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Lilly Ewing

Lilly Ewing

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.

Natalya Parsons

Natalya Parsons, B.S.

Natalya Parsons

Natalya Parsons, B.S.

Mental Health Practitioner & Practicum Trainee

I am a graduate student, working towards my master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and currently working at Natalis in the role of clinical intern.

During my sessions, I look forward to learning from my clients about their experiences and take time to understand each individual and their unique concerns. To help my clients explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences, I will aim to create an atmosphere of safety, warmth, support and genuineness. I use a client-centered and integrative approach throughout sessions in order to get a full understanding of culture, environment, relationships, and past experiences that may be influencing the current experiences an individual is going through.

I am currently interested in working with adult individuals having Anxiety, Depression, ADHD concerns, going through life transitions and adjustments, and individuals looking for stress management and coping skills. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls in 2016.

I am working under the licensed supervision of Dr. Kimberly Stewart, Ph.D., LAMFT. and see clients at the University Avenue location.

Elizabeth Schumack, MSW, LICSW 

Elizabeth Schumack, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Elizabeth Schumack, MSW, LICSW, Narrative Therapist, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her master’s degree though St. Catherine’s/St. Thomas University. Post-graduation, Elizabeth worked in a residential setting for those with serious and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Elizabeth works with clients from varied backgrounds, including socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, generational, educational, sexual, etc. Elizabeth is part of the Sexual Health and Gender team at Natalis, working with transgender and non-binary individuals as well as sexually impulsive or problematic behaviors.

Therapeutic Orientation:
Elizabeth is a licensed practitioner of Narrative Therapy (NT) who utilizes strength’s-based, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-informed modalities in therapeutic practice. Elizabeth has special interest in women’s health and sexual health. Elizabeth is currently in the process of sex therapy certification through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

Activities and Interests:
I am prolific reader, from fiction to poetry, to research and nature-writing. I have been interested in, and collected, rocks and semi-precious stones since I was a child. Additionally, I love plants, both indoor and outdoor varieties, and keep a colorful garden in the summer. I am a poet, finding inspiration in nature, the beauty of common objects, and lived experience. As a narrative therapist I acknowledge the multiplicity of stories in our lives, helping others gain authorship of their story via the therapeutic process. I meet people where they are at, challenging preconceived notions of normativity, while fostering strength, grace, and development of the self.

Elizabeth sees clients at the Natalis University 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.

Nanette Brown, MA, LP

Nanette (Nan) Brown, MA, LP

Nanette Brown, MA, LP

Nanette (Nan) Brown, MA, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Nan has been providing psychotherapy as a licensed psychologist for nearly 30 years. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota and received her elementary education teaching license from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis.

Nan enjoys working with adults with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, relationship conflict, work and career stress, life transitions, traumatic experiences, and ADHD. She is compassionate, empathetic and committed to creating a safe space for clients to heal. Nan believes that building an authentic therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps in moving toward healing. She approaches each client as a person with unique experiences and circumstances and works collaboratively with them to achieve their goals in therapy. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sensorimotor Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Therapy. She incorporates aspects of these therapeutic models to provide psychotherapy that is individualized and designed to fit each client’s unique needs and circumstances. Nan believes that everyone has the resources and inner strength to heal and overcome adverse experiences. She welcomes the opportunity to work with her clients in therapy and considers it an honor and privilege to contribute to their healing journey.

Nan sees clients at the Natalis Woodury location.

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 Energy Park 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.

Robin Peternell, MA, LMFT

Robin Peternell, MA, LMFT

Robin Peternell, MA, LMFT

Robin Peternell, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Robin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with close to a decade of experience working with a wide range of clients and diagnoses in home, school, and outpatient clinic settings. She received her Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology, with minors in Family Violence Prevention and Youth Studies, from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University-Twin Cities.

Robin serves children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and the LGBTQ+ community and has experience with providing treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, marital/couple issues, ADHD, family conflict, mood disorders, autism, life transitions, and other behavioral difficulties. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), art therapy, and play therapy. When working with children and adolescents, Robin involves parents or guardians in the process to bridge understanding in the child’s unique presentation and assist in parenting challenges. She likes to bring cultural awareness, compassion, and a playful attitude to the therapy room to allow clients to connect and create change in their lives.

Robin practices at the Natalis Woodbury location.

Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, LP

Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, LP

Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, LP

Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, LP is a licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota and acts as the Supervisory Pediatric Clinical Psychologist at Natalis Psychology. She provides psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. She enjoys working with children and teens ages 2 -18 at the Natalis Woodbury location. Dr. Joseph also provides clinical training, consultation, and supervision for clinical staff. Dr. Joseph has over 15 years of experience working with children and families. She received clinical training in private practice settings, community mental health, day treatment and school settings. Dr. Joseph comes to Natalis Psychology after acting as CEO, Supervising Psychologist and Co-Owner of a behavioral health clinic for over 10 years.

Dr. Joseph’s interests and experiences include working with children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and mood challenges such as ADHD, depression, autism spectrum disorders, emotional or behavioral challenges, and managing life changes. She also enjoys working with a range of anxiety disorders including separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, school avoidance, social anxiety and general anxiety. Dr. Joseph uses evidence-based practices in her work and tailors her approach to each individual. She uses problem solving, cognitive behavioral, play based and collaborative approaches in helping children and families find healthy solutions to life’s challenges. Dr. Joseph believes that parents are an integral part of the therapy process with children and encourages collaboration with other providers as well, including schools. Additionally, Dr. Joseph has specialized experience and training in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children and teens, diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the functional assessment and treatment of challenging and disruptive behaviors in children.

Dr. Joseph meets the competency and other requirements of supervision in MN for Doctoral level applicants seeking licensure with the MN Board of Psychology; Approved supervisor for the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC); and is a Qualified Mental Health Professional for Clinical Supervision for Minnesota Health Care Programs and Clinical Trainees approved by MN Department Human Services. She is also a MN DHS approved provider for completing and supervising Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Evaluations for the Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Interventions benefit for ASD treatment.

Dr. Joseph obtained her Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University -Twin Cities in 2006. She also holds her Masters of Science in Education (MSE) in School Psychology, from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a Psychology Major, child and family emphasis, from Macalester College, St. Paul MN. She has conducted numerous community and school-based presentations on topics such as: Behavioral Strategies for Children with Neurodevelopmental Challenges; Cultivating a Growth Mindset; Parenting in a Pandemic; Compassionate Parenting; and Proactive Strategies in Treating ADHD.

Dr. Joseph practices at the Natalis Woodbury location.

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.