Through compassion and empathy, I value creating a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC). I have experience working with individuals struggling with grief, shame, anxiety disorders, depression disorders, attachment issues, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia & related disorders, as well as other mental health issues. I also complete chemical dependency assessments (Rule 25). Ashley is an independent contractor at the Isanti office location. Ashley frequently runs therapy groups at Serenity Circle Counseling's Isanti location.  


Ashley accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Optum, Preferred One, and Ucare insurances; as well as self pay (cash, check, credit/debit cards).

Deanna Austin, MA, LMFT

​​​ Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I love walking along side of individuals, couples, and families as they reach out for change, healing, and hope. I use a family systems perspective while working with people who have relationship, grief, trauma, pregnancy, adoption, anxiety, and depression issues. I have had training in crisis intervention, braining spotting, and am a certified Prepare and Enrich facilitator.  I also find it rewarding—as a former care pastor with a Master of Divinity degree—to work with people on their spirituality as well as being a therapeutic support to clergy. 

Carol completed her post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel Seminary, is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, and is happy to be working as an independent contractor under supervision at Serenity Circle Counseling at the Elk River office. Carol has specialized training in Brain spotting, a form of therapy that uses specific eye positioning and bilateral auditory stimulation through the use of headphones for healing existing trauma.


Carol accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medical Assistance, Preferred One, and Ucare insurances; as well as self pay (cash, check, credit/debit cards).

Traci Page, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

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Carin Snell, MA, LAMFT

Licensed  Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

My name is Deanna Austin and I am passionate about what I do. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I specialize in helping people heal from trauma; trauma resolution. Some traumatic experiences are more obvious, such as a car accident or assault, which are considered the "big T" traumas. However trauma can happen from a variety of circumstances. Some "smaller t" traumas can include: bullying, a demeaning comment made years ago, or feeling unimportant in a significant relationship. The majority of people have trauma in their history and don't even realize it. Counseling can help discover and fix where the actual problem lies, and not just the symptoms.  Although I may pull from different therapeutic modalities, my primary focus for trauma is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, see www.emdria.org). Deanna is an in-network provider for Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica Labor Care, Medica MN Preferred, Medica Select Care, Medical Assistance (MA), Preferred One, South Country Health Alliance, United Behavioral Health (UBH) Commercial Plan, Ucare, and United Health Care. 

Therapist in Elk River

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Ashley Vogel, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

I am a client-centered therapist who enjoys helping others find hope and joy in life. I have a knack for connecting quickly with clients. I enjoy working collaboratively to help clients discover their own best way to overcome problems they encounter. I am down-to-earth and provide an environment that is supportive, safe, and nurturing. I have experience working with foster care and adoptive families. I also have substantial experience working with teens, children, and their families. I work with couples, families, and individuals. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Play and Art Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Existential Therapy. I treat anxiety depression, grief and loss, relational issues, and life transitions.


Carin is a Licensed Associate Marriage and  Family Therapist. Carin is an independent contractor at the Isanti office location.  Carin accepts Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Medical Assistance, Preferred One, and Ucare insurances; as well as self pay (cash, check, credit/debit cards).

​​Carol Dobson, MDiv, LAMFT
Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist


I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). I work with adults and teens in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence and substance abuse. I come from a strength-based, family systems approach with clients’ goals in mind. I specialize in treating clients with Co-Occurring disorders (Mental illness and chemical dependency). Traci can provide supervision for LPC's. Traci is an independent contractor with Serenity Circle Counseling and accepts Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica Labor Care, Medica MN Preferred, Medica Select Care, Medical Assistance, Preferred One, United Behavioral Health (UBH) Commercial Plan, United Health Care, and Ucare insurances for payment. 

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