Johanna Gangl, Mental Health Therapist, MA, LPCC
I consider counseling to be a rare, invaluable opportunity. It is a space designed for building self-awareness by exploring values, feelings, behavior patterns, and thoughts without judgement, typical relationship expectations, or trust violations. I identify myself as a trauma-informed, strengths-based practitioner. I partner with my clients to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals by providing empathy, psycho-education, and guidance. Throughout our lives, we are presented with the idea that success means not needing anyone, but I believe wholeheartedly that growth begins with being seen, heard, and valued in moments of human connection.
Randolph-Macon College, BA-Psychology
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, MA-Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor(LPCC)
Josie Neveu, Counselor
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are" Theodore Roosevelt. Sometimes life is hard and sometimes we are too hard on ourselves. As a former community college student, myself, I understand the difficulties that can come with learning how to manage adulthood and succeed in school. This is why I believe it is important to remember that sometimes we can only do what we can, with what we have in that moment. My goal during our time together is that you feel supported and gain skills to learn how to manage life's ups and downs. Together you will learn how to use coping skills and grow in your strengths.
I understand that all areas of life effect mental health, this is why I use a holistic approach with my clients to ensure that your needs are being met. I will provide you with psychoeducation so you understand all we do together. I have a big toolbox of skills that I cannot wait to share with you.
Inver Hills Community College, Associate of Arts
Metropolitan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Saint Mary's University, Master's in Counseling and Pscyhological Services
Mike Mui, Mental Health Therapist, MA, LPCC
Health Care has the power to add Years to the Life you are living. Mental health Care has the power to add Quality of Life to the years you are living. I see my role in mental health care as helping and journeying with students to what is hindering them from being what they want to be. I am a child of Chinese immigrants and love learning about your family of origin. I specialize in working with the following topics: ADHD, Social Anxiety, Addictions, and Trauma. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) a modality that focuses on helping work through traumatic memories and experiences. I also have a background in faith-based counseling and addiction counseling if those would be helpful to you.
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, BA- Biology Society and the Environment
Bethel University, MA- Counseling Psychology
Rachel Fraser, Counseling Intern
As an Art Therapist, I use a relational, compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach through an art therapy process to help students through their academic, personal, and professional goals. I believe that counseling and therapy is a collaborative self-directed process, and I operate as a guide to my students to help them gain new perspectives, challenge internal narratives, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful experience at NHCC. I encourage personal growth by supporting students to increase their awareness, self-care routines, and sense of identity by finding meaning through art making. Art doesn’t have to be anything more than stick people and crooked lines. No artistic skill is required.
Adler University - Master of Arts in Counseling, Art Therapy (In Progress)
Metropolitan State University – Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
North Hennepin Community College – Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts & Associate of Arts, Psychology Transfer Pathway
Ellie McDowell, Social Worker
As a social worker, I advocate and collaborate with individuals to ensure that their basic needs are being met by connecting them with on campus and external resources. My goal is to meet students where they are at and to empower them in a variety of ways in reaching their personal goals. As a social worker, I have the unique opportunity to be creative in the ways I support students while treating each individual with dignity and as an expert of their own lives. I also have the opportunity to network and seek out new partnerships with outside organizations to meet needs as they arise. I seek to approach students from a trauma-informed lens and creating a space that welcomes vulnerabilities and honest conversations. An additional part of my role is supporting students in gaining access to our campus Food Cupboard. This is a campus resource for all students to utilize as a supplement for their food needs.
BA, Bethel University
Austin Borowitz, AmeriCorp VISTA Intern
Austin is participating in the AmeriCorp VISTA internship to enhance and support the Food Cupboard and Basic Needs work in the CARE Center. I am currently enrolled as a student here in the both the MNTC program and the Data Science AS program and intend to continue on to the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to complete a BS in Statistics. I have been a student worker in the CARE Center and Food Cupboard for the duration of the Spring and Summer 2023 terms and look forward to working more directly with our campus social worker, Ellie McDowell, to improve the services that we are able to provide to students and individuals within our wonderful community.
North Hennepin Community College – Associate of Science, Data Science (In Progress)
Elton Dahn, Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution, Title IX Coordinator
Student Mediation Philosophy
In all of my roles, I seek to be flexible with students, staff, and faculty to create a positive and welcoming environment, and I strive to approach situations with empathy, concern, and fairness. I strive to provide understanding and openness to all cultures and experiences.
North Hennepin Community College, AS - Criminal Justice
Metropolitan State University, BS – Criminal Justice
Lindsay Fort, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
My greatest joys at work come from connecting with and making a difference for students! It is a privilege to serve the NHCC students every day. My philosophy is to approach every situation with an open mind, kindness and empathy, and to work together to find a solution for any barriers you may have.
Lindsay has experience in a variety of campus areas and currently works with our CARE Center, Food Cupboard, Student Conduct, Student Life, TRIO, Library, and Tutoring departments. Our goals are to streamline our support services to be accessible and meet your needs as a student. Reach out if you have ideas or need support at NHCC!
University of St. Thomas BA - Communications Studies and English
University of Connecticut MA - Education and Administration