Hello & Welcome!
The Best thing you can do for your relationship!
Our therapists help people from all walks of life
with all different kinds of situations and relationship styles. We can help you whether you’re in a new relationship, in a long-term relationship, or not currently in a relationship at all. We help with everything from large issues that may be threatening the foundation of the relationship to issues that may seem small, but are making things less than perfect. Even when your relationship is going well, you may want to work with us so we can help you ensure that things stay that way.
Meet Our Therapists
Ben Powers, MA, LPC
I use cognitive behavioral, narrative, and mindfulness techniques to provide counseling that is tailored to each person’s individual needs. I provide an LGBT*Q and Sex-Positive approach to create an open and accepting environment free of judgment and stigma. I specialize in helping individuals experiencing difficulties related to gender and sexuality, chemical dependency and family change.
Anne Bauers, MA, LAMFT
I specialize in working with couples and individuals experiencing challenges related to sex. For couples, this might look like having different levels of desire, struggling with infidelity, or managing the effects of past sexual trauma. Individuals may want to address performance difficulties, sexual pain, or struggles with past sexual abuse. I’m also passionate about working with individuals and couples that are considering or going through separation or divorce, as you seek to heal and build a new kind of family. My goal in therapy is to create a safe environment where we can openly address your challenges. I welcome clients of all relationship styles and backgrounds, including the LGBTQ community and those in non-traditional relationships. I hold a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Joanna Diem, MA
I empower couples, individuals, and families to overcome personal obstacles. Areas of special interest include families coping with chemical addictions, anxiety & depression, grief & loss, and intimate relationships. I assist my clients to find an understanding of themselves in order to strengthen their connections and their relationships. I am a relational therapist and have my Masters’ degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Alexis Anttila, MA, LAMFT
I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I strive to create an environment of empathy and compassion where clients feel safe and cared for. I couple this with various theoretical frameworks to meet each client, family, or couple’s unique needs. After working as a CPA for seven years, I decided to change careers to pursue my passion of helping people. I have special interest in maternal mental health and am certified in caring for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders by Postpartum Support International. I have also completed training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also certified in administering PREPARE/ENRICH for couples who would like to learn more about themselves and their relationships.
Anney Lyons, MA, LAMFT
My number one goal as a therapist is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment for all clients regardless of identify, background, or lifestyle. I work through a trauma-informed and systemic lens, and my approach is sex-positive, kink-aware, and LGBTQ friendly. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialize in working with trauma, alternative relationship styles, sexual difficulties, and relationship issues. I am trained in EMDR levels I & II.
Steve Person, MA
I am a relationship therapist specializing in men’s issues. Often we can feel stuck in our lives and relationships, and outside perspective can offer some movement. In therapy, we will start wherever you are and work together to help get to where you want to be. I have experience working with men, adolescents and families and look forward to working with you.
Calvin Hauer, B.A., Intern
I am a marriage and family therapy intern working toward completing my Master’s Degree. I have 5 years experience as a sex educator working from a sex-positive feminist lens. I have worked extensively with queer (LGBTQ), poly and kink communities. Queer, trans, kink and body positive communities and theorists inform my professional disposition. I specifically enjoy working with clients exploring identity, couples and individuals that are navigating communication issues, and issues related to life-stage dynamics and body change as it relates to their sexual identity.
Abby Hansen, MA
I am a body positive therapist who specializes in working with eating disorders and how they relate to sexuality. Through a feminist, sex positive lens, I work with couples and individuals as they work on issues relating to: body image distortion, eating issues, and sexual concerns relating to body image and eating disorders. I work with people of all ages and identities. Additionally, I have competency in treating trauma, personality disorders, depression, anxiety and children with emotional behavioral issues. I view therapy as a journey and look forward to walking alongside you.
Isabelle Lankhorst, LAMFT
I am a sex and relationship therapist focusing on issues of trauma and attachment. I'm interested in how these things influence us, along with our identified cultures. Other interests include body image, obsessions and compulsions, anxiety, launching into adulthood or new life phases, desire, sexual pain, intimacy, and power play/differentials in relationships. I enjoy working with couples in a tough place, such as those deciding whether to open up the relationship or close it off. Finally, I like working with adolescents and young adults, and have experience working with families around sexual trauma and development. I also practice using EMDR.
Julie Schmit, MA, LAMFT
I am a body-centered psychotherapist and educator; specializing in individual,
couples, and sex therapy. My work combines standard Western protocols with
Eastern, healing methods like yoga and energy healing. Throughout my
decades of experience with the mind-body connection; I have witnessed
countless individuals receive valuable insights through signals from their
body. Using these insights as a path to healing, clients can begin to feel joyful,
passionate and whole, while creating the interpersonal intimacy they long for.
As an educator, my work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star/Tribune
and Yoga Journal. I look forward to teaching workshops here at Cedar Hill!
Jackie Shuda, MA
I am a relational therapist with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I take special interest in working with individuals who are experiencing trouble in their relationships due to self-esteem/body issues, anxiety, and depression. I have experience working with couples and families coping with chemical dependency and substance abuse. Other interests include working with couples who struggle with sex, intimacy, and communication.