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 30 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.

 

 

Sue Lammert picSue Lammert, M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

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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Joan Oslund-Goleczka, 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.

 

 

John Crouse picJohn Crouse, MA, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

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.

 

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.

 

Sarah Tuttle, MA,LADC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Sarah joined Advanced Behavioral Health in January of 2021. She is a graduate of St Mary’s University of Minnesota. Sarah is also a licensed LADC with experience working with people with drug and alcohol concerns. Sarah is a DBT therapist.

 

Dan Dugger, MS, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Dan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who joined ABH in June 2022. He is a DBT provider and currently taking referrals.

 

 Fejzudin (Fez) Turnadzic, MA, Mental Health Practitioner

Fez joined ABH in August of 2020. He is a DBT provider and sees clients with Intellectual disabilities and general population as well.

 

Annette Laitinen, MA, Mental Health Practitioner

Annette joined ABH in January of 2022.