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Dr. Eva Reed, PsyD, LP - Founder
*Not taking new patients at this time
Dr. Reed is a licensed psychologist and opened the doors of RPS in 2011. She experiences great joy in working with teens and young adults who are struggling with a variety of concerns including adoptee issues, gender exploration, attachment trauma, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and relational distress. Her background and training is in inpatient care and forensics which has given her the depth and breadth of training to work with nearly any diagnosis. Dr. Reed employs an integrative model and uses humor and empathy to guide patients through the therapeutic process. CBT and DBT are also employed as needed.
Dr. Ana Bartz, DNP, FNP- Medication Management, Site Lead
Dr. Ana Bartz, DNP FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota (2014). With a diverse background that includes 5 years of inpatient nursing at a large metro hospital and another 6 years as a family provider at a Federally Qualified Health Care center, she is well prepared to see patients of all ages and walks of life. She enjoys partnering with patients to educate and treat using the latest evidence-based practices.
Dr. Jennifer Hovey, PsyD, LP -Director of Training
*Not taking new patients at this time
Dr. Jennifer Hovey enjoys working with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of issues related to mental health and well-being. Areas of expertise include anxiety, trauma, depression, transition and loss, relational difficulties and identity development. She employs a holistic and integrative approach to understanding how problems arise in life based on the unique experiences of each client. Dr. Hovey practices using a multicultural and humanistic framework with an emphasis on cultural humility and responsiveness. Collaboration and empowerment of her patients along with her deep compassion lead to resilience and recovery in the therapeutic process. Jennifer is certified as a Dialectical Behavior Therapist.
Dr. Patricia Evans, PhD, LP, DBSM- Senior Business Consultant
Dr. Evans is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of sleep problems. She evaluates and treats insomnia and other sleep disorders such as circadian rhythm disorders (sleep schedule problems), helping with adjustment to wearing CPAP for sleep apnea, and pediatric sleep disorders
including bedtime refusal and inability to sleep independently. She can also evaluate and help determine the need for an overnight sleep study.
Dr. Evans utilizes evidence–based cognitive–behavioral strategies that are non-pharmacological, safe and highly effective in treating sleep problems. She sees children as young as 18 months, adolescents, adults and older adults. She is able to see you in clinic or via secure face-to-face visits through your computer or smartphone. She greatly enjoys the challenge of understanding and treating sleep problems and partnering with clients in a relaxed and supportive environment to help you or your child get a better night’s sleep.
Dr. Enakshi Choudhuri, PhD, LPCC
Dr. Enakshi Choudhuri is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who completed her Doctorate in Counseling from The University of Iowa. Using an integrative, strengths-based, collaborative approach with clients (ages 6 and up), she helps people navigate through unique life challenges while empowering them to draw upon inner strength and resources to facilitate positive change and create value, meaning, and purpose in their lives. She recognizes that a person's Present is unequivocally influenced by their past adverse life experiences or relationships and that often times, the smallest change can feel overwhelming and disrupt normal coping responses. As a result, she is committed to providing a warm, compassionate, non- judgmental and safe space for clients to develop the strength to let go of maladaptive and self-destructive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving and to move forward by constructing their own unique pathways to health and happiness. Dr. Choudhuri is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who synthesizes elements of cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, dialectical behavior and mindfulness-based therapies with holistic, humanistic, interpersonal and trauma focused therapies such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to deliver culturally sensitive psychotherapy services for a wide variety of client concerns and diagnoses. Dr. Choudhuri also speaks Bengali and Hindi.
Juli Teien, LMFT
Juli enjoys working with motivated clients who have a positive attitude toward change. Her style is holistic, eclectic, warm and compassionate. Juli employs a wide array of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, sand tray therapy, play therapy, parenting videos and bibliotherapy (i.e., book recommendations). Juli works with clients 4 years of age and up and loves the variety each age group offers. She sees individuals, families, and couples. Juli specializes in working with anxiety, kids with challenging temperaments, communication skill building, parenting, autism spectrum, grief & loss, and blended families. She has been in the field for over 15 years and sees it as an honor when clients share their personal stories and build a solid therapeutic relationship.
Dr. Sarah Evans, PsyD- Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Sarah Evans enjoys working with late adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health needs, including relationship concerns, challenging life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger management issues. Her diverse training and background includes inpatient and outpatient treatment and assessment and forensic and correctional psychology. Dr. Evans uses an integrative approach to therapy, which incorporates relational therapy, DBT, and CBT techniques, to meet each client’s unique needs and goals. Dr. Evans believes supportive, healthy relationships (with family, friends, partners, ourselves) are central to mental health and well-being. She takes time to explore her client’s important relationships, understand their relationship patterns, and help them make positive changes in their interactions and connections with others. With a warm, collaborative, and nonjudgmental approach, Dr. Evans promotes healing, facilitates change and growth, and supports clients through life’s challenges.
Dr. Caryl Boehnert, PhD, LP
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Boehnert has been working with those with medical problems, mood disorders, anxiety and PTSD since 1984, when she completed her post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine at University of Minnesota Medical School in the Departments of Psychiatry and Health Psychology. “After 35 years as a psychologist, I still view my clients as individuals pushing toward health, using tremendous strength to cope with what life has thrown at them. I have a very positive view of the human potential for change: and research keeps coming up with new combinations of treatments which can very helpful.”
After she left UM temporarily in 1990, “Dr. B” pursued her interests in providing assessment and treatment to those in such under-served areas as Alaska (9 years), as well as in Oregon, and Humboldt County, CA. Most recently, she worked for VA: Montana as part of the Home Based Primary Care team, providing psychological services to veterans with multiple chronic illnesses who were not able to access health centers; for the Geriatrics division of Associated Clinic of Psychology in the Cities; and at United Pain Center in St. Paul.
She will be providing individual and group therapy for those dealing with chronic illness and chronic pain; pre-surgery evaluations for a variety of conditions; as well as following through with her interests in treating depression of various types, burnout, and issues in aging.
Dr. Josh Meendering, PsyD, LP
Dr. Josh Meendering is a Licensed Psychologist. He completed his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Additionally, Josh has advanced training in psychoanalytic therapy. Josh employs a practical therapeutic approach to assist you in reaching your personal, professional, or relationship goals. The adolescents and adults Josh works with are understood as individuals that have their own unique attitudes, beliefs, and experiences. Josh is dedicated to working with individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Josh has experience working with LGBTQ community, people of color, adolescents, adults, and couples in a variety of clinical settings.
Melanie Reuss, MS, LPCC, LMFT
Melanie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a passion for working with couples, families, children, adolescents, and adults from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Her background and training in multiple settings provides depth and understanding. She approaches each individual with a fresh and clear perspective as she believes an important part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. She strives to build a strong therapeutic alliance in order to enhance the client’s ability to approach and gain understanding into their presenting issues. Melanie utilizes an integrative approach combining multiple modalities of; cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, humanistic, and solution focused approaches. Melanie particularly enjoys working with individuals or couples struggling with marital concerns. She will work diligently to foster healthy communication patterns. Throughout the years, Melanie has incorporated empowerment and strength-based techniques for those who are struggling with identity issues.
Kathryn Aschliman, MA, LPCC
Kate is a licensed professional counselor who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families. Kate's areas of expertise are working with those who have experienced trauma, parent/child relationship conflict and attachment challenges, ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, and self-esteem. She puts great value on the therapeutic relationship and strives to create a safe, comfortable space for all to find healing. Kate uses an integrative approach to therapy and knows one model does not fit all. She is specifically trained in attachment therapies for children and families, behavior management, Trauma Focused CBT, and several play therapy techniques.
Emily Marrs, MA, LMFT
Emily is a therapist who derives fulfillment from joining others in times of discouragement and emotional pain to warmly help identify what they need to move forward and reach their goals. She has been in private practice for ten years and had a career in managed care for six years working with mentally and physically disabled populations. She specializes in Adult ADHD, Dating/Singlehood, Anxiety, Depression, Career Issues/Changes, Codependency and Addiction-Related Issues, Young Adult Development, and Caregiver Support. She is also a musician and has a passion for working with those immersed in the arts.
Alyssa VanderSchaaf, MA, LPCC
Alyssa is a licensed clinical counselor who specializes in working with individuals who experienced trauma. Alyssa received her Masters at the University of St. Thomas. She thrives to help individuals find the strength and support in their lives. She works with individuals, couples, and families, who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, relational conflicts, divorce and trauma. Alyssa uses a curious approach in therapy that helps individuals be guided to self-exploration. She also using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, person-centered techniques, and family systems theory to help clients find insight.
Katy Johncox, MBA, MSW Candidate- Practicum Trainee
Katy is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work through the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University. She is embarking on a new professional journey after 15 years of experience in business and attaining a Masters in Business Administration. Katy has a passion for working with people and offering support on their life transitions, including pregnancy and parenting. Katy has experience working primarily with new and expecting parents through active involvement with Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota. She believes in leveraging individuals' strengths to empower people to achieve goals and discover the power of healing.
Allison Lehrke, LMFT
Allison believes in meeting people where they are and taking them where they want to go. She believes in providing a trusting experience where clients are able to open up and share freely. Allison takes a nonjudgmental approach with therapy and believes mental health symptoms may surface when people experience an adverse event or events. Allison explores family-of-origin relationships and patterns that manifest in this system. She likes to understand how past relationships impact current relationships. Allison is eager to hear your life story and believes everyone is unique and capable of change.
Allison works with individuals, couples, and families. She sees clients of any age, gender, and background. Allison has three years of experience with in-home therapy serving children, adolescents, and families from various ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Allison has also worked in residential and day treatment settings with St. Joseph’s Home for Children and Hazelden Foundation. She has experience working with individuals and families who struggle with alcoholism and addiction. Allison has a Master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has completed training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and has recently completed Department of Human Services training to treat children ages 0-5.
Danielle Gerbitz-Lead Clinic Coordinator
Dani is a recent college graduate with a degree in Social Work. She has a passion for helping people. She has found her niche here at RPS! Dani adores her brothers and sisters and her dog more than anything in the world and she has fallen in love with the Twin Cities area since she moved here from Wisconsin. On her days off, you can find her hiking with her dog or booking cheap flights to new places.
Jamie Philipp-Clinic Coordinator & Billing Assistant
Jamie is a recent college graduate who plans to further her education by attending law school to study tax and health care law. However, Jamie has always been very interested in the field of psychology and loves being able to interact with others in a warm and friendly environment. Outside of the office she spends her time reading, playing guitar, and watching sports—she is a huge football fan!