- Ryan Fouts (he/him, they/them) LGSW
- Caitlin Baldwin (she/her) MSW, LICSW
- DeSheara Peck (she/her)
- Dylan Gray (they/them) MSW, LICSW
- Mimi Yamamoto (she/her, they/them) MSW
- Crystal Audi (they/them) MSW
- Colleen Cashen (they/them, she/her) MA, LP
- Michal Frank (she/her) MSEd, LPCC
- Karen Folman (she/her, they/them)
- Briar Skuta (he/him)
- Maia Pruim (she/her)
- Jess Ngo (they/them)
- Samuel Doten (he/him, they/them)
Ryan Fouts (he/him, they/them) LGSW
Ryan grew up in a small town in Kansas, and after spending nearly 20 years in Seattle and the Bay Area, he decided to call the Twin Cities home in early 2020. Ryan’s educational background is in psychology and social work, and he received an MSW from the University of Washington in Seattle. Since 2005 he has worked with youth and young adults in various spaces including direct service programs for homeless youth, developing and managing housing programs, and leading programs for LGBTQ+ youth. He is passionate about working with young people and is committed to reducing personal and systemic barriers to help them create their best futures.
In his personal life, Ryan enjoys listening to music, cross-stitching, running, photography, and exploring all that the Twin Cities and Minnesota have to offer. He is also raising a very spoiled English Bulldog.
Caitlin Baldwin (she/her) MSW, LICSW
Cailtin is a clinical social worker, friend and mother. She has an MBA and MSW from Augsburg University. She received a BA in social welfare from U of WI- Madison. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW). Caitlin has training in CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure and was extensively trained in DBT. She uses mindful based practice as a foundation of her work with clients and in clinical supervision. Caitlin leans on many theoretical frameworks in her practice including multicultural feminist, systems, developmental, attachment and person centered. She believes that understanding our own and other's social historical context is critical to providing quality care.
When not working Caitlin loves to ride bike, swim, hike, run, cook, garden and remain outdoors - on or near water as often and for as long as possible. She enjoys just about any activity with her kids and pets.
DeSheara Peck (she/her)
Intake & Care Coordinator
DeSheara is the Intake & Care Coordinator here at RECLAIM. She attended Everest Institute & Saint Paul College where she received her diploma and certification in Healthcare Administration. For the past eight years she has provided administrative support in mental health services throughout the Metro Area, including referral coordination and clinical office management. Since joining the RECLAIM team, she really enjoys working with the amazing staff daily and helping create a great patient experience for those seeking our services!
When she is not at work, DeSheara loves spending time with loved ones. She enjoys anything Halloween, reading, Netflix and all its glory, as well as finding new gems in the city to try like restaurants, museums, or parks (huge fan of nature).
Dylan Gray (they/them) MSW, LICSW
Dylan identifies as a queer and genderqueer social worker. Dylan’s therapeutic orientation is anti-oppressive, anti-racist and grounded in ecological systems theory and development theories. They practice relational, client-centered therapy. They believe identity is not discovered, processed and supported solely in isolation; they believe in support through multiple forms of therapy/relationships as a part of holistic healing and recovery from dominant oppressive systems. They have training in AIR Network, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused CBT.
Dylan received their BA from Smith College in sociology and MSW from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. They have worked across various settings over the years including: mental health case management, adult foster care, school social work, domestic violence intervention and prevention, and eating disorders.
In their free time, they enjoy cooking projects, gardening, taking walks, camping, biking to and jumping in lakes and rivers, watching movies on their projector, listening to podcasts, and playing cribbage.
Mimi Yamamoto (she/her, they/them) MSW
Mimi is a second generation Japanese-American social worker who is dedicated to anti-oppressive practice. She received her BA in Psychology at the University of Minnesota Morris, and her MSW from the University of Minnesota.
Mimi's approach to therapy is holistic, client-centered and relational; she believes that collaboration and partnership is the most important part of the therapeutic process, and that the client is the expert of their own lives. Everyone is different, and she believes that using multiple styles of therapy to find out what resonates with each person is crucial, rather than sticking strictly to one modality. Her multicultural, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed perspective in therapy is rooted in her own lived experiences, as well as her passion of providing affirming services for people who experience marginalization and oppression.
She is an avid writer in her free time and enjoys playing music on various instruments, playing video games, and watching way too much reality TV.
Crystal Audi (they/them) MSW
Crystal is a social worker with a BA in Psychology and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Marquette University and an MSW from the University of Minnesota. They have worked in many settings, including community-based mental health, school social work, and public health.
Crystal practices using an awareness of systems of oppression, how individuals carry stress and trauma in their bodies, and the importance of connecting to community and cultural roots. Their therapeutic approach is relational, trauma-informed, client-centered, and based in multiculturalism and anti-racism. They believe that a trusting, collaborative therapeutic relationship is the foundation of healing work. Crystal has experience supporting clients with racial and ethnic identity development, queer and trans identity and relationships, and personal, historical, and intergenerational trauma.
Crystal is Palestinian and comes from an immigrant family. In their free time, Crystal enjoys reading, being outside, watching reality TV and horror movies, and napping with their cat.
Colleen Cashen (they/them, she/her) MA, LP
Colleen is a therapist at RECLAIM who identifies as gay and gender queer. They have worked as a licensed psychologist for over 30 years in several different settings. Most recently, they have worked in the school setting as a school counselor and psychologist. Colleen is an advocate for LGBTQIA+ youth and was an advisor to the GSA at the middle school.
Colleen believes that healing happens in relationship and it is important to create a safe space, free of judgement, for clients to feel they are celebrated for who they are. They also believe each person has their own inner wisdom. Their job as your therapist is to help you sort through all the unhelpful messages from the outside world so you can follow your inner compass. The therapeutic approach Colleen uses is person-centered, feminist, anti-racist, trauma-informed, and developmentally based. Colleen is said to have a calming energy with a sprinkling of humor, since we all need to laugh sometimes.
Colleen loves spending time with their partner of over 20 years and their family which includes 4 adult children (3 with spouses) and 2 grandchildren. In their free time, Colleen enjoys singing and playing music, various arts and crafts, biking, geocaching and playing board games.
Michal Frank (she/her) MSEd, LPCC
Therapist and Supervisor
Michal is a therapist and a Clinical Supervisor at RECLAIM. Her background includes private practice, day treatment, and working with children and adults with disabilities as well as volunteer work with queer and immigrant populations. Michal is a social justice activist and a nerd that works hard to make the Star Trek utopian world come true. Her theoretical approach is trauma-informed, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, narrative therapy. Michal recently completed an advanced complex trauma and dissociation training using the Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) Network theoretical model and is looking forward to using this competency-based approach in her work with clients who present with complex trauma, PTSD, and dissociative abilities .
Michal was born and raised in Israel and spent time in NYC before moving to MN. In her free time, Michal enjoys learning ASL, discussing scifi and the science behind it, especially Star Trek, and spending time with her child and her many pets.
Karen Folman (she/her, they/them)
Karen is a practicum student and a Pre-licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Adler graduate School. Karen views the healing process as involving the whole self. Karen's therapeutic style is non-judgmental, empathetic, and humorous.
Karen has a background working with people with eating disorders and LGBTQ+ using CBT and DBT. She additionally has experience working BIPOC youth in mind-body medicine facilitation. Karen's theoretical orientation is a mix of Adlerian, multicultural, feminist, and relational cultural therapy. Karen's goal is to empower and walk with clients as they grow, discover strengths and move toward a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Karen is a social justice advocate and believes in equal access and gender-affirmative care for mental health and wellness. Karen strives to be actively anti-racist and will continue to be aware of the intersectionality of privilege and oppression as a White, Cisgender, Woman, and Lesbian. In her free time, Karen enjoys writing songs, photography, paddle boarding, hiking, and pickleball.
Briar Skuta (he/him)
Social Work Intern
Briar is a part-time student at Augsburg University pursuing his master’s in social work. Outside of his time at Reclaim, Briar works at a K-8 school as an education assistant. Prior to that, Briar worked in an adolescent intensive outpatient program, primarily working with 8th-10th graders. Briar also worked at an LGBTQ+ specific chemical dependency residential treatment program.
Briar identifies as a bisexual trans man. He enjoys bouldering, reading, and watching horror movies. Briar also enjoys participating in queer pickup sports, such as softball and hockey. Briar is an uncle to a young niece and nephew and though they live in Australia, he loves watching them grow up.
Maia Pruim (she/her)
Maia is a graduate mental health therapy intern from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has a background as a case manager helping LGBTQ+ youth to enter housing, connect to resources, and find community. Her therapeutic style is relational and collaborative, and her approach is rooted in client-centered, multicultural, and feminist therapies. She believes that therapy is most helpful when the client feels that they are treated as the expert in their own life, that their culture and identity is seen and celebrated, and that they are safe enough to work together with their therapist as a team.
Maia is originally from the Bay Area in California and identifies as a Black and Mexican trans woman. In her free time, she loves writing poetry, DJing, playing video games, or riding her motorcycle, Lara.
Jess Ngo (they/them)
Administrative and Operations Coordinator
(612) 235-6743 x 14
Jess is the Administrative and Operations Coordinator at RECLAIM. Jess attended the University of Minnesota studying Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies, and English with minors in Asian American Studies and Chicano Studies. Jess has joined RECLAIM with a decade long history spent in service and specialty coffee, and brings their own perspective as a queer, nonbinary, southeast Asian person. They believe in creating spaces that are centered in Black and brown liberation, queer and trans joy, uninterrupted rest, existing in multiplicity, and deep laughter.
In their spare time, they are likely to be found working on an elaborate cooking project, reading in a hammock, singing to their friends' pets, playing in the woods, or dancing at a show.
Samuel Doten (he/him, they/them)
Development & Communications Manager
Samuel is part of RECLAIM's development team and manages communications. He graduated from Macalester College in 2016 with a B.A. in American studies and political science. Sam joined the RECLAIM team in November 2018, having previously worked in development roles at NAMI Minnesota and Neighborhood Development Center. He has a background in LGBTQ community organizing and is passionate about electing LGBTQ people to public office. He loves Minnesota's 12 months of natural beauty, biking, and caring for his many house plants. Sam grew up in Forest Lake, Minnesota.