change the way you heal,
change the way you feel
let’s get you and your loved ones on the path to wellbeing
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Your integrated SSC team is committed to work together with your medical providers. Our specialists and your community providers can collaborate on areas of wellbeing including medication management, pain interventions, chronic medical conditions, medical trauma, and developmental differences. Stepping Stone Clinic also offers side-by-side occupational therapy services that are integrated into psychology and nutrition sessions to address feeding, sensory, and fine/gross motor concerns.
Check out why Stepping Stone Clinic is an exceptionally unique clinic where you can combine many areas of health into one visit– these integrated services can take you from surviving to thriving at any age and stage.
the SSC steps to wellbeing
The first step is to schedule a free WARM-UP CALL that provides us a chance to get to know one another and start to develop an understanding of what is going on and how we can help.
This is a chance to look at the whole-person and understand how to treat the person today, not from months or years ago. The process is individualized and can include specific testing. We leave no stone unturned.
We take what we've discovered during the evaluation to map out a NEXT STEPS treatment plan and organize an integrated care team, including a Behavioral Health Coordinator (BHC) as a guide through every step.
Our specialists collaborate to provide whole-person care that combines appropriate treatments for any stage of life – from infants to mature adults. These may include therapy, nutrition services, medical interven-tions, and life tools.
The BHC helps navigate your transitions in care including stepping in and stepping out of services. We provide guidance through each step, adding life tools, wellness classes, and specialty support as needed.
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
Dr. Andrew Scarbrough received his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. He has extensive experience working with adults, teens, children, couples and families. His approach to treatment also places great value on being adaptable, accommodating and creating a comfortable environment for individuals with various cultural backgrounds, beliefs, values personality styles and levels of motivation for change.
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.
Deborah Fisher, PsyD, LP
Medical Psychology Specialist
Dr. Deborah Fisher has a Docorate of Professional Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to that, she earned her Master's Degree in Sociology with a Counseling License at the University of Idaho. In addition, Dr. Fisher has served for four years as a Board Member of the Minnesota Board of Psychology.
Before becoming a psychologist, Dr. Fisher spent 20 years as a Registered Nurse in critical care. She also served as a Clinic Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield/Allina, and Director of Training at Argosy University. She has travelled to the Soviet Union, Australia, and New Zealand. Her travels gave her an understanding of life experiences different from her Southern Minnesota upbringing.
Currently, Dr. Fisher works with adolescents and adults as a General and Chronic Pain Psychologist, with a focus on Medical Issues. She takes a mindfulness and whole-person approach with her patients. She applies general techniques, EMDR. hypnosis, CBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy, in order to see and treat the whole person.
Dr. Fisher enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 step-children, and 3 grandchildren as often as she can. She belongs to Toastmasters, practices Yoga, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In her spare time, she enjoys music and sings in a choir. She also enjoys spending time with her two rescue dogs, a Yorkie and a Maltese mix.
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.
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Gina Chrysler holds a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She completed her Occupational Therapy Internship at the Child Development Center in her hometown of Idaho Falls, ID. As a senior in high school she obtained a license as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked as an in-home care attendant for children and young adults with special needs.
Since then, Gina has worked as an Occupational Therapist for 20 years in a variety of settings including homecare, pediatric outpatient, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program, and inpatient rehabilitation center. Her focus areas are sensory integration, visual perceptual as well as gross and fine motor skills.
Gina has a passion for helping people live life to the fullest by maximizing functioning and engaging in the world around them. She is fun and energetic and has found that working with children helps her keep connected to her own fun-loving nature. She describes herself as an accident-prone athlete with a record of sprains and breaks from trying adventurous sport endeavors.
In her personal time, Gina enjoys being outside working in her garden and restoring old furniture. She also loves music and plays the piano, flute, and accordion.
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, 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
*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.