Bemidji Outpatient Services

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.

Mental Health Therapy to Individuals and Families

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:

  • Diagnostic assessments
  • DC0-3R assessments for children ages 0–5
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Crisis Intervention and stabilization services
  • Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
  • Trauma Focused Therapy (TF-CBT)

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.

Contact Us

Appointments may be scheduled by calling (218) 751-5919. 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.

Insurance and Payment Options

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.

Meet Our Outpatient Services Team of Professionals

Christopher Godding, MSW, LICSWMental 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.


Alicia Holley, MA, LPCCMental Health Professional

I earned a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy Counseling from the University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in 2002. I became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 2010. I have provided mental health services to children in a variety of settings including schools, homes, Head Start and at my current location in the outpatient office at Stellher Counseling Services. My recent work has focused on family therapy with children ages 0-10. I have received an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate from the University of Minnesota and am certified to provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy.

LICENSURE: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

SPECIALTY: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health including child-caregiver trauma work; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); family relationships including adoption and foster care; DC: 0-3 Diagnostic Assessments; art therapy services.


Lisa Hoagland, MSMental 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, MSMental Health Practitioner-Clinical Trainee

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.


Joann Riemer, MSW, LCSW – Mental Health Professional

I received my Master's Degree in Social Work in 1993 from Florida State University, with a Bachelor's in Child Development. I have provided mental health services to children in a variety of settings since 2009. Prior to entering clinical social work, I was employed more than a decade in hospital social work with medically fragile infants & toddlers, including collaboration with a variety of early childhood services. My clinical focus is therapeutic play and social-emotional skill building with children 0-5 years and their caretakers, particularly those who suffer from trauma. I provide Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and enjoy facilitating parenting groups.

LICENSURE: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

SPECIALTY: Child Development & Early Childhood Mental Health; Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); Filial Therapy; parenting skills, family relationships; recovery from the impact of abuse & domestic violence.


Tonya Thayer, MS, LPCCMental 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, LPCCMental 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, LAMFTMental 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.