Barbara Schnichels, MSSW, ACSW, LICSW

Resilience Therapist and Coach

Location: 2100 County Road 42 W, Burnsville 55337
Fast Contact: Email or Call Barbara.
Resilience SkillsMindfulness
Health CoachingDepression
Health ConditionsMeditation

Move from 'surviving to thriving' with me as your resilience guide to wellbeing. My hope for you is 'to thrive through connection and health'. I offer you my services and those of my integrative health team: yoga, acupuncture, massage, healing touch and many more.

Katy Wait, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Individual, Couples, EMDR Therapist

Location: Location of Therapist: Burnsville, MN, 55337
Fast Contact: Email or Call Katy.
Relationship Issues & ConflictsDepression / Anxiety
Grief & LossLife / Career / Work Transitions
Separation & DivorceMid Life & Elder Issues
ParentingTrauma of all kinds

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu In a caring, supportive, & ethical setting, I work to empower individuals, couples and families to move toward creating positive changes in their lives. I have a strength based solution focused approach.

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1500 McAndrews Rd W, Burnsville 55337
Fast Contact: Email or Call Joan.
Grief/LossAdult Children Of Alcoholics

I am privileged to work with clients on many issues and help with their journey in life. An objective listener can be enlightening. Building trust in the therapeutic relationship is where we start. Making that first call for help is the beginning of healing.

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT

LIFE Counseling LLC

Location: 1664 Cliff Road East, Burnsville 55337
Fast Contact: Email or Call Brad.
Marriage & Couples CounselingADHD
Sexual AddictionChristian Counseling
Depression / AnxietyAdolescents

Are you ready for a change? A fresh perspective? I offer a strength-based counseling approach that will actively identify and bring about solutions for your current challenges. I look forward to serving you as you pursue greater focus and a fresh outlook on life.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Burnsville, MN
Fast Contact: Email or Call Tamera.
Anger managementAbuse
Post Traumatic Stress DisorderEMDR
Self-EsteemCouples Counseling

I specialize in depression and trauma with past sexual, emotional and physical abuse. I use EMDR therapy which is the preferred therapy for trauma issues. I work with teens and adults. I also work with couples to get through difficult issues.

Related Sites:
City of Burnsville
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

Therapy Burnsville, MN

Counseling Savage, Apple Valley, Orchard Garden, Glendale, Deer Park, Rosemount, Credit River, Empire

When your family arrives in Burnside, Minnesota, you're in for the time of your lives. Not only are you a mere fifteen miles outside of Minneapolis, but your family will be treated to all kinds of events and activities inside Burnsville itself. Plan a party or have a picnic at scenic Sunset Pond Park. A favorite local place for outdoor weddings, your family is sure to love the natural beauty that surrounds them here.1 And teenagers in the family will go wild over the two skate parks in town. You will be able to nurture the artistic and dramatic talents in your children at In the Company of Kids, featuring theater and dance classes, puppetry, music lessons, and more. Who knows, as they grow up, maybe you'll see them perform live at the Applause Community Theater. The whole gang is going to have a blast at Grand Slam Sports and Entertainment. Somewhere between the batting cages, bumper cars, arcade, and miniature golf, everyone in the family will find a way to have fun.

Mental Health in Burnsville

Individuals in need of encouragement and support during a time of loss can seek help at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. The church offers weekly grief support groups where the bereaved can share their experience with others in a caring environment. Guest speakers often attend groups to discuss various aspects of the grieving process, including ways to successfully come to terms with loss. Groups are offered for individuals that have lost a spouse, child, friend, or other loved one. Contact the church at 952-435-8102 if you are in immediate need of assistance.2

Streetworks is a Minneapolis-based non-profit agency that specializes in outreach programming for homeless youth in the metro area. Since many youth who live on the streets have been abused,3 it can be difficult for them to trust an adult who is offering food, shelter, and a safe place to hang out. Streetworks' outreach team visits popular hangouts for homeless teens to share information about local resources including shelters, organizations that provide hot meals, and agencies that offer free medical and mental health services. To find out more detailed information about Streetworks' outreach programs, call 612-354-3345.4

Educational programs and support groups for youth are available at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. The agency offers an Independent Living Skills group that helps children acquire the necessary knowledge and tools required to become self-sufficient, mentally healthy adults. Topics focus on building self-esteem, recognizing dangerous situations, and how to improve and strengthen relationships. Practical skills like budgeting, cooking, and job skills are also discussed. Recreational programs are part of the program as well, so participants gain an understanding of how having fun improves mood and overall mental health. Call 218-722-2075 for additional details.5

Current Initiatives

The Healthy Dakota Initiative is a comprehensive community health improvement project whose objective is to improve the physical and mental health of all residents of Dakota County. An essential component of the initiative is to connect community members to one another, as well as to local resources that provide medical and mental health services. Helping people make these connections improves the likelihood that they will seek help when they need it. The initiative also focuses on inclusivity, so people of all ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds have equal opportunities to improve their health. To learn more about the initiative, call 651-554-6100.6


1. City of Burnsville. (2014). Sunset Pond. Retrieved from
2. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. (2014). Support Groups. Retrieved from
3. Streetworks. (2014). About. Retrieved from
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5. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. (2007). Independent Living Skills for Youth. Retrieved from
6. Dakota County Minnesota. (2014). Healthy Dakota Initiative. Retrieved from