River Valley BHWC - Northfield



We'll be accepting appointments for June very soon! Our new clinic is located at 158 Water St N, Suite 3, Northfield, MN. The three level office condo is now constructed into 8 offices and a large playroom for play therapy. We recognize the growing need for mental health services in every community and are eager to bring our expertise to Northfield and the surrounding areas. Please share this with your south of the metro friends.

Please take a moment to meet our clinicians that will be taking appointments at this location (some may still be taking appointments in Savage).

Therapists / Clinicians

Leah Wellstone
MA, LMFT, CEDS

Location(s): Savage, Northfield

Profile

Leah Wellstone comes to us most recently from Carleton College where she worked in student health and counseling for the past 8 years. Prior to that, she worked in inpatient, residential, and outpatient eating disorder treatment and is a certified eating disorder specialist.

Leah has worked in a variety of settings over the years - mostly in community mental health in urban and rural settings.

She also specializes in grief and loss, parenting, and relational issues.

Meg Witt
MA

Location(s): Northfield

Profile

Meg graduated with her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler Graduate School. Her training includes assessments, individual and group psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. She has worked with individuals, couples and groups with college aged students where she provided an assortment of assessments and treatment services based on the needs of the client. Meg's preferred treatment approaches include: client focused strengths based approaches, mindfulness practices, acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral techniques. Meg also has extensive knowledge of holistic health related wellness techniques which include supplementation, diet and lifestyle management.

Age range: 15 and up

Clinical Services:
Diagnostic Assessments and Individual Therapy. Expertise areas include working with adolescent and young adult LGBTQ+ populations, individuals coping with depression and anxiety, major life transitions and behaviors of concern related to self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and relational concerns.

Cody Reinke
MSW, LGSW

Location(s): Savage, Northfield

Profile

Cody earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University, Mankato in
2021 and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Missouri Valley College in 2016. He has experience working as a Mental Health Practitioner in a residential setting with adults with co-occurring disorders and a lengthy history of severe and persistent mental health struggles and has worked closely with crisis services and admissions. 

Cody started working as an outpatient therapist in January 2021 and has experience working with adults, couples, teens/adolescents, and children. Cody specializes in treating people suffering from depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma, and issues
relating to shame and anger. Cody utilizes CBT, DBT skills, Mindfulness-based stress reduction, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) with a strengths-based person-centered approach.

Cody is currently accepting clients aged 16 + and specializes in trauma, male depression and
anger issues, and college and high school aged students adjusting to life changes in an uncertain world. Cody is currently accepting clients over telehealth and at the Savage and Northfield locations.

Leah Ernste

Location(s): Northfield

Profile

Leah Ernste is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and has been a part of the mental health field since 1998. She is also a Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach and a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. She has experience working with clients from all walks of life providing emotional support, counseling and coaching through life changes, and personal and spiritual development.

She currently practices as a Solution Focused Counselor. Solution Focused support is a future oriented and goal directed approach to problem solving. The focus is on your health and wellbeing rather than old stories and patterns. Tap into your strengths to set positive and attainable goals to create change in your life. She also will incorporate a creative, artistic, holistic and mindful approach based on each client's preferences. When utilizing forward thinking and mindfulness, she can help you discover your true passions and purpose. Leah works with adults 18 years of age or older and accepts private pay and HSA only. Please verify with your HSA to see what types of services are covered.

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