I founded North Woods in order to help individual, couples, and entire families find hope and healing in the Twin Cities metro area. Here at North Woods we want each and every one of our clients to feel that they are truly heard, cared for, valued, and respected. We want you to know that you are not alone, and that healing and hope are possible! If given the opportunity, we would be honored to walk with you on your journey.
Mark Odland - MA, LMFT, MDIV
Please browse our Therapist Profiles below to learn more about our team. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial appointment, please call us today at 651-243-2484. We will do our best to contact you within 1 business day.
Nancy Skilbred is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the mental health field for more than a decade as a chaplain, adjunct college professor, in-home skills worker, group facilitator, and counselor. Whether you are at “rock bottom” or just feeling stuck, Nancy will meet you where you are in the moment. She has worked extensively with children, teens, and their families, guiding them through issues such as single parenting, divorce, communication, parental alienation, remarriage, and blending families. Nancy is trained to provide EMDR therapy to work through past emotional wounds, and Christian counseling for those who desire it. She has experience and interest in recovery (from guilt, shame, and abuse), intimacy issues, grief and loss, addictions, family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, phobias, and ADHD. Nancy holds a BS in Christian Ministry from Crown College, an MA in Counseling and Psychological Services and a Post-Master’s certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University.
Angela Johnson is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas where she received her Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and her undergraduate degree at Bethel University. Angela has almost 5 years of experience working in the mental health field as a in-home skills trainer, resident counselor, and family counselor. She specializes in Play Therapy with children, counseling for adolescents, families, and couples. In addition to this, Angela has experience working with depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, abuse, neglect, adoption, issues related to trauma, and families who feel that they have nowhere to turn. She has a special interest in marriage counseling and relationship issues such as divorce, remarriage, communication, infertility, blended families, problems with intimacy and pre-marital counseling. She is passionate about helping people in the community as well as globally, and provides Christian counseling to those who desire that approach.
Lorena Frampton received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, and her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler Graduate School. Lorena is fluent in English and Spanish. Trained in EMDR Therapy, she is able to help clients find lasting freedom from symptoms of trauma. Lorena is passionate about working with adolescents and their families. She has experience working with teens in a variety of settings and with the Hispanic Community. Lorena’s professional interests include: spiritual issues, depression, teenage issues and family structure, the impact of technology on emotional health, eating disorders, grief/loss, anxiety, self-esteem building, communication, individual and couples therapy.
Mark Odland is the owner and Clinical Director of North Woods Christian Counseling, LLC. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Mark is qualified to treat a wide range of issues. However, he specializes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), marriage therapy, family therapy, depression, anxiety, and addiction. Mark has received intensive training in EMDR therapy, and is Certified by the EMDR International Association as both a therapist and as an Approved Consultant. He frequently uses this groundbreaking therapy to help those who have survived traumatic events, been neglected, or experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse. He has also successfully used EMDR to treat addictions and compulsive behaviors, anxiety and panic, depression, and attachment issues. As a former camp counselor and ordained minister, Mark is sensitive to issues of spirituality and is able to provide Christian Counseling for those that desire it. He believes that even in the midst of life’s biggest challenges, there is hope.