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therapy

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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

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PARENT-CHILD FOCUS

  • Play Therapy
  • Parenting Training
  • Parent-Child Attachments
  • Support for medical and special needs

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BRAIN TRAINING

  • Executive Function Skills
  • Memory Strategies
  • Cognitive Brain Exercises
  • Biofeedback & Neurofeedback

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meet the therapy team

Rachelle Hansen, PhD, LP
Clinical Psychologist
Neurodevelopmental Specialist

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.

Stephanie Peters, PsyD, LP
Clinical Psychologist
Pediatric Specialist

Dr. Stephanie Peters earned her Doctor of Psychology degree from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. In those roles, Stephanie gained specialized training in treating children and families impacted by acute and chronic medical conditions.

After completing her clinical training, Stephanie completed an additional postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center, where she studied health care's most pressing challenges. There, she designed health care delivery models capable of improving patient health, enhancing patient experience, while also reducing per capita cost of care. She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue developing innovative health programs at Stepping Stone Clinic to best serve Stepping Stone patients and our community at large.

In treatment, Stephanie often helps children adjust to and cope with all aspects of medical illnesses including: medical anxiety, adherence to medical regimens, school re-integration, and health-related behaviors. She is experienced in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to successfully treat children coping with emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Stephanie frequently consults with other members of the health care team to ensure that the patient’s health goals are optimized.

Renee von Weiss, PhD, LP
Clinical Psychologist
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.

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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.

HOURS

Mon: 9AM - 8PM
Tues: CLOSED
Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thurs: 9AM - 8PM
Fri: 8AM - 4PM
Sat: 9AM - 3PM
Sun: CLOSED

CONTACT

6625 Lyndale Ave South, Suite 500
Richfield, MN 55423

*Free covered parking in back

Main: 612-886-3706
Fax: 612-886-3681

*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.