Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services

Lynda Cannova, MSW



Specialties: Adults with SPMI, Managing Social and Living Skills


"Compassion and Connection"


Lynda holds a Masters degree in Social Work, She started career on the front lines working with Barbara Foundation; training police officers in crisis intervention and de-escalation training. She has a true passion for improving the lives of people who are afflicted with mental illness. As well as working as an ARMHS worker, she has lived with SPMI within her immediate family for over 20 years. She enjoys her work with the mentally ill, sharing her insights, giving them support, confidence, and hope. Lynda loves traveling and has plans to visit other countries as an exchange student and teacher of language. Lynda also has studied and enjoyed Latin dance, tango, salsa and rueda. She has traveled to Latin countries to connect, eat, enjoy music and dance. She has studied food as medicine, and uses her knowledge to guide others to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior education. Lynda has been blessed with five grandchildren, ages from 5 years to 18 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her grand-kids growing up.




Yaritza Montiel, BA




"Compassionate and Serving"


Yaritza has a passion for providing help and resources to those that are afflicted with mental illness or are going through a difficult stage in life. She believes that everyone deserves to be heard and helped. She has worked with different people with different needs in their life and has gained valuable experience working for an internship called “trauma recovery group project” where she was able to create a safe place for kids that went through tough times and needed a place to destress and express their concerns with no fear of judgement. Yaritza is a very outgoing and playful individual who enjoys the outdoors like playing soccer, volleyball, hiking, and swimming. She also loves to play piano and sing alongside her now fiancé who plays the guitar and sings as well. She desires to provide assistance to any person because she believes everyone is unique in their own special way.




Saido Gure, BA




Specialities: Trauma, Depression, Couples Therapy, Family Systems


"Hope and Balance"


Saido is a master's student at Saint Mary's University. She is getting her master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. Saido earned her bachelor's degree in community pyschology and women's studies from St. Cloud State University. Saido likes working from a system viewpoint. Saide draws from solution-focused, systemic, narrative, and experiential techniques.

Saido's passion is to empower individuals to find their voices. She is interested in working alongside the Black/African-Amercian community. Saido spends her free time playing with her cat, taking walks, reading, and watching Grey's Anatomy.




Scott Labbot, BA




"Growth and Connection"


Scott comes to Arubah as a Master of Social Work student at the University of Minnesota. He found his way to this field through his relational work with unhoused individuals and families in Wisconsin and Vermont. He believes that the practice of therapy can spark change and healing. Scott is also committed to challenging systems of oppression. Prior to his current work, Scott earned his Bachelor's degree in US History and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin. Scott is a lifelong runner and coaches cross country in Soint Paul.




Camille Cushnie, BA






Camille has her Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. Camille is currently in her foundation year in the Master of Social Work program at Augsburg University. Camille believes that each person she works with has the potential to improve their current situation, placing emphasisis on the strengths-based perspective. Camille has a passion for helping others and enjoys working with children. In her free time Camille enjoys going to the gym when she has the time, reading and spending time with friends.




Md Masum H. Tarek, BSW




My name is Md Masum H. Tarek. I am currently pursuing MSW in University of St. Thomas. I am a new immigrant to the country and came around 2013. I have two sons and I live with my family. I started my career as an office specialist at Hennepin County.  I spent the past two years working as a social worker in Hennepin Count as well. This period has enabled me to provide care and support to people undergoing different challenges and afforded me an invaluable opportunity to understand the direct and meaningful contributions of such work to people’s lives. Having witnessed the vast range of adversities and social disadvantages in our society, I have become passionate about gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience to help people overcome them. I think there is an increasing demand for mental health workers. Helping people change their life and manage their situation is appealing to me. In my culture we have social stigma associated with mental health problems. I want to play a role in educating people and spread consciousness so that people do not hide their symptoms. I also want to create a platform for resources we have from the government where people can have more access to mental health help virtually. 




Elly Wood, BA




Elly is a master’s student at Adler Graduate School who is currently working towards her Marriage and Family Therapy degree and licensing. She believes that therapy can be beneficial for all. During sessions Elly embraces a positive attitude and provides a non-judgmental comfortable atmosphere offering encouragement towards finding a better self. Elly uses Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and a Narrative approach that is empowering and optimistic. In her free time she likes to travel, hike/walk, garden, ride horse, or anything that is outdoors and active.




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