PSYCHOLOGIST; DIRECTOR, CO-OCCURRING; OWNER
Lois Cochrane Schlutter, PhD, LP, MAC, CCDPD
Dr. Schlutter got her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, is a licensed psychologist in this state, has a MAC (master addiction counselor) through NAADAC, and has a CCDPD (co-occurring chemical dependency professional diplomate). She owns several clinics, including Schlutter & Associates, Northern Integrated Health (the parent company to PCC,) and Professional Counseling Centers. She has served as president of DLPP for several years, as well as on the executive committee for MPA in the past. Dr. Schlutter serves as the HPSP representative from MPA and has been since 2008 and chairs the HCCCHP group which is the substance use disorder providers group for Hennepin County and has done so since 2013. She is an approved supervisor through BBHT for LPC/LPCC, supervises post master’s students and providers, pre and post -doctoral psychology students and is the lead on the addiction medicine elective rotation for family practice residents, assisted by others on the team including boarded addiction medicine MD, LADC, and LPCC. She gives professional presentations to a number of groups including MPA and MARRCH. In her spare time, she loves to travel.
DIRECTOR, MEDICAL; BOARD CERTIFIED
ADDICTION MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Jeffery Morgan, M.D.
Dr. Morgan is a board certified Addiction Medicine physician and Medical Review Officer. He applies integrative medicine which blends the advances of science and technology in Western medical traditions with the whole person, holistic, approach of traditional healing systems. My practice of integrative medicine is intended to return medical care to its original purpose: preventing disease in a relationship centered approach that emphasizes lifestyle components to improve health along with mental and spiritual well-being. Modern medicine addresses these aspects, all too often, in name only. He attended medical school training at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan.
Rob Sutton, LADC
Rob is a graduate of Lakewood College and has been in the field of chemical dependency treatment for over 18 years. He has a wealth of experience, including working with prison populations, conducting gender-specific treatment, treating adolescents, and is clinically trained in culturally-specific treatment work. He has developed multiple culturally-specific and inclusive programs, presenting in San Antonio and Washington, D.C. for his unique work. He has previously worked at Professional Counseling Center, and we are proud to welcome him back as Program Director. In his spare time, Rob enjoys quality time with his grandchildren.
Matt Gundlach, EdD, LP
Dr. Gundlach is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, has worked in education, consulting to schools, utilizing learning theory in all of his practice. He has had a practice alongside Professional Counseling Center for several decades. Dr. Gundlach’s passion is sailing.
MENTAL HEALTH STAFF
Jennifer Potts, MS, LPCC
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and went on to earn her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from University of Houston, Texas. During her time in Texas, she worked at both a private practice and a partial hospital program where she worked with individuals, couples, and families. Jennifer also has experience working with LGBTQQIA-identified individuals, service members (both veterans and active duty), and individuals addressing substance use disorders. Jennifer currently coordinates and provides individual mental health therapy services for both inpatient and outpatient programs in our St. Louis Park and Delano locations. Her specialties include PTSD, grief and loss, assertiveness training, body image, and mindfulness based practices.
Alfred Jaryan, MA, MFT
Alfred Graduated from Argosy University-Twin Cities, achieving his Masters of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy. He has also earned a Bachelors of Social Work degree (BSW) from St. Olaf College. He has experience working with individuals and families from a diverse background. Alfred is a mental health provider (MHP) at the St. Louis Park, Delano, and Buffalo location. In his spare time, Alfred enjoys spending time with family and exercising.
Aura Chasteen, MA, MS Ed.
Aura earned her undergraduate degree from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, double majoring in Psychology and Religious Studies and graduating a Phi Beta Kappa scholar. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for her Master of Science in Education degree in School Psychology, and began her mental health career at one of Wisconsin’s three state-operated institutions for individuals with severe developmental disabilities. There, she specialized in behavior modification with clients prone to aggression, self-injury, and other potentially dangerous behaviors. Faced with a career change when the facility began the process of deinstitutionalization, and always drawn to unique ways of helping others, Aura decided to enter the funeral service industry. She earned her Associate’s in Applied Science in Mortuary Science from Worsham College in Chicago, IL. As a licensed funeral director and embalmer with dual licensure in Wisconsin and Minnesota, she served more than 2,000 families during times of acute grief and loss. After 13 years in this role, she decided to pursue her longtime goal of earning her doctorate in psychology. In preparation, she completed her Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she is now a doctoral candidate in the school’s Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Program in Counseling Psychology.
At Professional Counseling Center, Aura’s services include psychotherapy and psychological assessments, including cognitive and achievement testing, personality assessment, and ADHD evaluations. Her passions and areas of clinical expertise include co-occurring disorders; counseling for individuals with chronic pain who have developed opioid dependency; grief and loss; management of adult ADHD; and the effects of work stress, particularly for those whose jobs involve trauma exposure or prolonged periods of high-stress work. When she can find some free time, she is likely to be drawing or painting, creating digital art, hiking with her husband, and playing with her two pit bulls.
Todd Wilson, BS, LADC
Todd has a Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University, as well as his license in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. He is also trained in Driving with Care, Rule 25 assessments, and CPR. Todd has been working at Professional Counseling Center since September of 2013 – and serves the clinic in its versatile needs as a flexible staff. Currently, he leads CD groups, conducts intake interviews, is a resident evaluation specialist, and completes rule 25 assessments. In his spare time, Todd enjoys being active and maintaining his physical fitness.
Brianna Chuba, BS, LADC
Brianna has a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has a minor in Corrections. Brianna is an LADC at the Delano location where she leads group and individual sessions. Brianna enjoys being active, and spending time with her family.
Brad Gangnon, MA, LADC
Brad completed his Certificate in Addiction Counseling at Century College, and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Brad earned his MA in Communicating Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Brad has taught communication skills to college students since 1998. Brad’s practice is informed by the principles of person-centered therapy, transformative learning theory, nonviolent communication, and the relationship between gender-sexuality and addiction. In his spare time, Brad enjoys painting, cooking, and reading.
Tim Cadwallader, MA, LADC
Tim’s unique background took him from years as a Small County Department Director to the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction studies where he was fulfilling what could best be described as a calling. He was granted a Master’s degree from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies (Now Hazelden Betty Ford). Tim started his counseling career in substance abuse in a variety of settings and with various populations. His experience included Women’s inpatient, Adolescent Males extended care, and two socioeconomically challenged multicultural outpatient programs. Tim’s unique background took him from treatment centers to most recently working as an external Employee Assistance Program Consultant for a large insurance Corporation, before that working as an internal EAP Counselor for a program serving over 4000 government and gaming employees for a Native American population. Who says you can never go home, Tim joins PCC to continue what he started in Graduate School: To fight the good fight against addiction.
Paris Pederson, ADC-T
Paris has been working in the recovery field for over 7 years in different facets and decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Paris graduated from Minneapolis Community and Technical College and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Metro State University.
“My passion is working with diverse less fortunate populations and helping men rebuild their lives. In my spare time I enjoy working out, spending time with friends and family, and pursuing opportunities to help others in my community.”
Jason Callanan, BA, LADC
Jason has a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and is a licensed LADC. Jason has been licensed LADC for 1 ½ years and specializes in the recovery of co-occurring and mental issues among men. In addition, Jason’s interest includes strong commitment to the battle of addiction and focuses on the challenges during the recovery process. As an LADC, Jason conducts SUD group and individual sessions, manages the step-house out patient program, as well as the community outpatient program, and conducts intake interviews. In his spare, Jason enjoys trying new food ideas, going to concerts and playing video games with friends.
Elizabeth Ericson, MA, LADC
Elizabeth graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Masters degree in addiction studies 2013. Since then Elizabeth has worked with adolescents in various settings, including schools, outpatient and inpatient treatment. She has experience with opiate specific clients with MAT as well as previous work at an LGBT specific facility. She was certified in Life Space Crisis Intervention in 2013 and has been licensed as a Clinical Supervisor by the Minnesota BBHT.