Vice President and Therapist
Specialties: Children, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Play Therapy
"Encouraging and Compassionate"
Jen has her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She believes that everyone matters and is valuable and that it is important to discover who you are at your core so that you can build a life that works for you. She believes that change happens when people become aware of the root of their behavior and discover the need driving their behavior. Jen has a passion for working with children and is working on becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Jen also enjoys working with people experiencing anxiety, ADHD, depression, and boundary setting. In her free time Jen enjoys playing video games, singing, reading, and spending time with friends.
Specialties: Trauma-Informed Lens, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Mindfulness, Addiction, Substance Use, Body Image, Multicultural Lens, LGBTQ+
Gautham is a pre-licensed counselor and has his MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He believes that in order to achieve a sense of happiness, a person needs to have positive and healthy support systems in their life. While working with a client, Gautham identifies how different aspects of their life affect them, and then creates supportive habits that positively shape their self-perception and help them navigate life’s challenges. Gautham believes that mistakes should be embraced, since they can present an opportunity for growth and self-understanding. Gautham is of the opinion that balance can be cultivated through mindfulness practices and self-kindness/compassion. He believes that positive change occurs when someone decides they want to improve something in their lives, and having support can be helpful in that process. Gautham believes that our experiences and identities affect how we navigate through life. He welcomes people from all different ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds and provides them with a safe, positive counseling experience. Gautham believes that together with the client, they can create the positive change that a client is seeking. Gautham spends his free time watching films, playing with his cat Korra, cooking, and playing some video games.
Donna comes from a background and history in addiction, being a person in long-term sustained recovery. Using her own life history and experiences, Donna was led to learn more about the patterns of behavior that are established through the lived experience. Using a multidimensional approach with foundations in Adlerian Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Donna empowers individuals to break free from the bondage of self and live with acceptance of their authentic selves. In her free time, Donna loves to spend time with family and looks forward to adding a new puppy to the family in the next year. She enjoys music and dancing. On a sunny day, she loves to play in the dirt, gardening. Donna holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. She is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Minnesota, as well as holding credentials in California and Texas. Donna did her internship practicum with Arubah in 2015-2016, returning to us after spending the past six years with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as an Addiction Program Manager.