Hannah is Minnesota born and bred. She has been in the treatment field and working with clients with mental health and substance use disorders for 13 years. She has been a licensed alcohol and drug counselor since 2013, recently graduated with her master's degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota, and is pursuing her LPCC.
She has worked in MICD treatment, residential as well as outpatient settings, and extensively with Native American clients in a community clinic setting. Hannah's approach is deeply rooted in the humanistic and existential traditions and she is passionate about Rogerian, person-centered therapies, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and strengths-based approaches. She currently lives in Golden Valley with her husband and Goldendoodle Henry.
RachaelCavegn, MA LMFT
Mental Health Professional
Rachael works with clients from the understanding that both she and the client need to be equal partners in the treatment process in order for therapy to work. Trained in Adlerian Psychotherapy, Rachael follows the theory that all behavior is directed toward one of three goals including finding a sense of belonging, safety and/or significance, and that good mental health can be measured in positive social connections.
Rachael loves to draw on recent research in neurology to help clients understand how their current functioning makes sense, and how we can rewire our brains in order to be better able to reach our life goals and feel generally more content with who we are.
Peer Recovery Specialist
Crissy is a native of St Paul, MN. She has worked in the addiction and mental health field for 5 years in the surrounding Twin Cities area. Crissy has her BA in Psychology and is currently working on her Masters in Co-Occurring Disorders at Metropolitan State University. She is the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and a person in long-term recovery. Crissy specializes in helping clients on their recovery journey through therapeutic disclosure of her own recovery journey.
Elliott (they/them) is a transplant to the Twin Cities, originally from South Carolina. They began their career in the recovery field in 2018 after working various positions in customer service and community organizing. Prior to their clinical training, Elliott learned group facilitation skills through their personal involvement in peer support and social justice organizations. Before studying Addiction Counselling at Minneapolis College, Elliott completed their undergraduate studies in Women’s Studies and Philosophy, concentrated on Race, Class, and Gender, in Atlanta, GA.
In their work as an LADC, Elliott is particularly invested in supporting the resiliency of communities impacted by the effects of historical trauma and intersecting systems of oppression. As Treatment Coordinator, Elliott helps Roots Recovery clients connect with resources and navigate barriers to meeting their needs in support of their recovery. When they're not at work, Elliott spends lots of time painting and playing with their cats Baldwin and Capote. Therapeutic orientation: Trauma-informed and person-centered approaches to risk-reduction
KaonouVue, LGSW LADC
Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Kaonou is an alumni from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and graduated with her Master of Social Work and holds the professional license of LGSW and ADC-T. She has been in the healthcare field for 10 years now starting as a certified nursing assistant, to case management services and has now integrated her professional growth to co-occurring health. In all capacities of her work, Kaonou brings the strength perspective integrating to wholistic care, interpersonal approach, and advocacy for her clients.
Kaonou is passionate about social justice, equity in all areas of care, and serving the BIPOC community. She enjoys attending community food events and spending time with her family. Language Specialty: Hmong, English Therapeutic Specialty: Interpersonal Approach, Psychodynamic Approach, Family Systems Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Culturally Centered Intervention.
Natasha is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has served in the Twin Cities for almost 6 years assisting those who struggle with addiction and mental health concerns. Natasha holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology, graduated in 2016. She has helped individuals secure funding while finding placement in both inpatient / outpatient treatment, MAT services and coordination of care.
Intake Coordinator - Roots Recovery
Ava is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has served the twin cities as an alcohol and drug counselor for over 2 years. Ava is in the process of getting licensed, and currently holds the title ADC-T. She is currently in graduate school, pursing a Master’s in social work. Ava is passionate about harm reduction and ending the stigma associated with drug use, social justice and working to bring about positive change. #BlackLivesMatter
NateNyquist, RDN LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Nate is a transplant to Minnesota and he originally hails from Kenosha, WI. He has served the Twin Cities veteran population and communities through his work in medical nutrition therapy over the last two years. He holds a professional certification of RDN and is licensed in the State of Minnesota for dietetics. Nate dedicates his work to breaking down social barriers to for community members to live healthy and quality lives through passionate individual and group nutrition counseling. He focuses on nutrition and mental health, management and prevention of chronic disease, diversified nutrition care, and supporting parents, families and other community members through the community support program.
He also serves clients in Roots Recovery, helping support them through nutrition education and therapy. Nate is a United States Army Veteran and enjoys spending time with his family, and both running and hiking the trails of Minnesota.
Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Mikare is an Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Roots Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program. Mikare is a recent graduate from Century College in with her Associates Degree in Addiction Counseling. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Social Work at Metropolitan State University. Mikare is dedicated to supporting individuals in recovery in a person-centered approach that is genuine with a safe environment for clients to grow in. Mikare is passionate about social justice and being an advocate for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals.