Jill Boike, MSW, LICSWClinical Director
Jill has been practicing in the mental health field for over 15 years. She received her MSW from Augsburg College and the University Of Bristol, UK. Her experience includes: providing CTSS services, outpatient clinical services and supervision. Jill’s approach in therapy includes a client centered focus with structural and systemic models. Her special interests include: adoption, attachment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), grief & loss, multicultural competency, art/play therapy, and international policy/practice. Jill is a board approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work (all licensures) and Behavioral Health (LPC/LPCC).
Michael Boike, BSB, MA, LMFTBusiness Manager & Mental Health Professional
Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Carlson School of Management and has spent over 20 years as a professional in the Information Technology field. Volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem, Michael represented children involved in the legal system. In addition Michael completed his master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and is trained in EMDR for both children and adults and working towards certification. Michael is currently focused on ensuring the long-term stability and quality of the mental health services provided by Therapy Connections. His special interests include: attachment, child/family relationship issues, trauma & supervision.
Rita Rohde, MA, LMFT
Rita received her Master’s Degree from Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN, and has been working in the mental health field since 2004 where she began working as an ARMHS provider. Rita is a Board Approved Supervisor with the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family therapy, and has completed the training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She believes in a client centered, family driven, and trauma-informed approach as she walks beside them on their journey to healing and recovery.
Robin Peternell, MA, LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Robin graduated with her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Her experience includes working with children in a K-8 grade school and in-home therapy with children and families. Robin chooses to work with an integrative model of therapy in order to provide what is best for the client. This includes methods from Experiential, Narrative, and Solution-Focused. Her experience has led her to gain a special interest in Play Therapy to gain the perspective of the child’s world.
Robert Stein, MSSA, LGSWOutpatient Clinical Supervisee
Robert graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master’s of Science in Social Administration (MSSA). During his graduate program, Robert specialized in working with older adults and mental illness, and has obtained clinical experience through direct practice within the community, facility, and hospital level of care. Robert’s approach to therapy includes a theory-based application and integration of look back psychoanalysis, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Robert is working towards his independent clinical license (LICSW), and currently practices under the supervision of Therapy Connection’s Clinical Director Jill Boike, MSW, LICSW. For leisure, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family, going antiquing, and working with computers.