BHSI
Behavioral Health Services
New patient appointments: 651-662-0800
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Woodbury Providers

Therapists

Susan S. Arquette, PhD, LP
Education:  PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota , 1990.
Credentialing:  Licensed Psychologist
Areas of Practice:  Assessment and outpatient psychotherapy with adult clients. She is also the Director of the Woodbury location and BHSI's Director of Regulatory Compliance.

Joe Bennett, PsyD, LP
Education and work history:   Dr. Bennett earned his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in the summer of 2014 from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (MSPP).  He did his pre-doctoral internship from 2013-2014 at Ohio University in their Counseling and Psychological Services Center.  He then completed his post-doctorate fellowship at Stone Arch Psychology and Health Services from 2014-2015.  After becoming a licensed psychologist in the fall of 2015, Dr. Bennett continued to work at Stone Arch Psychology and Health Services before accepting a position to work at BHSI in Woodbury.
Credentialing:   Licensed Psychologist
Areas of Practice:  Dr. Bennett works with clients across the age spectrum conducting therapy and psychological assessments.  Regarding therapy, he takes an integrated approach that is foundationally based on client-centered theory and techniques.  Depending on the clients’ presenting concern and their goals for therapy, he will incorporate cognitive-behavioral, insight-focused work, and experiential therapeutic approaches.  Regarding psychological assessment, Dr. Bennett has a background in administering Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual, and personality testing batteries.

Sharon Hoag Jaslow , MS, LICSW

Education:  Sharon earned a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Menomonie, WI in 1989. 
Credentialing:  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (since 2000).
Areas of Practice:  Sharon has worked in the Social Services and Mental Health fields since 1982. She currently provides mental health assessments and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.  Her client age range is from 3 to 60.  Sharon provides psychotherapy to those who struggle with a wide range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, neurodevelopmental, and personality disorders.  Her primary professional goal is to help clients develop their emotional, behavioral and relationship potential toward a greater sense of peace and fulfillment.  Her treatment approach is tailored to the needs of the client based on their stage of development, mental health symptoms and general functioning.  Cognitive behavioral, family systems theory, developmental model, psychoeducation and or play therapy techniques may be utilized.   
Special Interests:   The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on current functioning; dealing with unresolved issues related to emotional, physical or sexual abuse; trauma; challenges like ADHD, bullying, or other behavioral issues in the school or family settings; and family disruptions due to parental substance abuse, domestic violence, divorce, or death. 

Mark Stewart, MS, LP
Education:   Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (1988) from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Credentials:  Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Areas of Practice:  Outpatient psychological assessment and treatment of individuals, couples and families (age 6 through adult). Clinical interests in depression, generalized anxiety, panic, social phobia (extreme shyness), post-traumatic stress disorder, and relationship problems, including couples communication/ conflict resolution, codependency, delayed emancipation of young adults, impact of chronic illnesses, recovering from extra-marital affairs and coping with rebellious teens.  He also offers ADHD screenings (ages 6 through adults) and follow up educational/ behavioral treatment.

Jocelyne Vincent, MMH, MSW, LICSW
Education:  Jocelyne earned her Master of Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1979 where she was trained in psychotherapy (individual, family, and groups) with adults and adolescents and received special training in play therapy with children. She earned a Master of Social Work at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University (St. Louis, MO) in 1986, focusing on alcoholism and later, on disasters and stressful occupations.  While there, she was a teaching and a research assistant for two years.
Credentialing:  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).  Longstanding member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and has served on its Board, in Minnesota.
Areas of Practice:  Assessment and psychotherapy with adults and adolescents (14+yrs). Jocelyne has experience with a wide range of mental, emotional and behavioral problems. Her practice includes: improving communications, resolving conflicts, parenting difficult children, raising responsible adolescents, helping young adults move towards autonomy, teaching anger management and relaxation, moving through and resolving grief issues.  She has worked in an out-patient Alcoholism Services and understands how to help family and other-related individuals escape from the clutches of co-dependency.  She has also worked in a Chronic Pain setting and appreciates that chronic pain is often complicated and that treatment is multi-faceted and includes lifestyle issues as well as cognitive ones.  More recently, her work has led her to investigate and understand issues important to our aging population.  She has long had a special interest in work issues, cross cultural issues and cultural competence, motivation, nutrition, and mindfulness.  She offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other practice approaches that fit the unique mentality of each person in their search for better health and improved quality of life. 


Prescribers

Cheryl A. Covert, MS, RN, CS
Advanced Practice Nurse
Education:  MS Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from St. Xavier University, Chicago, Ill., 1974
Credentialing:  ANCC Board Certified as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health.
Areas of Practice:  Adult psychiatric/outpatient
diagnostic evaluations, medication evaluations, medication monitoring, and supportive therapy.

Lavonne Michaud, MD
Education:  MD from Medical College of WI in 1989.  Completed residency program in Psychiatry there in 1993.
Credentialing:   Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Areas of Practice:  Outpatient medication evaluations and medication monitoring with adults. Special interests in serious and persistent mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Egle Paula Otto, DNP, Certified Nurse Practitioner
Education:  Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota in 2016.
Credentialing:  ANCC Board Certified as Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( Across the lifespan)
Areas of Practice:  Adult and Child/Adolescent  psychiatric evaluations, treatment, and supportive therapy
Special Interests:  Holistic approach to mental health, complimentary alternative and  environmental medicine