About Ellie Woodbury

Ellie Family Services’ Woodbury clinic is conveniently located off of Highway 494 and Tamarack Road, about a mile from the intersection of 494 and 94 (across the highway from Costco!). Our Woodbury office is super easy to find, and parking is abundant! We are right next to the Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center and Roger’s behavioral health, and there’s also a couple hotels within a few hundred feet, in case you feel like spending the night close by. We are pretty proud of our light up sign that sits atop the building, and it’s easily seen day or night. It’s even visible from the International Space Station! (not really, but that would be cool, wouldn’t it?).

At Ellie Woodbury, we have some providers who are dang near magical in what they do. Our Woodbury providers are both generalists and specialists- we can see just about anyone and have some key areas of specific expertise… We see adults, children, couples & families. Ellie Woodbury has several therapists who are highly trained in treating complex trauma, grief and loss.  Our therapists use mindfulness approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior approaches to treat trauma, along with EMDR.  Therapists also are trained to work with gender and sexual identity, ADHD, divorce, self-harm reduction, and chemical dependency.

And we do these too:

*** Oh, did I forget to mention that we have an entire second full office space dedicated to children’s mental health?? At Ellie Woodbury, we have a team of specialists who are dedicated to working primarily with children, and incorporate elements of play therapy and other research-based approaches to navigating childhood mental health, life events, family relationships, issues at school and more. In order to be able to provide the most comprehensive support to young children, our Woodbury office is split into two separate full offices, one for adults and one for kids!

Our kids’ office is full of engaging toys, fidgets, tools and activities for engaging children in self-regulation, stress tolerance, calming and communication skills.  We also have a licensed M.D. psychiatrist who specializes in children’s mental health! Bottom line, Ellie Woodbury has incredible professionals who’ve dedicated their careers to helping kiddos shine- to uncover their inner strengths and use them to navigate major life experiences and developmental stages.

Beyond the clinic, we also offer Community-Based Services of ARMHS, CTSS & In-Home Therapy to residents of Washington County (Please check out our Community-Based Services page for more information on in-home services).

When we’re not working, we love to hang out in the local scene. In case you’re not familiar with the area, Ellie is close to the Tamarack Village, if you like to get your shop on. For the outdoor enthusiasts, Woodbury is also home to several beautiful parks and trails! To learn more about the area, check out the link below!

Meet Our Woodbury Team

Rose Joiner, MS, LMFT

Clinic Director, Therapist

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Rose considers therapy to be a vital and intrinsic part of our journey in life. In a world that is continually changing, finding ways to adapt to life’s stressors can at times become overwhelming.

Therapy can be a place to reflect, grow and challenge old ways of thinking or being, and create a new way of viewing life, loved ones and ourselves. She believes that all people are valuable, irreplaceable and worthy of growth, change and positivity. She loves working with children, teenagers and adults. She also is an advocate for fostering healthy relationships, within families or couples.

She has experience, but is not limited to people struggling with ADHD, anger issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, gender issues and more.

Rose grew up in Southern California, she went on to receive her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Seattle, Washington. She has lived in St.Paul since 2012.

EMDR trained
MN Board Approved Supervisor

Seattle Pacific University, MS Marriage and Family Therapy
Trinity Lutheran College, BA Children, Youth, and Family Studies

Hannah Sockwell, MA, LMFT

Clinic Manager, Therapist

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Hannah is a direct and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to helping people identify their goals and provide support along their journey to find greater satisfaction in their lives and relationships. Hannah works from a solution focused perspective, supporting clients in using their strengths and experiences to find ways to lead their best possible life. Hannah has experience in utilizing DBT and CBT skills and frequently integrates these models into her work. Hannah recognizes that everyone is at a different place in life and works to meet clients where they are, making plans and working together in a collaborative way. Therapy can be an intimidating journey to embark on, so Hannah feels that humor and fun are a crucial part of making positive change in therapy. Hannah has a passion for working with individuals and partners on relational concerns. This includes rebuilding connection in relationships, repairing injured relationships, improving communication, exploring tough topics like intimacy, sex and money, and working with polyamorous or non-monogamous relationships.


Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – MN

Karla Boemer


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Clients who see Karla for therapy can expect a compassionate, “person-centered” experience. She believes clients have the wisdom within themselves to integrate and heal even the most seemingly challenging, traumatic, or complicated experiences, and she trusts their ability to empower themselves. Using a variety of creative mindfulness-based, somatic (felt, sensory experiences) and hypnosis techniques, together you will explore the deeper subconscious underlying beliefs and programs that contribute to present-day problems.
Karla’s specialties include maternal mental health and perinatal mood disorders, as she has a background in childbirth education and served as a childbirth doula for several years. Karla is also a certified hypnotherapist, has taught hypnosis for childbirth and supported dozens of women in childbirth with hypnosis. She uses hypnosis techniques to assist clients with accessing the ability of their subconscious mind to heal childhood wounds, integrate different “parts” of themselves, and overcome unwanted habits and fears. With hypnosis, she uses somatic/sensory information and visualization as powerful tools to facilitate lasting positive changes. She applies a very solution-focused approach while attending to the core existential and spiritual “roots” of herclients’ problems.
Karla’s ideal clients are adolescents ages 10+, women in transition periods in their lives (childbirth, illness, divorce, career changes), and individuals or couples navigating separation / divorce and experiencing co-parenting challenges. Karla enjoys working with individuals who, through transitions and trauma, are questioning the deeper meaning of life and are ready to explore existential and/or spiritual topics that are relevant to their current life situations.
Karla likes to explain her approach as a highly creative solution-focused experience that is rooted in existential psychotherapy to address a variety of mental health disorders, trauma (including complex and developmental trauma) and interpersonal / relationship challenges. While these two therapeutic philosophies may seem to be very different, she has found that people return to a place of balance and peace within themselves when they are able to identify and work toward specific goals to improve their current life through accessing their innate authenticity and deepest values. She enjoys inspiring clients to be more curious about themselves!
Masters – Saint Mary’s University
Licenses and Certifications
Certified Hypnotherapist (CH)
Banyan Center for Hypnosis
Certificate of Holistic Health Studies
University of St. Catherine
Pursuing LPCC licensure

Amanda Boraas, MA, LMFT, LADC

Therapist & Chemical Health Counselor

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Amanda is a directive therapist who is passionate about helping people live more authentic and balanced lives. Amanda’s approach to counseling provides a safe and supportive environment to work towards helping. Amanda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Amanda has worked in the chemical and mental health field since 2012. Her experience comes from working in dual diagnosis treatment programs and hospital settings. She also has experience working in homes with families and in a group private practice. Amanda is trained in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Amanda utilizes EMDR to reduce the distressing impact of past experiences. She also utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy to teach couples how to transform their hurtful patterns of communication into secure ways of connecting. Her systemic counseling approach incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, EMDR, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Amanda is passionate about couples’ therapy along with trauma-related work with adults. Amanda works with individuals and couples to create more satisfying relationships, build inner confidence, and develop the strength and resources to face challenges in everyday life. Some of Amanda’s interests include relationship conflict, infidelity, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, and chemical dependency. Chemical health assessments (Rule 25) available.


Saint Mary’s University: Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy

Metropolitan State University: Bachelor of Science, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Minor in Psychology


Level 1 & 2 EMDR

Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Karna Boynton, MA, LMFT


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Clients can expect Karna to come alongside them and walk with them as they grow but will not do the hard work for them. They can expect honesty that is presented with empathy and a genuine human to human experience. Clients can expect Karna to be understanding, empathetic, and caring, but will not tiptoe around hard issues. They can especially expect her to bring humor into the therapeutic process in a way that is valuable.

Karna’s ideal client is one who can or is willing to acknowledge that they encompass a strength or set of strengths, even if they cannot see it yet. They can then use these strengths to understand their barriers to growth to overcome their current difficulties and past traumas

Karna’s specialties include: TF-CBT, EMDR (certification in process), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy

Karna has a strengths-based approach while utilizing client-centered, psychodynamic, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral approaches. She is trauma-informed and seeks to identify and explore possible neurobiological disruptions that may have happened in a person’s life and work towards healing. Karna provides and utilizes a safe and validating therapeutic relationship to help the process of this healing.


Masters – University of Central Florida
Post-Graduate LMFT  Credits – Adler Graduate School

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Minnesota and Wisconsin

Emily Campbell, DNP

Psychiatric Medication Prescriber

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I’m a lifelong learner with a passion for discovering ways to help myself and others live well.  Mental illness is not a choice and addition is not a character flaw.  People do the best they can with their current knowledge and circumstances and should be treated with compassion for their struggles.  People can also change and get better.  I enjoy supporting clients through their process of recovery.  I’m open-minded and work hard to stay up-to-date with scientific research so I can offer my clients the newest and best treatments tailored to their unique needs and preferences.

With diverse experiences and a broad skill set, I’m comfortable treating a wide range of issues.  My particular clinical interests are mood and anxiety disorders, complex trauma/PTSD, and substance use disorders.


Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Minnesota

Licenses and Certifications

Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)

Registered Nurse (RN)

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (PMHNP-BC)

Lauren Gavin, MSW, LICSW, RPT


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Lauren is a passionate and empathetic therapist who specializes in working with children and their families. She works to create a safe and comfortable environment to help children give voice to areas where they may be struggling. Lauren is a registered play therapy (RPT) who uses child centered play in her work with children to help them express and navigate the demands of their environment in order to gain a better sense of stability, safety, happiness, and overall wellbeing. Lauren incorporates play therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy in her practice with children and families. Lauren works with issues related to childhood adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, divorce, adoption, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and anger. Lauren has previous experience working in early childhood education, children’s day treatment, school-based therapy, and a hospital setting.

University of St. Thomas & St. Catherine University, Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work

College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Professional Affiliations:
Association for Play Therapy (APT), Member

Lynsey Jacobsen, MA


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Lynsey believes in utilizing each individual’s passions, abilities, and strengths to build intrinsic motivation and guide clients into thriving in their daily life. Lynsey values the power of the therapeutic experience (and what it can create) for an individual and is enthusiastic to be a part of the journey with her clients. Due to this approach, Lynsey is able to meet each client where they are currently at and focus within a person-centered approach.

Lynsey identifies as an Adlerian therapist and utilizes concepts such as holism, lifestyle, and social interest/embeddedness. She also approaches therapy by understanding the unique beliefs and strategies that each individual creates throughout their childhood and how these beliefs serve as the individual’s schema for attitudes, behavior, and one’s evaluation of self, others, and the external world. Lynsey believes that looking through such a biopsychosocial lens, individuals can thrive and begin to develop an established sense of belonging.

Lynsey has experience working with adults and adolescents living with severe persistent mental illness diagnoses and chemical dependency, in group and individual sessions. Lynsey has worked with individuals experiencing trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and mood disorders. She specializes working in this population as she has completed her graduate school internship and has experience working for Guild Incorporated within their IRTS and crisis residential programs. Lynsey also has extensive experience working with clients and families with medical and developmental complexities.

Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Adler Graduate School

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Adam Klapperich, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr. Adam Klapperich joined Ellie Family Services on October 8th, 2019 Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, he attended the University of South Dakota before graduating from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed psychiatric residency and child and adolescent psychiatric fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klapperich sees children and adolescents in the Woodbury Clinic. Dr Klapperich is also a consulting provider for the Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL), which is a service you can share with your primary care provider to offer access to board certified adult and child psychiatrists for consultation.

Medical Degree: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Residency: University of MN, Minneapolis
Fellowship: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of MN, Minneapolis
Board Certification: Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association
American Academy for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Obsessive Compulsive and Impulse Control disorders

Karlie Korish, MSW, LGSW


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I am passionate about working with teenagers and adults on the many stressors life throws at us. I really enjoy working with families and couples as well.

Clients can expect a strengths-based, person-centered approach when seeing me for therapy. We will work to create a strong therapeutic connection to make them comfortable discussing and working through the uncomfortable.

I have experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, those experiencing life changes, relationship stressors, and low self-confidence. I have also done some family and couples therapy sessions and am looking to grow my experience in that area as well.

I utilize techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy when working with clients. I like to customize each session to each client’s needs and hope to start where they are at on any given day.

Master of Social Work
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Angie Kub, MA, LAMFT


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Angie enjoys working with families and individuals of all age groups but especially adolescents and adults.

Angie believes that every person is doing the absolute best that they can with the tools they are given and sometimes we just need a little extra support and guidance. She views every person within the context of their family/community and therefore she believes mapping out and exploring family dynamics is of great importance. But, by far the most important aspect is the relationship between the therapist and the client. Angie values creating a safe and supportive atmosphere for the client on their journey. She enjoys using elements of movement, nature, art, laughter, and mindfulness in the therapy process.

Angie’s passion is working with families and individuals that are impacted by depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, addiction, and grief/loss.

Masters – Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
Prepare and Enrich

Abby Langhenry, MA


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My ideal client is anyone who is willing to be open, vulnerable, embrace our unique humanness, and laugh about life. I enjoy working with families, children, and individuals of any age!

Clients can expect to be welcomed into an open and safe environment to be able to dive deep into life’s problems, triumphs, and just work on getting ‘unstuck’ so that we can be the true, unique humans that we all are. You can expect a humorous, real, empathetic, and curious approach to therapy. You can expect a personalized therapeutic journey to be able to really meet your needs and wants, feel truly

heard and valued, and identify your strengths.

I have experience in working with individuals, families, and children who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, communication issues, grief/loss, SPMI, anger, and rupture in the family unit. I have experience in working with many mental health issues along with stress and changes in the family unit.

I believe in meeting every person where they are at in life and challenging them to see things a bit differently or experience their ‘Aha” moments! I describe my style as an eclectic mix of Solution-Focused, Experiential, Cognitive Behavioral, and Attachment techniques.

Master of Arts
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Licenses and Certifications
Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marital Counseling Certification

Hannah Noel, MA


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I enjoy working with individuals age 15 and older that are experiencing transitions in their lives. In addition, I enjoy working with college-age young adults that are navigating becoming adults. The ideal client is an individual who is willing to reflect on their experiences and identify ways that they can work towards creating and increasing their happiness.

I believe it is important to allow the client to progress through therapy at their own pace while gently challenging them. I will provide a safe, empathetic, and welcoming space that allows you to further develop your strengths and grow as a person. I believe every person has a unique story and everyone deserves the chance to share it and the challenges that come with it. I am excited  about partnering with clients to help them further explore their experiences and express themselves.

I have had experience working with adolescents experience transition and challenges in both the home and school environments. This has included those difficulties with isolation, bullying, unstable home life, conflict with peers, and concerns regarding self-esteem. In addition, I have a background working with adults that are facing challenges, transitions, and tough decisions. I have knowledge and experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI).

It is important to build trust and rapport when participating in therapy. I work to create a safer environment while incorporating techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, short-term solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. In addition, focusing on and celebrating the individual’s strengths and successes.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – MA in Counseling and Psychological Services

Melissa Seidel, MSW, LICSW


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Melissa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has experience providing mental health services for children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings, including: in-home, inpatient, partial-hospitalization, outpatient and in-school.

Melissa enjoys working collaboratively with other treatment team members to solve problems associated with mental health symptoms. She believes in giving children, adolescents and families the opportunity to explore their individual thoughts and emotions in a supportive and safe environment. Melissa comes from a strengths-based perspective and uses compassion, creativity and humor in her work. Her therapeutic approach integrates cognitive-behavioral techniques, psychoeducation, psychodynamic and solution focused strategies. She enjoys practicing Acceptance and Commitment therapy and mindfulness.

Melissa commonly works with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma-related issues, transitions and life changes, gender and sexuality identity issues, grief and loss, communication difficulties, relationship concerns and more.

When not working, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, cheering on the Minnesota Wild, traveling, listening to music and going to concerts.


University of Northwestern- St. Paul, Bachelor of Science in Marriage and Family Psychology

St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, Masters of Social Work

Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society & Institute- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program.

Jordyn Thompson


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Jordyn brings a person-centered approach to her practice, recognizing the need to build connection and collaboration with clients while letting their wants and needs guide their work. Utilizing a solution focused/strength-based approach she assists clients in reaching their goals for recovery through humor and curiosity; believing it is essential to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for all of her clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.

Jordyn holds a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and takes clinical interest in trauma, attachment, child development, family systems, relationship issues and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator.

In her free time you can find Jordyn spending time outside with family and friends, exploring with her dog, tending to her indoor plants, making puzzles, or singing and dancing.

Isaac Wicker, MS


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Isacc has worked with a wide range of people struggling with the whole spectrum of mental health disorders as well as all sorts of practical barriers from physical ailments and financial concerns, to addiction and employment issues.  His specialties within this wide range is on anxiety and depression with a special emphasis on understanding and honoring what your symptoms are trying to tell you and then working with yourself to live out your values and reach your goals.
Isaac’s technique in its simplest form is “let’s figure out what works for you.  Then let’s do it!”  Most of the materials that he uses regularly in session are materials that he’s created to fit the needs of a particular person and then discovered that other people also found them useful.  He’s always looking for new perspectives on both problems and solutions.  That said, he almost always focuses on understanding a person’s values and how those values translate into goals, decision making, and behaviors.
When you come to see Isaac, you can expect the following:
·        Listening
·        Collaboration
·        A focus on your personal values
·        A focus on your goals (and dreams!)
·        An emphasis on personal decision making in and out of session
·        An emphasis on working with yourself and honoring yourself instead of waging war with yourself
·        Interventions and pacing adapted to your style
·        Attention to personal patterns, but very little emphasis on diagnoses
Isaac’s ideal client is someone who comes ready to be honest and to try.  Your honesty will help him better understand what the heart of the issue is, and by trying out new things, you both will be able to test and find what actually works.
Masters – Illinois State University
Pursuing LPCC licensure


Ellie Family Services
652 Bielenberg Dr., Suite 104
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651.313.8080
Fax: 651.925.0610