​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. Therapy 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 (not Ucare Fairview plans), and United Health Care. 

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, Brainspotting, 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 Brainspotting, 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 (not Ucare Fairview plans) insurances; as well as self pay (cash, check, credit/debit cards).

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


Ashley Vogel, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor


Sean Fields, PsyD, LP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

psychotherapist in Elk River, MN 55330

Counseling services, empowerment

Deanna Austin, MA, LMFT

Licensed 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 (not Ucare Fairview plans) insurances for payment. 

Traci Page, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor


therapy, braham, mn, 55006, therapist, counseling

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 (not Ucare Fairview plans); as well as self pay (cash, check, credit/debit cards).

Sean Fields, PsyD, LP is a licensed clinical psychologist, holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and a masters degree in marriage and family therapy.  Sean primarily works with violence and trauma survivors of all ages, utilizing methods and techniques derived from Eye Movement, Reprocessing, and Desensitization (E.M.D.R.), Clinical Hypnosis, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Sean also serves couples and families, drawing upon IFS, the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, and Theraplay to support couples and families along their healing journey.  Sean believes that all individuals, couples, and families have the innate ability to heal, and often simply need the appropriate environment and support to achieve growth and healing.  As a therapist, Sean believes that by helping to create a therapeutic environment that promotes interpersonal safety while incorporating the appropriate intervention, we increase our capacity to experience the curative emotional experiences that encourage better mental health and well-being.

Sean is an independent contractor at Serenity Circle Counseling at the Isanti location.  Sean does not have openings for new clients at this time.