change the way you deal,
change the way you feel

let’s build your wellness toolbox

wellness tools

Creating health, movement, relationships, and calm in our lives takes intention, consistency, and welcoming, non-judgmental support. Why take this on by yourself? Our supportive community works together to develop tools and keep health habits integrating multiple systems: mental health, stress management, nutrition, social support, and mindful conversation.

Stepping Stone Clinic wellness groups are perfect for people thinking about stepping into therapy (but not needing individual support) or who are stepping out of therapy (but want continuing support).


  • Creating HealthTools for facing health challenges including diabetes, obesity disease, chronic pain, surgery, and other medical conditions
  • Care for the Caregiver Support for caregivers 
  • Creating MovementMovement adapted to your everyday routine
  • Mindful Meals – Get inspired with menu planning and craving kickers right from your own kitchen
  • First Steps to Next Step goal making
  • Building Conversations – groups for kids, teens, families, and adults

Groups are ongoing – come for one, come for many – with different topics, special speakers, and activities rotated throughout the year. Check out the Clinic Calendar for details about days, times, and topics.


This is the best way to take care of myself, an hour of me-only time…

Wellness Class Student, 23 yrs old

what is the NEXT STEP?

Set up a WARM-UP CALL (for new students) or CHECK-IN CALL (for returning students) with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachelle Hansen or Health and Wellness Coach and Educator Kris Lyons.

Give yourself the gift of wellness tools you’ll be able to use for life!

meet the wellness team

Kris Lyons NBC-HWC, CHWC
Behavioral Health Coordinator
Wellness Educator

Kris Lyons, 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.

Rachelle Hansen, PhD, LP
Clinical Psychologist
Neurodevelopmental Specialist
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.

take the first step to wellbeing

Stepping Stone Clinic offers a unique step-by-step approach to team-based mental health care that integrates and unites different treatments. We serve people of all ages and at all stages.

Come talk with our psychologists, nutritionists, occupational therapists, executive function coaches, and wellness specialists about our whole-person integrated care.


Mon: 9AM - 8PM
Tues: 9AM - 8PM
Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thurs: 9AM - 8PM
Fri: 9AM - 2PM
Sat: 9AM - 2PM


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.