Calie Budnick, MSW, LGSW graduated from University of St Thomas for clinical social work and has been a DBT Practitioner since 2021. She specializes in working with adolescents and their families, offering individual DBT and co-facilitating adolescent DBT skills groups. She also provides bilingual (English – Spanish) DBT family skills training.
Calie Budnick, MSW, LGSW se graduó de la Universidad de St Thomas como trabajadora social desempeñandose como terapeuta especializada en DBT desde 2021. Se dedica a trabajar con adolescentes y sus familias, ofreciendo espacios bilingües (inglés – español) para sesiones individuales, entrenamiento de habilidades DBT para familias individuales, y grupos de habilidades DBT que facilita como co-coordinadora tanto para adolescentes como para sus familias.
Justine Lahn, MSW, LICSW,
Justine Lahn, MSW, LICSW (she/her) graduated from Augsburg College with a master’s degree in clinical social work in 2017. She has been a DBT practitioner since 2016. Justine specializes in adolescent and family DBT and co-facilitates a family skills group. She is also an eating disorder specialist, receiving regular consultation with an expert in DBT for eating disorders.
Justine has been intensively trained in DBT with Charlie Swenson, MD; Prolonged Exposure in DBT for adults and adolescents with Melanie Harned, PhD; Radically Open DBT with Thomas Lynch PhD; and DBT for Eating Disorders with Anita Federici, PhD.
Justine lives with her partner and 2 children in the north suburbs of the Twin Cities, enjoys reading to her children, going to the park, and watching Disney movies. Social justice is important to Justine, and she works hard to be anti-racist, gender inclusive, and an ally of the LGBTQ+ community.
Ellen Gish MA, LPCC. After more than 25 years working in the advertising and marketing sector in the Twin Cities, Ellen completed her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in 2013. She has experience working with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues such as anxiety and panic, agoraphobia, depression, self- esteem and identity issues, stress and anger management, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss and family of origin issues. Ellen believes that the client-therapist relationship is central to the healing process. She focuses on providing an open, safe, and caring environment where each client can feel like they were heard, and acknowledged, without judgment or expectations. She employs mindfulness techniques as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help her clients discover healthier patterns of living and interpreting their life experiences. Ellen completed her training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in 2018 while working at DBT Associates and currently works with adult individual clients and co-facilitates two adult DBT Skills Training Groups. Ellen is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilizes that protocol to help clients reprocess past traumatic experiences. Ellen has a strong interest in human spirituality and provides Christian counseling to those that desire that approach. In her free time, Ellen likes to attend live theater, explore craft fairs and festivals, play board games, and spend time with family and friends. Ellen has three children at home: Skyler is a sophomore at Totino Grace High School, and Cooper and Sadie, her two Australian Labradoodles.
Matt Elfmann, MA, LADC, LPCC. Matt completed his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 at Adler Graduate School after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Drug & Alcohol Counseling from the Metropolitan State University. Matt individualizes his therapeutic approach based on each client’s aptitude, emotional makeup, age, cultural background, and personal experiences. Matt uses these therapeutic approaches, which include principles from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and other modalities to tailor an effective and individualized treatment plan for each of his clients. Matt has extensive experience and passion in working with those who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, substance use disorders as well as specializing in treatment for those who identify as being part of the LQBTQ+ community. Additionally, he has gained the respect of his colleagues and clients by offering compassion, empathy, confidentiality, transparency, insight, and acceptance in all his therapeutic interactions. In his free time, Matt is a nature enthusiast. Some of his activities include camping, hiking, biking, and spelunking (when he vacations in the Ozarks).
Kimberly Endres, MSW, LICSW, obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St.Catherine in 2003. She has worked in the mental health field since graduating with her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1992. Kim completed her first DBT Intensive in 2000. Since that time, she has attended numerous DBT trainings. Kim has also been intensively trained in DBT-PE (Prolonged Exposure), an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. This treatment can be done concurrently with standard DBT for those struggling with trauma symptoms. She provides individual DBT to adults and co-facilitates DBT skills groups. Kim is married and has two boys. She enjoys interior design, live music and keeping up with her Dobermans.