MEET OUR TEAM

Sunrise Wellness has immediate appointment openings!

We have both Teletherapy and Face-to-Face therapy options

We use a secure link that your therapist will email to you for your appointment

Andrea Hendel, MA, LMFT

Therapist and Owner

I have been a therapist for over 20 years.  I specialize in trauma treatment and am Certified in EMDR Therapy and  Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  I have advanced training with Law Enforcement, First Responders and their families to address daily stress and work related trauma.  I am an EMDR Consultant and have specialized training with substance abuse and eating disorders.  As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy and am trained in both Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Prepare/Enrich. I have worked in residential and correctional treatment centers for a large part of that as a therapist, manager and program director.

I am an approved OUT OF STATE teletherapy therapist for the state of FL.

https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
Provider registration number: TPMF330

Karen Hutchins, MS, LPCC

Therapist

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I provide individual therapy to adults, age 18 and older. I have experience working with depression, abuse, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, stress management, and adjustment to life changes.

My approach to therapy draws from several different models, in order to tailor treatment to your needs.  I offer EMDR therapy to address traumatic experiences and struggles with negative beliefs. Other therapeutic interventions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, and incorporation of meditation and mind/body connection.  As someone who has experienced the benefits of practicing yoga and meditation in my personal life, I value holistic treatment.

Erin Holznagel

Therapist Intern

Prior to practicing therapy, Erin was a licensed police officer in Minnesota for over 12 years and recognizes that the unique experiences of public safety personnel require a highly individualized approach to therapy. Erin’s desire to help others create meaning out of loss, provide avenues of hope, and a space to heal, ultimately led to her transition from law enforcement to her work as a therapist.

Erin believes we are all influenced by the systems we are a part, including our families, our work, our schools, our relationships, and our communities. Our experiences and whether our beliefs or values are challenged or supported often impact every aspect of our lives. Erin offers a neutral, nonjudgmental atmosphere and utilizes trauma informed care practices and evidence-based treatment options to reach your goals and improve your overall well-being.

Erin recognizes that each story is unique and understands it is not always easy to talk about problems that exist. When it becomes too difficult to share your story out-loud, Erin is trained in Brainspotting which is a non-verbal treatment option that works to identify and release those primary sources of emotional and physical pain, trauma, and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Erin believes that trauma does not need to end in tragedy and utilizes a Post Traumatic Growth approach in her practice. This approach recognizes that significant life events and adverse experiences can result in negative life outcomes but can also be a catalyst to positive growth afterward.

Erin is passionate about working with individuals to identify their needs’, resources and the flexibility needed for lasting growth and change.

Kacie Allen, MA

Therapist

MA, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I provide individual therapy to adults (age 18 and older) and couples.  I am a licensed peace officer and have over 14 years of experience in law enforcement. I have a passion for working with first responders and their significant others, as I know first hand how these professions can affect the individual, relationship and family unit.  Therapeutic interventions include, but are not limited to Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family-Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am available Thursdays and Fridays and limited evening hours by appointment.

Bruce O’Leary

Therapist

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression?  I believe that we can work on strategies that will allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections in your life. I have been trained in a variety of CBT forms, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Mindfulness Based CBT.  I also use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and many other therapeutic models so you and I will find the best possible treatment for you.

Michelle Rosenau, LPCC

Therapist

I believe that there are points in everyone’s life where we become “stuck” or dissatisfied with parts of our lives, whether that be due to external circumstances or an internal struggle within ourselves. During those times it can be very difficult to see ourselves as resilient, strong and capable of meeting the demands of our lives. My goal is to walk beside you, providing support and the skills to address your needs, so that you can determine how to move forward in a way that feels good to you. I strive to provide a supportive therapeutic relationship where you can truly feel comfortable to come as your are. If you are considering therapy, I invite you to reach out.

Laura Sosalla, MA

LPCC & LADC candidate, EMDR trained

I specialize in military, law enforcement, corrections, and first responders – and the unique challenges these professions and their loved ones face. Though, I found my home mostly within law enforcement and “cop culture”, I gravitated towards working with these populations after working closely with probation and parole, CPS, 1st responders, nurses, and doctors in the many various roles I had before becoming a trauma therapist. At some point I started asking myself, “Who is watching out for those who help, protect, and serve?” This question led me to shift focus towards working with the people I used to work alongside.

I believe that distressing thoughts, feelings, beliefs, or behaviors are not mental illness, weakness, being broken, or a failure. But, in fact, are natural and normal human responses to ongoing exposure to escalated or high risk situations, cumulative and traumatic stress, unresolved grief or loss, experiences of betrayal and broken trust, overwhelming adversities, or from harmful interactions or relationships. Similar to healing from complex physical injuries — It also takes time, patience, and hard work to heal and grow from the impacts of psychological injuries.

My style is laid back, collaborative, and semi-structured. Though I practice with trauma informed, evidence-based, client-centered, and integrative approaches. I’m always up for laughing at ourselves and each other. But I’m not afraid to talk about the tough stuff, and walk with my clients into their darkest places where healing is needed the most.

Serving you in two locations: St. Paul & Burnsville

16201 90th St NE Suite 203
Otsego, MN 55330