Diana Roberts

Diana is currently completing her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, in 2020. Diana has experience working with adult individuals and group therapy. Her professional interests include depression, anxiety, mindfulness, trauma, and more. She utilizes an integrative approach to meet each individual person’s needs.

Outside of counseling, Diana enjoys a variety of activities including hiking and walking, spending time with family, reading, word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and gardening.

Natosha McClain

Natosha is a CTSS Mental Health Practitioner and Psychotherapy Intern at Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic. She is a Master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University and is currently completing her practicum and internship. Natosha also has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in social welfare from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Natosha’s primary area of interest is working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing mental health concerns. She also has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities due to her work at a group home for over six years. Natosha uses a strengths-based approach to therapy with some cognitive-behavioral elements, and she believes in the importance of building a therapeutic relationship involving safety, trust, and openness.

Natosha was born and raised in rural Minnesota and plans to remain working in a rural community upon graduation. In Natosha’s free time, she enjoys reading, caring for her plants, and working on puzzles. She also enjoys spending time with her pets: three dogs, two cats, and a hedgehog!

Dan Reif, MS, LPCC

Dan Reif is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He received his Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Stout. Dan is dedicated towards developing a working relationship with his clients built on a foundation of respect and trust.

Dan has over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. He is experienced working with a diverse range of mental health concerns that includes identity, attachment, relationship, mood, depression, and anxiety. He also has expertise in the areas of chemical dependency, stress and anger management, parent skills training, child behavior management, sensory integration, trauma informed care, and play based therapy. He has a passion for working with individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety, and dual diagnosis.

Dan is eclectic in his therapy approach using Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a foundation. He asks thoughtful questions, listens to both verbal and nonverbal communication, and enjoys processing thoughts and feelings that come up throughout the therapy process. Dan also offers psychoeducation to his clients in a way that is easy to understand and apply. He works hard to foster a safe and supportive environment. For individuals to grow.

Aliyah Kutscher

Aliyah is a CTSS Mental Health Practitioner at Fiver Rivers Mental Health Clinic. She received her BSW and BA in Psychology from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Currently, she is working towards getting her MA in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota State University Mankato. Aliyah’s professional interests consist of working with young children who have differing mental health and behavioral needs. She has many years of experience working with kids from all sorts of backgrounds–most recently, she has spent her time working in a therapeutic preschool in the Twin Cities. She has a strong dedication to mental health advocacy and being a support system for those in need. When she is not at work or school, you can find her spending time with family, playing with her two dogs, going for long nature walks, and browsing around Target.

Javiann Lewis

Javiann Lewis (she/her/hers) is a Black-Boricua Cisgender Woman who promotes a safe space where individuals can find unconditional positive regard through an integrative and multicultural competent approach.

Languages: Bilingual, Spanish, and English.

Approaches towards psychotherapy: Psychoanalytic. Trauma-informed. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Client-Centered. Womanism. Intersectionality. Multicultural-Feminist School of Thought. Systematic approach. Validation Therapy. Strength-Based Approach.

  • Provide a judgment-free zone where validation and empathy are emphasized to encourage growth.
  • Provide a client-centered space where BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals can process traumas by examining systematical structures that marginalized one’s identities.
  • Approaching trauma from a lens allows one to process trauma by understanding how it can affect our physiological and psychological experiences.
  • Provide gender-affirming therapy to explore and expand their gender and sexual identity development.
  • Providing ethnic-racial development services to explore their identity is a supportive space.

Javiann is pursuing her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bemidji State University. Javiann is currently completing her practicum and internship at Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic.


Javiann Lewis (ella) es una mujer cisgénero Afro-Boricua cuyo prove un espacio donde las personas puedan encontrar una consideración positiva incondicional a través de un enfoque integrador y multicultural.

Bilingüe, español e inglés.

Aproximaciones a la psicoterapia son Psicoanalítica, Cuidado Informado Sobre el Trauma, Terapia de conducta cognitive, Centrada en la persona, Mujerismo, Interseccionalidad, Multiculturalismo Radical, Acercamiento sistematico y Terapia de validación.

  • Provee una zona libre de juicios donde se enfaticen la validación y la empatía para fomentar el crecimiento mental, emotional y cognitive
  • Proporcionar un espacio centrado en el cliente donde las personas de color y LGBTQ+ puedan procesar traumas mediante el examen de estructuras sistemáticas que marginaron las identidades de uno.
  • Procesar los trauma para comprender cómo puede afectar nuestras experiencias fisiológicas y psicológicas.
  • Proporcionar terapia de afirmación de género para explorar y ampliar su desarrollo de identidad sexual y de género.
  • Brindar servicios de desarrollo étnico-racial para explorar su identidad es un espacio que sostiene su salud mental.

Javiann está cursando su Maestría en Ciencias en Consejería de Salud Mental en Minesota State University, Mankato. También recibió su Barchiderato en Psicología de Bemidji State University. Javiann actualmente está completando su práctica en Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic.

 

Kristy Danielson, MSW

Kristy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato with her undergraduate degree in social work. Kristy has a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Many of these individuals are highly marginalized and reside in rural communities. Kristy has worked as a school-linked mental health therapist serving students in grades Kindergarten through six and provides services to clients of various age groups. Kristy works collaboratively with her clients to create a strong therapeutic alliance and approaches the therapeutic relationship from a strength based, developmentally-appropriate, and relationship-focused framework. Kristy utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy technique, Motivational interviewing, Relational Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, mindfulness, and relaxation. Kristy has experience in working with issues related to trauma-and-stress related disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, attachment and relationships, anger, and ADHD.

Erin Gellings

Erin is pursuing her Master of Science in mental health counseling at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is currently completing her practicum and internship at Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic.

Erin believes in a gentle, strengths-based approach to therapy. She believes individuals have the ability to achieve healing and their goals through introspection and therapeutic guidance. She utilizes an integrative approach to therapy and adjusts her approach to meet the needs of each person she works with. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, and hanging out with her cat.

Morgan Starkson, BSSW

Morgan is a CTSS Mental Health Practitioner and an intern currently completing her Master of Social Work (MSW) from The Ohio State University with an emphasis in Mental Health and Substance Misuse. Morgan’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work was obtained from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Morgan has experience working with families and children of all ages. Morgan’s interests include trauma informed care, substance misuse/abuse, and person-centered therapy. Some of her interests outside of work include spending time with her family and friends, going on new adventures with her dog Remi, and listening to podcasts.

Mariah Severud

Mariah is a CTSS Mental Health Practitioner at Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic. She is a current Master’s student studying clinical psychology at Minnesota State University. Her primary field of interest is the onset of mental illness in young adults. She is an advocate for greater awareness and consideration of mental health in primary school. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, dancing, and taking care of her animals.

Sammi Cowger

Sammi is a CTSS Mental Health Practitioner at Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic. She earned her master’s degree in positive psychology from the University of Missouri-Colombia in 2017 and is currently in her second year of the school psychology program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her professional interests include social-emotional learning, early intervention and prevention, community-based treatment, motivational interviewing, and wellbeing practices. Outside of work, Sammi enjoys camping, hiking, reading, and spending time with her german shepherd, Stella.