About Us

Susan Voss M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor  President/CEO/Owner

Susan studied at U.W. Stout for her Bachelor of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation.  She attended St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and earned two Master of Arts Degrees, one in Counseling and Psychological Services, the other in Developmental Disabilities. Susan has over 26 years of experience working with people struggling with intellectual and developmental challenges. The majority of her experience is working with severe behavior problems. She has experience in managing Rule 40 programs, writing behavior management plans, and completing behavioral and functional assessments. She is the owner of Advanced Behavioral Health, providing mental health service to people with Intellectual Disabilities since 2003. She is an advocate for her clients, and works hard at building and maintaining an open and honest relationship with her clients.  Susan is DBT certified, and is currently working toward National Certification in DBT.

 

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Dr. Bakke’s psychology and behavior analysis career began in 1974, working in residential, clinic, hospital, nursing home and university settings. Bruce joined ABH in 2007 to help serve the mental health needs of the developmental disabilities community. He provides individual, group and family therapy and psychological testing to adults – including people with autism, dementia and severe/profound mental retardation. Bruce values the input of all members of the treatment team: families, staff, professionals and especially the individual. State of MN service: Trainer, “U of Oregon Training on Non-Aversive Treatment,” Member, “Task Force for People with Prader-Willi Syndrome.” MA (1975) Mankato State U., PhD (1986) Georgia State U. Call or email for clinical and research publications.

 

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Jennifer Pinion, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Jenny Pinion has 12 years of experience in the human services field, and provides services to individuals, couples and families. Having worked as a program manager of a group home for six years, Jenny acquired valuable experience working with people with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Jenny obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Minnesota-TC, and went on to complete her Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy at Argosy University in 2007. Jenny’s therapeutic approach pulls from both Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, while still meeting the client were they are at, and setting small goals together. Clients will find that Jenny provides a non-judgmental environment in which they can gain insight into their problems, so that they can make the choices that will best help them to live more satisfying lives.  Jennifer is DBT certified and is a therapist on the DBT team at ABH.

 

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Jennifer Buchan, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Jennifer Buchan has 10 years of experience in the human services field. She currently works at Advanced Behavioral Health and provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. Jennifer obtained her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Women Studies from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. After volunteering as a telephone counselor with Crisis Connection she went on to get her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University. Her favorite self care activities include getting her nails done, creating art and gardening.  Jennifer if DBT certified and is currently working on her National DBT certification.  She is a therapist on the DBT team at ABH.

 

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Rory Osberg, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Rory has 17 years of experience in the Human Services field.  Rory worked as a county social worker providing services and resources to individuals with developmental disabilities and joined full time practice with ABH in 2013.  Rory obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, completed her Master’s in Developmental Disabilities and Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in 2004, then went on to complete the post-master’s degree graduate certificate program in  Marriage & Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University, in 2008.  Specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Rory utilizes a “hear and now” approach to address dysfunctional /maladaptive behaviors, intense emotional reactions, and flawed cognitive processes.  She works to challenges an individual’s way of thinking and reactions in emotional situations and helps individuals replace coping skills, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that aren’t working for them with more effective strategies so that they can reach their goals and achieve their own life worth living.

 

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Chad Geyen, M.A., Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Chad has been at Advanced Behavioral Health since the fall of 2011. As a licensed associate marriage and family therapist (LAMFT), he currently provides psychotherapy to individuals and groups, and is a member of the certified ABH team that provides dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to clients. Chad obtained his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler in 2013. During his time as an undergrad and grad student, he served as an intern at ABH prior to joining the team full-time as a psychotherapist. He also has extensive prior experience with the developmentally disabled population from his experience as an Evening Supervisor with ACR Homes from 2007 until 2011. He enjoys spending time outdoors, music, movies, and time with his wife and two daughters.
Sue Lammert picSue Lammert, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor

Sue received bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology from Bethel University. After working in the education field, she realized that she enjoyed more of the one-on-one work with students and their families. She returned to Bethel University and obtained a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. She came to Advanced Behavioral Health in 2012 and has worked with children, families, couples, individuals and groups. She is a therapist on the DBT team and appreciates the structure, support and skill instruction that DBT offers. Sue sees each client and their struggles as being unique and works cooperatively with the client to develop an individualized treatment plan. She approaches her clients with empathy and genuine regard, striving to help them find wholeness by building on their strengths, as well as, incorporating new skills.

 

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Christina Copeland, M.A., Mental Health Professional

Christina received her B.A. in Sociology and Diversity Studies from St. Cloud State University and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She is currently license eligible and in pursuit of her license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Christina has experience in providing adults, adolescents, children, and families with therapeutic services that are person-centered and strength-based. She has worked in a variety of foster care and long-term, community based programs, as well as crisis and substance abuse/recovery related residential treatment settings.  Special areas of interest include ADHD, Adoption, Foster Care and Attachment concerns, Aging and Lifespan issues, Anxiety, Autism Sprectrum Disorder, Behavior Management, Intellectual Disabilities, Couples, Family and Relationship dynamisc and communication issues, Abuse and Trauma, Depression,Anger Management.  Christina is currently a therapist on ABH’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) team.

 

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Joan Oslund-Goeczka, M.A., Licensed Psychologist

Joan has a broad base of experience in the mental health field in a variety of positions and settings. She received her undergraduate degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis in Communications, specializing in Interpersonal Communications/Human Relations. She went on to get her Behavior Analyst Certificate and Master of Art’s Degree in Educational Psychology: Special Education from the University of Minnesota. Over the course of her career she has worked in schools, residential facilities, and outpatient services. She has worked with children with emotional and behavioral disorders and/or intellectual disabilities as well as adults with severe and persistent mental illness with and without intellectual disability. Joan’s specific area of expertise is working with people with developmental disabilities and mental health issues/mental illness. As a therapist she draws from Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provides individual and group therapy including DBT.

 

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Ann Miskovich, M.A., Mental Health Professional 

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN, she graduated from Grand Rapids High School.  She majored in Psychology and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Saint Benedict.  In 2015 she received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University.  After completing her practicum at Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc., she was given the opportunity to continue her practice here where is she working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  Ann’s therapeutic approaches stem from Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Solution Focused, and Existential Theories.  Ann looks to adapt to the needs of each individual client and strives to create an environment in which the client may continue to grow.

 

Melissa Tovsen, MA, LPCC

Melissa is a part-time Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She has been working with Advanced Behavioral Health, for 2 years, and works with adolescents, and young adults with Intellectual Disabilities.  Her primary focus is on Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

 

John Crouse picJohn Crouse, MA, Mental Health Practitioner

John is a 2016 graduate of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. While working towards his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, John was given the opportunity to fulfill his practicum requirement here at Advanced Behavioral Health where he received instruction in providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Prior to joining the team at ABH, John worked extensively in residential treatment settings serving clients with developmental disabilities and severe and persistent mental illness. In addition to using DBT, John also draws from person-centered, solution-focused, and strengths-based approaches when working with clients. John has an empathic, genuine, and nonjudgmental style while challenging and motivating clients towards growth. Currently a Mental Health Practitioner, John is working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.