Intensive outpatient substance abuse disorder treatment services
An innovative outpatient treatment program designed to fit with busy schedules
Recovering Hope Treatment Center offers outpatient services to all genders who are seeking a supportive environment in which to work toward recovery goals. Our innovative program offers both day and evening programming with the choice of in-person and/or telehealth options to accommodate busy schedules. Our program staff is comprised of licensed alcohol and drug counselors and mental health practitioners to provide well-rounded and holistic care.
Recovering Hope outpatient substance abuse treatment services at a glance
|Ages Served||Adults, adolescents and children|
|Services (for Adults)||Medication Management, EMDR, CBT, DBT, Individual Therapy, Animal Assisted Treatment, SUD outpatient, SUD assessments, Support Groups|
|Services (for Adolescents)||Medication Management, EMDR, CBT, DBT, Individual therapy, Animal Assisted treatment, Support Groups|
|Services (for Children)||DC 0-5 Assessments, Play therapy, EMDR, CBT, DBT, Individual therapy|
Medication management for substance abuse disorders
Based on individual client needs, Recovering Hope Outpatient Services provides medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders, which are administered by a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Recovering Hope is approved to administer Naltrexone based on individual client needs.
Chemical health assessments
Recovering Hope Outpatient Services can provide a substance use assessment to help determine the appropriate level of care needed to address each individual’s substance use concerns. Based on the assessment outcome, Recovering Hope can provide a relevant program referral and will help clients determine eligibility for financial assistance from county family services programs to cover treatment costs.
Meet the Staff
Darci Wikelius, MA, LADC, LPCC
Clinical Therapist/Clinical Program Manager
Darci has worked in a variety of areas of clinical therapy including intensive care for children with autism, sex offender treatment for developmentally disabled adults, substance use assessments and treatment for individuals with mental illness/chemical dependency, outpatient therapy, and sex offender specific treatment at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) and within the sex offender program at the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Darci is dedicated to helping individuals find value and meaning in their lives, particularly in addressing areas surrounding relationships, sexuality, abuse/trauma, behavioral issues and self-worth. She also incorporates the use of animal-assisted therapy in individual therapy sessions with her certified therapy dog, Marvel. Darci is a board-certified licensing supervisor and provides supervision to Recovering Hope staff seeking licensure as alcohol and drug counselors (LADC) or professional clinical counselors (LPCC). Currently, Darci working toward a doctor’s degree in clinical psychology.
Katie Burggraff, MA, LPCC
Katie provides a calm, inviting, and therapeutic environment for clients to explore their journeys toward meaning and growth. Katie has experience working with individuals of varying ages and diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental and intellectual disabilities, trauma, personality disorders, anxiety and depression. In addition, she has worked in day treatment and intensive services for teenagers with autism spectrum disorder and comorbid diagnoses. She provides DC: 0-5 diagnostic assessments, which classifies mental health and developmental disorders in children from birth through five years old. She has experience partnering psychologists to conduct psychological evaluations for children ages 0-5, which includes completing diagnostic assessments and administering and scoring assessment protocols. She uses strategies from many methodologies including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), applied behavior analysis, social thinking, and play therapy. Katie has a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She also is a fully licensed professional clinical counselor in Minnesota.
Misty Virnig, MS, LADC
Clinical Therapist, Mental Health
Misty believes helping clients understand they are worthy of change and that they have the ability to change their lives is one of the most rewarding things about working in mental health. And she believes establishing a collaborative relationship between client and therapist is the first step in journey because collaboration creates a level of trust where clients feel comfortable sharing their personal reasons for desiring change and establishing motivations for change. As a clinical therapist, Misty tailors her clinical approach to address each client’s individual needs. When working with Misty, clients may experience cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths-based active listening, genograms, stress management, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), role playing, developing coping skills and relaxation techniques. Misty has a bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency from St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in integrated co-occurring disorders from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. In addition, she is a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP), LADC Clinical Supervisor and has completed training in adolescent development. She also is a member of the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADC).
Samantha Sheeran, PsyD, LP
As a licensed clinical psychologist, Samantha specializes in trauma therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychological assessment to clarify diagnoses and provide treatment recommendations. Samantha received a bachelor’s degree in clinical forensic psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Samantha also works with incarcerated individuals in Minnesota and Illinois.
Michelle Crider, MA, LADC, LPCC
Michelle’s therapeutic approaches are anchored by a strongly held belief that individuals are able to make changes as they strive towards meaning and fulfillment in their lives. Michelle provides individual mental health therapy to Recovering Hope’s residential and outpatient clients. Additionally, her training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) enables her to use that protocol to assist clients in addressing trauma, anxiety, and other mental health symptoms. She has an extensive history of providing mental health services to incarcerated individuals through the Minnesota Sex Offender Program and the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Sue Peterson, MSW, LICSW
She has worked with a variety of populations and has used her experience and educational background to support clients by meeting them where they are at and promoting self-determination. Sue has a strong interest in working with clients facing grief and loss, depression, anxiety, severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), domestic violence, abuse and trauma. Sue has a master’s degree in social work from University of St. Thomas and is a licensed social worker in Minnesota.
Ashley Todd, MPS, LADC, MHP
Clinical Therapist/Admissions Manager
As a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and administrative professional in the field of substance use and mental health, Ashley has dedicated her time to identifying and reducing barriers individuals experience when seeking treatment services. Ashley’s clinical work with individuals is grounded in relational cultural theory and incorporates aspects of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. Ashley is interested in helping individuals foster meaningful connections, as well as achieving personal growth that aligns with their values and beliefs.
Carissa White, MPS, LADC
Carissa White is a mental health counselor specializing in issues relating to LGBTQ+, grief/loss and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Carissa graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in integrated behavioral health. In addition, she is certified in DBT and cognitive behavior therapy. She is a member of the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADC) and the Psi Chi international psychology honorary.
Abby Cooper, LADC
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Abby has worked primarily in mentally ill/chemically dependent (MI/CD) residential and inpatient settings during her career as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in alcohol and drug counseling from Metro State University. Abby is a member of the Isanti County Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Coalition and operates a sober home in Cambridge, Minnesota.