• Brianna Nelson, LICSW

    Brianna is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master of Clinical Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University in St. Paul in 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Spanish and a major in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. She has a passion for working with children who have experienced trauma and is working on national certification to provide Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

    Brianna provides outpatient therapy part-time to children, adolescents, and families. She uses a strengths-based perspective when working clients.  She has experience with supporting parents in positive behavior strategies, helping clients access community supports and resources, and implementing mindfulness practice in the therapeutic setting.

  • Heather Deveny-Leggitt, MSW, LICSW

    Heather has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from St. Catherine University/ University of St. Thomas and is licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of Minnesota. She is the lead clinician for the morning PASS Preschool Day Treatment Program. In addition to working with the children in the day treatment setting, Heather also does outpatient work within early childhood, partners with school and daycares to support children's mental health needs, and supervises early childhood interns.

     

    Heather has been with FACTS since November 2012 and co-created the PASS Preschool Day Treatment program with Anne Hoff. She has several years experience working with children who have diverse needs and backgrounds. Heather has a passion for working with young children who have big behaviors and helping their families in coping with these behaviors, as well as understanding their children from a mental health perspective. She enjoys partnering with families and other community caregivers to meet both the needs of the individual child and the needs of the family as a whole.

     

  • Anne Hoff, LICSW

    Anne has a Master’s degree is Clinical Social Work from the University of Minnesota, and is licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of Minnesota. She also has received her play therapy certificate through Kansas City Play Therapy Institute, and is a Registered play therapy supervisor through the Association of Play Therapy.

    Anne provides in home and outpatient services in our early childhood program as well as services in the preschool day treatment program. 

    Anne has a passion for working with parents and young children to help provide interventions to enhance the parent child relationship and increase client’s ability to self regulate. She provides a perspective on behavior and how to empower parents to respond to children’s behavior from a mental health lens. .

    She is able to speak on a variety and parenting and mental health topics..

    Anne is also fluent in English and Spanish

  • Michelle Davis, OPS Supervisor

  • Cindi McGlauchien

  • Parenting from Experience

    What if at the end of your life you could distill all the wisdom you had experienced in raising your children and be able to do it all over again with that knowledge?

    The book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans compiles interviews from hundreds of Americans over the age of 65. The book offers great information to consider, particularly around parenting.

  • The Punishment Trap Part 2

    In the first blog on this subject, we discussed how punishment rarely works on its own. In today's discussion, we will talk about some concrete things that you can do to break out of this trap and more effectively manage your child's behavior.

    The key to making punishment more effective is to not rely on it as being your main tool for changing your child's behavior. The main tool should be reinforcing the behavior you want from your child. You are the main source of reinforcement for your child-- that is to say your time and attention. Your attention is probably the most renewable resource on this earth. Children rarely become satiated by their parents time and attention. That is not the case with other reinforcers.