Keisha Seys is Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic’s Assistant Practice Manager. She welcomes clients to the office and oversees the day-to-day operations of the office including scheduling appointments and verifying insurance.
Keisha has a degree in education and has a history of working with a diverse population. She has been working in health care for 3+ years. She is a self-proclaimed life-long learner and tries to use what she learns to better herself and educate others.
Keisha was born and raised in southern Minnesota. She spends her time outside of the office with her kids and husband going for bike rides, reading books, doing arts and crafts, and swimming when the weather is nice. Keisha also enjoys spending time with her extended family, especially playing board games, having campfires, and doing crafts.
I received my BA from Mercyhurst University in Erie PA and my MSW from Case Western University in Cleveland Ohio.
I have worked in the areas of Child Protection in Milwaukee WI, the Pediatric Clinic at the University Hospital in Denver CO and the Social Security Administration in Reno NV. I also taught undergraduates in the Social Work Department at the University of Nevada Reno.
After moving to Minnesota, I worked at LeSueur County Mental Health Center and MN Valley Education District in LeCenter, St Clair and St Peter.
I have been in private practice for 15 years specializing in In Home Family Therapy and working with adults and children with serious mental and physical illness.
Marinda (Mindy) Kimmel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor. She has experience providing diagnostic assessment for adults, adolescents, and children including use of DC:0-5 for children age five and under. She provides a wide range of psychotherapy for families, couples, and individuals.
Mindy emphasizes a strengths based and family systems approach with clients while incorporating relaxation, mindfulness, and play techniques. She also utilizes Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Her background includes helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, social emotional development, grief, and life stage stressors so that they can improve their quality of life.
Mindy specializes in working with children and families. She has received extensive training in providing therapy to those who have experienced trauma. She utilizes Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) for clients with PTSD and a range of symptoms (anxiety, depression, abuse, etc.). A.R.T. is an innovative eye-movement therapy designed to decrease the emotional reactivity and distressing symptoms experienced following a traumatic event. She is also certified in both Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) a narrative approach for school aged youth and Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) a relational therapy for young children. She has completed adoption competency training for adoption, foster care, and guardianship families. An additional area of expertise includes couples work using the Prepare/Enrich Inventory for premarital and married couples.
Mindy is an approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for LMFT, LPC, and LPCC. Supervision provided includes developmental, trauma, and family systems lenses while including self of the therapist work.
Renee Schunk is Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic’s Practice Manager. She creates a welcoming environment for our clients and oversees day-to-day fiscal operations of the clinic.
Renee is a native of Minnesota and has been a Mankato resident for over 17 years. She has over 25 years experience working in health care settings including client scheduling, handing insurance issues and billing, and day-to-day bookkeeping tasks. She has a passion for working with people. Renee has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is putting that to use at Five Rivers.
Renee was raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and has also lived in Madison, Wisconsin and Bartlett, Illinois before settling in Mankato. She spends her free time having fun with her kids; going hiking and camping in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter. Renee also enjoys gardening and photography.
Jane Ek is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Jane believes in the importance of building a safe, validating, and trusting therapeutic relationship. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults on an individual basis, as well as working with couples and families. She has worked with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties and more. Jane uses a client-centered and strengths-based approach that integrates techniques tailored to each client’s needs.
Jane was born and raised in Mankato, and has happily remained in the area throughout her life. She enjoys being with her family and friends, spending most of her time with her two young sons. She also enjoys music, puzzles, reading, TV and video games.
Nicole is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed School Counselor. She received her master’s degree in Professional School Counseling K-12 from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2014.
I offer a combination of talk therapy, skill-building, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) — an eye-movement therapy designed to decrease the emotional reactivity and distressing symptoms experienced following stressful or traumatic events (visit http://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com to learn more). I primarily see individuals though I do some work with families. I seem to be an especially good fit for folks who are struggling with codependency, have a history of trauma or unhealthy relationships, or are struggling with self-worth and identity.
It’s important to me that you reach your goals and walk away with insights and skills that will help you navigate life. I view therapy as a collaborative relationship and an opportunity for self-discovery for clients who are ready to accept responsibility for their personal growth. I appreciate the vulnerability of those who choose to share their stories with me and enjoy working with folks who want support as they engage in self-exploration. Therapy with me is about feeling supported, safe and connected. I look forward to joining you in the process of stepping into the fullness of who you can be.
Nicole is a Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy approved supervisor for LPC and LPCC. Supervision provided includes trauma-informed and family systems lenses and self of the therapist work.
Dr. Sarah Sifers is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her doctorate in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas in 2003. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse psychological needs in a variety of settings. Sarah’s areas of expertise include clarifying diagnoses, providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults with psychological disorders, chemical dependency, or who have experienced traumatic events. She also provides psychological testing, specializing in adult psychoeducational assessments. She emphasizes helping clients build resilience using a variety of research-based strategies. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, crossword and sudoku puzzles, judo, and yoga.
Sarah is a Minnesota Board of Psychology approved supervisor for LP and a Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy approved supervisor for LPC and LPCC. She provides supervision for clients across the lifespan from a variety of modalities. Sarah is a former full professor of psychology with over a decade of clinical experience in outpatient, day treatment, and in-patient clinical practice. Supervision is provided from a developmental model. Individual supervision sessions are available at $80 an hour.
Sarah is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program and a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). Health and wellness coaching is a partnership between client and coach designed to foster wellbeing through exploring, envisioning, enacting, and evolving self-directed goals and values. It is strengths-based and focused on making lasting changes. Health and wellness coaches recognizes that the client is the expert on their own life and provides respect and unconditional positive regard. Health and wellness coaches use a variety of learning and communication techniques specifically designed to foster self-discovery and solutions along with accountability and motivation. We honor each client’s life circumstances, strengths, and goals, empowering clients to mobilize their resources and build new ones. The goal of health and wellness coaching is self-management strategies for making sustainable healthy lifestyle changes. Health and wellness coaches do not diagnose conditions, prescribe treatments, or provide psychotherapy; however, they may provide guidance in areas in which they are licensed and may offer resources from recognized authorities or referrals to other providers. Health and wellness coaching treatment plans are client driven and may include suggestions from individual clients’ professional health care providers.
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