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FamilyMeans Therapist Bios
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
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
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
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.
MEAGAN BETTS, MA, ATR-P
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.
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 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.
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
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, 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 and High 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. Currently, Alex provides school-based mental health support to students at Stillwater Area High School.
GEORGIANN MELTON, MA, LADC
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 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.
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.
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 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.