Therapists

  • Mark Hansen, Ph.D.
    Licensed Psychologist, Clinic Director

    The therapists at River City Clinic are committed to a personal, respectful, and responsible approach to the needs of the clients we serve. We use client-centered, evidence-based methods for providing effective mental health treatment. Read below for more information about Mark Hansen, Ph.D., LP.

    Mark has been providing psychotherapy since 1985 to individuals, couples and groups. He also provides clinical supervision, consultation, and training on a variety of mental health and organizational issues. In addition, Mark is President and Chief Executive Officer of River City Clinic.


    Specialties

    • Depression and anxiety issues
    • Trauma
    • Personality Disorders
    • Intimacy and relationship concerns including couples counseling
    • Work adjustment and performance concerns
    • Stress management
    • Athletic performance
    • Men’s groups
    • Clinical supervision. Approved LPC/LPCC Supervisor Designation, Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
    • Measuring outcome and effectiveness of therapy

    Articles

    Curriculum Vita
    Mark P. Hansen, PhD, LP curriculum vita

    Staying Resilient During Financially Difficult Times
    Learn how to cope during financially difficut times

    Pelvic Floor Functioning and Emotions
    Learn about psychological treatment combined with medical treatment to improve pelvic floor functioning.

    APA’s Tips for Managing Work Stress
    Tips on How to Manage Work Stress

    APA Tips Recovering From Disaster and Other Traumatic Stress
    Recovering From Traumatic Stress

    APA’s Stress Management Tips
    Stress Management Tips

    The Value and Benefits of Therapy
    Consumers of therapy benefit financially in three important areas of life.


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  • Kelly Haase, MA
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    The therapists at River City Clinic are committed to a personal, respectful, and responsible approach to the needs of the clients we serve. We use client-centered, evidence-based methods for providing effective mental health treatment. Read below for more information about Kelly Haase, MA, LMFT.

    As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Kelly works passionately with individuals, couples and families, to address conflict and relationship interruptions that lead to anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction, and frustrations. She believes that people are wired for connection and that when hurt, shame, and miscommunication show up in relationship, we all use protective measures which keep relationships broken. Together with clients, she will work to address core individual issues that impact family or relationship functioning and find ways to heal the hurts and return to healthy connection.

    Kelly began her career working with adolescents in residential treatment for mental illness, trauma, and suicide. She has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She loves working with teens and has a gift for drawing out the unique and beautiful qualities of each person through an individualized, empathetic, and direct approach that provides safety and accountability.

    As an optimist about relationships, Kelly also works with couples, both dating and married, to address the interruptions in connection that can lead to feeling alone in relationships. She is certified in Prepare and Enrich, equipped to provide premarital counseling, and has been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Kelly has a knack for appreciating how each partner functions in the relationship and finding ways to establish understanding and reconnection.


    Specialties

    • Depression and anxiety issues
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma/crisis intervention
    • Suicide/self harming
    • Family conflict
    • Adolescents
    • Infidelity
    • Mood disorders
    • Personality disorders
    • Sexual abuse
    • PTSD
    • Attachment issues
    • Divorce/separation
    • Identity
    • Relationship conflict

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  • Briana Rynerson, MA
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    The therapists at River City Clinic are committed to a personal, respectful, and responsible approach to the needs of the clients we serve. We use client-centered, evidence-based methods for providing effective mental health treatment. Read below for more information about Briana Rynerson, MA, LMFT.

    Briana is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and works with families, adolescents and children ages 3 and up. She utilizes play therapy techniques and art therapy to connect with children and assess their individual needs and helps support parents with the challenges of parenthood. Briana helps clients discover their own unique talents which can often be overseen by behavioral issues and mental illness. She has a special interest in working with LGBT individuals, couples, and family members and the challenges they face in daily life.

    Briana has experience working with children, adolescents and adults that struggle with sexual identity, anger, suicide and self-harm behaviors, eating disorders, bullying, depression, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. She co-facilitated an anger management group for teenage girls and has done extensive research on cyber bullying, technology, and the unique challenges teenagers face today.


    Specialties

    • Young children
    • Adolescents
    • LGBTQIA
    • Sexual identity concerns
    • Bullying issues
    • Anger management
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Suicide/self-harming behaviors
    • Trauma and abuse
    • Eating Disorders
    • PTSD
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  • Rob Cowle, Ph.D.
    Licensed Psychologist

    The therapists at River City Clinic are committed to a personal, respectful, and responsible approach to the needs of the clients we serve. We use client-centered, evidence-based methods for providing effective mental health treatment. Read below for more information about Rob Cowle, Ph.D., LP.

    Rob has been providing psychotherapy since 1987 to individuals, couples, families, and groups. He received his graduate education from the University of Minnesota, and has extensive clinical experince at several Twin Cities mental health settings. Over his career he has specialized in therapy for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, and anger issues within couples and families.


    Specialties

    • Depression and related mood problems
    • Anxiety problems (panic, social phobia, generalized anxiety, agoraphobia, OCD, and others)
    • Intimacy and relationship issues
    • Anger management
    • Stress management
    • Work adjustment and performance issues
    • Life transition and personal growth
    • Men’s issues

     

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  • Roberta Singerhouse, PsyD
    Licensed Psychologist

    The therapists at River City Clinic are committed to a personal, respectful, and responsible approach to the needs of the clients we serve. We use client-centered, evidence-based methods for providing effective mental health treatment. Read below for more information about Roberta Singerhouse, PsyD, LP.

    Do you feel unbalanced in your psychological, biological, social or spiritual areas of life? Are you going through life transitional issues such as divorce, chronic illness, empty nest syndrome, or retirement? There are times when everyone feels overwhelmed and needs help to regain their balance. With over ten years of experience, I have provided individual, couples and group therapy in outpatient, hospital, and correctional settings with adolescents, adults, and elderly clients. My particular interests include life transitional issues, stress management, anxiety, and depression. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach that is blended with other therapy models to meet the unique needs of the client in a safe and comforting environment. I am trained in hypnotherapy to address a variety of issues. In addition, I can provide psychological assessments for diagnostic purposes such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ages 12 through adult), anger management evaluations, psychosexual assessments, and for a variety of other psychological testing needs.

    My objective is to provide a pathway for clients to gain insight into their issues and problems and aid in the process of finding successful resolutions. It would be an honor to help guide you to wellness.


    Specialties

    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Behavioral Issues
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Career Exploration
    • Coping Skills
    • Depression
    • Domestic Abuse
    • Dual Diagnosis
    • Grief
    • Hypnotherapy
    • Impulse Control Disorders
    • Life Transitional Issues
    • Multicultural Issues and Concerns
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Personal Growth Needs
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem
    • Stress Management
    • Psychological Testing and Evaluation for ADHD (ages 12 to adult), Anger Management, Diagnostic, Psychosexual Assessment, and a Variety of  Other Testing Needs

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  • Carmen S. Franzmeier, MA
    Therapist

    The therapists at River City Clinic are committed to a personal, respectful, and responsible approach to the needs of the clients we serve. We use client-centered, evidence-based methods for providing effective mental health treatment. Read below for more information about Carmen S. Franzmeier, MA.

    Carmen has an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, and works with individuals (ages 13 and up), couples, families, and groups. She has experience working with children and adolescents in crisis, and helps them overcome behavioral struggles and adjust to difficult life transitions. Additionally, she has experience in depression and anxiety, family conflict, parenting, and blended families.

    Carmen works with individuals and families affected by addiction. Alcohol and drug addiction affects each member of the family, often leading to a family in chaos. She will help you to regain balance in your family through education about the disease of addiction, rebuilding trust, establishing boundaries, and increasing individual self-esteem.

    She develops a relationship with each client built on trust and mutual respect, and establishes a safe therapeutic environment that empowers each person to uncover their true potential and live a happier, more satisfying life.


    Specialties

    • Abuse
    • ADHD
    • ODD
    • Attachment Disorders
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Couples
    • Marriage Preparation and Enrichment
    • Blended Family
    • Family and Addiction
    • Family Conflict
    • Parenting
    • Trauma
    • Grief and Loss
    • Self-Esteem
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  • Wendi Schirvar
    Wendi Schirvar, PhD, NCSP
    Therapist

    The therapists at River City Clinic are committed to a personal, respectful, and responsible approach to the needs of the clients we serve. We use client-centered, evidence-based methods for providing effective mental health treatment. Read below for more information about Wendi Schirvar, PhD, NCSP.

    Dr. Schirvar works with children, adolescents and families who are struggling with developmental and behavioral issues, poor functioning and social skills, emotional dysregulation, and learning problems. With a background in Child Development, Attachment Research, Parent Education and Educational Psychology, she brings an eclectic blend of theory and practice to her work assisting patients with specific behaviors as well as parenting issues by strengthening families and redirecting difficult behaviors. She also addresses testing concerns, school advocacy, educational planning and family goal setting. She has a particular specialty with developmentally advanced students and their families and is the Minnesota Liaison to the national organization SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Students). She often speaks publicly on these and related topics to parent groups, medical providers, clinicians and educators.

    Her philosophy is that all families have strengths, apparent or yet to be discovered, and she works to empower and support families to maximize their strengths together. With the therapeutic setting serving as a guide, she uses a warm and practical approach to affirm individuals and families to realize strengths while replacing unhelpful behaviors.


    Specialties

    • Socio-emotional needs of Gifted
    • Anxiety, Depression, OCD (children & adolescents)
    • Emotional & Behavioral Disturbances
    • Noncompliance- Resistance and Protesting
    • Family cohesion and conflict
    • ADHD and Executive Functioning
    • Temper Tantrums
    • Parent Coaching
    • Educational planning and School collaboration
    • Emotionally sensitive and intense children & adolescents
    • Psychoeducational seminars for parents, practitioners and schools

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