Clinical Leadership Team
Jason Reed, PSYD, LP
Dr. Jason Reed is a Licensed Psychologist at The Recovery Clinic and Chief Clinical Consultant at Kodiak Recovery. Dr. Reed is an experienced addiction professional with a specific interest in the areas of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and eating disorders. He uses an integrated approach to understanding and treating addiction, combining evidence-based practice with common therapeutic factors such as empathy and the power of the relationship. His clinical approach includes cognitive-behavioral principles, mindfulness and acceptance strategies, trauma-informed care and recovery management. Dr. Reed is an Adjunct Professor at the new Co-occurring Disorder Training Program at the University of St. Thomas.
Elizabeth Jackson, MS, RD, LD
Elizabeth is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian specializing in eating disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, and ARFID/child and family feeding issues. She comes to the Recovery Clinic after 7 years at Melrose Center in outpatient services. She is a founding member of the MN Trauma Project. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2010, Elizabeth worked in Michigan for 19 years in private practice. During this time, she also developed and taught for 8 years an upper level course on eating disorders at Central Michigan University, as well as serving on the clinical faculty of the Ellyn Satter Institute, conducting workshops and trainings throughout the US and Canada on optimal child feeding. Elizabeth has a special interest in the intersection of insecure attachment, trauma (including food trauma) and eating disorders, and the prevention and treatment of the multigenerational impact of all three..
Kristin Wilcox, MS, LPC, LADC
Kristin Wilcox, a Minnesota native, is an alumnae of the College of St. Benedict and of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She has worked at the University Counseling Center at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, and in the StepUP Program at Augsburg University. Her therapeutic approach is both compassionate and direct, and she considers it an honor to join clients on their journey toward therapeutic wellness. Kristin is married with two children, as well as two dogs and three cats (which Kristin has been encouraged to consider as the household pet capacity, though she sees this as negotiable.)
Lauren Ryan, MA, LPCC, LADC
Lauren Ryan is dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has had various roles throughout her career including being a case manager, counselor, and program coordinator. She specializes in the treatment of substance use, eating disorders, and co-occurring mental health concerns. Lauren is passionate about guiding others on their path to recovery. She provides a safe environment for client’s to share life experiences and establish a new foundation in life. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, participating in endurance races, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.
Andrea Hendel, MA, LMFT
Andrea Hendel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at The Recovery Clinic specializing in individual and family related mental health and trauma related symptoms impacting the family system. Andrea is an experienced addiction professional with a specific interest in the areas of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and eating disorders. She is trained in treating trauma and PTSD through the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She uses a holistic and strengths based approach to join with individuals and families and sees the client s the experts of their lives. Her clinical approach includes cognitive-behavioral principles, systemic views, mindfulness and yoga strategies, and trauma-informed care.
Toni Schulz, MS, LMFT
Toni Schulz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has spent the last 10 years in the Twin Cities working in various treatment roles including individual, family, couples and group therapy, intensive outpatient, community based services and clinical supervision. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with co-occurring chemical and mental health disorders. Her clinical approach includes cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma informed care, recovery management and mindfulness. She values building relationships with individuals and families, believes it to be a gift to share in the journey of recovery and helping others to build a life worth living. In her free time, she loves playing sports, staying active, outdoor adventures, laughter and spending time with her son, pets, family and friends.
Ben Stewart, MA, LPC, LADC
Ben Stewart is licensed in the state of Minnesota as both a Professional Counselor and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He holds a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling and Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Ben has experience working at various levels of care ranging from medically-managed intensive inpatient services to outpatient settings as well. Throughout his career Ben has continued to focus on developing a strong therapeutic alliance with his clients in an effort to help facilitate their positive growth and long-term change. Originally from Pittsburgh he came to Minnesota in search of his own path to recovery in 2002. Ben and his wife enjoy traveling, exploring the local food scene, and are avid supporters of the Minnesota United Football Club.
Stephanie Childress, MA, LADC
Stephanie is a psychotherapist and addiction counselor. She has been in the field of addiction and mental health for twenty years. Her therapeutic specialties include, individuals/families with addiction issues; trauma, including working with professionals in trauma exposure job roles; parents with special needs child; depression and anxiety; compulsive gambling behaviors; LGBTQ; Stephanie use an integrative therapeutic approach including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered and Trauma Informed Therapy.
Paige Neyers, MA, LCSW
Paige is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She specializes in the treatment of substance abuse and works with both adolescents and adults. She also specializes in mental health issues that may contribute to substance abuse such as anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem or grief. Paige works by first building a relationship with clients then providing a safe environment for them to voice their thoughts or emotions. She believes that every person has value and deserves to live a life that makes them happy. Paige also believes that the client has the solution to their own problem; they just need a little help working towards it.
Michael Nachreiner, MA, LADC
Mike is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor working toward licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor. He specializes in the treatment of substance use and mental health issues that co-occur. He has a goal of allowing clients to explore their substance use in a nonjudgemental and open space. Whether people are looking to find safer ways to use substances, limit their use, or abstain, he works with them on creating opportunities for making decisions and possible differences in their lives. Mike utilizes an integrated, person-centered approach and preferred treatment methods include mindfulness, goal setting, and trauma-informed care. He works to help people achieve personal growth and improve their lives as they best see fit.
Ashley Nissen, MA, LPCC
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works with adults experiencing eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, spirituality concerns, adjustments disorders and life/career transitions. She uses an integrative approach utilizing both evidence-based practices and holistic modalities to help clients navigate life’s challenges and regain a sense of wholeness. Ashley employs a number of proven techniques with her clients and has seen positive results from her use of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques along with strengths-based and solution-focused therapies. Over the years, Ashley has chosen to combine these techniques with complementary modalities such as yoga, meditation and reiki. Ashley focuses on working with her clients to help them gain the ability to be in the present moment, build self-awareness, recognize and accept all emotions and ultimately in reestablishing the mind-body connection. Ashley’s integrative approach to mental health is aimed at giving her clients the best chance of success in living the life they wish to live.
Dr. Caryl Boehnert, PhD, LP
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Boehnert has been working with those with medical problems, mood disorders, anxiety and PTSD since 1984, when she completed her post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine at University of Minnesota Medical School in the Departments of Psychiatry and Health Psychology. “After 35 years as a psychologist, I still view my clients as individuals pushing toward health, using tremendous strength to cope with what life has thrown at them. I have a very positive view of the human potential for change: and research keeps coming up with new combinations of treatments which can very helpful.”
After she left UM temporarily in 1990, “Dr. B” pursued her interests in providing assessment and treatment to those in such under-served areas as Alaska (9 years), as well as in Oregon, and Humboldt County, CA. Most recently, she worked for VA: Montana as part of the Home Based Primary Care team, providing psychological services to veterans with multiple chronic illnesses who were not able to access health centers; for the Geriatrics division of Associated Clinic of Psychology in the Cities; and at United Pain Center in St. Paul.
Holly Wruck, RD, LD
Holly Wruck is a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Minnesota and specializes in eating disorder treatment. Holly has been practicing nutrition for 8+ years. Prior to working at The Recovery Clinic, she spent 4+ years working specifically treating clients with eating disorders in residential, intensive day, and outpatient levels of care, frequently in conjunction with co-occurring substance use disorder. Her goal is to provide a safe and collaborative space for clients by using curiosity, self-compassion, and a non-judgmental stance around food and weight. In using mindful/intuitive eating techniques, she hopes to guide clients towards eliminating harmful behaviors. Holly strives to build confidence in your choices helping you become more in tune with your body’s cues and needs.
Miranda enjoys assisting others at the front desk. She also does scheduling and coordinates between the different locations. She is currently attaining an Accounting Degree at Hamline University. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking and spending time with family and friends.
Alexandra handles scheduling clients and managing client information in the company’s electronic health record system. She is currently attaining a master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of St. Thomas. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and exploring the Twin Cities with friends.