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Meet The Team


Cerise Lewis, PhD, LMFT, LPCC

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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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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Ralph Simcox, Intern


Ralph is finishing his master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University. As an active military member (chaplain corp), he has extensive experience counseling military individuals and families. Ralph’s background and experience include specialized trauma, suicide, and conflict resolution training. He seeks to help clients find solutions to their problems and empower them to be the best version of themselves.

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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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Andrea Perla, LGSW

Bilingual - English and Spanish


Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2013 from St. Catherine University and a Master of Social Work in 2020 from the University of Minnesota. As a Latina counselor in the Twin Cities, I am passionate about providing quality holistic client care, empowering and advocating for self-growth and healing. Everyone’s journey differs, and I seek to honor each individual’s path to foster inner strength by identifying your needs, establishing a robust therapeutic alliance and building on the life you envision. 


Your willingness to be open and honest will help me provide a calm and nonjudgmental warm environment where I will follow your lead as we process the challenges life is throwing at you. I am authentically interested in supporting individuals with life transitions, cultural challenges, anxiety, depression, motherhood, identity concerns, boundaries, and goal setting.

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Nancy Simcox, Intern


Nancy is also finishing her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University. She enters the world of counseling with a fascinating background as a military spouse, Estee Lauder sales consultant, and home school educator. As a military spouse, she is familiar with navigating deployments, reintegrating the family, creating a support network, and managing instability. As a survivor of spiritual and emotional abuse, she strongly advocates for women escaping domestic violence. Nancy’s passion is to help clients improve communication and relationship interactions.

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