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Carolyn Babekuhl is a white woman with long sandy blond hair.
School Based Therapist
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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. […]
LaTarsha is a Black woman with long dark hair and glasses.
Day Treatment Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651.379.3442
LaTarsha is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with a master’s degree in Community Counseling from St. Cloud State University. She has been a Program Therapist for the NETS Day Treatment Program for 14 years and works with youth from grades 6 to 12. She has experience serving youth experiencing bipolar disorder, mood disorders, ADHD, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Day Treatment Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3413
Zota has been a therapist for eight years years and her past therapeutic experiences include: working with people of all ages and stages of life from age 6 through adulthood. She has experience doing individual, family, and group therapy and has worked with clients who have histories of trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, emotional distress, grief/loss, […]
Senior Program Assistant ​
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3432
Molly has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Dakota. In addition to her background in mental health, she also has medical training a firefighter and EMT. Molly came to NYFS as an intern and enjoyed the experience so much she came back to be our Senior NETS Program Assistant, helping […]
Angela is a white woman with blond hair and blue eyes.
President and CEO
She/Her/Hers
641-379-3404
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 […]
Clinic Based Therapist
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Carl has a master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler Graduate School, received his Master of Education from the University of Minnesota Graduate School and was a 2020 Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MNLEND) Fellow with a focus on Autism and nature-based therapies. Carl is a mental health practitioner at the […]
Manager, School Based Services
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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 […]
Manager, Community Services
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3449
As the Manager of Community Services, Jackie oversees the Juvenile Diversion Program, Community Connections Program and Community Advocate Program. The Juvenile Diversion Program works with youth who are charged with misdemeanor and status offenses such as theft, chemical use and disorderly conduct and is an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system. The Community Connections […]
Day Treatment Practitioner
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Day Treatment Therapist
She/Her/Hers
651-379-3411
Kat is passionate about working with youth and has been for over 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from St. Cloud State and received her LICSW from the St. Thomas University/University of St. Catherine Clinical Social Work program in 2018 and has spent most of her career working in a in […]
Day Treatment Practitioner
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Andy Peach is a Day Treatment Practitioner at NYFS and has a BS in Family Life and Child Development from Minnesota State University. He has many years of experience helping clients develop coping skills to use when they are feeling upset, frustrated or depressed and enjoys empowering them to use these tools. He has worked […]
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
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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
651-486-3808
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 […]
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 […]

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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