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Counseling and Therapy


About The Therapists

 Joan.jpgJoan Hasper, MA, LP

Joan is a Licensed Psychologist and has worked with individuals, families and couples for 25 years. She is trained in Adlerian Psychotherapy and has extensive experience in workiing with addicitions, anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder.

Joan has been a member of a trauma team working in New York one week after 911 and served in Germany with soldiers and their families.

In addition, Joan is a certified SAP assessor for the DOT and is experienced in DUI rule 25 assessments. Joan serves on the Board of Directors at Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN.

AJT.JPGAmanda J Thompson, LMFT







John Hasper

I offer a down to earth approach to psychotherapy. Life can move quickly and one can find themselves in situations without much time for self reflection. Our time together can provide a safe place for you to slow down and gain understanding. Together, we can work on building skills to help increase your enjoyment in life. I help individuals understand their chemical use, relationship, anxiety, depression and childhood issues. I have seen that through the therapeutic relationship you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your patterns, And from there you can experience a new way of living. I believe life moves us towards healing and acceptance and that as social beings we need the help of others to move through this journey. Therapy can be a great place to check in and reflect on events while seeing patterns or ideas that keep us from life’s enjoyment. 

John offers the following services: (All programs are offered as individual)

    Individual therapy  
    8 hour alcohol and drug education 
    16 hour alcohol and drug education
    24 hour relapse program (state requirement for interlock program)
    48 hour out patient treatment 

pegaaaaa.JPGPeg Beattie, MA

Peg is an experienced psychotherapist, who works with individuals and couples. Her approach combines therapy which focuses on change in the “here and now”, and psychodynamic therapy, which explores patterns of behavior developed in early experiences. Peg helps clients address symptoms and problems that interfere with life and cause distress.

She also helps clients gain more insight into themselves. Peg’s style is interactive and personable, open and empathetic. She works with clients on a range of areas which include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, life in recovery, gambling addiction, and life transitions. Peg also enjoys helping individuals and couples who want to improve the quality of their relationships, heal ongoing conflict, and “show up” with genuineness and integrity.

bethann.jpgBeth Ann Schumacher, MA, LPCC

Beth Ann specializes in personal growth and empowerment, partnering and relationship development, inner conflict resolution, parenting, spirituality, life transitions, religious and spiritual reconciliation, sexuality, gender identity concerns, and women’s issues. She will explore these as well as other areas of concern with you. Beth Ann uses a unique innovative approach to therapy as she accompanies her clients on their journey to discovering congruency between their inner being and their outward behavior. Beth Ann is experienced in helping clients find the confidence needed for discovering their own inner wisdom. She believes that a client’s needs are best attended to by recognizing that the client and therapist are both teacher and student as they develop relational mutuality within the therapeutic process.

Beth Ann is a graduate of the Alfred Adler Graduate School where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy. She did her under graduate work at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota obtaining a BA in Psychology and Social Work. Beth Ann also has a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, Minnesota.

She has worked as a therapist and counselor for over 30 years. Her experiences includes individual and group therapy, couples and family therapy, as well as group facilitation. She is also experienced in leading and teaching workshops and seminars. Beth Ann thoroughly loves the therapeutic process and watching the growth that takes place in the lives of her clients.

Mark.jpgMark Reese, MA , LPC, LAMFT

Mark has spent the past three years at the University of Minnesota with adult child caregivers of parents with memory loss and dementia as they face issues of depression, anxiety, changing roles, end of life issues and family/relational conflict that often accompanies caregiving and various medical diagnoses.  Mark offers an affirming practice where gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer and heterosexual clients can explore issues of self esteem, authenticity and communication.  He also works with people seeking to enhance their relationships however they define them; open, monogamous, or polyamorous. He welcomes clients with alternative spiritual beliefs and practices.

Mark is a graduate of the Alfred Adler Graduate School where he obtained his Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling & Psychotherapy. He is a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and the American Psychological Association.  

Mark works from an Adlerian perspective exploring how a client moves along their life path giving meaning to themselves and to the world.  Life goals and the affective, cognitive, and behavioral strategies that people employ to reach those goals will be explored, especially from the context of the clients approach to or avoidance of five life tasks: self identity, intimate relationships, participation in community, vocation and a personal spiritual connection.

peter.jpgPeter Jason Meilahn

Peter works with both children and adults by using biofeedback as a part of  his psychotherapy. approach. 

Biofeedback includes soothing computer programs, music, and fun games you control with brainwave patterns that show inner brain activity. In the biofeedback process, the computer program rewards clients for keeping certain brain states while they play games, watch movies, or ointeract with other relaxing media. It has been proven to be as effective as some medications for issues including aautism, ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, migraines, and a variety of other issues. Peter's strengths are in stress, mood, and attention issues. He also offers researched audio therapy programs for people to take home for free, and for clients to keep. This is a common way to do neurotherapy at home instead of in the office and can reduce the time needed to do biofeedback in the clinic.

Biofeedback for ADHD and Autism Struggles: Generally speaking clients with ADHD or autism spectrum disorders are taught to regulate and keep up blood flow in the front part of the brain with faster brain waves that go with concentration. This is done to lower the amount or strength slower, “drifty” brain waves. In Minnesota autism treatment with EEG is covered by the state health insurance programs. The amount of sessions needed can range from 20 to 50 for the typical case of ADHD or more for autism. They are one hour or a little more.

Biofeedback for Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Trauma, and Mood Struggles: These are generally treated by rewarding a relaxed attention in the brain or a more relaxed soothed state to increase our abilities to “watch ourselves” with comfort. These issues can be treated with around 20 sessions and maybe more as needed.


Suzanne Kramer, MA, LPC

Suzanne has been a psychotherapist working with women for almost 20 years.  She has a Masters Degree From Alfred Adler Graduate School and her undergraduate work was at the University of Minnesota.  Suzanne has a Bachelor of Individualized Studies in Psychology, Sociology, and Family Social Sciences. She has completed the course studies for Chemical Dependency Counseling at the University of Minnesota. Suzanne worked for many years as a Peer Counselor and Supervisor who also did training for Chrysalis Center for Women.  Suzanne is also a member of The Green Cross. The Green Cross is a team of therapists who work with the people who meet the needs of others during national or global tragedy.
Suzanne's specialty is women of all ages transitioning and dealing with uncoupling/divorce, depression, sexual abuse, codependency, early addiction recovery and all other issues that women experience in their lives.  She welcomes clients of all religions and spiritual focuses. Suzanne has a committment to a welcoming, non-judging environment for clients to change and become empowered in their own lives. She is warm, passionate and brings a calm, kind connection and a safe place for her clients to ground themselves and have support.
Suzanne's goal is to help her clients create a life worth living and is available to anyone with insurance and also has a sliding fee program. Special rates for people in early recovery from addiction or without employment.


Stephanie Tkach, LICSW


Stephanie Tkach, LICSW offers emotional and social support to individuals, couples, families, and groups who are experiencing stress, trauma, recent loss, grief, or those who have an overall desire to improve their mental and emotional well-being.  Stephanie has worked with infants and all ages up to 105 years old!  She loves people and helping them find ways of adjusting or moving forward in life. 

Stephanie has a background as a medical social worker and as a youth and family counselor.  She specialized in providing support to those experiencing a medical trauma or those at end-of-life and their loved ones and in crisis counseling to youth and their families.  Stephanie received her Undergraduate Degree in Social Work at Metropolitan State University and her Graduate Degree in Social Work at Augsburg College.  She has a certificate in Women’s studies. 

Stephanie utilizes a feminist, eclectic approach with desire to meet each person where they are at in life, to gain understanding of the person and their environment, and to highlight overall strengths of those she serves.  She believes in having a positive attitude, yet acknowledging the reality of life situations.  The therapy models used, to name a few, are:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Mapping, and Play Therapy.

Stephanie Tkach is a member of the Minnesota Social Service Association and the National Association of Social Workers.  She is on the board of the Minnesota Homicide Resource Center.


Will Tenbroek

William offer’s a relaxed, down to earth approach to therapy. Life can present you situations that are unexpected, stressful, and hard to navigate through. Having a safe place to come and work on those issues are important to his therapy process. He will provide encouragement and work with you on the ability to slow down and gain understanding of the deeper issues in your life and what can be done on a day-to- day basis to achieve new and positive life goals for each individual. Areas of interest include helping individual’s understand their own or their children’s behavior, chemical use/ addictions, drug and alcohol assessments, relationship, anxiety, depression and childhood issues.

Will has also worked for the last three years as an Adult Rehabilitative MH worker and as a family based therapist working with a variety of issues including addiction/ recovery issues, oppositional defiance, families going through divorce, adults/ children with autism/Asperger’s disorder, and family systems. I believe a supportive and encouraging therapy environment can greatly increase one’s day-to-day life enjoyment and spiritual growth. I will also help you gain a deeper understanding of your self, mistaken beliefs, and your patterns of behavior. I will combine therapy, which focuses on change “just for today”, and psychodynamic therapy, which explores patterns of behavior, developed in early childhood experiences. The final goal of therapy being an improved quality of life for individuals and their families.


Judith.jpgJudith S. Brooks, MA, LPC

Therapy offers an opportunity for personal growth and change. There are definitely times when life can seem really overwhelming. Life transitions, grief, aging parents or feelings of anxiety and depression are just some of the situations that may prompt you to seek support. Judy can help. She possesses a kind and empathetic approach to help guide you as you gain new perspectives and discover ways of approaching and managing your individual challenges. She can help you discover what is getting in the way when everything you have tried hasn’t worked. Things can get better. You can learn the coping skills and discover new options to foster change in your life.

Judy utilizes an eclectic style that includes psychodynamic, person-centered, strength-based, solution-focused and cognitive therapeutic approaches.

Judy has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Saint Mary’s University, and is licensed as a professional counselor by the State of Minnesota. Her experience includes five years as a counselor at the Walk-In Counseling Center and a year providing phone counseling at Crisis Connection. In addition, Judy has over 20 years experience working in the corporate world.

Judy has experience working with diverse populations and offers counseling services for individuals and couples with flexible scheduling.


dr_emma.jpgEmma Moonier, MS, LPC, MT-BC

I am a licensed professional counselor and board-certified music therapist, and have been in the mental health field for 16 years. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families, and have particular interest in attachment work with foster and adopted kids and families. Much of my work is also with kids who have queer identities and/or expansive expressions of gender, and I facilitate regular groups for teens and young adults who are exploring questions of gender and gender expansive life experiences. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the key to effective therapy, and I strive to design a therapeutic journey that includes trust, genuineness, and safety.


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Franklin Family Counseling and Therapy Services

is a Therapy therapy for About The Therapists, counseling, therapy and much more in St. Louis Park, MN. We also do Individual Therapy, Anger Management, Self Esteem - Life Transitions, Child Therapy, Social Anxiety Disorder, Stress, Grief Or Bereavement, Depression, Health Anxiety Or Hypochondria, Anxiety - Panic Attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Eating Disorders, Compulsive Disorders - Addictions, Domestic Violence, Suicide and all work related in the 54116 area and surrounding areas in St. Louis Park