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LISA M. JOHNSON Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Psychologist

Lisa M. Johnson, Psy.D., LP, LMFT

LISA M. JOHNSON Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Psychologist

Lisa M. Johnson, Psy.D., LP, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Psychologist

Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Psychologist, who has more than seven years of experience doing in-home therapy. She has worked in a day treatment facility, a state hospital, and a chemical dependency unit. Additionally, as part of her family therapy specialty, Lisa spends time on-site at South High School, in Minneapolis, where she meets with adolescents and families. In many cases, going on location to meet with clients enables a more comfortable and conducive environment.

Lisa believes it is important to collaborate with a client and help him or her pinpoint, and in turn, separate problems. The process starts with identification – a 360 degree examination of all areas of the client’s life. Who supports whom, what effect does that have and how does it influence hopes, values, and strengths? The key, Lisa believes, is to use those areas in the value system to manage problems. It’s an internal infrastructure of sorts, and it is important to realize that it’s different for everyone.

Education & Professional Activities
Lisa attended Argosy University/Twin Cities – Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D. Degree in Clinical Psychology, 2007; M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy) and Minot State University (B.A. Psychology, Minor Addiction Studies). Her professional association memberships include: American Psychological Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Minnesota Association of American Marriage and Family Therapy.

Lisa is an industry thought-leader who attends development conferences and speaking engagements. She also teaches a class at the Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism and Endoconology. Previous to joining Natalis, Lisa spent time at the University of Minnesota Day Community (Minneapolis), Willmar Regional Treatment Center (Willmar, Minn.), The City, Inc. (Minneapolis), and Fairview Riverside Hospital (Minneapolis).

Specialties
Therapy for adolescents struggling with chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, truancy, emotional issues, sexual identity issues, abuse, and family issues
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Narrative therapy
Solution focused therapy
Hypnosis
Family therapy
Therapy for adults struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional difficulties, sexual identity issues, and health issues
ADHD assessments
Psychological evaluations (inpatient and outpatient)
Personality make-up evaluations

Jamie Castner, MS, LPC

Jamie Castner, MS, LPCC

Jamie Castner, MS, LPC

Jamie Castner, MS, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

I started at Natalis in 2017 as practicum student and began working as a therapist here in 2018. I provide therapy for adults using a client-centered/eclectic approach to therapy that utilizes an assortment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy techniques specific to the individual’s needs. I have provided services in intensive outpatient and DBT groups. My hobbies include travel, outdoor activities, video games, and spending time with my family.

Education & Professional Activities
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and my Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. I am currently supervised by Elizabeth Goodchild, MBA, MA, PsyD, LMFT, LP.

Personal Statement/Approach
I will continue to work hard to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to play a proactive and essential role in the lives of those in need.

Specialties
Life Issues
Parenting
Anxiety
Depression
Relationships and communication
Stress Management and Relaxation
Self-Esteem
Grief and Loss

GREG PICKER, PSY.D., LP Licensed Psychologist

Greg Picker, Psy.D., LP

GREG PICKER, PSY.D., LP Licensed Psychologist

Greg Picker, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Psychologist

Greg is a Licensed Psychologist who works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. He also is Natalis Counseling & Psychology’s Chief Executive Officer. He has experience in athletics, playing football and basketball from high school through college. He continues to be active through exercise and sports. He also enjoys fishing, spending time in nature, and a wide variety of music. He believes in collaborating with clients to empower them to create the change they desire and to reach the goals they are seeking.

Therapeutic Orientation: Greg uses approaches from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Relational Life Therapy (RLT), and Interpersonal Psychology. He also has an interest in spirituality in relation to mental health.

Education & Professional Activities
Greg completed his pre-doctoral psychology degree from Argosy University/Twin Cities-Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. His doctoral dissertation discussed the relationship between self-concept and school performance in middle school students. Greg attended Argosy University/Twin Cities-Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; M.A., Clinical Psychology) and attended Crossroads College (B.A. Theology and Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry and Counseling Psychology).

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

Specialties
Inpatient and Outpatient Psychological Evaluation/Assessments:
– Children, Adolescents, and Adults
– Mood Disorders
– Anxiety
– Personality Disorders
– Psychosis
– ADHD
– Learning Disorders/Cognitive Disorders
– Autism
Couples and Family Therapy
Individual Therapy with Adolescents and Adults

ELIZABETH GOODCHILD Licensed Psychologist & Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist

Elizabeth Goodchild, MBA, MA, Psy. D., LMFT, LP

ELIZABETH GOODCHILD Licensed Psychologist & Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist

Elizabeth Goodchild, MBA, MA, Psy. D., LMFT, LP

Licensed Psychologist & Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist

Elizabeth Goodchild’s clinical practice includes psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is the director of Natalis’ Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Intensive Outpatient programs (IOP). She also completes psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Elizabeth focuses on working in collaboration with her clients to provide care and support, as well as helping them develop more effective emotional functioning.

Education & Professional Activities
Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota; her Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota; Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from the Adler Graduate School, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.

Elizabeth is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. She is also a board-approved supervisor for LMFT, LP, and LPCC clinicians.

Specialties
Individual Psychological Support
Intensive Outpatient Group Therapy
Psychological Evaluations for: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Assessments of Emotional and Cognitive Functioning, and Personality Assessments
Individual Therapy
DBT Individual and Group Therapy
Family Therapy
Marriage Counseling
Parenting Skills
Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, OCD, panic, and anxiety disorders
Alderian Therapy/Lifestyle Analysis

Becher Ingwalson Ann

Ann Becher-Ingwalson, Psy. D., LADC, LPCC, DBTC

Becher Ingwalson Ann

Ann Becher-Ingwalson, Psy. D., LADC, LPCC, DBTC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Ann Becher-Ingwalson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, licensed by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy of Minnesota. She has over 20 years of experience working with youth, adolescents, and their families, in settings ranging from community clinics to secured hospital programs.

Education & Professional Activities:
Ann obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in 1994 from Saint Cloud State University of Minnesota and her Master’s of Art degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 1996. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. She is a member of the Minnesota Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health, and the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health. Ann serves as Natalis’s Assistant Training Coordinator for the Natalis Doctoral Internship Program and is an instructor for the Integrated Behavioral Health Master’s Program at the University of Minnesota, and for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program at the University of Southern Hampshire.

Specialties
Co-occurring Disorders
Adolescents
Chronic Pain
Health Psychology
Sport Psychology
Mood Disorders
Clinical Supervision

ALEJANDRO MALDONADO, MA, CCP, CHI

Alejandro Maldonado, MA, CCP, CHI

ALEJANDRO MALDONADO, MA, CCP, CHI

Alejandro Maldonado, MA, CCP, CHI

Alejandro is a veteran of the health system, with 26 years of experience in healthcare interpreting.

From his studies and work in cross-cultural communications, an interest in psychotherapy was born. However, it was the experience developed alongside his own psychotherapist of 20+ years that turned said interest into passion. It became his mission to make sense of the ways in which the brain organizes itself, the development of attachment as a means of survival, and how one can reconstruct learned behaviors through the channeling of a power within.

A proponent of self-regulation, Alejandro understands the importance in coming to terms with how our personal histories influence current affairs. More importantly, he stresses that the interdependencies between behavior, brain, and attachment may be stubborn, but that they don’t have to be permanent. This is, as Alejandro believes, the beauty of neuroplasticity. With concerted thinking, learning, and acting, the brain can rewire itself time and time again, as it mirrors processes found in early childhood development.

Working in this field, Alejandro meets with a wide variety of clients facing individual, group, and couple-based challenges. And while the therapeutic process itself fluctuates based on gender, gender identity, race, national origin, socio-economic status, ability, and disability; his relationship-based treatment remains founded in energy, empowerment, and positivism.

He has extensive involvement with communities of color (i.e. African American, African, Latino, Southeast Asian, and more) in the areas of social services, healthcare, and statewide policy; in addition to individuals with disabilities, traditional and non-traditional families, and LGBTQI.

Alejandro’s solutions of interest include: Connection of brain-emotion-behavior, Integrative Therapy, Discernment Therapy, Strengths Based Approach, Prepare-Enrich, Narrative, Mindfulness, Systems, Attachment, Culturally responsive application of psychological theories.

Education and Professional Activities:
Alejandro attended Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology) and Metropolitan State University (B.A. in Management, Adult Learner, Aviation, Linguistics, Diversity, Spanish). Other accolades include: Certified Coach Practitioner, National Certified Healthcare Interpreter, Certified Prepare-Enrich Practitioner. He has worked with clients across the Greater Twin Cities Area at locations that include: Walk-In Counseling Center – Minneapolis, CLUES, Natalis, Solid Ground, Avante Enterprises, LLC., Holy Rosary Church, and Project Fresh Start.

Specialties
Depression
Anxiety
Infidelity
Trauma
Procrastination
Time management
Human trafficking
Life transitions
Lack of motivation
Memory issues
Personality disorders
Adjustment disorders
Relationship and communication issues
Parent difficulties and challenges
Adolescent difficulties and challenges

ADELINE TAYLOR, MS, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Adeline Taylor, MS, LMFT

ADELINE TAYLOR, MS, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Adeline Taylor, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Adeline Taylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions. Her practice includes marriage counseling and individual therapy with adolescents through adulthood.

Adeline believes that mindfulness and self-awareness are keys to the process of change. She enjoys helping people discover the benefits of self-care and finding their strengths to improve themselves. Adeline works with couples and is a certified Prepare/Enrich Faciltator. Her hobbies include sewing, knitting, and spending time with family and gardening.

Adeline received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology with a Families Studies Concentration from the College of Saint Benedict in 2002. She received her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in 2013.

Adeline is a member of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Adeline believes that mindfulness and self-awareness are keys to the process of change.

Specialties
Individual Therapy
Family Therapy
Marriage/Couple’s Therapy
Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator
Education & Professional Activities