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Carolyn Babekuhl is a white woman with long sandy blond hair.
School Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3425
Carolyn received her Master of Social Work from Augsburg University and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW). She has experience working in outpatient clinics, in the community and in schools and has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, LGBTQ+ identities, family conflict, grief and loss, social injustices, anger management and adjustment […]
Laurie is a mid aged white woman with blond hair and blue eyes.
School Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3454
Laurie Berlin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an LMFT and LPCC board-approved supervisor. She enjoys mentoring clinicians who are working toward clinical licensure and has experience working with individuals and families who have experienced grief and loss, trauma, depression, suicidal and self-harming youth, anxiety, LGBTQ+, social injustices, life transitions, and academic challenges. […]
Client Services Coordinator
She/Her/Hers
651.757.4071
Mia received her bachelor’s degree in public health from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has been working in the healthcare field for over ten years in various positions. Throughout her experience, she has been passionate about mental health as it impacts our quality of life. As Client Services Coordinator for school-based therapy services at NYFS, […]
School-Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3407
Kendra works as a school-based therapist at Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View. She earned her BA from St Cloud State University and her MSW from the University of Kansas. Kendra has worked in the community, inpatient hospital, residential, school and clinic settings. Her experience includes working with youth and young adults coping with anxiety, […]
Director of Operations
She/Her/Hers
651-486-3808
Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT, holds a doctorate of philosophy in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and approved supervisor. She has worked in a wide variety of mental health settings and populations, including school-based mental health, in-home rehabilitative services, perinatal mental health, family medicine, trauma and […]
Client Service Coordinator
She/Her/Hers
651-486-3808
Sarah is a seasoned administrative professional with over a decade of experience in healthcare and mental health. She has worked in multiple clinical settings, such as family practice, pediatric hospital, and a clinic for durable medical equipment. Sarah received her Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Medical Administration. In her role at NYFS, she […]
Restoring Power Advocate
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3458
Lexa received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Cloud State University. Previously, she worked at Family Pathways providing advocacy to victim-survivors in rural Minnesota. As a Restoring Power Advocate, Lexa works with adult victim-survivors who have experienced abusive behaviors from others. She offers services including legal advocacy, safety planning, and emotional support. Lexa uses […]
School-Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3412
Melanie received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW). She works as a School-Based Therapist at Wilshire Park Elementary School in St. Anthony. Melanie has experience working with grief and loss, anxiety and adjustment disorders, and post-traumatic stress related symptoms. She is passionate about helping children, […]
School and Clinic Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3418
Jacqueline (JJ) is a dedicated pre-licensure Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) specializing in couples and family therapy, trauma, and adolescent mental health. With a Master of Arts degree from Adler Graduate School, she integrates Adlerian principles into her therapeutic work, empowering clients to create meaningful change through social connectedness. JJ has a particular passion for […]
School-Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-757-4071
Lauren has received her Masters in social work from St. Catherine University and currently has an LGSW, and is working towards being independently licensed. Lauren has multiple years of experience working in the school system and with youth ages 11 to 18 years of age. She has supported youth with various backgrounds and experiences and […]
Assessment Supervisor
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3409
Cari is a licensed psychologist. She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. As Assessment Supervisor, she will help develop and oversee the psychological assessment program. Throughout her career, Cari has focused on providing psychological assessments for children and adolescents. Her main aim is to […]
Angela is a white woman with blond hair and blue eyes.
President and CEO
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3404
Angela is the President and CEO of Northeast Youth and Family Services. She comes to NYFS with experience in nonprofit leadership, program development and evaluation, training and supervision, and trauma treatment research. Angela is passionate about both individual level and systems level change and is thrilled to be supporting NYFS’s work providing trauma informed and […]
Director of Mental Health
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3403
Sarah Lockhart, MSW, LICSW received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Luther College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Sarah attended the University of Minnesota’s two-year Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program. Previously, Sarah was the Family Services Director at Cornerhouse overseeing their advocacy, case management and […]
Clinic Based Therapist
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Carl has a Master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling (MCMHC) from Adler Graduate School and a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota. He was a 2019/2020 Minnesota Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MNLEND) Fellow with a focus on Autism and nature-based therapies and was named a Paul Harris fellow by the Rotary […]
Manager, School Based Services
He/Him/His
651-379-3452
Steven is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has been serving in the mental health field for a decade. He has experience working with children and youth with trauma, depression, anxiety, academic and behavioral difficulties and grief and loss. Steven believes that the therapeutic relationship is central to the healing that takes place in […]
Development and Communications Manager
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3451
Amelia has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota and has previously worked as a news reporter and editor. She’s been with NYFS in multiple capacities since 1999 and helps ensure that those who need our services can find us and those who can support our services have the […]
Diversion and Community Connections Coordinator
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Sam helps walk first-time young offenders through the Diversion Program as well as organizing and operating the Community Connections program. He has a background working with youth in the foster system, criminal justice system, and youth with autism spectrum disorder at different group homes around the metro area. He uses this knowledge to build relationships […]
Community Advocate
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3422
As Community Advocate, Morgan works with 5 police departments within suburban Ramsey County to connect referred individuals to community resources and services like housing stability programs, financial assistance, mental health support and chemical dependency support. She builds and maintains close relationships with different county and non-profit organizations to refer clients to their provided services. Morgan […]
Clinic Based Art Therapist
They/Them/Theirs
651-379-3453
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Clinic Based Therapist
He/Him/His
651-379-3401
Caleb received his bachelor’s in psychology and went on to get his masters in Marriage in Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary. Caleb worked in an inner-city Middle School providing therapy services and has experience working with children, adolescents, couples, adults, and families. Caleb works from a strengths-based and person-centered approach to create a welcoming, engaging […]
Internship Program Supervisor
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3414
Trisha received her Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. In her role as Internship Program Supervisor, Trisha oversees NYFS’ intern cohort made up of students from across the country. She provides onboarding training, task supervision, and clinical supervision to our student […]
Outpatient Mental Health Therapist
They/Them/Theirs
651.240.3069
Vanessa is a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW, MSW). They are passionate about supporting children and families in healing from intergenerational trauma, and in honoring their intergenerational resilience and strengths. Vanessa has worked intensively with children struggling with emotional regulation and trauma, families facing domestic violence, families struggling with substance use, and families experiencing child-protective […]
School Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
(651) 621-7915
Angie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the mental health field for more than two decades. She earned her Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy and Counseling at the Adler Graduate School. Angie has spent most of her time serving adolescents in day treatment and school settings. She has experience and […]
School Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-486-3808
Jackie is a master’s level clinician who works as a School-Based Therapist at Roseville Area Middle school. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Adler Graduate School. Jackie has experience working with anxiety and depressive disorders, autism, ADHD, trauma, crisis intervention and […]
Outpatient Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-486-3808
Jocelyn is an experienced Board-Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with clients throughout their lifespan, as individuals, as families, and in groups. In her work with clients, Jocelyn emphasizes the importance of therapeutic relationships and strives to create a safe place for clients to heal. She believes that art […]
Client Service Coordinator
She/They/Theirs
651-240-3068
Joanna brings a unique perspective and skillset to the clinic after working in childcare for ten years, allowing them to effectively engage with clients and ensure their needs are met with empathy and understanding. These experiences working with kids and families have instilled a profound appreciation for the importance of holistic care and early intervention. […]
Clinic and School-Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3408
Leona received her Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW). She has experience as a children’s therapeutic service and support practitioner, working in the community and in schools. Leona’s work with clients has primarily been focused on challenges associated with adoption, foster care, anxiety, depression, […]
School-Based Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-240-3070
Rachel is a master’s level clinician who works as a school-based therapist at Saint Anthony Middle School. Rachel received her degrees in art therapy and marriage and family therapy from Adler Graduate School, where she has special interest and experience working with identity, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+ clients, family systems, trauma, creative non-verbal therapy modalities, and working […]
Office Manager
They/Them/Theirs
651-379-3402
Chay is passionate about a positive attitude and is sure to give a smile and warm welcome from the clinic’s front desk. Born and raised in Minnesota, Chay has a deep love for the community that helped them grow into an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and they are excited to help manage the day-to-day […]

Northeast Youth & Family Services is a nonprofit, community-based, and trauma-informed mental health and community services organization that has been serving your friends and neighbors in the northeastern Saint Paul suburbs since 1976. Among our many programs, we offer two convenient mental health clinic locations in Shoreview and White Bear Lake, MN.

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