David Bradshaw MSEd
David is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and specialized graduate studies in the areas of family and group psychotherapy, and systems work. David comes to Healing Connections with 16 years experience of working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and was previously the Director of a residential program for the seriously and persistently mentally ill. David has a love of the arts which ranges from music and theatric performance to woodcarving and sculpting. David is also the clinics resident magician, having performed magic at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for seven years. At times he is inclined to share his talents to inspire wonder, joy and enchantment.
Nancy Bradshaw RN, CNP
Nancy has provided nursing care for 17 years in a variety of mental health settings including inpatient, residential facilities and clinics. She completed her Masters Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica in 2004. She is trained in providing individual and group therapy with a Dialectical Behavior Therapy focus. Additionally, she provides medication management for adults with a focus on mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar illnesses. In her free time she enjoys reading, dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Wayne received his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University. He was in the US Army for 22 years, most of which was in Special Forces. He spent the next 10 years’ working with special operations as a Defense Contractor mostly overseas. He has a special interest in working in mental health and would like to work with Veterans and other trauma victims. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys staying current on local, national and world events.
Jennifer Edlund MA, LPCC
Jennifer received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School. Before joining Healing Connections Therapy Center, Jennifer had provided counseling services for the PRIDE institute, as well as providing Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services for adults with severe mental illness. She also has experience working with insurance authorizations for mental health and chemical dependency services. Jennifer specializes in women’s issues, LGBT issues, and chemical dependency treatment. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, watching movies, going on road trips, and spending time with friends and family (especially her cats!)
Cindy Fischer-Hancock, LMFT, LADC
Cindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University, her Master of Arts in Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University and returned to school at Alfred Adler Graduate School to gain knowledge in Family Systems and in Co-occurring Disorders. Cindy has experience in individual, family therapy, and couples therapy. Her approach is integrative, collaborative, client-centered and includes being able to focus on the goals of clients. Her experience spans across various settings which has provided exposure and expertise to a variety of perspectives, situations and challenges. Cindy is a Board approved supervisor of those pursuing licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. Cindy enjoys nature, spending time with her dogs, gardening, yoga, writing and reading.
John Gawboy MA
John Gawboy joined the staff at HCTC initially as an intern and has now completed his Masters in Psychology. He participates in numerous groups at the clinic and sees individual clients. He has a special interest in working with personality disorders, trauma recovery, exposure therapy, and is currently learning the Enneagram. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and playing board games with his friends. John values his time at Healing Connections and is excited to be continue his work on board as a therapist.
Rebecca Clark, MA, LPCC, CBIS
Rebecca received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University. Rebecca has worked in the field of mental health for the past 20 years as a supervisor for an Independent Living Skills program serving individuals with brain injury, mental health case management with Ramsey County, and most recently as a Mental Health Professional on an ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team in Dakota County. She has a lot of experience with county resources, is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), and is passionate about helping individuals to achieve goals in their lives. Rebecca utilizes an approach that is collaborative and includes person-centered, strength-based, and cognitive therapeutic approaches. Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, watching movies, and going for walks.
Sarah Jacobs RN, CNP
Sarah is originally from West Virginia, and completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of Virginia in 2013. She provides medication management along with psychotherapy. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and psychotic disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and reading.
Lisa Johnson Taylor MA, LP
Lisa Johnson Taylor MA, LP has worked in the mental health field for the past 28 years in a variety of settings. She began work in the field primarily with severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and families with a strong interest in wholistic healing. Over the past 15 years she has found that body centered techniques such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy has played an integral role in supporting her clients in changing automatic emotional and behavioral trauma patterns and challenging limiting beliefs. She enjoys integrating these experiential techniques into her practice with adolescents and adults both individually and in group settings. It has been very exciting to teach people to listen to the wisdom of their body and watch the significant shifts that can happen from this modality of therapy. In her leisure Lisa loves spending time with her family, their pets, gardening, and camping in the Boundary Waters.
Nick Pierson MA, LAMFT
Nick received his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2015. He is interested in working with teens (15+), adults and couples through life struggles such as depression, anxiety, transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, chemical/substance use, family issues, school or workplace issues, and grief/loss.
Outside of work, Nick enjoys appreciating music, weight lifting, running, yoga, grilling, spending time with family and friends, and bonding with his cats, Fritz and Oliver.
Amy Quinn MA, LPCC
Amy joined Healing Connections in 2008. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University. She has completed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) intensive training and co-facilitates DBT groups. She is a board approved supervisor and enjoys helping others in their professional development. Amy also has training in Exposure Therapy for the treatment of fear/avoidance based issues. She is passionate about DBT and enjoys helping clients work towards their goals. In her free time, Amy enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with her family.
Myranda received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota. She has experience in working with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings. She also has experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum with Applied Behavior Analysis. She enjoys watching movies, going on walks with her dog, spending time with her husband and family along with traveling and trying new foods.
Jenna Zoz MA, LMFT
Jenna received her Master’s Degree in marriage and family therapy from Argosy University in 2009. She believes creating a positive therapeutic relationship and environment is essential for change and growth to take place. Jenna has completed foundational training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has been co-facilitating DBT groups at Healing Connections since 2012. She has a special interest in working from a DBT approach. Jenna also enjoys working with individuals regarding relational and communication issues. She sees individuals ages 16+. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking walks, traveling, and watching the Vikings (win or lose).
Chelsey is a graduate student at St. Mary’s University in the Counseling Psychology program, completing her internship here at Healing Connections. She has had previous training in domestic and sexual abuse and enjoys working with individuals as well as in group settings. Outside of school and work, Chelsey enjoys being active outdoors, rock climbing, hiking, as well as reading and live music.