Sheyenne Hokit, Clinical Intern

Sheyenne Hokit, Clinical Intern

Clinical Training
Sheyenne earned a B.S. degree from North Dakota State University in Human Development and Family Science with an emphasis on Child and Adolescent Development in 2018. She also received a minor in Psychology.  Sheyenne is currently a second year Master’s student in Minnesota State University Moorhead Counselor Education program, and intends to graduate in May of 2022. She is pursuing Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Sheyenne spent 2020 and the first half of 2021 at Prairie St. John’s. There she was able to conduct group counseling and safety plan with clients. She also spent the summer of 2021 at Motherland Health, a volunteer based mental health agency. This allowed her to see individual clients and conduct individual therapy. She believes this well rounded experience will help her at Birchwood and is excited to be a part of the team!

Counseling Approach
The theoretical approach Sheyenne uses is more Cognitive Behavioral based. She also likes to include interventions from Solution-Focused, Person Centered, and is starting to use Narrative Therapy as well. Sheyenne strives to use a more integrated theoretical approach to best serve and meet the needs of her clients. Sheyenne is also interested in learning more about trauma counseling and learning more about working with blended families.

A message from Sheyenne:
I have a passion for helping my clients become the best they can be and empower them to go above that.

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Other Team Members

Pamela Thompson, LICSW, LPC

Pamela Thompson, LICSW, LPC

She loves reading, landscaping, family time and taking classes to improve her ability to help her clients.
DeNae Haagenson, M.Ed., LPCC

DeNae Haagenson, M.Ed., LPCC

A Minnesota native, DeNae has raised her family here and is active in her community.
Ashley Thompson, M.Ed., LPCC – SUP

Ashley Thompson, M.Ed., LPCC – SUP

Ashley believes we all have a story but that does not have to define who we become.
Kallie Marsh, M.Ed., LPCC

Kallie Marsh, M.Ed., LPCC

Kallie believes in using an empathetic and holistic approach that empowers individuals and families to find solutions to their problems and reach their self-determined goals.
Allie Skjonsberg, LICSW

Allie Skjonsberg, LICSW

I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy as life throws a lot at every single person and it’s nice to have a neutral person to talk to and process life with.
Marissa Perry, M. Ed., LPC

Marissa Perry, M. Ed., LPC

I am passionate about connection and client empowerment. I use individualized tools, techniques, and an integrative therapy approach to meet your individual needs and to help you find self-worth and balance within your daily life. 
Jamie Newberger M.Ed., LPC & LAPC

Jamie Newberger M.Ed., LPC & LAPC

I am passionate about working with individuals who are healing from painful situations in life, and who feel stuck in old patterns that just aren’t working anymore. Whether you are having difficulty communicating your needs or emotions, facing hard choices, or lacking direction, change is possible. You don’t have to continue feeling stuck or overwhelmed, and you don’t have to do it alone.
Stephanie Schafer, M.Ed., LPC/LPCC, NCC

Stephanie Schafer, M.Ed., LPC/LPCC, NCC

I take an inviting approach to counseling, and collaborate with my clients in their healing. I believe people to be resilient, and know that we all get “stuck” sometimes. I work with my clients to identify their strengths and resources to get “unstuck” and move toward thriving in their lives.
Debbie Svobodny, LCSW

Debbie Svobodny, LCSW

The thought of therapy can be overwhelming, and I am excited you’re here and taking this step so seriously.  I believe this is the most important step; finding the right fit therapist is vital.  I hope to create a safe environment where you can share opening about your challenges and victories.  All while assisting you in writing beautiful new chapters in your story.  You are important and valued!
Sheyenne Hokit, Clinical Intern

Sheyenne Hokit, Clinical Intern

I have a passion for helping my clients become the best they can be and empower them to go above that.
Osman Baar, Clinical Intern

Osman Baar, Clinical Intern

I pride myself on providing culturally competent therapy. Having gone through the process of settling in the US as a refugee, I have personal experience navigating systems and enjoy helping my clients connect with other needed services and providing therapy.
Heidi Leckner, LAPC

Heidi Leckner, LAPC

In my counseling work I utilize a humanistic approach, which is the belief that each human is not only unique, but also has the innate ability to overcome life’s hardships and pursue growth. When you are in counseling with me, I will hear you. Most importantly, I will provide you with support and validation while I assist you with your journey of self-improvement and healing.