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Thanks for your interest in Progress Valley and our mission to improve your mental health. You can view all staff on this page, or you can search for provider information by looking for a specific person, someone with a specific specialty or focus area, or filter based on department.

Residence Manager
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Joe Blake
Central Access Coordinator
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Director of Mental Health
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Executive Director
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Renee Bowman
Director of Residential Programs
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Alex Bruning, MS, LADC, LPCC Candidate
Mental Health Therapist
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Lisa Buck
Director of Development & Communications
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Mike Fennell
Lead CD Tech
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Juli Grage
Residential Counselor
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Michaela Haraldson
Central Access Manager
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Samantha Keller
Peer Recovery Support Specialist
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Sue Kidd
Mental Health Therapist
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Travis Krogh
Utilization Review Specialist/Chemical Health Assessor
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Dain Lyngstad
Maintenance Manager
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Kirsten Methany
Nurse
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Amber Michalski
Sr. Director of Operations
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On-Call Counselor
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Kristen Neisen
Dual Diagnosis Clinician
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Central Access Coordinator
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Mental Health Therapist
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Callie Padrnos
Mental Health Therapist
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Wendy Soukup
Sober Housing Coordinator
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Jamie Steber
Sober Housing Manager
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Faith Suckerman
On-Call Counselor
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Chris Taute
Director of Finance & IT
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Director of Human Resources
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Lisa Vait
Utilization Review Specialist
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Sarah Wolfe
Residential Counselor
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Life can be hard, and the road ahead isn’t always clear. But you don’t have to walk it alone. Find your next step at Progress Valley. Contact one easy number, 952-956-3100, for new clients and existing clients scheduling their next appointment.

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Founded in 1972, Progress Valley is a Minneapolis-St. Paul area-based nonprofit provider of services for people with emotional and mental health challenges and/or substance use issues related to drugs or alcohol. Community members can find therapy and mental health counseling at our Bloomington Mental Health Clinic. Clients from all over Minnesota and the nation can find help with substance use challenges with us as well.

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