Burnsville Clinic

Brent Baumler, MS, LPCC

Burnsville Clinic Director, Clinical Therapist
Education: MS - Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Years experience: 19

Specializing in: Marriage, Individual and Family Issues, Christian Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Adolescent Changes in Development, Men’s Issues, Women’s Issues, and Couples Counseling.

Works with ages 10 to 75

Personal Mission Statement: It is my mission to provide Christ-centered, Bible-based counseling to those hurting from the trials and troubles of this world.

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Wendy Baumler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Education: MA - St. Mary’s University
Years of experience: 14

Specializing in: Marriage and Family, Depression/Anxiety, Adolescents, Women’s Issues

Works with ages 5 and older

Personal Mission Statement: Through integrating Biblical principles and strength based therapy, I strive to create a healing environment for children, adolescents and families where they experience emotional and spiritual growth.

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Ronda LaPointe, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Education: MSW - Clinical Social Work, College of St. Catherine, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Years of experience: 16

Specializing in: Childhood Trauma, Attachment Issues, Adolescent Issues, Parenting Issues, Step-Family Dynamics, Adoption, Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD and Women’s Issues.

My education and training include special emphasis in working with children, using play therapy and attachment theory.

Works with children, adolescents and adults

Personal Mission Statement: To show Christ’s love and grace, while building a compassionate and caring partnership. Through respect, sincere interest, and in depth listening, I help individuals navigate through the issues that cause them difficulties; and, together we work to find suitable means to reach balance and fulfillment in their life.

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Sheila J. Marker, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State & AAMFT Approved Supervisor
MA - Professional Counseling, Argosy University, Eagan, MN

Years of experience: 8

Specializing in: Depression and Anxiety, Relational, Marriage and Family Issues, Pre-Marital Counseling, Women’s Issues including Self-Esteem & Personal Growth, Spiritual Issues, Marriage Counseling, Abuse, and Children Diagnosed with Autism.

Works with children, adolescents and adults

Personal Mission Statement: To come along side of those who are struggling to offer hope and encouragement that they can find healing and wholeness in their lives with therapy that is psychologically sound as well as consistent with Biblical principles.  My commitment is to provide a supportive environment, maintaining high professional and ethical standards, where I partner with individuals in finding the path to the abundant life, filled with meaning, purpose and fulfillment.

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Kristi Wilder, MA, LMFT

Clinical Therapist
Education: MA - Adler Graduate School
Years of experience: 4+

Specializing in: Marriage and Family, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Divorce, Step-Families, Parenting, Career/Work Issues, Women’s Issues, Children through Adults, Groups and Individuals, Marital and Couple Counseling, Support Groups.

Works with ages 5 and older

Personal Mission Statement: My desire is to be an instrument of hope, encouragement, and guidance to others on their path to emotional and spiritual healing. I want to walk along side you and your family, with God’s grace and guidance, as you work toward positive change and growth. Whether we work together individually, in a marital or couples setting, with your family, child or teen you will gain skills, insight, and hope as you strive to achieve the life you desire. I encourage you to take the first step on a journey of transformation and healing. I look forward to working with you!

“…those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” - Isaiah 40:31

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Steven Charpentier, MA, LPC

Clinical Therapist
Education: MA in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University
Works with ages 4 and up

Specializing in: Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Addictions (all kinds), Trauma/PTSD, Faith issues, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Marriage, Men’s/Women’s issues, Children of Divorce.

Personal Mission Statement: I decided long ago to become a therapist because of the amazing difference that counseling has made in my life. My goal is simple: to love, encourage, challenge, and minister to others. My faith in Christ, The Wonderful Counselor, guides my practice. In my work, I incorporate the client’s faith with research-proven therapeutic techniques. Whatever problem is currently facing you or a loved one, I can assure you that there is hope and recovery. Your current circumstances may appear difficult or even impossible to change; but there is a meaningful, rewarding life that awaits you. Wherever God leads you from here, remember… “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart!
I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

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