change what you think,
change how you feel
Sometimes trying to decide which therapy approach is right for you seems like swimming in alphabet soup.
Let us clear it up for you!
Based on your first-step evaluation, we will tailor the right therapy approach that best works with your strengths and the challenges you may be facing.
Whichever therapy “letters” we recommend, we believe in evidence-based treatments – meaning research has found evidence that the specific therapy type is effective in treating a specific issue.
You can also participate in speciality therapies addressing medical conditions, life management skills, brain training, parenting strategies and more that can take you from surviving to thriving at any age.
Stepping Stone is an exceptionally unique clinic where you can integrate many areas of health into your therapy sessions – nutrition, skill support, executive function training, and more…
INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY
- In-person or virtual sessions
- Health Habits & Goal Support
- Life Skills Training
- Side-by-Side Sessions
- Play Therapy
- Parenting Training
- Parent-Child Attachments
- Support for medical and special needs
meet the therapy team
Rachelle Hansen, PhD, LP
Clinical Director & Founder
Dr. Rachelle Hansen received her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Dakota. While 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 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota where she specialized in pediatric psychology as well as 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 neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Hansen has worked with children to adults at five different hospital systems, six rural health clinics, an inpatient and residential center, four private practices, a school-based therapy program, a community mental health clinic, and a neurology practice. In her life before practicing psychology, she was a reading specialist as well as working with families with children placed in protective care. She also ran a lab exploring genetic links to medical conditions in family lines including Egyptian Royal mummies!
Because of her unique background in biochemistry, education, and psychology, Dr. Hansen envisioned a clinic that would consider all three. One where patients can get the whole-person care they need from an integrated, collaborative team who offer a personalized approach to health. She does this work because she simply wants to help people feel and live better by working with their brain and body (instead of against them!). She's grateful to be a part of an environment where she (and the rest of the incredible team) can do just that.
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Andrew K. Scarbrough, PsyD, LP
Integrative Therapy and Assessment Specialist
His experience includes work in a variety of settings including the medical field, private practice, and community mental health and substance use treatment programs (both inpatient and outpatient). Dr. Scarbrough also has expertise in psychological assessment to determine general diagnostic clarification, personality disorder, intellectual capacity, adaptive functioning, and attention deficits.
Dr. Scarbrough specializes in providing psychotherapy to individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma (both acute and chronic), severe and persistent mental illness, personality disorders, and substance abuse. He is known for having a calm and comfortable style that instills hope during even the most difficult of times.
Dr. Scarbrough continues to be motivated in his work by the stories of positive outcomes and maintaining rewarding and productive patient relationships. He joined the Stepping Stone team to further improve patient outcomes through the use of a team-based approach that focuses on treating the whole person, including their mind, body and spirit.
Dr. Renee von Weiss
Psychological Assessment and Executive Function Specialist
Dr. Renee 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 and executive dysfunctions, 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.
Deborah Fisher, PsyD, LP
Medical Psychology Specialist
Dr. Deborah Fisher has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years. She has a background in working with patient’s health issues as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and has had a wide variety of experiences in different areas of medicine. She continues to be interested in helping people with health and medical issues as a psychologist as well as working with patients with general mental health issues. She has 15 years of experience working with patients who have chronic pain and other medical problems. She also enjoys working with patients with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship/family issues. The age range of patients she sees are from ages 12 to older adults. Her treatment modalities include: CBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Hypnosis, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
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Jan Marie Johnson, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Family Health Specialist
Jan Marie Johnson received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jan has worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and the military. She acted as a consultant for child protective teams and for hospital-based social services. She developed resources for military families needing special services including learning disabilities, medical surgery, and mental health outpatient and inpatient services. She also served as a behavioral health consultant for the family practice residency program, working with new doctors. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, trauma, caregiver stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and military family stresses. She developed the first on-site social worker position in a small hospital. She also developed a program to integrate care for low-back pain and depression. She is an enthusiastic supporter of an integrated care model.
A believer in lifelong learning, Jan Marie has continued expanding her skillset with training in DBT, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, hoarding disorders, Multicultural treatment, and several other areas. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
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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.