Counseling means hope.
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.
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, 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.
TRINA BAK, Intern
Trina is an intern at FamilyMeans and is working toward her Master’s in Social Work from Tulane University. She strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for the clients she serves to promote a safe space for healing. Trina utilizes a strengths-based, person-centered approach. She enjoys working with children of all ages, and has extensive experience working with children who have experienced trauma, specifically in relation to domestic violence. Trina is also a certified sexual violence advocate in the state of Minnesota.
MEAGAN BETTS, MA
Meagan has her master’s degree in Adlerian Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience. She has specialized training in using the creative process to explore the conscious and unconscious, discovering feelings and experiences where there are no words. With the focus being on the process and materials, art therapy does not require art skill or experience. She creates the space to safely process, without judgement, and nurtures the courage to be imperfect. Meagan enjoys working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and is LGBTQIA+ friendly.
JONATHAN BOORMAN, LMFT
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.
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 Therapy program supervisor and provides direct services at the Hudson Middle School. She is also the coordinator of FamilyMeans’ Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
RACHEL DOWLING, MA, LAMFT
Rachel is a Marriage and Family Therapist working with children and families in the school-linked mental health program at Stonebridge Elementary and Afton-Lakeland 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 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.
KARI KELCHER, LMFT
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 5+ years of experience as a therapist, most of which has been providing school-based mental health services. She currently supports Stillwater Middle School and Rutherford Elementary.
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 has an eclectic approach, utilizing various theoretical approaches, behavioral neuroscience, and real life experience. Additionally, Kari is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and working towards national certification. TF-CBT is used with children and teens to process past trauma.
ALEX MAAS, MA
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.
DONEILA McINTOSH, M.DIV, INTERN
Doneila McIntosh is an intern at FamilyMeans. Doneila is a trained-mindfulness teacher in both MBSR and MSC, both of which she utilizes within the therapeutic setting along with a strengths-based, client-centered approach. Doneila enjoys working with individuals and families navigate the multiplicity of challenges that arise in life. Doneila works as a hospice chaplain in Minneapolis, serving individuals and their families as they prepare for the eventual passing of their loved ones. Doneila is experienced with grief, death and dying, trauma, spirituality, and helping families engage in some of life’s most difficult conversations.
JENNIFER MILES, M.DIV, MSW
Stillwater Clinic and School-Based Therapist
Jennifer went into the mental health field to be educated in specific ways to lift people up and help them realize how special and amazing they are. The world is full of experiences, positive and negative, which influence who we become. Through collaboration, Jennifer and her clients explore what barriers are in the way, which direction to take towards healing, what issues to address and which talents will foster a peaceful and satisfying life. Clients of all ages and concerns go to Jennifer. She has had training in and/or uses often EMDR, Racialized historical trauma, Narrative Therapy, Ego Psychology, Solutions focused and Mindfulness.
JENNIFER NOWAK, LPCC
To be in a space where we can feel understood is critical to healing. While having pain is human, suffering needn't be. Jen takes a collaborative approach with clients to explore painful patterns in their life and provide practices toward coping, self- care and personal growth. Jen works with individuals from children to older adults. Jen uses attachment, mindfulness and self-compassionate approaches in her therapy. Her areas of interest are life transitions, depression, anxiety and trauma.
TONI PRICE, MA
Stillwater Clinic and School-Based Therapist
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, as well as in the Prescott High School and Middle School.
TYLER REKOWSKI, NCC, LPCC
Tyler has his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a LPCC licensure. He looks forward to helping his clients define strengths so they can be used as a roadmap to overcome barriers. He focuses on using treatment methods that have been researched including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness strategies, and Neurobiology explanations to collaboratively work on goals defined by his clients.
Tyler purposefully incorporates multicultural concepts into each case, because he feels culture greatly influences how we interact with those around us and can help is to define our strengths. He truly believes that therapy is for everyone, but not every therapist is for every client: therefore he encourages open communication regarding the process of therapy so clients can best overcome their obstacles.
Tyler helps clients with a wide variety of mental health concerns including: depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, PTSD, addiction, life transitions, and other mood concerns. He believes that clients have the answers and that with his help they will find a deeper awareness of who they are, who they want to become, and how to propel onto a path of healing, growth, and actualization.
ASHLEY RICHARDSON, MA, LAMFT
School-Based Mental Health Clinician
Ashley has her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. She provides school-linked mental health services for elementary and high school students. Ashley enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults through a relational, client-centered, and systemic-based approach. Ashley believes in working from a warm, empathetic approach to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can learn, grow, and achieve shared goals. Ashley has a variety of experiences in working with children, adolescents, and adults and has a passion for helping others achieve their goals. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches including family systems, Bowen, CBT, and structural.
LINDSEY SACHS, MS
Lindsey has her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health. She provides school-linked mental health services for elementary, middle and high school students in Wisconsin. Lindsey's approach is relational, strengths-based and collaborative. She believes therapy is a safe place to grow, learn and achieve shared goals using an eclectic mix of modalities to meet each client's unique needs. Approaches used might include play therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, Adlerian and narrative therapy.
Lindsey has special interest in anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders and family changes.
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 in District #622 and Stillwater elementary schools, 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 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.
PENNY WHITE, INTERN
Penny is an intern at FamilyMeans and is working toward a Master’s in Counseling and Psychological Services (LPCC) at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis. She has experience working with children from pre-school to junior high age as a teacher and is excited to work in the school-based program. She also has training in yoga, meditation, health and wellness. She believes movement and mind-body awareness can help us tune into our emotions. Penny looks forward to working with and learning from the professionals at FamilyMeans in order to help support people on their personal journeys.