645 3rd Ave SW
Pine City, MN 55063

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Meet the Team

Get to Know Us


Kim Stephan

BS, LADC - Counselor

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Alicia Jones

ADC-T - Counselor

Alicia has an Associate's degree from MCTC in Addictions Counseling and is currently working on her Bachelor's in Psychology. She loves creating art, and she couldn't live without music or watching movies. Alicia likes to help client's work on their future and their life after addiction. She has a real passion for helping people learn how awesome they are, find out who they really are on the inside and how to embrace that in creating their new life!

Alecia Mitthun

Peer Support Recovery Specialist

Alecia is a Certified Peer Support Specialist, who received her training through the Minnesota Recovery Connection. She helps clients find resources, assists them in filling out paperwork, and accompanies them to community meetings, and more! Alecia has a bubbly personality, and loves working with people. She enjoys the simple things in life, and loves spending quality time with her adult son, and growing daughter.

James Contois


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Katie Fredrichs


Katie is a Clinical Trainee working toward licensure as a LPCC.  She graduated from Bethel University with a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling, with an emphasis on children and adolescents. 
Katie obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Cloud State University.  She majored in Psychology, with a minor in Community Psychology.
Katie has a passion for helping others and enjoys working with the mental health community.  She looks forward to helping a diverse population of clients and has a special interest in working with children and their families.
Katie has over six years of experience in the mental health field.  She has worked in several settings, including residential treatment, ARMHS services and Level 4 School Setting.

Cheryl Schmidt

Business Management & Administration

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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.