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Our Providers

We are building a team of professionals who share our desire to help intense, sensitive gifted children and adults and their families.

Mary L. Wandrei, PhD, LP

My specialization in the field of gifted and talented individuals began after I became a parent in 2003, developed through extensive reading and continuing education, and continues to be enriched by regular, formal consultation with other GT specialists in a variety of fields. I also find it essential to continue my learning through discussions with parents, educators, health professionals, and gifted children and adults when I participate in and speak at local, state, and national conferences.

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Rebecca Blaede, MA, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with experience counseling a diverse range of clients: adults, adolescents, families, and couples in residential treatment, home-based treatment, and outpatient therapy. I received my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel University. I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of Minnesota since 2015.  I have a passion for getting to know people and learning the stories that make each individual unique. If you need help finding new ways to cope, want to process through life events, improve relationships, increase your self-awareness, or hope to find some healing, I would love to work with you to determine the best way for you to reach your goals.

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Josh Chambers

I began my career as a professional athlete in 1999. Fifteen broken bones later, it was time for a change. So I moved to New York City and became a tech entrepreneur and designer. Along the way, I became a dad to two (amazing) neurodivergent kids, kicking off a lifelong journey into understanding the unique strengths and challenges that are inherent to being gifted and neurodivergent. This personal experience, coupled with my 1:1 work in coaching entrepreneurs, led me to pursue a career in counseling with a focus on helping kids, parents, and adults navigate giftedness with empathy, insight, and clarity. I believe that effective therapy involves the mind and body (the experiential and the cognitive). My style blends candor with warmth, insight with empathy, and humor with compassion. I enjoy quick-witted conversations, existential ponderings, and geeking out over just about anything. I am now based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will complete my master's in counseling from St. Mary's University in 2022. I provide in-person and virtual psychotherapy in White Bear Lake for children, teens, and adults under supervision from Mary Wandrei, PhD, LP.

To request services with me, please contact Dr. Wandrei at mary@marywandrei.com.

Abby Olson, RD, LD, CLT

I specialize in the support of adult (18 years old+) clients working through recovery of eating disorders and disordered eating. I focus on taking care of and restoring gut function for better overall physical and mental health, building a balanced relationship with food, reconnecting with the body’s nutritional needs, and nourishing the body to its fullest.  I believe that nutrition encompasses all areas of health.  What we eat and how we approach food can provide our bodies, minds, and spirits with a balanced way of life.  Food is nourishing and purposeful, but also enjoyable and fun.  When our relationships with food become emotional, disconnected, or physically challenging, we need to find our way back to balancing the power of food and its role in our lives.

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Tina Van Erp, MEd

I am a Gifted Learner Coach, Learning Specialist and Teacher Trainer with 20 years of experience supporting gifted learners and their families. As The River® Coach, I empower gifted learners through knowledge of themselves as learners, a positive relationship with learning and developing their own style of self-advocacy. 

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Sam Lorang

I am a creative at heart with experience as both an illustrator and a chef. The birth of my son prompted me to look inward and assess where my skills and passion really lie, and it is with people. I love people- their histories, and their stories, and especially how they relate to themselves and others. This has led me to a career as a counselor. I am currently finishing a master’s program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. I am very excited to be working with gifted and neurodivergent young people and their families. I look forward to meeting and working alongside you. I view the therapeutic relationship as a sacred time where we are able to share ourselves and learn from each other.