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Lilly Ewing

Lilly Ewing, MA

Lilly Ewing

Lilly Ewing, MA

Mental Health Practitioner & Practicum Trainee

Lilly is a graduate student working towards her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Education at the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is at Natalis in the role of mental health practitioner and practicum trainee.

During her time at Natalis, Lilly looks forward to learning from her clients and discovering the best ways to help and serve them. She is hoping to provide a safe, inviting environment in which clients can express themselves and build rapport with Lilly as their provider.

Lilly is currently interested in working with adult individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, and persistent mental illnesses, going through life transitions and adjustments, and individuals looking for stress management and coping skills. She is also interested in marriage and family counseling. Lilly received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Arizona Global Campus.

Lilly is working under the licensed supervision of Dr. Lisa Johnson, Psy.D, LP, LMFT and sees clients at the University Avenue location.

Jocelyn Sutehall, MA, LAMFT

Jocelyn Sutehall, MA, LAMFT

Jocelyn Sutehall, MA, LAMFT

Jocelyn Sutehall, MA, LAMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Jocelyn Sutehall, MA, LAMFT is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist providing couples, family, and individual therapy to adults, adolescents, and children.

Jocelyn is warm, welcoming, and guided by her belief that people are doing the best they can and have an inherent ability to change. Wherever a client is on their journey of change, Jocelyn is passionate about providing a safe, authentic, and culturally sensitive space where clients can explore, process, and be challenged in their identified problematic patterns. Jocelyn is committed to actively working to recognize and understand her implicit biases and privileges as a white cis-gendered woman; she is an ally with the LGBTQIA+, racial justice, social justice, and sex-positive communities. Jocelyn’s therapeutic approach is trauma-informed and grounded in Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (including Trauma-Focused), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy. With a background in creative and performing arts, Jocelyn will often utilize creative interventions such as movement, posture, art, imagery, metaphor, and mindfulness to assist clients in reaching their identified goals.

Specialties
Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Parenting Support & Skills, Women’s Issues, Grief & Loss, Chronic Invalidation, Self-Esteem & Self-Worth, Body Image Issues, Life Transitions, Adjustment Issues, Trauma & Related Disorders

Education and Training
Jocelyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University in Seattle, WA. Jocelyn’s clinical training was completed at Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center in Burien, WA where she worked with children, adolescents and their families in a community mental health outpatient program and led group therapy for residents of a Children’s Long-term Inpatient Program. Jocelyn is currently working on her post-graduate clinical hours towards full licensure and maintains a professional membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a pre-clinical membership of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Jocelyn sees clients at the University Ave location and currently works under the supervision of Elizabeth Goodchild, MPA, MA, Psy. D., LMFT, LP.

Natalia Potapova, PHD, LP

Natalia Potapova, PHD, LP

Natalia Potapova, PHD, LP

Natalia Potapova, PHD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Natalia Potapova is a Licensed Psychologist providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessment for adults at the Natalis Energy Park location both in person and via telehealth. Dr. Potapova believes in building a life worth living and practicing mental flexibility. It is important for her to meet her clients where they are and build insight, learn new skills, manage emotions, and or heal and grow through difficult experiences.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Potapova enjoys dancing, playing piano, drawing, painting, making costumes, cooking, and playing board games and video games. Dr. Potapova also enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, bouldering and rock climbing, and kayaking, and exploring geographically unique national parks (e.g., canyons, volcano calderas).

Therapeutic Orientation: Dr. Potapova uses an integrated therapeutic approach influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She also has much experience working with clients with trauma, variety of health concerns (e.g., weight loss, improving heart health) and medical conditions (e.g., chronic pain, diabetes, kidney disease, migraines, high blood pressure, traumatic brain injury (TBI)), as well as Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ ADHD) and executive dysfunction (i.e., difficulties with attention, memorization, motivation, planning, and emotion regulation).

Education & Professional Activities
Dr. Potapova has completed her APA-accredited Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral work at Hennepin Healthcare, where she also worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, providing care for adult clients with complex trauma, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), medical and cognitive conditions, and socio-economic and racial adversity. She also has completed her clinical trainings in therapy at a variety of clinics in Washington and Idaho, providing care for college students, community members, and local tribal communities. Dr. Potapova completed her Master of Science degree and APA-accredited Doctor of Philosophy degree from Washington State University; and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Washington.

Dr. Potapova is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA).

Dr. Potapova sees clients at the University Ave location.

Areas of Practice

Individual therapy for adults struggling with mental health (Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Trauma, Executive Dysfunction, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Adjustment & Grief) and mental health related to health and medical concerns, including chronic pain, medical conditions, and traumatic brain injury.

Group therapy: (1) Skills group for adults struggling with managing chronic pain and related chronic medical conditions, and (2) educational group for adults with ADHD and executive functioning skills deficits.

Psychological Evaluations for: ADHD, learning disabilities, executive functioning skill deficits, and personality assessments.

Brylie Wiedmaier, PA-C

Brylie Wiedmaier, PA-C

Brylie Wiedmaier, PA-C

Brylie Wiedmaier, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Brylie Wiedmaier is a Physician Assistant providing psychiatric care for older adolescents and adults.

Personal statement:
Brylie believes in providing evidence-based medicine to patients and their families with a compassionate and collaborative approach.

Education and professional activities:
Brylie has lived in Minnesota since 2019 when she moved from Iowa to attend Bethel University in St. Paul. While in school, she found her passion for helping individuals with mental health concerns. She has received training in both inpatient and outpatient clinic settings. She has been a Physician Assistant since August 2021 and practices at the Natalis University location.

Ken Robinson MA

Ken Robinson, MA

Ken Robinson MA

Ken Robinson, MA

School Linked Mental Health Therapist

Ken is a mental health therapist whose work at an adolescent day treatment program taught him the deep need adolescents, and adults, have for being heard and seen, as well as the need for the development of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills. He sees life as a process of trial and error that requires the courage to be imperfect, the ability to take responsibility for our actions, and the capacity to be merciful toward the self and others as a means to repair relationships when imperfections occur. Before starting his career in the mental health field, Ken worked 21 years in IT.

Education
MA in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy, Adler Graduate School, Minnetonka, MN
BS in Computer Information Systems, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
Minor in English Writing, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Ken sees clients at Irondale Hight School through the School Linked Mental Health program. Ken is supervised by Lisa Johnson, Psy. D., LP, LMFT.

Haewon Jun MPS LADC

Haewon Jun, MPS, LADC

Haewon Jun MPS LADC

Haewon Jun, MPS, LADC

School Based Mental Health Therapist

Haewon is a LPCC candidate who serves adults, adolescents, and families with a variety of mental health and chemical health diagnoses.
Education & Professional Activities

Haewon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota in 2016. She received her Master of Professional Studies degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota in 2020. Haewon is a Licensed Alcohol and Drugs Counselor as well as an LPCC candidate.

Therapeutic Approach

Haewon primarily uses an approach which incorporates existentialism and cognitive behavioral therapy. She values the uniqueness of each individual and the experiences that help build who they are, and hopes to provide an opportunity to take a moment and focus on self, raise curiosity about self, and prioritize self-care.

Haewon receives clinical supervision from Ann Becher-Ingwalson, PsyD, LADC, LPCC, DBTC and sees clients at Highview Middle School and Mounds View Area Learning Center through School-Linked Mental Health program.

Specialties
Depression
Generalized Anxiety
Substance use disorders and evaluations
Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Stage-of-life questions
Stress management
Mindfulness
Co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness
Suicidal Ideation & Self-Injurious Behaviors
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Grief and loss
Alternative relationship structures

Xin Yueh Choo

Xin Yueh Choo, MA

Xin Yueh Choo

XIN YUEH CHOO, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

Xin Yueh, MA, is a mental health practitioner providing psychotherapy to clients with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship conflict, life transition, stress management. Xin Yueh has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Her background includes experience working in a variety of settings, from non-profit organizations to hospitals, and she appreciates the wide scope of services that counseling, and psychology offers.

Xin Yueh has a person-centered approach, and her goal is to provide an encouraging, welcoming, and warm space for clients to recenter and build towards their mental health goals. Xin Yueh has a bicultural perspective that drives her interest in exploring cultural backgrounds and upbringing. Xin Yueh is especially interested in working with individuals going through life transitions and enjoy being an anchor that people can hold onto when the waves of changes pull a little harder. Whether making meaningful career decisions or navigating unfamiliar systems, Xin Yueh would love to assist in the process and support clients.

One of Xin Yueh’s favorite quotes is “time takes time.” She always finds that patience, resilience, and hope persevere through and through.

Xin Yueh sees clients at our Woodbury location. She is supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Goodchild, MBA, MA, PsyD, LMFT, LP.

Hans Erickson - Clinical Counselor

Hans Erickson, MSEd. LPCC

Hans Erickson - Clinical Counselor

Hans Erickson, MSEd. LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Hans Erickson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota. Hans provides individual and group therapy to adults 18 and older. He is trained in the following evidenced based treatments: Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder or traits, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients integrate and reprocess single-event, chronic, and developmental trauma. Hans has been a DBT therapist since the inception of Natalis’ DBT program in 2017. He has also completed a year-long internship in Psychodynamic Therapy at The Training Institute for Mental Health in New York City.

Personal Statement/Approach:
Hans’ approach is integrative and adaptive. He draws from his training in Psychodynamic Therapy to help people gain insight into how they have come to be the way they are, DBT to help people assess and use skill to make changes in their present and future lives, Trauma-Informed Therapy to help people heal from traumatic events in their past, and Attachment-Based and Systems Theory to help explain how the structures of people’s past have influenced the way they behave and feel. In addition to this, Hans has a particular interest in helping people manage their issues within relationships such as fear of abandonment, co-dependence, boundary setting, and enmeshment. Hans believes everyone has the capacity to change, and that his role is to help people live their best, most fulfilled lives.

Educational Background and Professional Activities:
Hans has a Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College in New York City. He also has Bachelors of Science in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music in Boston. In previous iterations of his working life, Hans has been a commercial composer, a musical artist, an audio engineer, a teacher, an educational consultant, and a donut maker. Hans continues to work in music and audio. In his spare time he enjoys time with his kids, playing instruments, singing, time in nature, reading, exercise, and good friends.

Laura Abrass Clinical Social Worker

Laura Abrass, MSW, LICSW

Laura Abrass Clinical Social Worker

Laura Abrass, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Laura Abrass, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions at the University Avenue location in St. Paul. Her practice includes providing therapeutic services to young children, parents and families using evidence-based interventions for young children and their families. She specializes in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She has experience working with families who have experienced early childhood trauma, adoptive/foster families, parent-child conflict, family stressors/transitions and child behavior concerns. Prior to outpatient mental health, Laura provided therapeutic services to children and families involved in the adoption and foster care communities as well as families involved in child protection services within community and home settings. Laura supported families with crisis management, skill development, parenting concerns/challenges, and navigating childhood/family trauma, stressors, and transitions.

Education & Professional Activities
Laura received her B.S. in Child Psychology and her Master of Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. She has been a practicing clinical social worker and therapist since 2017 in a variety of settings (community, home, residential, and outpatient). Laura is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidenced-based intervention for children ages 3.5- 7 and their parents focusing on regulating difficult child behaviors and improve parent-child relationship.

Laura practices at the Natalis University location.

Specialties
Clinical work with children 3.5-7 years old, and their families.
Parent-Child Relationships
Parenting interventions, skills and support
Anxiety
Depression
Difficult child behaviors

Therapeutic Modalities
Child-Parent Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Solutions Focused
Client-centered
Play-based therapy

Barbara Blue Nurse Practitioner

Barb Blue, NP

Barbara Blue Nurse Practitioner

Barb Blue

Nurse Practitioner

Barb Blue is a Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric care for adolescents, young adult patients.

Personal Statement
Barb believes in a providing high quality, patient centered care with respect, a team attitude and compassion to patients and their families.

Education & Professional Activities
Barb has lived in Minnesota since 2019 when she came to be closer to family. Barb has had a long career in nursing working in both pediatrics and psychiatry. She studied at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as well as University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Michigan. She has been a psychiatric nurse practitioner since 2007 and practices at the Natalis University location.

Specialties
Depressive disorders
Anxiety disorder
ADHD
Trauma disorders