Works

  • Rebecca “Becky” Pihl, MSW, LICSW

    Location:  Saint Paul  Becky graduated from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine Social Work Master of Social Work program in 2003. She has 15+years of experience in social services and mental health. Becky also does outpatient social work at Hennepin/Health Senior Care Clinic. Prior to joining MidWest Center, Becky worked in Outpatient & […]

  • Brittany “Brit” Barkholtz, MSW, LICSW

    Location:  St. Paul Brittany earned her undergraduate degree (BA in Music) from Gustavus Adolphus College and her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. Brittany brings 6 years of experience in the mental health field to MidWest Center. Before transitioning to the mental health field, Brittany worked as a music director […]

  • Nicole Munger, MSW, LICSW

    Location:  Lake Elmo Nicole earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from College of St. Benedict.  She has her Master’s of Social Work from St. Catherines.  Nicole brings 11 years of experience in the mental health field to MidWest Center. She has worked in general outpatient, elementary & middle schools, and group homes.  She enjoys working with children, adolescents, families […]

  • Linda Oakes, MA, Ph D, LP

    Location: St. Louis Park Linda earned her PhD from the University of Minnesota.  She has been licensed as a psychologist for more than 25 years.  In addition to 20+ years at MidWest Center, Linda has worked in other metro mental health clinics.  Linda was a teacher in the Bay Area (California) prior to her career […]

  • Kathryn Weise, MA, LMFT

    Location:  Burnsville Kathryn attended St. Mary’s University where she earned a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She earned her Bachelor’s in English and Music from St. Thomas.  Kathryn has been in the mental health field for 3 years.  Prior to joining us, she worked at St. David’s Autism Day Treatment Program and in their […]

  • Anne Kunesh-Carney, MA, LMFT

    Location: St. Paul and Entira-West St. Paul Anne earned her Master’s in Psychotherapy & Counseling from the Alfred Adler Graduate School.  She earned her Bachelors in Psychology from The University of St. Catherine.  Anne brings 20 plus years of experience in the mental health field to MidWest Center. Prior to joining our team, Anne worked for Chemical Dependency, Autism Treatment, Employee Assistance, and Home-based Family Therapy Programs.  She […]

  • Dietrah C. Hiatt, MSW, LICSW

    Location: St Paul Dietrah attended the University of Minnesota where she received her Master’s in Social Work. She brings over 19 years of experience in the mental health field to our team. Prior to joining MidWest Center, Dietrah gained experience as a counselor for Native American children and as a therapist at Ramsey County Mental Health Center. […]

  • Sara Russ, Site Manager at Lake Elmo & St. Louis Park

    Location: Lake Elmo & St. Louis Park Sara joined the MidWest Center Administrative Team in 2007. Prior to joining our staff, she worked as a school secretary and an inventory specialist, where she gained valuable administrative experience that helps here in her current position. In her spare time, Sara enjoys biking, reading, working out, playing […]

  • Alisha Beyer, MA, LMFT

    Location: Burnsville Alisha studied at Argosy University where she earned her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She brings over 10 years of experience in the mental health field to her position with us at MidWest Center. Prior to joining our team, she gained experience in several treatment facilities such as a Pre-School Day Treatment […]

  • Susan Banal, MSW, LICSW

    Location: St. Louis Park Susan earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Minnesota. Susan also has her Bachelor’s from the College of Saint Benedict.  She has 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. Prior to joining the MidWest Center team, she worked at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview […]

  • David M. Brings, PhD, LP

    Locations: St Paul David attended the University of Minnesota where he completed his Master’s in Psychology as well as earning his PhD in Psychology. He has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. Prior to joining the MidWest Center team, he gained valuable experience working in a variety of settings including family […]

  • Jennifer Herman, MSW, LICSW, LMFT, QIDP, QDDP

    Locations: St Paul Jennifer went to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where she earned her Master’s in Social Work. While she was enrolled, she also earned certificates in Marriage and Family Therapy and Trauma Counseling. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field.  She brings experience from working in social […]