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Every member of our team is passionate about the health and wellness services we provide. Our empathy, integrity, and values help the people we serve have a better quality of life, and every member of our team is here to make a difference.

Learn more about our team below and call 888.680.7025 to discover more about TRU Wellness Center.

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Advanced Practice Providers

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Jason

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Angie

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Molly

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Becca

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Erik

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Our Registered Nurses

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Andrea

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Jennifer

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Trisha

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Our Medical Providers

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Dr. Morales

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Dr. Vogl

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Our Therapists

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Michelle Abbott,
MA, LMFT

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Michelle Lively,
MA, LAMFT, LSW

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Jeana Bisek,
LICSW

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Molly Hilgenberg,
LICSW

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Nichole Salinas, Psychotherapist

Melissa Longe, LPC, MC

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Our Administrative Team

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Kristin

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Michelle A.

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Dani

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Chelsea

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Angie

Welcome! My name is Angie, and I am a certified nurse practitioner (NP) at TRU Wellness Center. I started my career as a registered nurse (RN) after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I have been a practicing NP for eighteen years after earning my master’s in nursing degree from St. Catherine’s University. I have worked in a wide variety of specialties, including critical care, internal medicine/geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and nonsurgical spine/interventional pain management. My goal is to help clients be the best versions of themselves. I am passionate about providing care that is holistic in nature by helping clients not only with physical health but achieving optimal mental and emotional health as well. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and heading up north to the cabin. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team of professionals here at TRU Wellness Center, and I am honored to care for you on your journey. I look forward to meeting you!
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Molly

Welcome! My name is Molly, and I’ve been a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) for six years. My career started at the College of St. Catherine, where I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2006. Prior to being a CRNA, I worked for eight years as a registered nurse (RN) in the intensive care unit at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. Since graduating from anesthesia school in 2016, I have worked at a large area hospital, caring for clients throughout their surgical procedures. I have loved every part of my healthcare career, and I truly love working with and connecting with all of you at TRU Wellness Center. In my free time, I love being active, practicing yoga, walking our dogs, Frankie and Levon, and spending time with my family and friends. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your treatment and journey!
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Becca

My name is Becca, and I am a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at TRU Wellness Center. During my career, I have worked as a CRNA at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital & North Memorial Medical Center. I have provided anesthesia care to a diverse range of clients, from newborns to the elderly, and for a variety of surgical specialties. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Jamestown, where I majored in nursing. After working several years in intensive care units, I went back to school for anesthesia. I completed my master’s degree in anesthesia at the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia. I am excited to be on this journey to advance treatment options for mental health and pain management at TRU Wellness Center. It is vital to me that we provide an exceptional client care experience for you!
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Erik

Hello, my name is Erik, and I am excited to be a part of the TRU Wellness Center team as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). I’ve been a CRNA for six years and love working with people from all walks of life and making them feel comfortable. I am a St. John’s University alum with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Go Johnnies! I graduated from the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, where I also teach part-time. My wife and I welcomed our 1st child together in 2022, and when I’m not changing diapers, I am an enthusiastic sports fan, golfer, and reader. Thanks for the opportunity to work alongside you!
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Andrea

My name is Andrea, and I am a registered nurse at TRU Wellness Center. I attended The College of St. Scholastica for my Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with a minor in women and gender studies. I returned to The College of St. Scholastica in 2020 to pursue a doctoral degree in hopes of eventually becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (graduating in 2023). My career experience includes working in inpatient mental health, inpatient eating disorder treatment, and electroconvulsive therapy. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my miniature Australian Shepherd, Barkley. I am very passionate about mental health, and I am excited to be a part of your journey at TRU Wellness Center. I look forward to meeting you soon!
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Jennifer

My name is Jennifer (Jenny), and I work as a registered nurse at TRU Wellness Center. Throughout my career, I have worked in long-term care centers, intensive care units, and the emergency room. I am truly grateful to be given the opportunity to be part of a dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate team that I have found at TRU Wellness Center. My desire to pursue this type of nursing includes family who have been affected by mental health conditions, along with several clients I have cared for who have struggled for years. I am aware that mental health conditions or poor pain control does not discriminate and is often difficult to manage. My hope is to assist the team in decreasing unwanted symptoms associated with mental health conditions or poor pain control in a competent, respectful, and safe manner. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, exercising, and spending time with my husband and blended family of 6 children ranging in age from 13-28. I look forward to meeting you!
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Trisha

Welcome! My name is Trisha, and I am honored to be a part of this wonderful team and assist in your care at TRU Wellness Center. I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years with a diverse background in many areas of nursing. I have worked as a bedside nurse, home care nurse, and various nursing roles within clinics. Besides being a nurse, I am also a proud owner of a health café in Waconia, and I’m a certified integrative nutrition health coach, life coach, and a Reiki practitioner/energy healer. My approach is holistic, allowing me to address my clients in body, mind, and soul. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, writing, being outdoors, and traveling. Thank you for entrusting your care to us. You are among great healing hands!
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Dr. Morales

Dr. Morales is a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Pain Society, and International Association for the Study of Pain, and a board-certified addiction physician. As a guest speaker at numerous medical conventions and conferences, he has a passion for educating physicians, as well as clients, in the multimodal approach to the management of pain and has embarked on the task of educating providers on topics such as the guidelines for the responsible prescription of opioids and has presented at countless seminars informing physicians and clients alike about substance use disorders and the various treatment options available including Suboxone (buprenorphine) and Vivitrol (naltrexone).

Dr. Morales is passionate and innovative about the interface of pain, regenerative health, and wellness medicine. He brings these fresh approaches to our clients at TRU Wellness Center.

Dr. Morales is a graduate of La Salle University Medical School, and he completed his internship at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, which serves as a tertiary care referral center to a population of over one million people. He then completed his residency at the Virginia Tech Carilion Family Medicine Program and became board-certified in family medicine.

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Dr. Vogl

My name is Deb, and I am a psychiatric physician’s assistant. I started my career as a psychotherapist 20 years ago, with a focus on treating clients with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and learning disabilities. I also provided behavioral medicine consults to clients in the hospital and emergency department. As I began building a practice of assessing clients with long-term illness, spina bifida, sickle cell, ALS, and anoxic brain injuries, I became very interested in the physiologic pathways of the brain and the body. My passion for physiologic science led me to a career as a physician assistant. As a psychiatric physician assistant, I have extensive experience with trauma, neurosurgery, and emergency medicine. My desire for continuous learning, with an emphasis on the relationship between the brain and the body, earned me a doctorate in health sciences. My primary role at TRU Wellness Center is to perform a diagnostic assessment on clients who are interested in ketamine infusions. As the practice grows, my client services will grow as well. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Michelle Abbott

MA, LMFT

TRU Wellness Center Clinical Director

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Board-Approved Supervisor

EMDR-trained

Accepting New Clients: Yes

Hello, my name is Michelle Abbott, and I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years. I work with couples, families, individuals, and adolescents. I specialize in guiding people through seasons of distress as they work to identify hurdles and barriers that may hinder them from living a full and rewarding life. Most of all, I find joy in empowering others to change. I am a masters-level therapist trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and I specialize in trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, grief work, marriage restoration, infidelity, and boundary building. I also work with families who have loved ones affected by disabilities and the associated challenges, including caregiver fatigue.
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Michelle Lively

MA, LAMFT, LSW

TRU Wellness Center Cofounder

Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Social Worker

Accepting New Clients: No

Thank you for choosing TRU Wellness Center! My name is Michelle Lively. I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of mental health challenges, and I am especially passionate about working with clients who struggle with chronic health conditions. I am holistic and collaborative in my approach as I work alongside clients, offering a compassionate, supportive, and solution-focused environment while addressing conditions such as depression, anxiety, pain, and medical trauma. I also work directly with each of the caregivers at TRU Wellness Center to ensure we are providing attentive, respectful, and empathetic care during your time here. I hope to meet you in person soon!

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Jeana Bisek

LICSW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

Accepting New Clients: Yes, Minnesota only

Hello! My name is Jeana, and I am an outpatient therapist with TRU Wellness Center. I have the honor of working with incredibly resilient and inspiring clients, as well as a team of providers who are passionate about mental health care and truly invested in this work. There is no single therapy style or approach that fits every client, and I like to draw on a variety of modalities to fit everyone’s unique needs. Providing services that are strengths-based and person-centered is of utmost importance to me. I provide a judgment-free space where you can be yourself and feel heard and understood. I look forward to partnering with you in your journey of healing and growth! I am a masters-level therapist trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and I specialize in trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, grief work, marriage restoration, infidelity, and boundary building. I also work with families who have loved ones affected by disabilities and the associated challenges, including caregiver fatigue.
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Molly Hilgenberg

LICSW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

EMDR-trained

Accepting New Clients: Yes, Minnesota only

Hello, my name is Molly, and I am an outpatient therapist with TRU Wellness Center. I approach therapy with empathy, curiosity, and an open mind. I meet people where they are and honor everyone as experts in their own lives. I am here to provide support and encouragement for anyone who is ready to take the brave step of asking for help. Therapy can be hard and vulnerable, but it can also be collaborative, insightful, and a heart-opening experience. My priority is to create an environment of safety and inclusivity for all. I specialize in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is a type of therapy that helps people understand how they might be carrying trauma and how to use their own internal resources to unburden themselves. I provide clients with effective tools on how to trust their own bodies, regulate their nervous systems, and release old beliefs so they can reclaim their present lives and lives worth living. If you have thought about whether therapy can work for you, please reach out to our team.

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Nichole Salinas

Psychotherapist

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern

Faith-based therapy available upon request

Accepting New Clients: Yes, Arizona clients only

Hello, my name is Nichole! I strive to serve clients from all backgrounds, using a holistic approach that focuses on client empowerment and healing. I have a personal story of grief and loss, which drives me to instill hope in others who are facing similar situations. I provide compassionate care for clients struggling with substance abuse, trauma, and other mental health conditions. I believe in the use of psychoeducation to help clients understand their own journey of recovery so treatment planning can be a collaborative process. My desire is to walk with my clients through a journey of healing and self-discovery. I am a masters-level therapist trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and I specialize in trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, grief work, marriage restoration, infidelity, and boundary building. I also work with families who have loved ones affected by disabilities and the associated challenges, including caregiver fatigue.

Melissa Longe

LPC, MC

Art Therapy

Sand Tray Therapy

EMDR-Certified

Accepting New Clients: Yes, Arizona only

Hello, I’m Melissa Longe, with over two decades of experience in behavioral health. My expertise spans crisis intervention, substance abuse, program development, clinical supervision, and behavior coaching.

I specialize in helping both adults and children dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, and family stressors. My approach includes innovative methods like Sand Tray and Art Therapy, complemented by EMDR certification for trauma recovery.

In parenting, I offer guidance through training in Love and Logic Parenting, Theraplay, and completion of the Harris Infant Toddler Mental Health program.

Seeking counseling can be vulnerable, but I’m here to support you. My specialties include addiction, children, and family conflicts, along with expertise in ADHD, adoption, depression, trauma, and stress management. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together.

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Kristin

Welcome! My name is Kristin, and I am the senior director of operations at TRU Wellness Center. My career spans many years of healthcare management in private practices, hospitals, and specialty care clinics. I attended the University of St. Thomas for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. I am particularly excited to be working at TRU Wellness Center so I can utilize both my science and business knowledge with ketamine infusion therapy. As a leader in the clinic, my goal is to provide the most comfortable, effective, and welcoming experience for our clients. This starts with every single team member. We carefully screen applicants to ensure they have both the necessary skills and, more importantly, the passion for mental health and wellness. I am so grateful our team can be a part of this healing journey with you!
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Michelle A.

Board-Approved Supervisor

EMDR-trained

My administrative role at TRU Wellness Center includes supervision and support of the mental health staff and interns. I am also involved in developing and maintaining the therapy department protocols, client advocacy, and staff education and training related to mental health.
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Dani

Hi, I’m Dani, and I am the program manager at TRU Wellness Center. The one thing I enjoy the most about working here is helping clients in their journey toward better mental health and wellness!

I have worked inside and outside of healthcare over the years, and I always find my way back to mental health care. My passion for mental health care evolved from people in my life who have needed the benefits of mental health care. I first discovered that the field of mental health was my passion when I began working at a high-intensity treatment center for addiction while in nursing school. When I became a licensed practical nurse, I went to work for another high-intensity treatment facility, where I was a recovery specialist supervisor. When I’m not at work helping you, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, being outdoors, fishing, hunting, traveling, and cooking. I grew up in Augusta, Georgia, and I love watching college football, particularly the University of Georgia Bulldogs!

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Chelsea

Hello, I’m Chelsea, the client experience coordinator here at TRU Wellness Center! As one of the first people to be in contact with prospective clients, my goal is to provide compassionate care to each client. I value everyone’s differences and have always had personal and professional connections to mental health in my life. Throughout my professional career experiences, I’ve learned to find ways to rehabilitate the individual to better health and not just treat the symptoms. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, and in my spare time, I enjoy being with family and friends and traveling. I’ve traveled to 10 different countries, and always visit the local attractions to fully immerse myself in the culture. I’m excited to be a part of the amazing team here at TRU Wellness Center and hope to bring a sense of joy and encouragement to all of our clients!

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Kat

Hello, my name is Kat (short for Kathryn), and I’m an office coordinator at TRU Wellness Center. My work history is diverse, and I’ve held positions in printing, as an inventory specialist, as a surgical technologist, and in meteorology! Before joining TRU Wellness Center, I was an addiction recovery technician at an inpatient facility. I truly enjoyed helping people feel better mentally and physically. There is a great need for mental health and awareness, and I was particularly drawn to TRU Wellness Center based on the amazing work they do in this area of healing. When I’m not working, I use my meteorological education as a SkyWarn Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities, and I also do a little storm chasing when my schedule allows. I also like reading biographies of people who have overcome great struggles in their lives, watching historical and informational documentaries, and hanging out with my three rescue cats, George (aka Gido), Stella, and Effie. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing and caring team, and I hope to meet you soon!

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Marika

Hello, my name is Marika, and I am an office coordinator at TRU Wellness Center. I am one of the first people you will meet when you walk into our clinic, and I am committed to creating a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for you. I’ve had my own journey with mental health, and I am so excited to be part of a team that makes a real difference in the lives of those who are struggling. When I’m not at work, I enjoy reading, curling up with my husband, loveable mutt, and grumpy cat for movie marathons. I am also an artist and spend most Saturday mornings teaching illustration to tweens at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. I am proud to be part of such a caring team, and I can’t wait to meet you!
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Rebecca

Hello, my name is Rebecca, and I feel honored to be part of the team and part of your journey here at TRU Wellness Center. I am a ketamine support aide with TRU Wellness Center, and my services are available to you upon request. In my role, I will sit with you and hold space for you during your infusion experience. I can be a source of calmness and stability, and I am present to listen and provide emotional safety during your infusion. My role may involve creating and setting the desired tone of the session and using co-regulation techniques such as breathing and mindfulness, as well as the integration and processing of your experience. I am currently enrolled at Bethel University in their master’s program for clinical mental health counseling. I have a strong interest in psychedelic neuroscience and its applications in areas of sexual trauma, addiction, and depression. I also have a passion for health and fitness and enjoy leading a variety of mind-body techniques, including yoga, Pilates, meditation, guided imagery, relaxation, and fascial manipulation.
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Jason

Congratulations on finding TRU Wellness Center. My name is Jason, and I am a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). I have spent the last 15 years working as a critical care registered nurse, earning a master’s degree in science with a National Board Certification in Nurse Anesthesia in 2011. Since that time, I have been practicing at a large tertiary care hospital in Minneapolis, performing anesthesia primarily for cardiac surgery. Throughout my time in health care, the importance of mental health as it pertains to holistic wellness has always been an interest of mine. In my role as a nurse anesthetist at TRU Wellness Center, I look forward to building relationships and working with clients to help them establish their individual healthcare goals and needs. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and spending time outdoors. I am excited to be a part of TRU Wellness Center and look forward to serving the community as part of a fantastic team of providers.
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Kingsley S.

MA

Clinical Mental Health Graduate

Wellness Life Coach

Faith-based coaching available upon request

Accepting new Clients: Yes. Arizona and Minnesota

Hello! My name is Kingsley, and I am currently providing services as a wellness life coach. I have a passion for helping adolescents and adults effectively calibrate the emotional, relational, and performance domains of their lives. I take a collaborative approach with my clients that offers an individualized balance of support and acceptable challenge to the dissatisfactions, values, and passions of an individual’s life. I have experience and training in natural health, nutrition, fitness, naturopathic modalities, and graduate-level religious studies. I utilize a holistic approach to integrate the physiological, emotional, social, and spiritual jurisdictions of our human experience to move toward a higher level of personal wellness.

Wellness and Life Coaching are provided on a private pay basis. If interested, please reach out to our team at TRU for more information.

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Kristan

Hello! My name is Kristan, and I am a registered nurse at TRU Wellness Center. I am from colorful Colorado, where I obtained my bachelor’s degrees in nursing and psychology. I moved to Minnesota about seven years ago and worked at a local hospital in adult physical rehabilitation. During my time there, I had the privilege to watch the clients progress physically, mentally, and emotionally. I was honored to support them in their challenges to get back to their normal state. At TRU Wellness Center, I am excited for the opportunity to join you on your journey and to help create a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for you. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, baking, and reading. I am honored to be part of this team and look forward to meeting you soon!