Diane M. Bösl
MS, LP, LICSW – Clinical Director
The butterfly, representing transformation and healing since ancient times, has become the symbol of Diane Bösl’s life and has served as a catalyst for a deeper understanding of her life work and for the openness to her life’s journey. Diane has transitioned from educator to guidance counselor to Licensed Psychologist. Her life journey and gift for guiding and healing have led her to providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups, children and adolescents alike. Diane is a Certified Advanced Bereavement Facilitator by the American Academy of Bereavement; she is also certified in Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and a certified Enneagram instructor.
Diane has the capacity to see her clients within the context of their life story and to use her creative skills and energy to help them toward their own transformation and growth. Her deep passion for helping others to heal and find their own true path provides Diane’s clients with a valuable and life-changing experience.
Chad M. Bösl
MA, LMFT - Clinic Administrator
Chad’s journey began as an EBD teacher. While this provided him unique experiences and opportunities to work with children and their parents, his journey called him to take his desire to help others to learn and grow in a different direction. Having had the experience of being able to see the interplay of family dynamics and external systems, Chad began to pursue a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Chad earned his Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University in Eagan, MN. He will have the opportunity to provide clients with his fresh perspective and blossoming skills as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. His experience as a teacher has provided Chad valuable insight into family relationships, and his relaxed nature and sense of humor allow him to join easily with clients. Chad is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
With what seems like an infinite reservoir of positive energy, Jodi is the true image of a caring and enthusiastic therapist. Fulfilling both her career dreams, Jodi has transformed from coach to high school teacher to mental health practitioner, thus, acquiring a wealth of professional experience in a relatively short period of time.
Jodi earned a Master’s degree in Education from Saint Mary’s University and obtained her certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Cloud State University. Before her adventurous spirit brought her to Granite City Counseling, Jodi taught Health to grades six through ten. Her experiences in the mental health profession include working as an in-home therapist with families and working as a therapist with adolescents in residential treatment. Jodi is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a Therapeutic Coach, and a Master Hypnotherapist. She is also a certified therapist for EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association), a leading national program in the area of equine-assisted psychotherapy.
Even before considering a career in Marriage and Family Therapy, Suzanne discovered the saying "From Crisis Comes Opportunity". It soon became the motto for her personal, as well as professional life. Suzanne quickly went through post-secondary education after high school. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and earned a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University.
Suzanne has worked as a therapist for a number of years helping her clients focus on transformation through overcoming adversity. Her experience with individual, group, couples, and family therapy prepared her for private practice, where she can use her skill set with a more diverse population. Previous work with clients who struggled with sexual issues along with mental disorders enhances her ability to meet the needs of a wide range of clients. Suzanne joins Granite City Counseling, LLC with a positive energy and inner strength that is evident the first time you meet her.
AAS, CMT - Billing Manager
Melissa is a prime example that wisdom of life is not bound to old age. Being the youngest member of our team, she can already refer to an intriguing set of experiences. Driven by a dream to, one day, work in a field that helped and cared for people emotionally, physically, and mentally, Melissa began her professional journey by earning a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Saint Cloud State University. After several years of practical experience as a licensed social worker for people who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's disease and furthering her management and leadership skills as a training specialist at Wacosa, Melissa went back to school to earn a certificate in massage therapy.
Her cheerful and open attitude and the fact that she pours her heart and soul anew into each massage therapy session make Melissa a much loved and respected member of the Granite City Counseling family.
BA - Office Manager
Kari’s manifold talents and multitude of professional experiences come as a true asset to Granite City Counseling. Staff and clients alike value the inviting and sensitive attitude with which Kari manages our clinic’s office and reception area.
Prior to coming to us, Kari has journeyed through several professions. After completing a Dental Assistant program and working for Saint Cloud Dental Lab, Kari took a break from working in order to focus on family life. However, her path took a turn when she decided to go back to school. Upon obtaining a BA in Special Education from Saint Cloud State University, Kari worked as a paraprofessional and teacher for seven years before she was handed the opportunity to join the non-profit organization of Saint Therese Center for grief counseling. It was there that Kari realized the rewards that come with working in an environment that focuses on nurturing and healing, something she has undoubtedly embraced as an inner attitude with which she goes about her daily work.
Katie's passion for two seemingly different subjects led her on a rather unusual journey. In wedding her love for art with her interest in psychology, Katie fulfilled her life's dream of becoming an art therapist. Since receiving her B.A. in psychology and studio art from Concordia College, Moorhead, and her M.A. in art therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, Katie has gained extensive experience in art therapy work. Katie is currently employed at Clara's House, a partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents challenged with mental health and chemical dependency issues. She also offers art therapy at the Coborn Cancer Center as a part of the Survivorship Network Program.
In working with adults, adolescents and children alike, Katie has become especially knowledgeable in implementing art as a tool to help clients move through trauma. One of her special talents is her ability to foster the healing process through providing a warm and non-threatening atmosphere, which allows clients to feel safe and contained. Clients of all ages have come to find comfort and place a deep trust in Katie's capacity to hold them through their journeys of inner healing.