Meet Our Team
Having a brother with severe autism, I am very interested and passionate about helping those with autism spectrum disorder. I worked as a Autism therapist over the last year, conducting 1:1 ABA therapy with a variety of age groups, writing treatment plans, creating behavior graphs, and leading parent meetings and training.
I really enjoy fitness and exercise and have been going to the gym 3-5 days a week for the last 5 years. I also enjoy playing guitar, which I have been doing for 10 years, and reading history books. I also enjoy playing video games with my friends and playing ultimate frisbee when it is warm outside!
Kelly Mosenden, MA
Individual, Family, Child and Couples Therapy
Kelly Mosenden is a graduate from Saint Mary’s University Twin Cities with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a graduate from Luther Seminary with a Master of Arts in Pastoral and Community Care. Her undergraduate degree includes a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Kelly has extensive experience working with children and teens presenting with emotional and behavioral challenges related to anxiety, trauma, and autism spectrum disorder, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including center, school, and home-based therapy. She tends to gravitate toward the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy and experiential play therapy.
As a mental health practitioner, Kelly sees children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Kelly utilizes both a conversational and directive approach incorporating kindness, humor, openness, and understanding. She believes life is one big puzzle with many different pieces. Sometimes our puzzle pieces can become worn and may not look or fit as well as we would like. Other times, our puzzle pieces can be stuck upside down or even lost. Kelly believes that therapy can be a useful tool to help restore those pieces and make our puzzles whole again.
Outside of being a therapist, Kelly enjoys singing, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
Mary Anderson, MA, LMFT
Mary is a graduate of Adler Graduate School with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as Professional Counseling. Her undergraduate degree was BS in counseling / psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood from Crown College. Along with this, she obtained a Masters level certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the University of MN. Mary is a nationally certified assessor for NCAST in infant feeding and teaching scales as well as a Project Exceptional trainer. In May 2011, Mary was recognized as FASD Clinical Training of Trainers (TOT) for the Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center (GLFRTC) and the University of Wisconsin, Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies (PDAS).
Mary has served families in the area of childcare for 35 years. Having owned and operated up to three childcare centers serving a total of 23 infants, 43 toddlers and 120 preschoolers at a given time.
Her current positions are that of Executive Director of Kids Inc Child Care Center, President of SteppingStone Therapeutic and a LMFT, specializing in working with children and their families in the areas of social and emotional development. Mary is also an approved Supervisor with the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Mary is an active member of THRIVE initiative, a member of the MN Association of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, as well as a member of the United States Association of Play Therapy.
Mary states that she has been mostly happily married to Randy since 1978. Mary and Randy have two grown children, a son-in-law and three beautiful grandchildren.
Individual Therapy, Nutrition Counseling
I am interested in working with clients who are struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns: Addictions, Anxiety and Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Adjustment Disorders and Stress Management.
My clinical approach is person centered utilizing CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and other treatment modalities to best meet the client’s needs.
Running is a hobby for me, and over the years it has become a part of my lifestyle. I love to run races of all distances and enjoy the comradely of running with friends. I spend a lot of time with my 3-year-old grandson and have really enjoyed being able to help him learn and grow.
Pediatric mental health • Trauma-informed care • Sensory processing and integration • Primitive reflex integration • Emotional and behavioral regulation
As an occupational therapist, I strive to find the just-right challenge in order to push my clients to reach their highest potential. There may be ups and downs while learning new skills, but I will be there to support and motivate my clients every step of the way.
Spending time with family • Quilting • Crocheting • Playing soccer • Baking • Exploring the north shore
Megan Peterson, MS
Individual & Group Therapy
Megan received her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She plans to work toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
Megan has worked in the mental health field for several years, including with children, teens and young adults. She has experience providing individual and group counseling to children and their families, many of whom have emotional and behavioral challenges relating to anxiety, depression and trauma. Megan’s style of therapy includes person-centered, experiential play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her goal is to create space for clients to share their experiences in an environment that is safe and trusting with the use of empathy, compassion and understanding.
“Sometimes life can feel like a tangled ball of yarn with no way of untangling it but slowly, with one strand at a time, this tangled ball of yarn can become more manageable and soon enough the knots and tangles don’t seem as overwhelming. In life we can set aside and ignore the tangled ball of yarn or we can slowly work to untangle the messy intertwined strands.” Megan believes therapy can help sort through the knots and tangles of life and support clients in gaining a greater sense of hope and understanding
When she’s not working, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys any opportunity to do something outside.
Chelsey Findley, COTA
Chelsey graduated from SCSU with her Bachelor’s degree in Public and Community Health. After that, she graduated from St. Catherine’s University as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She also has Health and Wellness Coaching experience.
Chelsey began researching other careers before graduating with her Community and Public Health degree in 2018. She chose Occupational Therapy based on her experience in a PT/OT internship at the Mayo Clinic in her hometown. She worked with all ages of clients, but enjoyed working with kids the most.
Chelsey has always enjoyed being around children and taking care of them from a young age. She was always volunteering to take care of her older cousin’s babies at every holiday get together growing up. Going through her OT classes, she was most interested in child development and how occupational therapy can be beneficial.
Chelsey’s outside of work activities include: cooking, traveling, exercising, shopping, enjoying time with family and friends and helping on her family’s farm. She is so thankful Occupational Therapy exists and can’t wait to work with more children and gain more experience here at SteppingStone Therapeutic!
Kristi Wagner, COTA
Kristi is a graduate from St. Catherine’s University and comes to SST as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She chose Occupational Therapy as her career because she loves helping others overcome life challenges and achieve their goals—especially children! Kristi states there is no greater joy than for her to see a child’s face light up when they overcome even the simplest challenges.
Kristi is married with 2 active kids, a dog, and two crazy guinea pigs. She loves to play games with her family and enjoys time with her friends. Kristi and her family have been part of the Hutchinson community for 9 years and have fallen in love with the connection this community has. When not chauffeuring her kids to their many sporting events, Kristi enjoys going to the gym, camping, playing games, hanging out with her family, and biking. She is always up for learning something new and can’t wait to expand her knowledge and skills here at SteppingStone Therapeutic!