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Zahra Omar, MS, LADC, LPCC Licensing Candidate

Zahra is a pre-licensed therapist, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Providing culturally responsive services are an important part of client care. Her passion is to work with clients from diverse backgrounds that include individuals with disabilities, clients experiencing substance use related issues, and culturally specific clients from various nationalities. She is fluent in [...]

Alex Bruning, MS, LADC, LPCC Candidate

Alex Bruning, MS, LADC, LPCC Candidate

Alex completed his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Minnesota State University Mankato, and he earned his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Wisconsin Stout. Alex started at Progress Valley as an intern, working in the men’s and women’s residential programs. Soon after, he moved into a full-time clinical role at [...]

Sue Kidd

Sue Kidd, LADC, LPCC

Sue received her bachelor’s degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Metropolitan State University, and she earned her master’s degree in Integrated Behavior Health from the University of Minnesota. She loves spending time with friends and family, especially her three amazing grandchildren.

Callie Padrnos

Callie Padrnos, MS, LPCC, LADC

Callie has worked in the mental health field for over seven years. She has experience with a wide range of clients, including people with chemical dependency, young adults, and children/adolescents. Callie is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Her counseling style is person-centered and holistic. She uses a variety [...]

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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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