change how you live,
change how you feel
Let’s get you and your loved ones on the path to wellbeing.
real life skills
The nerd term for “real life skills” is “executive functions”.
Executive functions are brain-based action skills that help us do things like plan, organize, make decisions, prioritize tasks, shift between situations, pace energy, control emotions, curb impulsivity, and learn from past mistakes. Whew!
You may have been told or even just notice that you struggle with these skills but may not know how to get help.
Come work with one of our Executive Function Coaches to learn important study & social skills used beyond the school experience. Get extra help from our Behavioral Health Coordinator with things like creating resumes, job hunting, and making (and keeping) health goals.
Pssst. Parents! We have special sessions for you too.
This is just another way Stepping Stone Clinic’s unique whole-person approach to mental health can take you from surviving to thriving at any age.
- In-person or virtual sessions
- Can supplement therapy
- For parents, children, & adults
- Side-by-Side Sessions
- Learn HOW to learn
- Tailored 1-on-1 coaching
- Memory & Study Skills for life
- 1st – 10th grade students
- Flexible for busy schedules
meet the skills team
Executive Functioning Coach
Skills Programs Lead
Sameer is currently studying at the University of Minnesota with a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology. For the past 6 years, he has worked with kids as a tutor and summer camp counselor.
He is thrilled to bring his schooling and tutoring experience to creating a fun, exciting, and educational experience for students of all ages at Stepping Stone clinic.
He hopes to help students develop skills that will serve them now and well into their future!
Rachelle Hansen, PhD, LP
Dr. Hansen received her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Dakota. There, she was actively involved in several rural health initiatives helping integrate in-home mental health services along with outpatient health and behavior services.
She completed both her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota where she specialized in pediatric psychology, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. Her work included providing evaluations, behavioral interventions, and therapy to children, adolescents, parents, and families who are coping with medical conditions and developmental disorders.
Dr. Hansen has worked with children to adults at four different hospital systems, five rural health clinics, an inpatient and residential center, three private practices, a school-based therapy program, a community mental health clinic, and a neurology practice.
Because of her unique background in biochemistry, education, and psychology, she envisioned a clinic that would house all three. One where patients can get the whole-person support they need under one roof with a more personalized approach than a larger healthcare setting could offer.
She does this work because she simply wants to help people feel and live better. She's proud to be a part of an environment where she (and the rest of the incredible team) can do just that.
Renee von Weiss, PhD, LP
Psychological Testing Specialist
Dr. von Weiss has a doctorate from the University of Kansas in clinical psychology with specialization in health psychology across the lifespan. She gained additional training in clinical child and pediatric psychology during her predoctoral internship at the University of Florida. From there, she completed a one-year, postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at the University of Louisville.
As a staff psychologist at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota for 8 years, Dr. von Weiss conducted psychological evaluations of children and adolescents presenting with a variety of developmental concerns, such as learning disabilities, ADHD and autism. She also provided therapy and inpatient consultation services for children, adolescents and families struggling with medical conditions. During her time at Children's Hospital, Dr. von Weiss also supervised clinical psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows through her involvement with Children’s APA-accredited internship program.
Dr. von Weiss specializes in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations for patients who present with a variety of developmental and learning concerns. She works with the patient, family, and other providers to try to find a plan to help patients move forward in their life. She's most passionate about treating anxiety, as well as adjustment to and coping with acute and chronic medical and neurodevelopmental conditions. Overall, Dr. von Weiss takes a developmental, strengths-based approach to her practice.
Kris Lyons NBC-HWC, CHWC
Behavioral Health Coordinator
Kris, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, has a passion for integrating mindfulness practices into fitness, nutrition and overall wellness.
Her professional path began over 20 years ago when she started and led one of the first organic smoothie companies in Minneapolis; in the years since, she has run her own Pilates studio and provided fitness, nutrition, and stress-management classes for a wide range of organizations and audiences.
Kris is devoted to making the world a better place and she’s starting with you. She was recently granted permission to share her adaptation of the meditations, activities and prayers from The Book of Joy, By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Kris brings her extensive teaching experience, plus a long list of certifications and areas of study, to her work as a Behavioral Health Coordinator and Wellness Educator.
take the first step to wellbeing today
About The Clinic
Stepping Stone Clinic uniquely offers a step-by-step approach to mental health integrating different treatments all under one roof.
Come talk with our psychologists, nutritionists, executive function coaches, and wellness specialists about our whole-person approach.
Mon: 9AM - 8PM
Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thurs: 9AM - 8PM
Fri: 8AM - 4PM
Sat: 9AM - 3PM
6625 Lyndale Ave South, Suite 500
Richfield, MN 55423
*Free covered parking in back
*For emergencies, please contact the MN mobile crisis line (call 612-348-2233 or send a text to 741741) or go to your nearest emergency room.