Philosophy

Emergence Behavioral Health’s founding mission is to provide high quality, individualized services. We believe our client’s needs are the most important, and our commitment to client-centered care is unwavering.

Our philosophy is that real change can only happen when clients are listened to, respected, and fully understood. We take the time to thoroughly examine clients’ problems in context, integrating multiple modalities and evidence-based practices to find unique solutions to meet the individual's needs.


Ronda Disch MA, LPCC

Steven Sawyer MSSW, LICSW

Dr. Amber Lindeman PsyD, LP

Alison Smetana MSW, LICSW


What We Do

Intervention Program for Men Who Buy Sex

A fresh approach bringing men on a journey regarding their relationship to prostitution—through assessment, education, self-awareness, and attitude and behavior change.

Therapy for Men Who Use Pornography

Based on brief therapy theory, this program utilizes a variety of methods to provide support, education, self-assessment, and understanding.

Healthy Sexuality

Designed to provide education, guidance, and personalized therapy for clients who exhibit problematic sexual behaviors but have not been charged with an offense.

Sexual Offender Treatment (SOTP)

Holistic, effective outpatient treatment that empowers clients to improve their lives, manage risk for future harmful behaviors, and increases the safety of the community.

Juvenile Sexual Offender Treatment Program (JSOTP)

For clients between 13-18 years old at risk to commit a harmful sexual act or having committed an illegal sexual offense, this non-shaming program empowers clients to emerge with healthy, appropriate relationships with self and others.

Psychosexual Evaluations

Interviews with the client, questionnaires, indexes, and assessments are completed during a risk evaluation, including sexual inventories specifically designed for the evaluation of sex offenders.

Diagnostic Assessments

Consists of an interview with the client culminating in a report documenting the client’s mental health functioning and needs.

Transitional Aftercare Program (TAP)

A maintenance and continuum of care program for clients released from prison to help strengthen and apply the cognitive, behavioral, social, and vocational skills they’ve learned as they transition into society.


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763-333-8001

Our White Bear Lake location is located between Ramsey and Washington Counties.

4505 White Bear Parkway
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Our Elk River location is centrally located between Wright and Sherburne Counties.

657 Main St NW
Elk River, MN 55330

Looking for help?
Call or Contact us today.



763-333-8001

Our White Bear Lake location is located between Ramsey and Washington Counties.

4505 White Bear Parkway
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Our Elk River location is centrally located between Wright and Sherburne Counties.

657 Main St NW
Elk River, MN 55330