FamilyMeans Therapist Bios

2021 Counseling Team Photo

FamilyMeans' clinical staff have a wide range of experience and backgrounds. Our variety in licensure helps us bring diversity to our staff and availability to clients. Our staff want to provide safe, professional and excellent clinical service to our clients. Please browse through our staff's biographies below, and contact our mental health staff for any questions you may have.

Key to Credential Acronyms

These letters can refer to educational degrees:

  • MA – Master of Arts
  • M. DIV - Master of Divinity
  • MFT – Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PhD – Doctor of Philosophy
  • PsyD – Doctor of Psychology
  • BSW – Bachelor of Social Work
  • MSW – Master of Social Work

Or to professional licenses:

  • LAMFT – Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing under supervision of another independently licensed provider
  • LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • LGSW – Licensed Graduate Social Worker, practicing under the supervision of another independently licensed provider
  • LICSW – Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin
  • LPCC – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota
  • LP –Licensed Psychologist
  • LISW- Licensed Independent Social Worker
  • LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • CSW- Certified Social Worker

 


ERIN ROWLSON, LMFT

ERIN ROWLSON, LMFT

Clinical Director

Erin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in MN, MI and WI. Erin loves working with children, teens, families and couples. Erin is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and has completed the second level of Gottman Couples Therapy Method. Erin believes everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties. Erin tries to help bring families and couples closer together through therapeutic work and help to have fulfilling relationships. Erin provides both clinical supervision for Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors in MN as well as administrative supervision here at FamilyMeans.


DIANE CRAGOE, LMFT

DIANE CRAGOE, LMFT

School-Based Clinical Supervisor and EAP Coordinator

Diane is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Most of her 20+ year career has been spent working with youth and their families through school-based therapy programs.  Diane works from a collaborative, strengths-based approach; assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives.  She works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma.

Diane is the School-Based Mental Health program supervisor, and is also the coordinator of FamilyMeans’ Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


MARY WILKENING, LICSW

MARY WILKENING, LICSW

Stillwater Clinical Supervisor and Therapist

Mary is a licensed independent clinical social worker in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as a board-approved supervisor through both the Minnesota Board of Social Workers and the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. Mary believes in a relational, strengths-based approach to therapy. She has a particular interest in working with survivors of all forms of trauma, including witnessing or experiencing violence, complicated grief, abuse, or spiritual trauma. Mary is certified in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy as well as Accelerated Resolution Therapy.

In the midst of the serious work of therapy, Mary seeks to find hope, joy, and humor –and a renewed enthusiasm for life. Along with EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Mary utilizes mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Mary also encourages her clients to pursue a holistic approach to health, incorporating exercise, proper sleep and nutrition, spiritual practices, nurturing relationships, and activities they enjoy.

Mary sees therapy clients as well as providing clinical supervision for the Stillwater Clinic therapists. 


JONATHAN BOORMAN, LMFT

JONATHAN BOORMAN, LMFT

Stillwater Clinic

Jonathan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both MN and WI who specializes in individual, couples and family therapy. Among his areas of expertise are EMDR, infidelity, sex therapy, anxiety, depression and trauma. Jonathan also has extensive experience working with gifted children, adults and their families, as well as individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Jonathan's therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He combines traditional complementary methodologies and current neurological research to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. Jonathan is committed to assisting each individual build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life.


RACHEL DOWLING, MA, LAMFT

RACHEL DOWLING, MA, LAMFT

Stillwater Clinic & School-Based Therapist

Rachel is a Marriage and Family Therapist working with children and families in the school-linked mental health program at Stonebridge Elementary. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD-related challenges, abuse, familial alcoholism and grief. Rachel works eclectically to suit the needs of the individual. Under the umbrella of a family-systems based approach, modalities used in treatment may include play therapy, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. Rachel's goal is to help children reach their highest potential and to help families live more harmonious and happier lives together.


NORA EIESLAND, LMFT

NORA EIESLAND, LMFT

Stillwater Clinic

Nora is a Marriage and Family Therapist in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Nora has provided therapy services for 15 years in outpatient, in home and treatment settings. She has worked at FamilyMeans since 2005.

Nora sees families, children, and teens. She works with students and families at the Stillwater High School Wellness Program and New Heights Charter School. Nora addresses depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, anger, trauma, and family relational problems.

Nora has special training and interest in working with trauma providing EMDR therapy as a helping aid. She loves to help families move towards healthier relationships. Nora has taken extensive course work in attachment and bonding, hypnotherapy and neurobiology. Nora enjoys her work and deeply respects the therapeutic relationship.


BRIAN ENGELEN, MA

BRIAN ENGELEN, MA

Stillwater Clinic

Brian Engelen, M.A. is a graduate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.  Brian is working toward his L.P.C.C. licensure. Brian has been working in the mental health field for over twenty years, and has experience working with adults, children and families who have experienced trauma, autism, varied mental health diagnoses, and legal and socioeconomic concerns. Brian works from a systemic, collaborative, strength-based approach that is mindful of cultural, ethnic and economic concerns. He has an eclectic approach that includes psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques with an eye toward how people can use their support system, community resources, mindfulness and newly learned skills to live the kind of life they envision for themselves. Brian works out of the Stillwater clinic. 


ALLISON EPSTEIN, MA, LADC

ALLISON EPSTEIN, MA, LADC

Stillwater Clinic and School-Based Clinician

Allison Epstein has a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She completed her clinical internship at FamilyMeans’ Center for Grief & Loss, and approaches her work with clients through a grief and loss lense. Everyone experiences loss throughout their lives and Allison believes it’s important to create a safe space for others to grieve, in whatever way feels best for them. Although grief is a universal experience, it’s a very unique process for every individual so she makes sure to allow those to grieve at their own pace and with their own expectations. In addition to this, Allison has her alcohol and drug counselor license and has extensive work providing assessments, referrals and counseling for those who experience issues with substance use. She is client-centered, letting individuals, couples or families be the driver in their own therapy, and is particularly drawn to attachment-based therapies, solution-focused therapy and experiential therapy. Currently, Allison provides school-based mental health services at Andersen and Afton-Lakeland Elementary, as well as the Stillwater outpatient clinic. In her free time, Allison enjoys cooking new recipes, traveling, exercising and playing with her dog.


NICOLE GARDNER, LPC-IT

NICOLE GARDNER, LPC-IT

Stillwater Clinic & School-Based Therapist

Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor – In Training. Nicole has her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with concentrations in Child and Adolescents, Eating Disorders, and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction, relationship concerns, and other life experiences. She believes that each person has their own story that has shaped what they are currently experiencing. Through her work, she strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that has impacted them, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and narrative therapy. Nicole provides school-based mental health support in New Richmond Middle and High Schools.


KARI KELCHER, MA, LMFT

KARI KELCHER, MA, LMFT

School-Based Therapist, Intern Coordinator

Kari is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has been in the field for nearly ten years and has a passion for supporting children, teens, and their families. Currently she offers therapeutic services at Stillwater Middle School, Stillwater Area High School, and Rutherford Elementary School.

She enjoys working with individuals and families to navigate the challenges of life, whether they are personal, with family, or with peers. Areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep problems, transitions and adjustments, identity development, parenting skills, and family communication. Kari is bilingual and can conduct assessments and therapy in Spanish.

Kari describes herself as having a down-to-earth nature, sense of humor, and personable demeanor. She has an eclectic approach, utilizing various theoretical approaches, behavioral neuroscience, and real life experience. She caters her approach to each client’s individual therapeutic needs.  Additionally, Kari is trained in two evidence-based models to process trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).


ALEX MAAS, MA

ALEX MAAS, MA

School-Based Therapist

Alex Maas, M.A. is a graduate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota with a wide variety of clinical experience. Alex is a school-based therapist that has experience working at different high school and university settings as well as providing in-home services to families. Alex is on an L.P.C.C. licensure track and specializes in working both in school and family home settings to encourage mental health support and reduce mental health stigma. Alex has traveled and lived all over the world, and spends his free time working with his dogs, volunteering with many rescue organizations, practicing wheel-thrown pottery and training for competitive powerlifting.  Currently, Alex provides school-based mental health support to students at Stillwater Area High School.


CHRISTA MARINCEL

CHRISTA MARINCEL

Intern

Christa is an intern pursuing a graduate degree in marriage, couples, and family therapy at Adler Graduate School. She works from a person-centered approach that incorporates influences from attachment and solution-focused perspectives. She collaborates with clients to identify and enlist their internal strengths and resources to approach life’s challenges. Christa has a background in mediation and experience helping couples better understand each other and improve communication skills and relationships. Christa provides school-based mental health services at Oak-Land Middle and Stillwater Area High School. Her hobbies include meditation, yoga, running, cooking, and hiking or cross-country skiing through the woods.  


MONICA McGEE

MONICA McGEE

Intern

Monica is a Master of Social Work Intern and will receive her degree from Walden University in May 2022. Her approach is to meet the clients where they are and ensure the healing process leads to an improved quality of life. Monica has a background in working with individuals living with depression, anxiety, and complex trauma and focuses on a strengths-based therapeutic approach to promote self-love and growth. She also provides school-based mental health services at Tartan High School and Stillwater Area High School. Her hobbies include spending time with her family taking road trips, bike rides, and camping in the summer months


GEORGIANN MELTON, MA, LADC

GEORGIANN MELTON, MA, LADC

Stillwater Clinic

Georgiann has her master’s degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy. She is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Her specialties include; the neuroscience of change, boundary development, nutritional health and well-being, and spiritual counseling.

Georgiann has a passion to come alongside her clients to help them heal and grow so they can live satisfying and fulfilled lives. 

In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, riding her motorcycle, and taking martial arts classes.


TONI PRICE, MA

TONI PRICE, MA

Stillwater Clinic

Toni holds a Master’s degree from Adler Graduate school, and is working toward her Marriage and Family Therapist licensure in both MN and WI. She has experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, PTSD, dissociative disorders, trauma, spirituality, life transitions, and relational problems. She is passionate about helping individuals, families, and relationships of any kind to help people more wholly connect with themselves and others.  

Toni works from a systemic, collaborative, strengths-based therapeutic approach to help clients acknowledge the various unique contexts which impact their lives, connect with their strengths, and learn new ways to live in wholeness. Her empathy and warmth help to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can process and heal. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches including family systems, attachment-based, and Adlerian theories.

Toni meets with clients in our clinic locations.


JACOB TONE, MA

JACOB TONE, MA

School-Based Therapist & Stillwater Clinic

Jake has his master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a Family Psychology Concentration. He enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults through individual, family and couples therapy modalities.

Jake strives to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere. He utilizes a variety of approaches including family systems, client-centered, strengths based, narrative, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and structural therapy techniques. Jake currently sees clients Stillwater elementary schools at Lily Lake and Lake Elmo, as well as, in the FamilyMeans Stillwater outpatient clinic. Areas of interest include anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, family conflict, anger, conduct disorders, relationship concerns, emotion regulation and self-injurious behavior.


DANA TONNE, LICSW

DANA TONNE, LICSW

School-Based Therapist

Dana is an LICSW that has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of situations including homelessness, residential facilities, and the court system.  She believes that when working with individuals, including family in the treatment process provides the best potential outcomes.  Attachment Theory and Family Systems Theory are utilized alongside CBT skills while working with children and their families.  Dana ensures that flexibility, meeting the individual/families where they are, and  having patience alongside a safe environment, help each individual to feel secure through the process. Currently, Dana provides school-based mental health support at Weaver Elementary, and Prescott Middle and High School.