Kate Fish, LMFT

Owner & Clinical Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Works with adult individuals, couples and families 

Kate says, "The therapy I offer reflects values and beliefs centered around compassion and empathy. I believe that God's grace extends to all without exception, and I seek to do the same. The goal of my work with clients is to help you thrive in this joyful, grace-filled life we have been given. I enjoy working with clients who desire to have health in their individual lives, but also in their relationships. I take a collaborative approach with my clients and will often challenge clients to utilize their own experiences and expertise to resolve issues, rather than just provide my own solution. At the same time, I also enjoy providing psychoeducation about health and wellness, including parenting techniques and communication or conflict resolution skills. 

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and to offer you empowerment, resolution, healing, and most of all, grace. "

Peggy Carstensen, LCPC, ATR

Clinical Director

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist

Works with adult and adolescent individuals 


Peggy’s take: “Like art, life is messy.  The same way many artists feel fear looking at a blank canvas, sometimes the scariest part about getting help is starting. No one should ever navigate pain alone. I am passionate about helping those in crisis find solutions. I believe everyone has the ability to change their circumstances even when stress, hardship, loss, negative relationships, violence or anxiety have impacted an individual or family. I specialize in providing individual therapy to adults and children, and I am particularly passionate about helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences. You have more power than you realize, and I’m here to help you reclaim it.  I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.”

Anna Themanson, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Works with adult and adolescent

individuals and families 

Anna’s perspective: “Therapy can be a life-changing journey, and you have already taken the first step. I strive to create a safe, supportive, and trusting environment because I believe that the therapeutic relationship is integral to facilitating personal growth. We will work collaboratively to build upon strengths, nurture independence, and enhance skills in order to foster progress towards your goals. With adherence to ethical standards, I use evidence-based practices to deliver affirming and validating services. I also enjoy incorporating humor, multimedia, and experiential interventions into sessions. I specialize in providing individual and family therapy for adults and adolescents in addition to offering therapy for those seeking help with substance use issues. You are the expert of your own life and I would feel privileged to help you take on life’s adventures.”

Ashley Miller, AMFT

Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Works with Children, Adolescent, and Adult Individuals and Couples

Ashley says, “I believe that therapy is more than just a service, it is an experience. It involves one or more people coming together to explore, taking risks, face challenges and embrace meaningful moments. On this journey, I am prepared to be an advocate, provide humor, present opportunities for growth, and serve as a reminder of your growth.  My passion is working with youth, families, and relationships from a systemic perspective. Everyone has a unique story and it is important to me that all pieces are honored. I welcome you, no matter what challenges you are currently facing and it is my privilege to provide a supportive and affirming experience.”

Cristie Carn, LPC 

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Works with Couples, Adults and Adolescents 

Cristie’s perspective: “Therapy may seem intimidating, but sometimes what you are most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free. I believe that therapy, coupled with a mindset of positivity, can be the life changing event that propels you out of negative circumstances. Unexpected things are going to happen in life, and people will disappoint us; all we can really control is how we choose to handle things. I utilize courage, humor, empathy and grace to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients. I enjoy collaborating with individuals, adolescents and couples, tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet my clients where they are at. I would cherish an opportunity to help you heal so that you can live fully as the very best version of yourself.”

Gita Mahanti, LSW, CYT

Licensed Social Worker & Certified Yoga Teacher

Works with adolescent and adult individuals


Gita says, "I know the importance of needing to be acknowledged during life’s most difficult times. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the foundation for therapeutic change. Therapy involves empathy, a nonjudgmental attitude and the creation of a safe space where you learn to break free of patterns that are restricting your happiness. My approach pulls from several theories including client centered, strength based and a holistic perspective, focusing on the relationship between mind, body and spirit. . I have experience providing services to those who struggle with a variety of issues such as mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and issues pertaining to self-esteem, relationships and stress management. It would be an honor to work with you towards restoring hope and building a life full of meaning."

Shannon Carlson, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Works with adolescent & adult

individuals and couples

Shannon says, “Taking the first step to invest in yourself is not going to be easy, but it will be worth it. I am here to make that first step easier and to help guide you in this journey. Using a compassionate, relatable, and genuine approach to therapy, I will help you look at your life from a different perspective. Whether your therapeutic experience is focused on yourself or a relationship, I will create a safe and authentic space for you to feel comfortable being vulnerable and open to change happening. Life is a dance, and it is important we learn how to move in accordance with it to live our life to its absolute fullest.  I look forward for the opportunity to work with you and help guide you in this beautiful thing we call life.” 

Annmarie O'Connell, LPC, NCC, CADC

Licensed Professional Counselor and

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Works with adolescent & adult

individuals, couples, and families

Annmarie’s take: “Change doesn’t happen in perfect order. Perhaps you have tried to make transitions in different areas in your life and fear has stopped you. Maybe you overreact and hurt loved ones. Maybe you vowed to make changes yet stayed stagnant and have caused a cycle of disappointment. Real transformation can be painful and downright unrelenting. When you commit to growth, it is best on your own terms but you still need someone to flag you out of the dark. Let me guide you with evidence based strategies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), theories like attachment theory and polyvagal theory,  along with a grace filled heart to make real change within yourself so your thoughts, values, and behaviors match. I can’t wait to begin this process with you. My light is on! Let's begin.”

Brandy McDonald, LSW

Licensed Social Worker 

Works with adolescent & adult

individuals, couples, and families

Brandy’s perspective: “I believe one of the constant and most challenging aspects of life is change. Change can be difficult to navigate and uncomfortable, but ultimately bittersweet. I offer a safe space for individuals, families, and couples to explore the challenges related to change. Whether it is from a crisis, a desire for overall health and wellness, or a need for improved relationships, I view my role as a helper on your journey. I bring my own life experience, training, and faith into play while utilizing a strengths-based, practical, and grace-filled approach. I will help you gain new tools for successfully navigating the moving waters of everyday life. I take special interest in clients with ADHD, teens, couples and families, and those dealing with trauma. I look forward to joining you on this journey!”


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