Our Therapy Team

At Lakeview, we want to help you heal and reach your full potential and we believe in doing this is most effective with a mind-body approach. We will meet you where you are at.  Let us know what can help you if you have ideas. Therapy works best when it is a collaboration between the client and therapist. We are trained in various forms of therapy.  Your therapist can incorporate yoga, music, art, writing, journaling, worksheets, body movements into your session. Just ask. 

A significant amount of research shows that using mind-body and/or spiritual components aid in faster recovery times for medical and mental illnesses.

MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

BS, psychology

 ages 7+
family therapy
grief counseling
faith based/Christian counseling upon request

-Life Transitions
-family therapy
-marriage & couples counseling
-therapy for those in active drug & alcohol recovery
Marilee Sonnen, MA, PLPC, Mental Health Therapist

Hello and welcome!  We can explore your needs and goals together to find meaning and discover new paths. Through empathy and positivity, I promote dignity, providing knowledge and resources to empower you, increase your strengths, and improve your overall well-being.

I work with children, adults, couples, or families experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, transitions and loss, trauma, or relationship problems. My approach is client-centered and collaborative. I am dedicated to building a strong therapeutic alliance by providing a trustworthy and warm environment without judgment to meet your individualized needs.

Together, we will explore possibilities of change and gain self-awareness and new perspectives. I am passionate about helping those hurting, lacking support, or seeking guidance where you are seen, heard, and understood in every session to manage life’s challenges better and begin your journey toward healing.

Professional Organizations

American Counseling Association  Minnesota Counseling Association  Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors 

MSW, Master of Social Work

BA, Social Work

Adult clients only
Susy Laursen, MSW, LGSW
Mental Health Therapist

Susy brings over 11 years of experience working with individuals seeking support and guidance on their journey towards improved mental health and overall well-being. Susy completed both her BA degree and her Master of Social Work degree at Bethel University, with specialized justice-informed practice competencies. Her commitment to learning and growth has allowed her to cultivate a deep understanding of the complexities of human behavior, mental health, and the various challenges individuals may face. 

 Susy has worked with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) as well as a range of comorbidities, including Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive deficits, substance use disorder, and chronic health conditions/invisible illnesses. 

Her multifaceted experience has equipped her with the skills to provide comprehensive and tailored support to clients with diverse backgrounds and needs. Susy blends education and hands-on experience in order to bring a holistic, eclectic approach to therapeutic practice. 

She believes in fostering a collaborative and empathetic therapeutic relationship, where clients can feel understood, validated, and empowered to define and achieve their own best quality of life.
Owner & Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Psychology, BA Social Work, MSW

Children& Teens 0-17
Diagnostics for 0-5 years old

Life Coaching Certified from Transformation Academy for nutritional coaching

Autism/ADHD Assessments

Diagnostic Assessments 

Parent Coaching
Doula Trained 2014 by a Dona trainer

Tessa Fultz, LICSW
Owner/Therapist/Life Coach/Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (LPC & LGSW)

Tessa is the owner & clinical therapist at Lakeview Wellness LLC. Tessa is passionate about wellness & offering a holistic, strengths-based approach to therapy and to customize sessions to meet each individuals needs.  She strives to provide a safe, relaxing space for clients to help them reach their goals. Her approach is compassionate and solution focused. A waitlist is also available when she is full.

Tessa previously worked as an in-home skills & therapy practitioner for adults and kids, a clinical supervisor/assessor at an autism center, a clinical supervisor for in-home programs, and as a case manager for the counties.

 Tessa is a mom of 3 and has 4 stepchildren. She was a military spouse for 7 years, lived in Japan for 3 years, and loves learning about other cultures.  

 Tessa enjoys working with different cultures and backgrounds. 


Trainings & Certifications Completed:

 EMDR basic (not complex trauma)

 DBT skills, 30hrs

 DC: 0-5 (DHS to diagnose mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood) 

Autism evaluations (CMDE) through the Department of Health Services (DHS) in MN

She is trained to provide clinical supervision to those seeking licensure for LPCC or LICSW or LGSW by Mankato State University.

MN psychological First Aid Certified (2019)

FASD Webinar and Trainings

Cultural Awareness Trainings 

Life coaching

 trained in Nutrition Coaching

Specializing in:


Autism/ADHD Evaluations

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Behavior Issues/ADHD

Child Therapy


Diagnostic Assessments


Life Transitions

Life Coaching


Parent Coaching

Parent-Child Therapy

Post-partum depression/anxiety

Self-esteem/confidence building

Sensory Processing Issues


-therapy for those in active drug & alcohol recovery

(Can see those with other diagnoses also, but the above list is what Tessa specializes in or has worked with the most)

 (Tessa does not see clients for multiple sexual assault/abuse or complex trauma cases at this time- please seek a therapist with advanced EMDR or more experienced trauma therapist)


Forms of Therapy offered:

Faith-based therapy



TF-CBT, trauma informed

Life Coaching/Nutrition


Life Coaching/parent coaching

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