We offer a variety of mental health services to our communities, including services for infants, children, teens, adults and families. Click on a program below to learn more information.
Stellher Counseling Services provides mental health services to infants, children and adults.
Stellher Counseling Services provides mental health therapy to individuals and families who request services. Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals who include licensed independent clinical social workers and licensed professional clinical counselors. Stellher offers the following services:
Services begin with a diagnostic assessment. A diagnostic assessment is an evaluation of a person's current life situation and sources of stress. The result is a recommendation for needed mental health services.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling (218) 444-2845. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stellher Counseling Services is located at 519 Anne St NW, Suite B in Bemidji.
Self-pay and most health care plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, MN Care, Prime West, South Country Alliance, and Medical Assistance are accepted.
Notice to clients:
Stellher Counseling Services serves all clients regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered depending on family size and income. Applications for discounted rates can be obtained at our Bemidji Outpatient Office.
Christopher Godding, MSW, LICSW – Mental Health Professional
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN in 1999. After two years in Alaska, I attended the University of Kansas where I earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2002 and have been working for Stellher ever since. I received my clinical license in January of 2006. During my time with Stellher I have worked in several school-based programs, the crisis program, and the outpatient program at Stellher Counseling Services.
LICENSURE: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with kids and especially helping children and families heal from traumatic events. Special training includes Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I also collaborate with the National Native Children’s Trauma Center based at the University of Montana.
Lisa Hoagland, MS – Mental Health Practitioner-Clinical Trainee
I earned my Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from Bemidji State University in December 2014, prior to this I earned a B.A. in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College. I have worked as a county Social Worker and as an Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional. The majority of my educational and professional focus has been in Early Childhood Mental Health.
LICENSURE: MS - Clinical Trainee
SPECIALTY: Early Childhood Mental Health; DC: 0-3 Diagnostic Assessments; Family Toybox
Jean Reynolds, MSEd, LPCC – Mental Health Professional
I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University and my Master’s degree in Aberdeen, SD. I have been working with families in Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and mental health settings for 20 years. I am currently providing outpatient mental health services in Bemidji.
LICENSURE: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Completion date 2016)
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with families and adults as well as children. I enjoy completing diagnostic assessments and the treatment process of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Tonya Sletta, MS, LPCC – Mental Health Professional
I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Bemidji State University in 2010. I have provided outpatient individual, family and couples therapy to adolescents and adults for 5 years. I became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 2014. My early mental health experience included working with adults with serious and persistent mental illness and the offender population. I joined the outpatient mental health team at Stellher Counseling Services in January 2016.
LICENSURE: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples and families who are dealing with various life stressors / challenges using a collaborative and supportive approach. I enjoy doing therapy with individuals, couples and families who are coping with trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and anger management. I am part of the mobile crisis team with specialized training in crisis intervention as well as in treatment of offenders.
Karen Hill, MS, LPCC – Mental Health Professional
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Earned my Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University in in 2008. I became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 2013. I have provided mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including schools, homes, residential, inpatient, and outpatient facilities. I have provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy.
LICENSURE: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
SPECIALTY: I have worked with individuals who have committed sexual offenses, survivors of sexual offenses, individuals who have experienced a variety of traumatic experiences, individuals with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, a variety of personality disorders, and attachment disorders.
Sally Christensen, MA, LAMFT – Mental Health Practitioner-Clinical Trainee
I earned my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Twin Cities in 2014. I have provided services to children, adolescents, and adults in school, home-based, and clinical settings. Earlier work experiences have provided a framework for facilitating the needs of clients and accommodating to current difficulties. I am also currently working toward earning full licensure as an LMFT.
LICENSURE: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families to assist in finding and creating positive solutions to potential problems and difficulties. I value systemic thinking and focusing on symptom reduction of anxiety and behavioral concerns.
Dawn Huyge-Opsal, MS – Mental Health Practitioner - Clinical Trainee
I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Bemidji State University in 2013. During my time with Stellher, I have provided mental health services in a variety of settings including schools, daycare, homes, and outpatient office. My clinical focus has been early childhood mental health with children 0-5 years as well as school age to 18 years. I joined the Bemidji outpatient mental health team at Stellher Counseling Services in August 2017.
LICENSURE: MS, Clinical Trainee
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with all ages: children, teens, and adults. My additional training has focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Anxiety, ADHD, and disorders of early childhood. My approach to counseling is to partner with clients and work as a team to find the best methods to use, letting clients be in control of the pace of their therapy.
Nikki Bowman, MS, LAMFT – Mental Health Practitioner - Clinical Trainee
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bemidji State University in 2014 and earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017. I have provided services to adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am currently providing outpatient services in Bemidji and am working towards an LMFT license.
LICENSURE: MS, Clinical Trainee
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with adolescents and adults as well as couples and families and offer support in a variety of areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, and life stresses.
Bobby Jo Johnson, MS – Mental Health Practitioner – Clinical Trainee
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gerontology from Moorhead State University. I earned my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in September 2017. I have provided mental health services for early childhood (0-5), children, adolescents, and adults in the outpatient setting at Stellher Human Services, Inc.
LICENSURE: B.A. Psychology, Gerontology, M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Trainee
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with all ages. My therapeutic approach is based on each individual client. My goals are to help each individual work through everyday life, and help them on their journey to mental healing.
Jessica Kay, MS, NCC, CCMHC – Mental Health Practitioner – Clinical Trainee
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, both from Minnesota State University, Mankato. I have been with Stellher since July 2016, working with school-aged children for my first two years as the full-time therapist at Lincoln Elementary.
LICENSURE: I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am completing my hours to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), hoping to complete in August 2018.
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with all ages. I have worked with Client’s with a variety of concerns including: anxiety, defiance, trauma, stress, anger, and grief.
Natascha Poole, MSW, LGSW – Mental Health Practitioner – Clinical Trainee
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2015. I then earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work through the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2017. Upon graduating with my Master’s Degree I received my License as a Graduate Social Worker. I am now working towards becoming a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. In my time with Stellher I have worked in their school-based program providing mental health services to children between the ages of five to seven and I am now working in the outpatient program.
LICENSURE: Licensed Graduate Social Worker
SPECIALTY: I enjoy working with young children and their parents to help alleviate the effect of life’s stressors on the family. I believe that taking a multidisciplinary approach is extremely beneficial in the treatment of mental health issues.
Mark Miller, MA, LMFT – Mental Health Professional
I completed a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Sioux Falls Seminary (formerly North American Baptist Seminary) in 1995 and was licensed as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Minnesota in March of 1998. In July of 2007 I completed the Approved Supervisor designation from the MN Bd of MFT and in July of 2015 I completed the national Approved Supervisor designation from AAMFT. I completed a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) from Argosy University Twin cities in May 2016.
LICENSURE: Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
SPECIALTY: I have either provided or supervised others who have provided Home and Community-based Services since June of 1995. I have also served as the Program Coordinator for Home and Community-based CTSS for Stellher Human Services since 2001. I have received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and in evidenced-based Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) through PracticeWise. I also enjoy collaborating with other providers and stakeholders to develop new programming to meet mental health needs in the communities and the region of MN which is the area served by Stellher Human Services. I have three adult children and four grandchildren and love spending time being Grandpa, fishing, biking and travelling with my wife.