. Jennifer is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also has specialized experience in providing therapy to individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Jennifer is a flexible therapist who is dedicated to helping clients achieve wellness using a wide variety of therapeutic techniques.  She believes the process of therapy is a journey experienced with her clients, and is honored to join them on their path to wellness.
In addition to providing therapy, Jennifer is also an experienced supervisor for interns and new professionals looking to engage in supervision with an experienced therapist.  She believes strongly in the importance of the supervisory relationship to facilitate professional growth, and individualizes supervision to meet the needs of the supervisee.
Jennifer graduated with her Master's in Social Work from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2003, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Minnesota.  Jennifer is also a board approved supervisor for the Board of Social Work and the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy in the State of Minnesota.


Ashley Brant, MSW LGSW 

Ashley Brant is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, with a degree from St. Catherine's/St. Thomas University.  She has 11 years of experience working in the field of mental health. She enjoys working with children (ages 5+), adolescents, and adults.  Ashley works with an array of diagnoses, including Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, PTSD, Trauma and Depression.  Ashley likes to assist individuals navigate through their relationship conflicts, communication skills, life changes, life stressors, gender identity, and family conflict.  She works from a strengths based approach that acknowledges each individual's unique culture and life experience, as well as their assets.  Ashley is a flexible therapist who uses a variety of different therapeutic techniques to fit each individual.  She is happy to provide a positive perspective to the therapeutic journey.



Ashley Brant, MSW LGSW 

Ashley Brant is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, with a degree from St. Catherine's/St. Thomas University.  She has 11 years of experience working in the field of mental health. She enjoys working with children (ages 5+), adolescents, and adults.  Ashley works with an array of diagnoses, including Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, PTSD, Trauma and Depression.  Ashley likes to assist individuals navigate through their relationship conflicts, communication skills, life changes, life stressors, gender identity, and family conflict.  She works from a strengths based approach that acknowledges each individual's unique culture and life experience, as well as their assets.  Ashley is a flexible therapist who uses a variety of different therapeutic techniques to fit each individual.  She is happy to provide a positive perspective to the therapeutic journey.




ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT​

Barb Herstig, MA LPCC

Barb Adelman Herstig provides counseling services to individuals, adolescents, young adults and families.  She specializes in relationship issues, trauma-related difficulties, life-stage adjustment issues, self-esteem and identity issues.  Barb enjoys working with LGBTQIA youth and young adults and provides a culturally competent, developmentally appropriate, and trans-affirmative psychological practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming individuals.

Barb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and a Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota.

Barb strives to nurture a collaborative and goal-oriented environment and is committed to creating a space where clients feel safe discussing difficult issues openly.  She offers a calm and direct presence for clients to explore their patterns, cycles and transitory issues and supports both chronic and short-term issues.


Molly Berry, MS, LPCC

Molly received her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She provides services for children, adolescents and adults.  She believes therapy provides an opportunity to know one's strengths which can lead to a healthy view of one's self and their relationships.  Molly works with clients to come up with strategies that are specific to their needs.  She uses warmth, positivity and a sense of humor to help clients feel welcome and at ease.  Molly works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, work/life balance, stress, divorce, relationships and grief.  She uses a wide variety of therapeutic techniques to come up with the best treatment for a client's specific needs.  Molly is also trained in the Circle of Security Parenting.  Molly is a professional member of the American Counseling Association.

Anne Poliquin, MSW LGSW 

Anne is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, with a degree from St. Catherine's/St. Thomas University who practices under the supervision of Kate Rickord, MA, LP.  Anne provides services to children, adolescents and adults.  Anne is also currently a high school social worker, working with at risk youth and their families providing crisis intervention, mental health support, transition skills, chemical dependency and related concerns.  Anne works with a range of diagnoses including: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma-Related Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder.  Anne is passionate about working with individuals who need additional support and guidance relating to interpersonal conflicts and conflicts within relationships.  Anne utilizes cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy based approaches to help strengthen and change negative or incorrect thoughts that can affect our relationships with our selves and others.

Anne firmly believes that as individuals we are constantly growing and learning, and looks forward to working with you to reach your goals and support you on your journey.

Anne is a member of the Minnesota Social Work Association (MSSWA) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  In her free time she enjoys being outside, cooking, playing cribbage, and spending time with her family and newly adopted cat.



Shannon Crimmins

Shannon is our administrative professional. She has a Master's in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Post-Master's Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's and is a LMFT.  She has had much experience in customer service and business management while running her own photography business for approximately the last 10 years.  Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and being outdoors.


WOODBURY CLINICIANS

CLINICAL INTERNS



Sarah and Kate- Owners and Co-Directors

​Sarah and Kate have a passion for fostering community partnerships. They understand there is diversity in how individuals benefit from support. At RHI, clinicians are creative in interventions while utilizing evidence-based practices. They are dedicated to providing quality services and a healing space for those who want to build resilience and restore healthy functioning. 


Our Mission

Resiliency and Health Institute is an integrative practice of independently licensed health care providers who are committed to overall health and recovery for children, adolescents, adults and families. RHI takes a trauma informed perspective in educating communities and facilitating the resiliency of our clients.​

​Sandy Webber, MSW, LICSW

Sandy has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families across a variety of settings. Sandy's professional career began as a Special Education Teacher where she worked with children and adolescents with learning, emotional, and behavioral struggles for 10 years. Her transition into the field of mental health was inspired by her work as an educator and includes the provision of therapy in school settings, residential and day treatment settings, in home work, and outpatient clinics. In addition, she has provided supervision to both educators and therapists in school based settings.

Sandy's eclectic experience has provided her the opportunity to work across age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and race. Areas of interest include trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life cycle / adjustment struggles, ADD/ADHD, Autistic Disorder, Developmental or Learning Disability, and peer or other interpersonal struggles. In her practice she incorporates techniques of Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and EMDR.​​

Sandy graduated with her Master's in Social Work from Augsburg College in 2003, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Minnesota. Sandy is also a board approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Additionally, Sandy has a Master’s of Arts from Luther Seminary as part of a dual Master’s Degree program with Augsburg College and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Moorhead State University.



Georgia Nesbitt, MA, LAMFT    

Georgia Nesbitt enjoys working with individual adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, and struggles with transitions.  She particularly likes helping clients clarify their values and commit to acting in accordance with those values, regardless of what brings them into therapy.  Georgia is passionate about helping clients find strengths and meaning from a multicultural perspective.

Georgia also works with couples experiencing distress in their relationship caused by communication difficulties and conflict, concerns with intimacy and sexuality, and other relational stressors.  In addition, Georgia helps couples who have decided to end their relationship, uncouple respectfully.

Georgia has her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.  She is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota.  Georgia receives clinical supervision from Dr. Kimberly Swinson-Stafford.

Kate Rickord, MA, LP, Co-Director    

Kate Rickord is Owner and Co-Director of Resiliency and Health Institute. Her specialty is working with persons who have experienced stressful and significant events in their life that get in the way of the child or adult functioning at their best. Kate's areas of interest include trauma, intergenerational transmission of parenting practices and the development of self-regulation. Collaboration and creating partnerships are strong values Kate holds to support well-being of clients and communities.
Kate has 14 years in the field of children’s mental health through school-based and parent-focused programs. Kate is a master level Licensed Psychologist with the MN Board of Psychology and is a board-approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling & Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and completed the Trauma Studies certificate from the University of Minnesota. She has served on the Education & Training Committee for the Minnesota Psychological Association since 2008 and is a certified ACE
 interface trainer.

Molly Berry, MS, LPCC

Molly received her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She provides services for children, adolescents and adults.  She believes therapy provides an opportunity to know one's strengths which can lead to a healthy view of one's self and their relationships.  Molly works with clients to come up with strategies that are specific to their needs.  She uses warmth, positivity and a sense of humor to help clients feel welcome and at ease.  Molly works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, work/life balance, stress, divorce, relationships and grief.  She uses a wide variety of therapeutic techniques to come up with the best treatment for a client's specific needs.  Molly is also trained in the Circle of Security Parenting.  Molly is a professional member of the American Counseling Association.

Carrie Crockford, MA LMFT

Carrie provides therapy through a strengths-based, trauma-focused lens, and views each person as a resilient individual system capable of developing agency of their life story and gaining mastery of their whole self. She received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University of Minnesota, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and a clinical fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).   Carrie has over 20 years of direct-client mental health care experience working with individuals and families living with challenges complicated by serious and persistent mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders, and trauma and family violence. Carrie is trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) for the treatment of trauma, and offers trainings on domestic violence, programming form men who use abuse, and the intersection of family violence and culturally sensitive work with Veterans.


​​​​Jocelyn Keller, MA, Mental Health Practitioner
Jocelyn is a member of Minnesota Psychological Association who earned her master’s degree at the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, serving as a Mental Health Practitioner for Resiliency and Health Institute. Her undergraduate degree is in Sociology and Anthropology from DePauw University. She practices under the supervision of Kate Rickord and Sarah Fuerst.
Jocelyn has worked in higher education as a professional soccer coach, educator and mentor for over a decade at universities/colleges across the nation. She aims to integrate her experience with adolescents, their families and the college transition in her counseling work. She sees mental health as functioning on a continuum and believes that looking at the whole person/system is crucial to healing; a process that comes from within and can be enhanced with a therapeutic relationship.
Her areas of interest include: anxiety related to social and school pressures in the college student, as well as work/social life balance and transition after graduation. She is also interested in therapy for trauma related to loss and major life transitions.
Jocelyn enjoys spending time with loved ones, outdoor activities especially mountain hiking and traveling. She likes biking around the Twin Cities and discovering new restaurants.

GOLDEN VALLEY CLINICIANS

Colleen Crockford, MSW, LICSW

Colleen has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 15 years. She specializes play therapy with preschool age children and family therapy. Colleen strives to provide comprehensive care that empowers children and families to reach toward their goals.
Colleen also has a passion for the intersection of people and animals. She completed post-graduate training in the areas of compassion fatigue and grief and loss through the University of Tennessee’s Veterinary Social Work Program. She is also Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator and Compassion Fatigue Therapist through Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. Colleen provides counseling services to veterinary professionals struggling with compassion fatigue, depression, or anxiety. She also offers counseling services to individuals and families experiencing grief due to companion animal loss.  
Colleen received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesota. Colleen is a Minnesota Board of Social Work approved licensing supervisor for social workers at all levels.

Mara Stommes, MA

Mara Stommes has over five years of experience working in higher education, collaborating with students in teaching, counseling and mentoring roles.  She received her BS in Family Social Science and her MA in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of MN.  She has also served as a crisis counselor, working with survivors and concerned persons of sexual assault, harassment, and violence.  These experiences have laid the foundation for Mara's interest in working with teens and adults, experiencing interpersonal distress, grief, loss, trauma, and identity-related concerns.  A cornerstone of Mara's counseling perspective is learning about individuals and how people relate to others through intrapersonal, relational, familial, social, and multi-cultural lenses.  Mara believes that in creating a non-judgmental space, individuals can explore themselves honestly and work towards the change they are seeking.  In addition to working at RHI, Mara currently works as a career counselor in higher education with students transitioning into and out of college.  Mara receives clinical supervision from Dr. Kimberly Swinson-Stafford, Ph.D., LMFT.



Rachael Belair, MSW, LICSW

Rachael Belair is a therapist with over ten years of experience in the mental health field. Her experience as a Clinician, and as a Board certified Supervisor of other therapists has provided her with expertise in helping others resolve anxiety and depression, heal from trauma, work through grief and loss, and successfully manage life transitions. In addition, her work with children and families has resulted in expertise in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning and developmental differences and parenting/family communication.
Rachael works with children (ages 4+), adults, and families and has experience with a variety of therapeutic techniques including play therapy, art therapy, EMDR and CBT. She values and understands the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship, and works collaboratively with her clients to tailor their therapy to meet their unique needs. Rachael has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. She looks forward to working with you and welcomes any questions you might have. 

Kimberly Swinson-Stafford, PhD, LMFT

Kimberly (“Dr. Kim”) enjoys working with adolescents and adults struggling with attention difficulties, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, family relationship challenges, co-occurring disorders, trauma, and abuse. She also specializes in working with couples experiencing conflict, sexual issues, communication concerns, and relationship difficulties.  In addition, Kimberly takes an interest in providing therapy to clinicians in the mental health field.
Kimberly has her Ph.D. in Couples and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, MA from Argosy University, and BA from the U of MN.  She has 20 years of experience working with families, couples, and individuals in community mental health settings. She is an AAMFT National Approved Supervisor and a BBHT Approved Supervisor (MN). In addition to seeing clients and teaching at a few local universities, Kimberly enjoys mentoring practitioners new to the field and provides clinical supervision to enhance and support their training process.


Woodbury Office

Lucy Stewart, LGSW, MSW, Mental Health Practitioner

Lucy completed her Master's in Social Work from Augsburg College and received her undergrad in social work from the University of St. Thomas. She is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker under the supervision of Jennifer Itskovich, MSW, LICSW.  Lucy is excited to have the opportunity to work with children, adults, and families, she has worked in various settings including schools, Intensive Rehabilitation Treatment Services, and case management for people with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness diagnoses.  Most recently, Lucy has been working at Hennepin County as a case manager for people who have Developmental Disabilities, working for a private therapy company facilitating Dialectical Behavior Skills Groups, and working for Dakota County doing face-to-face and phone interviews for people facing crises including adult/child mental health, parent/child disputes, and child protection. When not working, Lucy enjoys spending time with her two kids (ages 5 and 3), camping, playing tennis and reading.

Sarah Fuerst, MA, LP, Co-Director    

Sarah Fuerst is Owner and Co-Director of Resiliency and Health Institute. She is a master level Licensed Psychologist with the MN Board of Psychology and is a board-approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy. She values a systemic approach in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and their families. Sarah is also committed to the importance of community partnerships and providing education.
Sarah has 11 years experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and families. She enjoys utilizing animal assisted therapy when appropriate with her co-therapist Lulu. Sarah has also completed post graduate coursework in play therapy and art therapy, and earned a Trauma Studies certificate from the University of Minnesota.

Sarah is currently serving her second 4 year term as a member of the Minnesota State Advisory Subcommittee for Children's Mental Health representing providers of pre-adolescent children. She is also chair of the multi-generational mental health work group, and is a certified ACE interface trainer.  



Emma Pasiuk

Emma Pasiuk is a counseling psychology practicum student completing her Masters Degree with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy from the University of St. Thomas.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Kimberly Swinson-Stafford PhD, LMFT, she provides support to children, families, and couples.  She has six years of experience in the field of animal-assisted therapy, including her true passion of equine-assisted psychotherapy.  She has worked in both research and clinical settings providing services to individuals who experience depression, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and ADHD.  Her theoretical orientation is heavily weighted in the techniques and concepts of family systems theory, as well as narrative therapy and person-centered therapy.  Emma is dedicated to providing an authentic and empowering space for clients to work through obstacles that arise throughout the lifespan.