About the Therapists of Bridging Hope Counseling

Bridging Hope Counseling is an independent private practice counseling service offering individual, family, couple, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills groups, Daring Greatly™ and Rising Strong™ Groups, and sand tray. There are three locations: Rogers, Buffalo and Lino Lakes. Our administrative staff is located in Coon Rapids. There are several therapists who practice independently or are employed for Bridging Hope Counseling. Please check out the bios to find out more about each therapist. Once you are scheduled with a therapist, you can communicate with them directly. If you choose to schedule through the main number, please call 763-291-5505.  

 

Heidi Waldoch, MA, LMFT

Heidi Waldoch, MA, LMFT, CDWF - Rogers & Lino Lakes

Heidi Waldoch, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MN Board, AAMFT Approved Supervisor LPCC Board Approved Supervisor, Certified Daring Way Facilitator, speaker and the owner of Bridging Hope Counseling.  She can be reached through the main number at 763-291-5505 or 651-247-6833, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Twitter @bridginghope.  She offers individual, couple, family counseling, DBT Skills, and is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization) and the Daring Way™.  She works with adolescents, teens, adults and couples. She also does business consultation.  She collaborates many techniques and styles with each client so therapy is effective.  She currently has very limited openings and is not taking new clients. She is available for speaking engagements and some business consultation appointments - please reach out for availability. 

 

Jennifer Urbach

Rebekah Brandvold, MA, LMFT & Clinical Supervisor - Rogers

Rebekah Brandvold, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT and LPCC MN Board and AAMFT Approved Supervisor, EMDR Certified Therapist and an experienced therapist of over 20 years. She offers individual, couples and family counseling and specializes in trauma therapy, couples issues, spiritual issues, disordered eating, and struggles with anxiety. 

"I consider myself to have an active approach to therapy. After exploring the background and key issues around a problem, I will look at the possible steps that could be taken to make it different. Sometimes the process requires taking risks and asking difficult questions, but I also believe in doing so in a respectful and collaborative way, that makes the process a little easier. I appreciate your willingnesss to look at the ways that you would like things to go differently and to try a new approach. This may involve a couple willing to discuss difficult issues, a family recognizing communication problems or an individual facing anxiety. I have learned many things from studying trauma therapy and find that even small problems often involve fear of vulnerability, worry for the future and a tendency to get stuck in old patterns. Change often is easier with support through these strong emotions." Rebekah can be contacted at 763-292-0464 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She currently has very limited openings and is not taking new clients.

 

 

Breanna Heintzelman, MA, LMFT

Breanna Heintzelman, MA, LMFT, CDWF & Group Supervisor - Buffalo

Breanna Heintzelman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Daring Way Facilitator offering individual, family and couples counseling. In her work, she focuses on enriching communication to foster rewarding relationships as well as to generate positive personal experiences and live a “life worth living”. Breanna is available to see clients in Buffalo. She co-facilitates many DBT skills groups, and is co-facilitating a Buffalo 8 Week Daring Way™ Group. To contact Breanna, please call 320-266-6170 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Breanna also holds the position of Group Supervisor for Bridging Hope Counseling.

 

 

Gina Daniels, MS, LMFT

Gina Daniels, MS, LMFT, CDWF-Candidate - Buffalo

Gina Daniels is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering counseling for individuals, couples, and families in the Buffalo location.  Over the years she has worked most extensively with children, teens and their families. She is interested in working with clients and who they define as the “family,” or their most significant relationships. Issues of trauma, grief, loss, transition, abuse, and diversity have been central to her work throughout her career.  She co-facilitates many DBT skills groups, and is current pursuing certification in the Daring Way™. Please call 763-291-3031 to schedule an appointment or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Shannon Nelson

Shannon Bruch, MA, LPCC, CCTP – Rogers

Shannon strives for genuine connection with clients and uses narrative, cognitive, and somatic approaches as the foundation of her work. Shannon has a passion for working with clients in a nonjudgmental way, while helping them journey their unique path. Shannon believes, as stated by Joseph Campbell, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Shannon believes in a holistic approach to therapy and the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection. Shannon has experience helping those living with immune disorders and long-term illnesses. Shannon's contact information is 763-639-9801, or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Shannon Bruch is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor offering individual, couples, and family counseling. Shannon is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

Jennifer Urbach

Jennifer Urbach, MA, LPCC- Lino Lakes

Jennifer would feel honored to be a part of your journey to help improve life satisfaction one step at a time.  She is committed to creating a safe environment to build healthy relational patterns.  Jennifer usually begins at the here and now, your current functioning, looking at barriers. Then she moves on to help problem solve,  look at hopes and dreams for your future. Often our past experiences impact our current relationships or functioning now. Some of those can be trauma or relationship hurts that we can help make peace with. This can help improve the here and now so together in therapy she can help you work towards your future and improve your narrative about your life.  You can then take these new narratives and achieved goals into your future. Jennifer also does a holistic approach with mind, body, spirit. She personally works on her own growth in these ways so she is right there with you. She has Christian faith and is willing to bring this into the therapy process as much or as little as you would like.  Jennifer would feel honored to be a part of your journey to help improve life satisfaction one step at a time. To schedule an appointment please call 763-291-5505 (office) or 651-317-9081 (direct) or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Jennifer Urbach is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) offering counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples over telehealth and in the Lino Lakes location.  She is committed to creating a safe environment by meeting you wherever you are at.  Behavior skills (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and helpful thought patterns (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) will be strengthened to work around barriers in your daily life.  Treating trauma, depression and anxiety with the use of EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a passion of hers because she has seen it to be so effective making peace with one's past.    

Kelsey McLaughlin, MA, LMFT  - Lino Lakes

Our lives are far from simple.  Each day is brimming with unique challenges, and we are all situated in relationships that either bolster our success or hinder our growth.  Whether the relationship of focus is with yourself, a partner, a coworker, a friend, or a family member, relational distress has the potential to make the management of our hurdles and triumphs complex.  Reorienting ourselves within these relationships and resituating ourselves within these struggles makes it possible to restore patterns of hope.

Kelsey enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families with a variety of mental health concerns.

Kelsey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the Lino Lakes location. She can be contacted at 515-202-5365 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Kelsey sees clients Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Sarah Hendrickson, MA, LPCC - Buffalo

Sarah Hendrickson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) offering counseling to adolescents, adults and couples in the Buffalo location. She would be grateful to be apart of your growing journey. Sarah has worked in the mental health field for 8 years and has worked with a variety of individuals and diagnosis. Sarah has a therapeutic demeanor of support and compassion. Sarah understands that there are times in life where extra support is needed as well as times when there is deep seeded pain that needs resolving. When Sarah is not at work, she enjoys being active with her family, traveling and giving back to the community through volunteering. Sarah can be reached at 218-232-8433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Trina Hendrickson, MA, LPCC, LADC - Rogers

As a therapist I am warm, open, encouraging and focus on an individual’s strengths.  I consider myself an active therapist; combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth realistic approach to counseling.  I believe that healing is a collaborative journey that needs honest caring without judgement.  Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.

Trina Hendrickson, MA, LPCC, LADC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University.  She has worked as a Clinical Therapist with the Department of Corrections with a focus on treatment of sexual abusers, addictions, criminality, and chemical dependency, and as a Mental Health Therapist and Behavioral Therapist within community settings. She is currently seeing clients in the Rogers office. Her contact information is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-370-0343.

Sam Enstad, MA, LADC - Buffalo

Do you want help finding the best version of yourself? 

It can be challenging to create time and space to come into therapy. We have a lot of pressures and responsibilities day to day. Sam invites you to make the call and schedule time to invest in YOU. With unresolved matters of emotion, relationships, past experiences, comes disconnection from one’s authentic self, from loved ones, even from day to day experiences.  Therapy is a commitment to create that time and space for you, your family, your partner, wherever you would like to start.  Therapy provides a safe and effective way in which to discover and reconnect to one’s emotions, communicate more effectively in relationships, process experiences and tap into future ambitions. It is a way to unfold our stress, process our pain, rewire our brains, reconnect with our intuition and tap in to our full potential.  She can be contacted at 612-619-5308 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sam sees clients Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Sam is a Mental Health Practitioner and a Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor and also working towards her Licensure in Clinical Counseling at the Buffalo location. Sam enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples. She has clinical experience working with adolescents, adults and families with a variety of mental health concerns.

Tasha Rischmiller MA, Psychotherapist - Rogers

Tasha has a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and has completed her master's degree in Psychological Services at St. Mary's University. She has a passion working with teens and adults in multiple settings including individual, couple, group therapy and is trained in EMDR. Tasha believes that each person's indivual journey is unique and that they have the knowledge to unlock their own happiness. By listening and empowering her clients, Tasha helps facilitate a safe environment that promotes exploration of feelings and positive change.  Tasha is currently facilitating DBT groups for adolescent girls and adult women in Rogers. She is available Tuesday - Friday and can take evening appointments. She can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 952-769-7400.

 

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Vanessa Robinson, MA - Lino Lakes

Vanessa knows that it can be hard to ask for help. Reaching out is difficult and can create overwhelming feelings of fear and shame. She wants you to know that you are doing the best you can with what you’ve been given at this difficult time. In an affirming and safe way, Vanessa wants to help individuals, families, and couples move towards growth and health. She believes that your collection of struggles and pain are unique to you. She understands it’s important to take time to understand what you’ve experienced and why, in order to help you no longer feel exhausted and “stuck” in your day-to-day life and relationships.  

Vanessa has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and earned her Bachelor of Science in Child Development from the University of Minnesota. She is a Mental Health Practitioner currently perusing licensure to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Vanessa has experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with emotional behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorder. She has also worked with professionals in the career and creative industry. She can be contacted at 612-386-5091 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Jeana Wescott, MA - Rogers

Jeana understands the vulnerability it takes to make the first step to come into the therapeutic space. She believes in collaboration with clients to offer a safe environment which promotes a positive sense of self and encourages lasting change. She is available for appointments Monday-Friday and available evenings. Her contact information is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 515-897-9558.  

Jeana enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  Her special areas of interest include depression, anxiety, life transitions, family conflict, trauma, grief and loss, intimate partner violence, divorce, and spirituality.  Her experience working with couples explores gaining healthy communication, relationship repair, gaining connection, and reaching emotional intimacy.  She also enjoys her work with women to gain personal growth and self-esteem, improving relationships, addressing emotional and sexual health concerns, and obtaining physical wellness alongside mental health.

Jeana holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  She has over 5 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has extensive experience working with adolescents with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal ideation in day treatment and high school settings.  

Michael Vidana, MS - Lino Lakes

Michael gets the most important things to discuss are often the hardest to say. Making that first call for therapy is difficult. Asking for additional help can take a fair amount of courage and commitment. Michael understands that there are times in everyone’s lives where they may be distressed and want to try and change the way things are currently going for the better. Personally, he recognizes that who we are and where our skills level is an ongoing process. When he dove into learning how to play the guitar, it was difficult. He doubted himself because where he wanted to "be" felt so far away. He has recognized that it's not about where you are going, it's about the journey.  

As such, he identifies the significance of upholding a working alliance, so that the client’s strengths, needs, and abilities are integrated in all aspects of therapy. Michael believes that it is important that both the goals and direction of therapy are collaboratively decided between client and therapist, so that client concerns can be addressed in a truly meaningful and respectful way. Michael aims to meet your resolve with his own in helping you reach whatever goal you wish to strive towards. He specializes in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). He can be reached at 651-323-8451 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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Rachel Resler, MA  - Lino Lakes

Rachel understands from personal experience that relationships can have difficult seasons and it can be hard to reach out for help. Her goal is to help you navigate through those tough seasons and come out stronger on the other side. Rachel has a mindful, eclectic, and strengths-based approach that includes experiential learning and self-compassion. She enjoys drawing from multiple modalities to tailor therapy to the needs and interests of her clients and empowering them to discover how much they already know--in order to help them grow and thrive in their relationships with themselves, their partners, and their families.

Rachel earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University. She has particular interests in premarital counseling, working with couples in crisis, and she can provide faith-based counseling if desired. Rachel has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. She is trained in EMDR, is a certified facilitator for Prepare/Enrich, and is a member of AAMFT and MAMFT. She can be contacted at 651-338-2445 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Katlyn Lindquist, MS - Buffalo

Katlyn values the strength and courage involved in engaging in the therapeutic process. She strives to create a non-judgmental and authentic environment for self-exploration. Katlyn takes a strengths-based approach, emphasizing the wisdom the client already has on their journey through transformation and healing. She sees therapy as a collaborative effort, tailoring her eclectic approach to the unique needs of each client. 

Katlyn holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Mental Health Practitioner pursing licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Katlyn has worked in the Mental Health field for the last 7 years supporting individuals create space for positive change in their lives. Through this experience, she found her passion for helping others cultivate their strengths and relationships to create a life they want to live. Katlyn's contact information is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 216-815-5329. 

Maddie Johnson, MA, Psychotherapist - Rogers

Maddie believes that people are the experts on their own experiences. As a therapist, Maddie works towards empowering and equipping others to be agents of change in their own lives. Her desire is to help people flourish within difficult and complex circumstances. She provides an outside alternative perspective that can help expand views of hope. Maddie’s therapeutic specialities include anxiety, depression, social anxiety, insomnia, life transitions, and spiritual concerns. Maddie has extensive training in applying evidence-based approaches to a variety of concerns. She can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 507-774-0731.

Maddie holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University. Maddie will be a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) as of May 2020. Maddie has spent the last three years practicing digital cognitive behavioral therapy at a mental health start-up company.

Outside of the office, Maddie is a national park enthusiast, plays nine instruments, and can often be found paddling around in her kayak: the Dawn Treader. 

Kassandra Brandvold - Psychotherapist - Rogers, MN

Do you feel like you've tried everything and are still feeling stuck?

Kassandra guides clients through their stuck situations, helping them find the root of a problem, while providing perspective, comfort, and support to get to a more centered place. When clients have tried all they know how to do, she introduces a breath of fresh air to heavy situations. She uses a mix of humor, brain science, care, and enthusiasm to connect with clients and work through the mess of life together.  She specializes in parent/child relationships, couples communication, self-esteem, and spiritual shifts. She is available Thursday & Friday and can take evening appointments.Her contact information is 612-445-8200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Kassandra prioritizes cultural awareness, LGBTQ+ affirmation, and societal structures when looking at scenarios with clients. She uses her strong academic background, her quirky side, and a healthy passion for the enneagram to guide her practice.                                              

Kassandra Brandvold is a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering counseling to individuals, families, couples, and adolescents. She has a degree in Psychology from University of Minnesota, Morris and currently attending Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Marriage and Family Therapy Program. 

 

Joelle Bishop - Intern Psychotherapist - Rogers

From a strengths based approach, Joelle is interested in helping others navigate the difficulties of relationships, transitions, and personal development. She works with those of all ages. She is comfortable providing couples therapy, faith integration, and working with issues of grief and loss. Joelle would be pleased to work with you on creating change in your story. Her contact information is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 612.208.8071. 

Joelle will receive her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bethel University. She believes counseling can be a powerful tool in creating positive change in a person's story.Joelle is under the supervision of Rebekah Brandvold, MA, LMFT. 

 

 

 

Suzanne Komanski, Intern Psychotherapist - Buffalo, MN

It takes strength to reach out for help. Some of us have heard the message that you're weak if you ask for help. I get it. I want to be a safe and non-judgemental place to explore your experiences and help you discover the strength you have. I believe healing is possible. I work with children, teens, families, individuals, couples and groups. Her contact information is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 407-900-3494.

Suzanne is completing her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at St. Cloud State University. She prioritizes providing a safe, non-judgmental space for her clients to work through and process the challenges they are facing. Listening to client’s stories is her primary focus, to help them take the necessary steps to attain their goals and achieve healing. She seeks to meet her clients where they are, explore with them where they would like to be, and support them on their path of getting there. She utilizes a collaborative integrated approach, with a focus on the client’s strengths, matching therapy to the individual needs of the client.