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 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. 

 

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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 Bruch is a Licensed Professional Counselor offering individual, couples, and family counseling. Shannon is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 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. Contact Shannon by phone at: 763-639-9801, or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Shannon sees clients at our Rogers location Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Jennifer Urbach

Jennifer Urbach, MA, LPCC- Lino Lakes

Jennifer Urbach is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) offering counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples in the Lino Lakes location.  She would feel honored to be a part of your journey to help improve life satisfaction one step at a time.  Jennifer is committed to creating a safe environment to build healthy relational patterns.  Treating anxiety, depression and trauma with the use of EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a passion of hers. She realizes there are real barriers to life functioning and through the use of Behavior Therapy and positive thought patterns (CBT and DBT) you can work past these together.  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..  

Kelsey McLaughlin, MA, LMFT  - Lino Lakes

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 is currently taking new clients Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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.

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.  

 

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..

 

 

Michael Vidana, MS - Lino Lakes

Michael has a degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin: River Falls and received his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. During his time in the south, he received invaluable experiences working alongside adolescents, teens, adults and couples in achieving positive change. He is currently a Mental Health Practitioner pursuing licensure to be a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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. 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. He also realizes that the most important things to discuss are often the hardest to say, and asking for additional help can take a fair amount of courage and commitment. Therefore, 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.

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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Andy Carson, MA - Buffalo

Andy is laid back and personable. If you've ran into a road block, he wants to help. He admires the strength it takes to make the call to come in for counseling. He sees that people feel limited and he wants to help clients regain their strength and power to be the best self possible. He is looking to help in any way that deems neccessary collaboratively with the client.

Andy Carson has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN.  Andy is a Mental Health Practitioner pursuing licensure to be a Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; he is also a Career Counselor.  As a holistic thinker he prefers to use skills from all the above mentioned areas to best help his clients create and reach their goals.  Andy views therapy as collaborative effort between the client(s) and the therapist.  He believes that a deeper sense of self-awareness is crucial to facilitate change and create positive and useful thoughts, behaviors, and habits to implement in everyday life.  He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 763-245-2576.

Andy has interest in working with people of all abilities, and has a particular interest working with adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the diagnosis formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome.    

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Allie Devney, MA - Rogers

Allie holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Her clinical experience includes working with adolescents, couples, and families.  Allie is passionate about working with individuals and couples around a variety of topics including identity development, life transitions, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief and loss, and spirituality.   

Allie’s collaborative, eclectic approach brings warmth, humor, and curiosity to the therapeutic relationship.  Trained as a systems thinker, she wants to get to know you and the dynamics of your relationships, so she can help you work through the difficult areas.  She understands that people often feel alone in their struggles, thus she strives to create an environment where you feel safe, supported, and understood. 

In her free time, Allie enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.  She also has an interest in research and currently works on several projects including a school based mental health study.  

Allie sees clients at the Rogers location and can be contacted at 507-403-8528 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Allie is under the supervision of Rebekah Brandvold, MA, LMFT. 

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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.  

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Doug Robinson, MA - Rogers

Doug Robinson has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Eagan Minnesota, and has seven years’ experience helping individuals in many environments develop personal strategies for moving forward with their lives.   Doug sees his role in therapy as assisting people as they face their personal challenges and overcome them, by having a safe place to process the situation and develop a plan for personal growth. With compassion, understanding, and humor, Doug will help bring new insights, identify strengths you might not know you had, and clarify goals as well as teach new skills for relationships. His contact information is 763-458-7405 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  

Doug is under the supervision of Rebekah Brandvold, MA, LMFT. 

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Rachel Resler, Psychotherapist-Lino Lakes

Rachel understands from personal experience that relationships can have difficult seasons—and it can feel intimidating and vulnerable to reach out for help. Her goal is to help you navigate through those seasons and come out stronger on the other side. Rachel’s own experience of growth in therapy led her to pursue her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in order to help others grow and thrive in their relationships with themselves, their partners, and their families. Rachel has a mindful, eclectic, and strengths-based approach that includes experiential learning and self-compassion. She enjoys tailoring therapy to the needs and interests of her clients and empowering them to discover how much they already know. 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 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 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. 

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. 

Joelle Bishop - Intern Psychotherapist - Rogers

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. 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 is under the supervision of Rebekah Brandvold, MA, LMFT.