Joanna Cullins, PsyD - Licensed Psychologist
So many of us have struggles in our lives and we have all felt lost and alone at times. I see my work as a collaborative effort between myself and my clients to improve the quality of their lives and to help them to achieve their goals in a supportive, nurturing environment. I strive always to provide excellent, comprehensive services including formal assessments, individual and family therapy, group therapy, consultation, and psychoeducation. I have worked successfully with adolescents and adults with trauma, pain, chronic illness, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, chronic mental illness, stress, depression, and behavioral problems.
I welcome diversity and respect and support the cultural values, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation of others. I work well with children ages 5 and up, as well as adults of all ages. I have a strong background in both outpatient and inpatient treatment and enjoy helping my clients achieve their goals.
I have worked with adolescents and adults with Tic Disorders such as Tourette Syndrome and use habit reversal and competing response techniques. I have done extensive research on police stress and trauma and work well with military and police families as well as individuals.
Rob Fasman, PhD - Licensed Psychologist
I have always been fascinated with the interaction of social, psychological, and biological processes. This interest led me to major in biopsychology at the University of Michigan and to complete a doctorate degree (PhD) in clinical psychology with a focus on health psychology at Arizona State University.
I have a great deal of respect for the unique stories of individual lives, and I strive to create a collaborative and supportive environment where clients can safely learn about themselves, develop new skills, and make real and lasting change. I try to help people not only reduce distress and suffering, but to also cultivate more genuine and fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.
My approach to therapy is integrative, and I consider myself a generalist. I combine client-centered and goal-focused therapy strategies, and I utilize varied empirically supported techniques in an intentional manner depending on the goals and readiness for change of each client. While I have a strong foundation in cognitive-behavioral models, my theoretical orientation is heavily influenced by interpersonal theory, mindfulness, evolutionary psychology, and humanistic/existential psychology.
I have experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns, and I offer psychotherapy to individuals over age 13, couples, and groups. My primary areas of expertise include: wellness and stress management, mindfulness, anxiety and mood concerns, health psychology and pain management, sport psychology and performance enhancement (for athletes and non-athletes), LGBTQ concerns, and adjustment and identity concerns.
Trudy Iredale, PhD - Licensed Psychologist
I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to develop treatment strategies that are a good “fit” for them. Each client’s unique set of strengths and skills will be considered and incorporated into a treatment plan that is mutually agreed upon. My approach to treatment is generally a strengths-based, which places a strong emphasis on the strengths and skills a client brings to the therapy process. Additionally, I find that it is important to consider and address interpersonal factors that may hinder progress. Generating treatment goals is a collaborative process in determining what factors will be most effective in producing positive change.
Working in this field enables me to share the journey of another person during a brief time in their life, something I greatly value. I respect the person who is willing to enter this journey toward wellness.
I have extensive experience treating adults, adolescents, mood disorders, survivors of trauma (that includes bullying of course), and psychological testing/assessment. I enjoy treating a wide range of disorders and conditions.
Dani Nierenberg, PhD, BCB - Licensed Psychologist
As a licensed psychologist and board certified biofeedback practitioner I specialize in helping individuals with chronic pain, medical challenges, and difficult life circumstances change, grow, and heal in the context of their often complex lives. I serve as a consultant, an educator or a coach working collaboratively, compassionately, directly and focusing on what matters most to you. I use an integrative approach of evidence-based and evidence-supported interventions that address both mind and body and focus on wellness, health, and quality of life. I stay current with research, remain clinically flexible, and use approaches that are a good fit for you.
I was drawn to work at EBH by the Mastering Pain™ program and the excellent, compassionate, results driven approach of the providers here which is such a good fit with my own experience and practice. As a clinical health psychologist, I work with biological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive and social factors to promote and maintain health and to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate illness and disability. I teach skills and techniques that have been researched and have demonstrated effectiveness in altering the perception of pain, changing the intensity of pain, reducing suffering, managing unpleasant physical sensations, and improving functioning and quality of life. My expertise in the interface between behavior and health combined with your own expertise in your own body and experience can help create a healthier lifestyle and enhance your quality of life.
My services include: Chronic Pain Management, Migraine and Tension Headache Management, Living With Medical Disorders, Biofeedback and Psychophysiological Regulation Training, Cranial Electrotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Health Education, Stress Management, Behavioral Health Assessments, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Depression Treatment.
Ellen Standefer, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
As a clinical social worker, I provide professional counseling and therapy with a warm, approachable, and compassionate demeanor. I start by listening, learning, inquiring, and then reflecting together. I can provide support and guidance as client’s process and acknowledge their struggles and then that provides opportunity for us to reframe and reconstruct their abilities to better cope and manage as life goes on.
I see people at their worst and at their best and everything in-between. Humans are amazing and I believe that we all have the will and purpose to be our best selves, however there are external and internal factors that can often get in the way. I can help get through those distressing life moments; working first on the problematic symptoms and then taking the time to unravel the root cause together. This often helps client build skills and tools so that when life presents with the next distressing moment, we’ll be ready and equipped to manage these times.
While I have most experience in Mindfulness, Narrative, and Strength-based therapies, I also utilize many skills from time limited, focused theoretical orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. I am also well-versed in trauma-informed care and I understand that no single approach is the right one for every individual. I respect each client’s values and beliefs and often re-assess our work together to ensure we’re on a comfortable path. I listen and learn, and together we create a treatment environment that produces positive results.
I have wide-ranging experience working with vulnerable populations in our community, including at-risk youth and their parents, children and families, and the aging and disabled. I worked in multiple social service agencies since 2005, which included a specialty service for teens who have experienced trauma. I recently transferred to healthcare industry in 2016 to provide support, resources, and counseling for adults with chronic health conditions, aging and end-of-life counseling, and many other psychosocial issues. At Evergreen Behavioral Health, I can provide professional counseling and therapy for adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, trauma, grief and loss, stress, adjustments to life transitions, healthy coping skills, parenting, couples, and families.
Paul Van Stelle, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
As a therapist I value collaborating with my clients in the areas on which they want to focus. I use a strengths-based focus and draw from a wide mix of approaches to find the most helpful fit for each person. Some of those approaches include interpersonal psychology, collaborative problem solving, family systems, and motivational interviewing. I especially value honesty and authenticity.
I have experience in working with individual adults, couples, families, and children ages five and up. I have training and experience in working with persons dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, medical issues, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, sexual addictions, and LGBTQ issues. Additionally, I work with at-risk children and youth, explosive children, and adolescents transitioning from high school into college/the adult world.
I believe that challenging behavior in children and adolescents should be understood and recognized in the same manner as other recognized learning disabilities. Difficult children and adolescents lack important emotional management skills which are important in handling frustration and mastering flexibility and adaptability. A solution can be helping the adults in the child and adolescent’s life to learn how to teach the skills to work toward satisfactory solutions to problems causing conflict.
My education includes having a Masters in Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Sioux Falls Seminary, which helps me honor the faith and spirituality of clients. In my spare time I enjoy reading, movies, listening to podcasts, playing the piano, cooking/baking and canning, photography and spending time with my family, including our Yorkie-mix Petey.