Samantha Schendzielos, Counselor, MS

Email: samantha.schendzielos@nhcc.edu
Phone: 763-424-0798

Counseling Philosophy

Counseling is a journey of self-exploration by the student, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness. As a counselor I act as the guide or facilitator of this journey to help enable change. I do not act as the expert on the student's life. My goal is to create a safe place in which students can explore what is getting in the way of their success and/or happiness. I approach each student with respect, authenticity, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.

Education

St Cloud State University, BS-Business; St Cloud State University, MS- College Counseling & Student Development

Johanna Gangl, Counselor, MA, LPC

Email: johanna.gangl@nhcc.edu
Phone: 763-488-0409

Counseling Philosophy

I consider counseling to be a rare, invaluable opportunity. It is a space designed for building self-awareness by exploring values, feelings, behavior patterns, and thoughts without judgement, typical relationship expectations, or trust violations.  I identify myself as a trauma-informed, strengths-based practitioner. I partner with my clients to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals by providing empathy, psycho-education, and guidance. Throughout our lives, we are presented with the idea that success means not needing anyone, but I believe wholeheartedly that growth begins with being seen, heard, and valued in moments of human connection.

Education

Randolph-Macon College, BA-Psychology; University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, MA-Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology; Licensed Professional Counselor