Mary L. Wandrei, PhD, LP
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in work with SCIGNNeTs: sensitive, creative, intense, gifted, and non-neurotypical children and adults. I have a number of special interests for working with children, including assessment, coaching, and psychotherapy for gifted and talented and twice-exceptional children; Asperger’s Syndrome screening/consultation; school adjustment and educational planning; and consultation around executive functioning, anxiety, depression, sensory processing, and temperament issues.
I have come to my specialization through 20+ years in the mental health field, as well as my own experience of parenting, which has certainly made me a more pragmatic and empathic therapist. I was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Marquette University for several years before returning to my home state of Minnesota in 2006, where I now enjoy sharing the lakes, trails, dog parks, and campgrounds of my youth with my own family. I enjoy presenting on giftedness and other SCIGNNeT topics to parents, educators, and mental health professionals through the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented, the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth, the Minnesota Association for Family and Early Childhood Education, and other public and private venues.
Jane Keller has worked in the mental health field for fifteen years. She has her doctorate of psychology from Argosy University, and specializes in young (0-4 year old) children and their families. Jane is currently working with Mary Wandrei on clinical management and policy development at Wandrei Psychological Services and The Cottonwood Center . She expects to open her clinical practice to new clients in Fall 2015.
Jane has three children and lives on a hobby farm with her husband and Scottish Highland cows, pygmy goats, chickens, cats, and two old dogs.
Mara Coyle M.S.Ed. M.A.
Mara is an art therapist, psychotherapist and spiritual director. She entered the art therapy field following seventeen years as a teacher in St. Paul Public School District and ten years of work in the non-formal education sector. Mara has a master’s degree from Adler Graduate School in Adlerian Psychotherapy and Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy. She is currently working towards licensure as a mental health professional, which involves meeting weekly with a licensed supervisor and registered art therapist.
Art therapy utilizes creative arts expression under the guidance of a master’s level professional with training in both art therapy and psychology. The process of making and reflecting on images can lead to insight and healing by making the invisible visible. Art therapy is accessible to all regardless of artistic inclinations. Mara is currently accepting adult clients. Call her at 651-274-9429 to inquire about appointments and rates or visit her website at www.maracoylearttherapy.com.
Mara lives with her husband, two young adult sons and faithful dog. She enjoys walking, reading and making art.