Hanna Getachew-Kreusser, MA., Executive Director

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Melissa Peterson, Clinic Operations Manager

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Stephanie Reinitz, Director of Operations

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Rabya Hassen, Manager of Homeless Youth Programs

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Megan Holm, Manager, Mental Health Services

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Julia O'Brien, Interim Director of Development

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Megan Holm, LMFT is the Manager of the Mental Health Program. She joined Face to Face in 2010 as an in-home therapist, and currently sees a small case load. Megan strives to provide culturally responsive services that honor and value client’s experiences, and she appreciates the power of play and creativity in healing. Megan is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), looking at how trauma is held in our bodies via a mind/body practice.

Sue Rau MSW, LICSW has over 10 years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings. She began her graduate internship at Face to Face in 2003 and volunteered as a co-facilitator with the GLBT support group from 2003-2007. She is committed to empowering youth struggling with life issues by using a strength-based approach to assist in creating change. Her areas of interest include anxiety and depression, pregnancy and parenting concerns, and LGBTQ-related issues.

Divine Baker, MA, MFT started at Face to Face as an intern in May 2013. She now works in the Intensive Systemic Therapy program as the Lead Practitioner providing in-home services for Ramsey County. Divine uses her professional training and personal experiences to assist families to utilize their unique talents and capacities to overcome social justice issues and historical trauma. Divine’s approach to therapy is collaborative and includes harm reduction, trauma informed, strength based, and psychoeducation. Divine is passionate and dedicated to providing service to at-risk youth and their families in the community.

Kate Pabst, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, joined Face to Face in 2013 as an intern. She works in both In-Home and Outpatient settings to provide trauma-informed therapy to young individuals and families. Using integrative methodologies, Kate utilizes creative approaches to therapy with compassionate non-judgemental listening, teaching, art, play, movement, and Somatic Experiencing to help clients feel heard, to connect, and to heal.

Dorothee Tshiela, MA joined the Face to Face Outpatient Therapy program in November 2014. Dorothee previously worked with an agency in the metro doing in-home Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports. She also has previous experiences working with survivors of traumatic experiences. Dorothee uses a trauma-informed approach to empower her clients and work collaboratively within the community to build healthy therapeutic relationships. Her areas of interest include family work, cultural issues, trauma, depression and anxiety.

Will Carlson, LGSW joined Face to Face as a graduate clinical intern in September of 2016, and as a full time Mental Health Practitioner in the Outpatient and Intensive Systemic Therapy programs in June of 2017. He brings previous experience working with young people and families in a public school special education setting, on a larger scale family-based community intervention program at schools in several Midwestern states, and working with victims of violence and trauma as part of an international collaboration between the Institute of Child Development and Lira Integrated School in Lira, Uganda. He is committed to the utilization of a person-centered, trauma-informed approach to honor the stories of individuals, families, and communities and promote ongoing healing.

In addition to our full-time staff, we happily host three graduate-level clinical interns. Get to know our graduate mental health interns!

Cyrus is a second year MSW student also with the University of Minnesota who identifies as a man of color and uses his identity to guide his practice. Cyrus gained some of his mental health experience as a first-year social work intern working with individuals in grades K-12. Cyrus is committed to maintaining a person-centered approach and works actively to incorporate each person’s “whole” (culture, gender, environment, spirituality, etc.) self in their work.

Kayla is a second year MSW student in the joint program at St. Thomas-St. Kates. She previously volunteered as a crisis counselor for crisis text line for a little over a year, where I worked with people of all ages, completing crisis intervention and suicide risk prevention training as part of this position. Additionally, she completed her first graduate internship at a federal IV setting school for 6-12th graders working with students with EBD and ASD. She is excited to continue working with youth at Face to Face this year!

Natalie is a second year MSW student at the University of Minnesota in the Clinical Mental Health concentration. She has previously worked in an inpatient hospital setting with adults, adolescents, and children in crisis, and has additional experience working in a group home residential setting with individuals with physical and mental disabilities. She looks forward to continuing her work with adolescents and youth at Face to Face on an outpatient basis.


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