Meet the Therapists
Cindy holds a Master of Science degree from St. Cloud State University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She and her husband are the parents of four grown children.
Cindy works with individuals, couples, and families as they seek to relieve relational conflict and personal stress. Frequently addressed issues include grief and loss, anxiety and depression, and life transition challenges. As a Christian, she integrates therapy with the love of Christ, the gift of grace, and the hope of eternal life.
…but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. (NLT) Romans 12:2
Sherri Jeffery, PsyD, LP
Sherri has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. She has also worked extensively with minority groups including prison populations as well as persons struggling with addiction. Sherri is a post-doctoral resident who holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree from the American School of Professional Psychology. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Community Psychology from St. Cloud State University. Sherri is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Minnesota Psychological Association. Sherri has experience in providing psychological testing for individuals of all ages including ability to live independently, memory testing and cognitive and achievement testing.
Sherri approaches therapy from a solution-focused and narrative theoretical standpoint. She also works from an integrative approach which recognizes the connection between one’s soul, body, and spirit. Sherri offers a Christian approach which may include prayer and spiritual growth for interested clients.
Gwen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a Master of Science in Community Counseling from St. Cloud State University. She has education in child development and works with parents of children from birth through adolescence. Gwen has varied therapeutic experiences. She has worked with clients regarding issues such as marital and family discord, child development, adolescent behavior problems, mood disorders, anger, self-esteem, chemical dependency, grief/loss, relaxation, and more. She conducts individual, couples, family, and play therapy. Gwen works with a therapeutic approach in family systems, which looks at the way people function in their environment. She also utilizes behavioral techniques. Gwen values collaboration and consultation with other professionals to benefit the clients she serves.
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Shelly Holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bethel College in St. Paul, and a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Shelly is married and is the mother of three daughters and the step-mother of three step-sons. She works with individuals, children, adolescents, parents, families and step-families.
Shelly works from a Family Systems Approach which seeks to understand behavior in light of significant relationships and environment. She also has studied and counseled in the areas of trauma, attachment, adoption, child centered play therapy, filial play therapy and blended family situations. As a Christian counselor, Shelly’s desire is to facilitate healing and wholeness through the integration of sound psychological principles and the eternal truths of Scripture.
“I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10b
Randy Johnson has worked as a professional counselor since 1999. Randy became a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist after serving as a pastor for 15 years. Randy holds a Master of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has experience counseling individuals, couples, and families using a family system approach and a cognitive behavioral model of therapy. Randy specializes in marriage and family enrichment, parenting and co-parenting, grief counseling and anger management with adolescents and adults.
Randy also offers prayer and other Christian resources to clients who are interested in integrating faith and therapy.
Debra E. Stumvoll, MA, LP
Debbie earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Education from the University of St. Thomas. Her primary therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy. She works with individuals, from childhood to adults. Her experience with children has focused primarily on young children, pre-adolescents, and adolescent females. She has worked with childhood anxiety and depression, ADHD/ADD, and child/adolescent behavioral and emotional issues. She also works with school related issues; an area of interest from her thirteen years as a teacher at the elementary level.
Her work with adults includes individual, couples, and family counseling. She has worked with a variety of issues, with special interest in depression and anxiety, self-esteem and empowerment, adult ADHD/ADD, and parenting issues. She has also counseled families in crisis, including such issues as separation, divorce, chronic health issues, and abuse.
Individuals seekind Christian counseling are supported in drawing strength and healing from their faith as they strive to make life choices which are consistent with their values.
David holds a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University. He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. David helps individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide range of issues.
He has experience working with at-risk adolescent males regarding issues such as marital and family discord, anger management, self-esteem, post-treatment of chemical dependency, and more. He has also worked with foster children as well. David utilizes the family system theory, which seeks to understand behavior in light of significant relationships and environments. He works to strengthen marital and family bonds. When working as a Christian counselor, David brings his client’s life experiences in closer union with Christ’s redemption to facilitate healing and peace. David and his wife are the parents of twins.
Joe graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In 2010, he received his Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Joe has experience working with a wide variety of families, couples, individuals and children.
He was in an array of settings including university and out-patient locations, as well as facilitated camps/classes for children and adolescents of divorced/separated families. His specialty areas include working with couples, individuals and adolescents or children who need direction and guidance with issues such as marital, parenting and family conflicts, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief/loss and
behavioral and emotional issues. Joe uses a systemic approach to therapy, which seeks to understand patterns of behavior within the context of the system in which they occur. He also practices a strength based approach to therapy. Joe encourages clients to identify and utilize strengths present within themselves and their relationships to facilitate
growth and healing. Individuals, families and couples seeking Christian counseling are supported and encouraged to find strength and hope in their relationship with God through faith.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper
and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2)
Jim brings to the practice of counseling a background in ministry, including adult faith formation and working with youth. He is a Licensed Independant Clinical Social Worker who holds a Master of Divinity degree from St. John’s University and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University. He works with families, couples, adolescents, and individual adults on a wide range of issues, always seeking to place their challenges in the larger context of Christ’s redeeming power and grace.
Jim enjoys presenting workshops on a variety of topics, including marriage, parenting, and stress and anger management.
Jim’s work finds inspiration in the prayer of St. Paul: May He give you the power through His Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong. (Ephesians 3:17)