110 2nd Street South, Suite 301

Waite Park, MN 56387

Get the personalized care you want for your specific mental health needs.

We have been proudly serving you in the St. Cloud area since 1980. Trust in our experienced professionals to help you through.

Kay Defries

Office Manager


Meet our caring and understanding staff

Our friendly, professional Administrative Team will help you feel comfortable and get you off to a good start.  

James Bryer, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

The Ohio State University, 1976


  • Couple's counseling: — relationship problems, sexual issues, family and blended family issues, parenting concerns

  • Individual counseling — depression, self-esteem, anxiety, abuse, adjustment issues, midlife transition, spiritual concerns

Special interests:

  • Softening to Love retreats, workshops, and groups

  • Clinical supervision and training

Susie Westerlind, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Florida School of Professional Psychology, 2006


  • Adult psychotherapy - depression, anxiety, eating disorders, weight concerns, body image issues, relationship conflict, stress management, self esteem concerns

  • Couple's psychotherapy

Special Interests:

Incorporation of movement within psychotherapy

  • "Walk the Talk"

  • Yoga

Gayle Neuerburg, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

St. Cloud State University, 2011


  • Individual, couple, and family therapy

  • Permanency & Adoption Competency Certificate

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Grief and loss    

  • Stress management

  • Self-esteem

  • Parenting concerns

  • Adjustment disorders / life transitions

  • Spiritual growth

Special interests:  

  • Multi-cultural concerns

  • Sand tray therapy

  • Adoptee identity issues / reunification

  • Training in EMDR

Timothy R. Rasmussen, MD

Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Rasmussen is a 1986 graduate from University of Minnesota and a board-certified psychiatrist.  He provides medication evaluations and medication management for patients at Processus.

Gayle Neuerburg, M.S.

Sheela Gross

Accounts Manager

Tanya Leither, AFC

Business Manager


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

St. Cloud State University


  • Adult Psychotherapy    

  • Teens(15+) & Young Adults

  • Couples/Marital Therapy

  • Family Therapy

Special interests:  

  • Women's Issues

  • Relationship Counseling

  • Health, Nutrition, & Fitness

  • Spiritual Concerns

Jodi Nelson, M.Ed., LMFT

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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

AGTS, 2006


  • Individuals, Couples, and Family Therapy

  • Children and Adolescents - focusing on communication, self-esteem, body image, and behavior concerns

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Adjusting to life challenges/transitions

  • Parenting Challenges

Special interests:  

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Spiritual Growth

  • Young Adult Concerns

  • Women's Issues

  • Training in EMDR

Sabrina Hanson-Reiter, M.A., LPCC

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Adrienne Paulson, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Texas Woman's University, 2008

Areas of Practice:  

  • Individual psychotherapy with adults and adolescents (16 and up)

  • Psychological assessments (personality and intellectual functioning)

Special Areas of Interest:  

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Abuse and trauma issues (including use of EMDR)

  • Relationship challenges

  • Self-esteem and body image concerns

  • Life transitions & stress management

  • Women's and LGBTQ+ concerns

  • Mindfulness and yoga

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Charlene Forsyth, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

University of St. Thomas

Anxiety Disorder Specialist:  

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • Social Anxiety

  • Fear of Flying

  • Phobias

  • Panic Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


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Tanya leither, AFC

Accredited Financial Counselor

College of St. Benedict


Professional Financial Counseling:  

Starting a conversation about the emotions around money

  • Creating a budget (The basics)

  • How to get out of debt

  • End living paycheck to paycheck

  • Create a solid plan for building wealth

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