Therapists / Clinicians

Leah Wellstone

Location(s): Savage, Northfield


Leah Wellstone is a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, a Minnesota Board LMFT and LPCC Supervisor. She provides individual, family, couple and group therapy, as well as consultations and supervision.

My work is grounded in family systems and attachment theories. I believe that people change in the context of a relationship. I’m drawn to creative modalities and use music, humor, drumming, poetry/writing, art, movement and experientials to access healing.

I have over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings and across the lifespan. They include: community mental health, working as a therapist in elementary, middle, high school, alternative high schools, pregnant and parenting youth programs and college counseling.

Two areas of passion and expertise are eating disorders and grief/loss. Early in my career I worked as a grief therapist and also volunteered in hospice care. My own experiences with death have shaped the way I see the world - I am a fellow traveler with clients as they navigate the sacred space of grieving.

Most of my career has been spent working with the eating disorder population in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings. Although I have sought specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders, my clients have been my greatest teachers.

Other Areas of Clinical Experience: Life transitions, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Body Image, Parenting/Blended Families, Parenting Young Adults, Couples/Uncoupling/Engaged or pre marital, Women/Empowerment, Preparing families for the transition to college/adulthood, Pre and post divorce, Ambiguous loss.

Shelby Leske

Location(s): Savage, Northfield


Shelby received her Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St Mary's University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Shelby has worked in community mental health settings for the past 7 years and has extensive experience working with adults experiencing severe and/or persistent mental health concerns. In addition, Shelby has received substantial training in supporting persons who have experienced sexual violence in both therapy settings and a crisis center. She has also co-led groups for women who have experienced sexual violence at Shakopee Correctional Facility. Shelby primarily works with adults 18+ and has extensive experience providing services concerning depression, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem, psychosis, sexual violence and crisis intervention.

Shelby has an eclectic approach to therapy and draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solutions-Focused Therapy. She also practices harm reduction.

Shelby describes her therapeutic style as person-centered, relational and client driven. "I believe that each person is the expert on their life and that we all need support at different times throughout our lives, especially in navigating difficult times or situations. It is my goal to provide a safe and welcoming space for you to feel empowered in making decisions and build skills that suit your individual needs and desires. I believe therapy should be interactive and client-driven, and I will meet you where you are at - whether you are considering changes or ready to make them. I like to acknowledge and work through both things that we have control over and the outside forces that impact our daily lives, and bring in humor when appropriate."

Britin Thomsen

Location(s): Savage, Northfield


Britin is a mental health therapist under supervision, working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. She received her master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology and her master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2021 and 2022. Her experience includes providing individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing for ages 6-70+ years old in rural mental health, treating anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, ADHD, mood disorders, family relationships, life adjustments and major transitions.

Britin strives to create a warm space where clients can express themselves authentically and
nonjudgmentally. Her theoretical orientation is eclectic, predominately using a person-centered approach, a strength-based model, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Britin is passionate about athlete mental health and helping athletes improve their emotional well-being, sport enjoyment and performance. She has extensive training in working with youth to college athletes on the mental demands of sport, individually and in team settings at the high school and collegiate level.

She is currently accepting clients aged 13+ and specializes in athlete mental health, injury, anxiety disorders, depression, body image, eating disorders, life adjustments, mood disorders, stress management, and transitioning out of sport.

Christine David

Location(s): Savage, Northfield


Christine earned a degree in Psychology from Hamline University and a Master's degree from Adler Graduate School. She began working in the health and wellness field in 2009 and has worked in the mental health field since 2012. Christine sees clients of all ages (5+) and uses play therapy with her younger clients. Christine takes a non-judgemental approach in her work with clients and practices Person-Centered therapy which acknowledges that each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change. She utilizes various other therapeutic techniques depending on the needs of her client including Strengths-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness.

Christine has experience working in student mental health and enjoys helping both students and their families with school behavior and family relational concerns. Other areas of concern that she sees in therapy include parenting struggles, student life balance, work life balance, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma. In addition, Christine works with clients who are seeking
to decrease destructive habits and/or build more positive health supporting habits into their lives.

Christine has a special interest in supporting the many people who seek therapy during times of life-transitions including new school, move to a new city, young adult transitions, newly married, new parents/new baby, prenatal/post partum, in addition to supporting clients living with long-term or chronic illnesses. For clients that have interest in integrating holistic health and wellness into their healing journey, Christine has experience in using dietary changes and lifestyle modification to support positive mental health. Christine believes it takes courage and strength to reach out and ask for support and is honored to be a part of each client's journey toward healing and growth. Christine is currently accepting new clients.

Katherine Fick
MA, MDiv

Location(s): Northfield


Katie is working as a mental health therapist under supervision after completing her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She also has a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and has worked as a pastor and chaplain since 2010, providing care and support for people from many religious and non-religious backgrounds.

Katie works with individuals aged 10 and older, couples, and families, on the changes they would like to see in their lives. She has an extensive background working with adolescents and emerging adults, navigating these stages of life with their joys and challenges. Katie also has experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals and couples and doing pre-marital counseling as a certified Prepare-Enrich

Katie has additional training in multicultural responsiveness and counseling, spirituality and spiritual abuse, sex and sexuality, LGBTQ marriage and family therapy, grief and loss, mindful self-compassion, and Gottman Level 1 Couples therapy training. Katie is also a Brainspotting practitioner, a therapy that aids in processing trauma.

Katie approaches therapy from a family systems and solution-focused approach, emphasizing client strengths, and understanding clients holistically as people with minds, hearts, and bodies, impacted by the relationships, systems, and cultures that surround us. Some of the clinical issues Katie works with include: anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use, conflict resolution, communication, domestic and sexual abuse, grief, ambiguous loss, life stage adjustment and transitions, and self-esteem.

Katie is currently accepting new clients in-person in the Northfield office and via telehealth.


Lisa Kroska
Administrative Assistant

Location(s): Northfield


Our front desk staff provides a warm, welcoming environment to assist clients in scheduling intakes and follow-up appointments, managing record requests and care coordination, ensuring timely email correspondence, confirming insurance eligibility, and collecting payments.

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