Behavioral Health Services
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Shakopee Providers


Nicole L. Gougeon, MSSW, LICSW
Education:  MSSW, University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996.
Credentials:  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker – MN; Licensed Clinical Social Worker – WI; member of NASW since 1995.
Areas of Practice:  Individual, family, and group counseling for children, adolescents and adults. Nicole has over 15 years of experience treating anxiety, depression, and trauma in children and adults in an outpatient setting.
Special Interests:  Effective parenting techniques, ADHD and divorce adjustment for children and families. She is also a licensed facilitator of the nationally recognized Sandcastles Program™ for children of divorce.

Paul Hill, PhD, LP 
Education:  Dr. Hill earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1994.
Credentialing:   Licensed Psychologist
Area of Practice:  Outpatient psychotherapy, psychological assessments and testing. Individual, family, and couples therapy with adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Hill is also BHSI's Operations Director.

Sally Phillips, PhD, LP
Education:  Dr. Phillips earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Miami University, 2003. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2003-2004.
Credentialing:  Licensed Psychologist.
Areas of Practice: Outpatient psychotherapy with children (8+), adolescent, adults, couples and families. Pre-adoption evaluations.
Areas of interest:  Insight oriented psychoanalytic therapy (MPSI member), and short-term, problem focused therapy.  Relationship issues, parenting, depression and anxiety, ethnic identity development, coping with food allergies.  Dr. Phillips sees all members of the adoption constellation (birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees) and has completed training  through the U of MN Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) to receive the  Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate (PACC), including nationally recognized Training in Adoption Competency (TAC).  She is also a vetted MNadopt adoption competent therapist.  Dr. Phillips identifies as Asian American for those seeking a therapist of color.

Alyssa Seykora, MA, LMFT 
Education:  Alyssa earned her Master’s Degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2002.
Credentialing:  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy
Areas of Practice:  Outpatient psychotherapy with children (8+), adolescent, adults, and families.
Special Interests:  Working with a wide range of behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, parenting concerns, parenting rebellious teens, mood disorders in children, adolescents and adults, relational difficulties, family concerns, management of serious persistent mental illness, trauma, cross cultural issues, addiction, codependency, mindfulness, meditation and increasing coping skills. Clinical supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy trainees.

Lisa Zietlow, MA, LMFT
Education:  Lisa earned her Master’s Degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2002
Credentialing:  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Areas of Practice:  Outpatient psychotherapy with children, adolescents, families, and adults.  She is also the manager of BHSI in Shakopee.

Bill Zweber, MA, LMFT
Education: Masters degree in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa in 1983.
Credentialing: License Marriage and Family Therapist
Area of Practice: Outpatient therapy with children (12+) adults, couples, and family therapy.
Special interest: Parent coaching.


John Shirriff, MD
Education:  Dr. Shirriff did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin , then earned his MD degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his residency there in 1985.
Credentialing:  Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry
Area of Practice:  Outpatient medication evaluations and medication monitoring with adults Dr. Shirriff is also BHSI Medical Director.

Molly Silas, MD
Education:  Dr. Silas earned the degree of M.D. through the University of Minnesota in 1990. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in 1995.
Credentialing:  She is Board Certified in Psychiatry
Area of Practice:  Adult Psychiatry, Medication Management, Diagnostic Evaluations

Sarah Villafranca, CNP
Education:  Sarah received her BA in Psychology at Boston College. She then earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s of Science in Nursing from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA.
Credentialing:  Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Area of Practice:  Sarah works with adults in an outpatient setting. She provides psychiatric services including psychiatric assessment and medication management.

April Wolfson, APRN, CNP
Education: April received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Westminster College (Salt Lake City, UT) in 2004 and her Master of Nursing with Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner focal area at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
Credentialing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP) certification through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) in the state of Minnesota.
Areas of Practice: Provides Psychiatric Evaluations and Psychiatric Follow-Up visits for ages 18 and up. Prescribes psychiatric medications and offers guidance for other methods of treatment along with health promotion.
Special Interests: Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse & Addiction, Grief & Loss, PTSD, Schizophrenia & Psychosis, Mindfulness, and Psychiatric Care for LGBTQ+ & Culturally Diverse populations.