About Us

Susan Voss M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor  President/CEO/Owner

Susan studied at U.W. Stout for her Bachelor of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation.  She attended St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and earned two Master of Arts Degrees, one in Counseling and Psychological Services, the other in Developmental Disabilities. Susan has over 26 years of experience working with people struggling with intellectual and developmental challenges. The majority of her experience is working with severe behavior problems. She has experience in managing Rule 40 programs, writing behavior management plans, and completing behavioral and functional assessments. She is the owner of Advanced Behavioral Health, providing mental health service to people with Intellectual Disabilities since 2003. She is an advocate for her clients, and works hard at building and maintaining an open and honest relationship with her clients.  Susan is DBT certified, and is currently working toward National Certification in DBT.

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Rory Osberg, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Rory has 17 years of experience in the Human Services field.  Rory worked as a county social worker providing services and resources to individuals with developmental disabilities and joined full time practice with ABH in 2013.  Rory obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, completed her Master’s in Developmental Disabilities and Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in 2004, then went on to complete the post-master’s degree graduate certificate program in  Marriage & Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University, in 2008.  Specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Rory utilizes a “hear and now” approach to address dysfunctional /maladaptive behaviors, intense emotional reactions, and flawed cognitive processes.  She works to challenges an individual’s way of thinking and reactions in emotional situations and helps individuals replace coping skills, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that aren’t working for them with more effective strategies so that they can reach their goals and achieve their own life worth living.

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Chad Geyen, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Chad has been at Advanced Behavioral Health since the fall of 2011. As a licensed  marriage and family therapist (LMFT), he currently provides psychotherapy to individuals and groups, and is a member of the certified ABH team that provides dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to clients. Chad obtained his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler in 2013. During his time as an undergrad and grad student, he served as an intern at ABH prior to joining the team full-time as a psychotherapist. He also has extensive prior experience with the developmentally disabled population from his experience as an Evening Supervisor with ACR Homes from 2007 until 2011. He enjoys spending time outdoors, music, movies, and time with his wife and four children.

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Sue received bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology from Bethel University. After working in the education field, she realized that she enjoyed more of the one-on-one work with students and their families. She returned to Bethel University and obtained a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. She came to Advanced Behavioral Health in 2012 and has worked with children, families, couples, individuals and groups. She is a therapist on the DBT team and appreciates the structure, support and skill instruction that DBT offers. Sue sees each client and their struggles as being unique and works cooperatively with the client to develop an individualized treatment plan. She approaches her clients with empathy and genuine regard, striving to help them find wholeness by building on their strengths, as well as, incorporating new skills.

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Christina Copeland, M.A., Mental Health Professional

Christina received her B.A. in Sociology and Diversity Studies from St. Cloud State University and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She is currently license eligible and in pursuit of her license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Christina has experience in providing adults, adolescents, children, and families with therapeutic services that are person-centered and strength-based. She has worked in a variety of foster care and long-term, community based programs, as well as crisis and substance abuse/recovery related residential treatment settings.  Special areas of interest include ADHD, Adoption, Foster Care and Attachment concerns, Aging and Lifespan issues, Anxiety, Autism Sprectrum Disorder, Behavior Management, Intellectual Disabilities, Couples, Family and Relationship dynamisc and communication issues, Abuse and Trauma, Depression,Anger Management.  Christina is currently a therapist on ABH’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) team.

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Joan Oslund-Goeczka, M.A., Licensed Psychologist

Joan has a broad base of experience in the mental health field in a variety of positions and settings. She received her undergraduate degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis in Communications, specializing in Interpersonal Communications/Human Relations. She went on to get her Behavior Analyst Certificate and Master of Art’s Degree in Educational Psychology: Special Education from the University of Minnesota. Over the course of her career she has worked in schools, residential facilities, and outpatient services. She has worked with children with emotional and behavioral disorders and/or intellectual disabilities as well as adults with severe and persistent mental illness with and without intellectual disability. Joan’s specific area of expertise is working with people with developmental disabilities and mental health issues/mental illness. As a therapist she draws from Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provides individual and group therapy including DBT.

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Ann Miskovich, M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN, she graduated from Grand Rapids High School.  She majored in Psychology and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Saint Benedict.  In 2015 she received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University.  Ann’s therapeutic approaches stem from Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Solution Focused, and Existential Theories.  Ann looks to adapt to the needs of each individual client and strives to create an environment in which the client may continue                                                                         to grow.

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John is a 2016 graduate of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. While working towards his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, John was given the opportunity to fulfill his practicum requirement here at Advanced Behavioral Health where he received instruction in providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Prior to joining the team at ABH, John worked extensively in residential treatment settings serving clients with developmental disabilities and severe and persistent mental illness. In addition to using DBT, John also draws from person-centered, solution-focused, and strengths-based approaches when working with clients. John has an empathic, genuine, and nonjudgmental style while challenging and motivating clients towards growth. Currently a Mental Health Practitioner, John is working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

April Ildvad, MA, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

April received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and counseling from Crown College and a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Argosy University in 2018. April is certified in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) as well as DBT-prolonged trauma therapist.  April specializes in treating adults with developmental disabilities and brain injury.  She has been volunteering with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for the past nine years, and is working towards certification to be a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Candace Ellis, MBA, Mental Health Practitioner

Candice, an Independent Contractor, with Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc. (ABH) is proud to provide person-centered therapy which focuses on an individual’s unique situation. Candice experience includes counseling with an emphasis on prevention and to promote optimum mental health. She strives to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise and clarity to the counseling process in order to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing from within. Candice earned her master’s in professional counseling from Grand Canyon University and gained experience in a multiple treatment setting. Although, Candice is able to provide services for a variety of cognitive functions, her expertise is entrepreneur coaching and consulting. Candice has over 19 years of business leadership experience and 10 years of consulting which earned her the nickname, ” The Therapist for Entrepreneurs”. With a blend of acumen and experience Candice helps entrepreneurs create paradigm shifts that end in measurable results for their businesses. Whether it is career advancement strategies or business development concepts, Candice realizes a healthy mind is the first step in achieving one’s full potential. Candice has a broad and unique base of experience in counseling individuals in a wide variety of settings.