About The Therapists

  • Joan 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.

  • Amanda J. Thompson, LMFT


    Amanda is a Licensed and Marriage therapist.  Her areas of focus is in depression/anxiety, and self injurious behavior.  Utilizing traditional talk therapy and evidence based practices.  She is trained in DBT, CBT, and EMDR.  She offers an open, non-judgemental place to share hard life stories while helping to develop skills to manage mental health symptoms.  Amanda is a graduate of the Adler Graduate School with a degree in Psychology.  She has been in practice since 2000.

  • John Hasper MA, LADC


    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
  • Peg Beattie, MA LPCC


    I work with individual adults. I use a variety of techniques in my practice depending on the personality and needs of the client. My goal is to provide a supportive and collaborative relationship. I help clients address symptoms and problems that interfere with life and cause distress, I have experience working with a range of issues, including, depression, trauma, anxiety, life transitions, and substance abuse. I am trained in EMDR.

  • Beth 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.

  • Peter Jason Meilahn, MA, LPCC, Director of Biofeedback Counseling


    Peter works with both children and adults by using biofeedback as a part of his psychotherapy approach. He has been with Franklin Family Services since 2010.

    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 interact with other relaxing media. It has been proven to be as effective as some medications for issues including autism, 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 of 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.

  • 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, MA, LPC


    William offers 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 S. Brooks, MA, LPCC


    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.

  • Emma Moonier, MS, LPCC, MT-BC


    Emma Moonier is a licensed clinical counselor and board-certified music therapist, with expertise in attachment work with foster and adopted kids and families and in queer and transgender adolescents and their families. She conducts individual, couples and family therapy, facilitates group therapy sessions for transgender teens/young adults, children/teens in foster and adoptive homes, trans individuals affected by sex work, trans children/teens coping with homelessness, and provides group therapeutic support for foster and adoptive parents. She uses music therapy and talk therapy, and enjoys using creative practice to assist in healing. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the key to effective therapy, and strives to design therapeutic journeys that create trust, genuineness, and safety.

  • Joan F. Bullemer, MA, LPCC, LADC


    Joan Bullemer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and LicensedAlcohol and Drug Counselor, and BBHT Clinical Counselor.  She has workedwith individuals of all ages, families and couples.  She is trained inAdlerian Psychotherapy and has extensive experience in workingindividuals with addictions, mood disorders, anxiety, depression andpost-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, as well as, individualswith serious and persistent mental illnesses.  Joan’s approach combinestherapy focused on change in the “now”, trauma-informed, life coaching,and explored patterns of behavior developed in early experiences.  Joanworks from where the person is at in satisfaction in all areas of aperson’s life tasks and helps each person strive for more satisfactionand life balance.  Joan helps clients address symptoms and problems thatinterfere with life and experiencing distress. She also assists clientsin gaining more insight into themselves.  Joan’s style is interactive,intuitive, personable, open and empathetic.

    Joan is a graduate of the Adler Graduate School with a Master’s Degreein Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy, with an emphasis inCo-Occurring Disorders. Prior to that she worked as a licensed socialworker where she worked in areas of developmental disabilities, childprotection, chemical dependency and mental illness.  In addition, she isa certified ART: Accelerated Resolution therapist for treatment oftrauma.  Joan has had training in hypnosis, parenting education,cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.  Joan is also a militaryveteran and has experience in working with Veterans and their families.

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  • Eddie Luker


    Life is challenging! Underlying issues and external stressors can make it
    difficult to cope. Whether it be past trauma, mood issues, life
    transitioning or substance use causing distortions and
    disconnections, psychotherapy can help you move thru these challenges
    with better outcomes, more confidence and a sense of stability with
    who you are.

    With over 20 years experience, I bring compassionate understanding and
    encouragement to individuals and couples; finding resolution thru a
    variety of treatment modalities including EMDR, Mindfulness Based
    Stress Reduction strategies and CBT, merging eastern philosophy with
    western psychology.

  • Dominique Greer, MA


    Dominique is an experienced psychotherapist who has a master’s degree in Adlerian Counseling and
    Psychotherapy. Along with being a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
    and the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, she is a Certified Positive Discipline
    Parent Educator. Although Dominique specializes in working with families and treating couples, children
    and teens, she works with individuals as well.

    Bilingual, she speaks English and is fluent in French.

    Marriage and raising a family may at times be stressful endeavors that can leave us feeling discouraged
    and looking for practical solutions. Whether you are looking for help about an issue and/or are in need
    of strategies to implement life-changing decisions, Dominique offers a compassionate approach to
    families and individuals experiencing hardships with: managing a divorce, blending in two households,
    school related problems, relationship difficulties and conflict resolutions. She has experience helping
    parents bridge the communication gap with their children while exploring active solutions.

    Dominique uses a solid and professional approach through an attachment lens that includes Adlerian
    psychotherapy, art and play therapies. She also uses the tools and philosophy of Positive Discipline and
    believes in creating a safe, calm and nurturing environment for clients.

    With a non-judgmental, open, and empathetic style, Dominique welcomes individuals, couples, and
    families with children of all ages.

    A fluent French speaker, Dominique is also an active board member of the Adlerian Network

    She enjoys working with children, families, and individuals. She is trained in Adlerian Psychotherapy and
    has experience working with anxiety related disorders, relationship conflicts, and school related

  • Elliesha Hahn, MA


    Elliesha is an experienced psychotherapist who has a master’s degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Art Therapy and Clinical Mental Health. She believes it is valuable to meet each individual's unique needs by creating and holding space to simply be heard, develop skills, create lifestyle changes, process emotions and behaviors, and develop personal identity, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging. 

    Elliesha’s therapeutic style is Integrative Adlerian Art Therapy, with a holistic, clinical approach. She utilizes psychotherapy, art therapy, and DBT, as well as her own humor and encouragement to provide an authentic, therapeutic experience. Her therapeutic style promotes creating growth, in being intentional around fostering wanted changes in mindset and behaviors. In other words, “what you water will grow.” 

    She specializes in anxiety, self-esteem building, life transitions, depression, trauma, spirituality, and anger management. 

    Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, making art, traveling, doing yoga, and being out in nature.

  • Tori Krider, MA, LPCC, ATR


    Tori is licensed as a professional clinical counselor and registered as an art therapist. Tori holds a Master's Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Art Therapy from Adler Graduate School. 

    Tori’s clinical approach is present centered, collaborative and focused on each individual's unique needs and experiences.  Tori’s style focuses on providing a safe space to discuss all of life’s experiences, process emotions and develop coping skills, while taking a creative approach to healing.

    Tori has experience working with individuals of all ages, groups and families, with a specialty in anxiety, long-term illnesses, life transitions, depression and trauma.

    Outside of her clinical work, Tori enjoys participating in yoga and Zumba, traveling, playing and watching sports, and spending time with her family and dog, Ollie.

  • Daniel Harrell, PhD


    Daniel specializes in helping couples and individuals suffering stress and anxiety, marriage and family conflicts, grief and loss as well as spiritual concerns related to personal meaning and purpose in relationships and vocation.

    Daniel holds a PhD in Psychology (Boston College), along with a Masters of Divinity and training in counseling, group dynamics, family systems, personality theory and biomedical ethics. He has 40 years of experience as a counselor, a pastor and a hospice chaplain. Daniel provides a safe and supportive space to unburden difficult life stories, gain new perspective and develop strategies for decision-making, self-betterment and overall well-being.

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