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Meet The Team

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Kerstin Cooley, MSW, LICSW

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker,

Licensed Clinical Supervisor

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Chelsie Barlow

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Office Manager/Clerical 

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Stephanie Clausen-Swensen


Anita Handevidt MS,RN, APRN

January 11th, 2022 our 1 year anniversary 


Mission Statement:

"Stepping Mindfully forward toward balanced mental health"




Kerstin has been a licensed social worker since 1994 and a licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2010. She has worked in the Social work field in Worthington and Windom areas. 

Stephanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a Certified Adlerian Life Coach. She is also endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist and specializes with children ages birth-5-years-old. Stephanie has over 10 years of experience in the field and has worked in many capacities.


As an intern, Stephanie learned from many great providers shadowing and working within a private practice, working at a transitional home for homeless youth in Saint Paul, Minnesota, running Illness Management and Recovery groups at a behavioral health unit and providing diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, and therapeutic services at a community mental health clinic. As an intern, she also wrote a grant and designed a program that provided 2 years of therapeutic art programming for clients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI).


Since graduating with her first Masters degree, Stephanie has provided in-home family therapy throughout Southwest Minnesota, provided therapy through telehealth/telemedicine, worked as a county manager for a community mental health clinic in Worthington, Minnesota, provided support as the Children’s Program Director at a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, and most recently, acted as the Clinical Director at a Certified Behavioral Health Clinic and the Interim Team Lead for the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.


Stephanie is completing a doctoral program in Infant and Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on mental health disorders. She is currently in the “All-But-Dissertation” phase of her program. She believes that continued learning makes her a better provider for her clients and their families. She loves to share the learning process with new providers to the field and is a board-certified supervisor through the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.


Stephanie believes that it is essential to have parents be part of her work with children and work on building the relationship to make changes for the child and the family. She believes that movement including yoga, brain gyms, and other expressive works including therapeutic art benefit the client and families. She values the serenity of the outdoors and engages in hiking, kayaking, and planting flowers for her personal self-care.


Kerstin Cooley

  • University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine

  • Undergraduate St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN

  • EMDR training 

  • DBT Certification

  • Certified Clinical Professional Trauma Training level 1&2

  • Certified Clinical supervisor 

  • Crisis training

Stephanie’s Education:

Fielding Graduate University

Doctor of Philosophy in Infant and Early Childhood Development         In Progress

Concentration: Reflective Practice and Supervision

Dissertation topic related to Infant-Father Attachment

Fielding Graduate University

Master of Arts in Infant and Early Childhood Development                  

Emphasis: Mental Health & Developmental Disorders


Adler Graduate School

Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy

Programs Completed: Clinical Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy

Thesis: Therapist Self-Care and the Utilization of Art

Adler Graduate School

Certificate in Professional Life Coaching


University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology                                                                   

Areas of Concentration: Pre-Medicine

Minor: History

  • Adults

  • Individuals and Couples

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress and trauma

  • Anxiety disorders

  • EMDR

  • DBT

  • Eating disorders

  • Trauma

  • Complex Dissociative Disorders

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Co-occurring with addiction

  • Family counseling

  • Sensory Motor

  • Psycho analytic 

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's Issues

  • Adlerian

  • Schema Based

  • Solution Focused

  • Cognitive Processing

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Mindfulness

  • Skills based Therapies


Kerstin is able to provide individual Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and many other evidence based therapy modalities. Kerstin is able to help clients with a number of mental health conditions such as: trauma, anger management, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorders, bipolar depression, post traumatic stress disorder, couple's therapy and family therapy for adults age 18 plus. 

Anita Handevidt MS RN APRN.
Anita has certification as an advanced practice RN in psych/mental health and family practice. She is credentialed to take most insurances. She has been in practice for over 20 years. She sees persons 18 and up for mental health medication management. 

Stephanie’s specialties:


Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

Infant/Young Child Development and Behavior

Birth & Early Childhood Trauma

Relationship-Based Therapeutic Practice

Family Relationships and Dynamics

Parenting Issues




Grief & Loss

Coping with Life Changes



Compassion Fatigue


Also experienced in:



Relationship Issues

Family Conflict

Trauma & Abuse


Career Difficulties


Adoption and Foster Care

Blended Family Issues


State of Minnesota

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Number: 891                          

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Number: 2975                       

Board Certified LPC/LPCC Supervisor, Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health                                                                                                            

Board Certified LAMFT/LMFT Supervisor, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy                                                                                     


State of Minnesota

Infant Mental Health Specialist                                                                  

MACMH-IEC Endorsement® for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®



Please contact us if you would like any information. If you do not receive a response within 24 to 48 hours Monday through Friday please call the office. Sometimes there are technological issues, and we don't always receive the messages in a timely manner. Thank your for your patients. 


Office: 507-221-0005



339 9th Street, Suite C

P.O. Box 372

Windom MN, 56101

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