Cheryl Schmidt

Business Management & Administration

Cheryl received her Associates in Science degree in Business Administration and her AAS degree in Business Technologies in 2016. She has been working in the Substance Use field since 2006. Cheryl has a true passion for helping people and is always willing to go above and beyond to do so.


Kelly Andersen

MS, LPCC, LADC - Program Director/Mental Health Professional

Kelly is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who received her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 2013. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who received her Associates of Science degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling in 2008. Kelly has a passion for helping women and men who have experienced trauma, and have coped with their trauma through chemical addiction. Kelly is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).


Alecia Mitthun

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Alecia is an alumni of Empower Recovery Services. Alecia has been employed as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist since 2018. Alecia has a passion to help recovering addicts get back what was lost by helping them rebuild their lives. Alecia loves to create new, healthy recipes and healthy living. She teaches our clients the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in recovery. Alecia stays busy with her young daughter and enjoys the outdoors, like, camping, fishing and hanging out with family.


Kim Stephan

BA, LADC/Counselor Supervisor

Kim has been with Empower Recovery Services since 2017 completing her internship and then receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and LADC in 2018.  Prior to working in this field Kim has switched careers multiple times; Computer Operations with the MN State Lottery, working for the City of Centerville and being an EMT/Firefighter with Centennial Fire Department.  Kim brings with her many years of recovery with strong 12 Step and AA experience.  Kim is passionate about traveling across the country on her motorcycle, snowmobiling in the winter and her gardens in the summer.

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Jodie Evenson


Jodie is a graduate of Metropolitan State University where she earned her BA in Psychology. She is currently pursuing licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Jodie is certified as a Screamfree Parent and Marriage educator. Jodie is passionate about meeting people where they are at with respect and acceptance while helping them learn to rise up and each day to create meaningful change.

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Katrina Lussier - Erickson

Dr. Katrina Lussier-Erickson
Mental Health Professional

Katrina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a MN Board Approved MFT Supervisor. She has attended Bethel University, Argosy University, Metropolitan State University, and the U of MN. Katrina’s assets include her humor and patience and she enjoys working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families on recognizing and increasing their personal strengths.

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Becky received her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology in 1994 and has worked as an in-home family counselor, individual therapist, and school counselor. In 1999, she completed her Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) training and has specialized in helping those with trauma and PTSD. Becky has also taught college-level psychology and lifespan development, and high school leadership classes. After moving “home,” she started the process of obtaining licensure in both addictions and professional counseling in Minnesota.


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