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Catholic Charities Caritas Mental Health Clinic Multi-disciplinary Team

Emily Urke,

Psy.D. / L.P.

Clinical Director

I earned my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

I began practicing in Chicago in 2004 and have since worked in Topeka, KS and Buffalo, MN.  I started with Caritas Mental Health Clinic in 2010 and am currently the Clinical Director.
I work from a primarily Family Systems perspective, which takes into account family relationships and history and how they may be impacting the individual today.  Also used are Cognitive-Behavioral techniques which help to identify the thoughts that drive emotions and behavior.

Working with children, adolescents, families, and young women is what impassions me and brings a smile to my face.
Specialties: Family Issues, Mindfulness, Stress, Play Therapy, Parenting, and Trauma (TF-CBT certified)

Reading, working out, camping, and fishing are some of my hobbies when not at work. I strongly believe in and respect the power of the mind-body connection.

Judith Huber,

Ph.D./ L.P.


Dr. Judith Huber earned a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Huber's practice includes psychological assessments for adolescents and adults, along with individual, marriage and group counseling.

Dr. Huber is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Minnesota. She joined Catholic Charities Caritas Mental Health Clinic in 2009.

Dr. Huber sees clients in St. Cloud.

Ann Kooiker,



I earned my undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa Medical School. I completed my residency in general psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Hospitals and Clinics. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and have an office in Otsego and hospital privileges at St. Cloud Hospital.

My patients must be seeing a therapist within Caritas Mental Health Clinic before being referred for psychiatric services.

I see adult patients in St. Cloud.

Mary Fran Reichenberger ,

O.S.F./ M.S.W. / L.I.C.S.W.


I received a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.
I have been a therapist for 20 years at Caritas Mental Health Clinic of Catholic Charities.

My primary approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy which is based on the premise that our thoughts are what affect our feelings and in turn affects our behaviors or lack of action.  We can get stuck in our distress and one of the goals of therapy is to enlarge one's perspective in order to better weather life's difficulties.  Behavioral activation and problem solving play an important role in the therapy.  Faith or one's spirtuality can be a powerful resource and can be incorporated in therapy if the client desires.

I work with adults of all ages in individual therapy and relationship therapy.
My specialties include depression and anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment issues, grief and loss, life transitions, and domestic violence.

When not at work, I enjoy reading, theater, concerts, walking, and spending time with family and friends.

Brittany Reinke,



I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud University.

I have been employed at Caritas since 2014, working with children to adults struggling from a wide variety of mental health problems. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families.  I am also part of the school-linked mental health program and see clients at Apollo High School.

I use a nonjudgmental, compassionate and systemic approach to treat individuals, couples and families while helping my clients build and strengthen their relationships.

I have a particular passion for working with adults, couples and famlies to help my clients find hope, strength and healing within themselves and their relationships.  I faciliatate the Women's Anger Management and Self-Esteem (WASE) group and enjoy helping women explore their anger, relationships and self-worth with the support of other women.  I find interest in working with individuals with a histroy of trauma.  I also consider myself a LGBTQA+ally.

Specialties: Family Issues, LGBTQA+, Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress, Self-Esteem.

When not at work, I enjoy yoga, dancing, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Rachel Petersen,

Psy.D., L.P.


I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of St. Thomas.

I have been with Caritas Mental Health Clinic for over two years providing individual and group therapy as well as psychological testing.  I completed my pre-doctoral training at an intensive outpatient dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment program.  Prior to earning my doctorate, I worked as a rehabilitation counselor and focused on work injuries and assisting clients in returning to work or finding new employment.
My approach is client centered and cognitive behavioral.

I enjoy conducting psychological testing, working with severe and persistent mental illness, personality disorders, and co-facilitating the Men's Domestic Abuse Intervention Program (DAIP).  I also provide diagnostic assessments at Hope Community Support Program.  I find providing therapy and assessments to be rewarding.  I enjoy developing new skills and working with diverse populations.
Specialties: Psychological testing, SPMI, and Men's DAIP group.

I love to cook and bake as well as garden, when the weather cooperates. My Bachelor's degree is in English and Medieval Studies and I continue to enjoy reading and history. As I am originally from Wisconsin, I love to follow Wisconsin sports teams, particularly the Wisconsin Badgers football team and the Green Bay Packers. However, Minnesota has rubbed off on me some and I enjoy watching the Minnesota Wild and the Twins.

Matia Sollom,



I received a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St. Mary's and am working towards licensure in the State of MN.  I hold a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Gender Studies from the College of St. Benedict.

I have experience working with individuals, children, couples, and families in various settings.  I also have experience working with children using experiential play therapy.  I work from a systemic perspective and believe in highlighting the strengths of my clients.  I am passionate about working with others and strive to enhance their wellbeing.  My emphasis is on having clients feel heard and accepted in a safe environment.  I believe compassion is one of my strengths and is evident in my work with others.  I am committed to providing clients with a warm experience and assisting them in achieving their goals.

I enjoy participating in and watching sports, particularly tennis and pickle ball.

I have a great love for animals, and believe they provide an immense amount of healing. I enjoy being outside during the warm months, especially for walks around the lake.

Justin Rothstein,


Clinic Intern

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University.  I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic Intern.
I have experience in premarital counseling (Prepare Enrich), Couples Counseling, Christian Counseling, Co-Parenting Skills Training, and Anger Management.

My approach to therapy is to use a systemic perspective which seeks to understand patterns of behavior within the context of the family system in which they occur.
I am passionate about working with couples and families.  I enjoy working with clients to develop more meaningful and purpose driven lives.

My specialties include anger, anxiety, children/adolescents, communication, depression, parenting, relationship counseling, spirtuality, and stress.

When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, playing sports, hunting, and running.

Alyssa Knese,



I received my degree from St. Cloud State University.  
I was first introduced to the mental health field when I began working with children and adults in neurodevelopmental disorders in a corporate foster care setting.  I also have experience in working with adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illnesses in outpatient, in-home, and residential settings.

My primary approach is cognitive behavioral therapy.  I enjoy learning about the interconnectedness of cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, and how their roles develop for each respective individual.

I am particularly passionate about working with adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders.  I am also a firm advocate for cultural competency and enjoy working with individuals and the challenges that are traditionally associated with marginalized populations.
My specialties include nerodevelopmental disorders, primarily autism spectrum disorder as well as intellectual disabilities.

Outside of work, I am very interested in working out and physical health. I received my bachelor's degree in kinesiology, so diet and exercise have always been of particular interest to me. I also enjoy listening to music, as well as watching sports and documentaries.