Meet The Team
  •  Experienced Therapy Team
  • Professional Development Training to Obtain CEUs
  • Supervision for Pre-Licensed Clinicians & Interns
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Meet Dr. Cerise Lewis, PhD, LMFT, LPCC

Owner / Therapist / Supervisor / Counselor Educator

Building confidence and empowering people is my passion. Every day, individuals face stressful issues, traumas, and problems that are difficult to manage alone. I want to help you navigate these challenges and find sustainable solutions so that you can heal, feel good, and be your best self.

I ascribe to systemic therapy approaches, including Family Systems and Narrative Therapy. I welcome the opportunity to serve you in understanding your purpose and life's meaning while overcoming depression, anxiety, infidelity, sexual trauma, anger, parenting problems, and other challenges.

I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families, specifically integrating your faith and biblical principles, values, and beliefs into sessions as requested. I am licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Meet Dr. Tonya Allen, MSW, LICSW

Therapist / Educator

Tonya earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Minnesota.

In addition to several education certificates, Tonya earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Tonya has worked within the field of education and social work for over 25 years. Tonya is passionate about supporting the needs of individuals with a strengths-based lens.

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Meet Evelyn Mutebi, MA


Life can come with many complexities, and sometimes those complications impede our lives, impacting thoughts, emotions, behaviors, daily functioning, and living. Desiring healthier mental, emotional, and social functioning to improve ideas, feelings, behaviors, and overall quality of life may require additional help.

My approach to counseling is holistic, considering all aspects of a person's life. I ascribe to IFS, EFIT, Psycho-dynamic, CBT, and sometimes SFT. I integrate faith & spirituality as appropriate. These approaches help you overcome challenges with; depression, anxiety, complex trauma, dissociation, abuse, boundaries, and general relationship issues.

I hope to collaborate with you on your wellness journey while creating a safe space of acceptance, peace, and empowerment for your future. While serving you to achieve personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.

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Meet Tia Vang, MA, LMFT

Bilingual - English and Hmong

Tia's passion is to help transform people's lives through the power of therapy. She believes a person is their own best resource, and empowering them is the most impactful way to bring about authentic and lasting change. This process can happen through strengthening one's skills, confidence, relationships, and faith/spirituality, among other factors.

Tia's experience in working through daily life challenges, acute and complex traumas, relationship issues, and various mental health disorders prepared her to walk alongside others to become the best version of themselves.

She utilizes a strengths-based, collaborative, trauma-informed lens. I ascribe to a combination of psychodynamic, systemic, and CBT approaches to therapy. Tia is trained in TF-CBT, EMDR, and NET interventions

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Meet Catherine Sy

Multilingual - English, Spanish, French and Creole / Therapist Intern

Catherine is finishing her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at National University. She worked as a CPA for KPMG, and then focused on raising her 6 children, lately as a single parent. Catherine is familiar with managing the Serious and Persistent Mental illnesses of close relatives.

She is passionate about helping her clients get to the other side of turbulent events like divorce and other major unexpected life changes. Catherine welcomes the exploration of her client’s faith as they tackle seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Catherine is fluent in French, Creole, and English

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Meet Shakara Taylor

Therapist Intern

Shakara is working on completing her master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University. She earned a bachelor's degree from the illustrious University of South Carolina, where she majored in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology.

During her tenure as an undergraduate student, Shakara was introduced to various populations that ultimately fostered her desire to empower others to face, overcome, and adapt to the many challenges we face in life. Shakara has worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 years, providing case management services to children, teens, adults, individuals, couples, and families, in numerous settings.

Though her studies are centered around systemic approaches, Shakara is very person-centered and genuinely believes in meeting clients where they are and separating the person from “the problem.” In her spare time, you can find Shakara enjoying walks with her husband and dog, spending time with family and friends, or bringing her Pinterest boards to life.

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Meet Janet Tarr

Therapist Intern

I am currently pursuing my master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan University in Minnesota, majoring in Human Services. During my undergraduate journey, I worked with youths struggling with substance use addiction and delinquent behaviors by providing coordinated services to youths and their families through a wraparound approach. I also worked with children in school settings dealing with academic and socioeconomic challenges by providing comprehensive support to students and their families.

With a focus on family, individual, and couple dynamics, I am committed to helping clients, navigating challenges, improving communication, and strengthening relationships. I aim to provide clients with a safe and supportive environment to explore their concerns. Through a person-centered and strength-based approach, I strive to empower clients to gain insight, build resilience, and make positive life changes.

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Meet Elizabeth

Therapist Intern - Accepting Clients starting October 7, 2024

Elizabeth is in the process of completing her Masters degree at Capella University In Marriage Family Therapy. She obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University located in Saint Paul, MN. 

She has several years of experience working in community based, non-profit and educational settings. She enjoyed connecting populations from diverse backgrounds to obtain needed services to help on the path of self-sufficiency. In turn, Elizabeth is an Americorp alumni that served communities with barriers by meeting families where they are on their journey.

She is passionate about utilizing a strength based and person centered approach to ensure that everyone's needs are being met. In addition, she values the importance of establishing and maintaining a sense of community, respect and rapport within the therapeutic process.

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Meet Toyee

Therapist Intern - Accepting Clients starting July 8, 2024.

Toyee's pursuit of her master's in marriage and family at Capella University, coupled with her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Chamberlain University in Illinois, underscores her commitment to continuous learning and her solid foundation in the mental health field. 

Throughout her extensive twenty-one years of healthcare experience, Toyee has served in diverse roles, adeptly aiding individuals battling mental health issues and substance abuse. She employs a person-centered approach, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy to guide individuals and couples toward resolving their issues and effecting positive changes in their lives. Her care is characterized by empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity, with a strong focus on family-centered care. Her ultimate goal is to equip couples and families with the tools to harness their strengths and resources in navigating their lives. 

Join Our Therapy Team Today!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on individuals' lives? Lewis Family Wellness invites you to join our dynamic and compassionate therapy team in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. We're dedicated to fostering growth, understanding, and healing within a nurturing environment.

Here’s what we're looking for in individuals interested in joining our team:

  • Licensed Therapists: Bring your expertise and dedication to our team. We welcome licensed therapists passionate about holistic healing and personal growth.
  • Pre-Licensed Clinicians: Embark on your counseling journey with us. Join as an intern or pre-licensed clinician and benefit from our supportive environment.
  • Passionate Individuals: Are you passionate about therapy and eager to make a difference? We welcome individuals who share our commitment to compassionate care and growth.

If you're excited about joining a team that values empathy, growth, and healing, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact us today and send over your resume and a cover letter. Let's work together to create meaningful change and support individuals on their journey to wellness!