Ryan Fouts (they/them, he/him) LGSW
Ryan grew up in a small town in Kansas, and after spending nearly 20 years in Seattle and the Bay Area, they and their partner decided to call Saint Paul home in early 2020. Ryan’s educational background is in psychology and social work, and they received an MSW from the University of Washington in Seattle. Since 2005 they have 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. They are passionate about working with young people and are committed to reducing personal and systemic barriers to help them create their best futures.
In their personal life, Ryan enjoys listening to music, cross-stitching, running, photography, and exploring all that the Twin Cities and Minnesota have to offer. Ryan and their partner are currently raising a very spoiled English Bulldog.
Caitlin Baldwin (she/her) MSW, LICSW
Cailtin identifies as a cisgender 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.
Amalya Lewin (she/her) MSW, LICSW
Amalya received her BA in Psychology and Gender Studies from Lawrence University and her MSW from the University of Chicago. She has training in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and DBT. Amalya’s approach to providing therapeutic services is rooted in both her own lived experiences and from her professional history of working with underserved clients who are often experiencing various forms of oppression and marginalization. Amalya believes that the therapeutic relationship should be collaborative. She also believes it is crucial to center anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and trauma-informed practices, multiculturalism, and utilize a harm reduction lens when working with clients.
Amalya is committed to increasing accessibility to mental health care and to providing affirming services for LGBTQIA+ folks, especially those who identify as BIPOC, undocumented, unstably housed, and/or low-income.
In her free time, Amalya enjoys spending time with her nieces and great-nephew, going for walks, connecting with friends, doing Karaoke, dancing around her apartment, and trying new vegan recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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