Carissa LaValle

Carissa LaValle is a psychotherapist intern at Hardy & Stephens Counseling Associates.  She is finishing her Masters of Counseling degree from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN.  Carissa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a double major in Bible from Northwestern College (St. Paul).   As an intern, Carissa feels privileged to be able to offer her services free of charge to those without insurance or without the ability to pay for services.

Carissa has experience working with lots of different kinds of people and has lead groups and individuals at several different camps. During her time in ministry, Carissa's favorite activity was guiding groups through initiatives and low ropes courses.  She enjoyed assisting people in finding their strengths and helping people to achieve their goals. 

Carissa also has done both formal and informal mentoring and really enjoys helping people discover steps they can take to move forward.

Carissa is passionate about her relationship with Jesus.  She believes that everyone should live in freedom, and notices many people walk around wearing chains built of lies, guilt, or shame.  Because of the difference Christ has made in her life, Carissa is happy to offer a faith-based approach for any clients that prefer it.

Carissa has been married for 5 years and has a daughter.  Carissa enjoys quilting, board games, and household projects with her husband.  However, her favorite hobby is giggling and playing with her daughter. Call for an appt today. 

Carissa sees clients ages 5 and up through adult
in Elk River at these times:
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 12 pm - 8 pm