Emergence Behavioral Health is a multidisciplinary, outpatient mental health practice born out of a shared mission to provide personalized, effective treatment.

Emergence Behavioral Health distinguishes itself with a focus on a whole-person approach to services, addressing your unique mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs.

Our clinical staff are experienced in individual, marital, family, and group therapies, diagnostic assessment, and client education.

Alison Smetana

Alison is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, earning her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2011. She began working with men who engaged in problematic sexual behaviors in 2009. Since then, her career has spanned from working with men with cognitive impairments or serious and persistent mental illness in a community-based agency, to the Minnesota Department of Corrections’ prison-based treatment program. Alison enjoys helping her clients find success and happiness following an offense, and has experience identifying and addressing the unique needs of her clients to support individual and community safety.

Alison Smetana MSW, LICSW


Madison Peton

Madison is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, earning her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health. She was previously a therapist providing group and individual Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to adults and adolescents in an intensive outpatient program. For the last 5 years Madison has worked in counseling and case management roles working with both adults and adolescents who have mental illness and have experienced family violence, homelessness, incarceration, and foster care. Madison is passionate about racial equity for people of color to have second chances, and helping clients realize their own inner strength, potential for growth, and identity apart from their offenses.

Madison Peton MSW, LGSW


Dr. Jennifer Weigelt

Dr. Jennifer Weigelt is Licensed Psychologist as well as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. Over the years, she has provided an array of therapeutic services with clients experiencing a diversity of problems. Most recently, her clinical interests include working with adolescents and adults who have engaged in harmful and/or problematic sexual behaviors. This work includes group and individual and group therapy, assessments and evaluations. She values the importance of using evidence-based practices, while establishing supportive, motivational and culturally competent therapeutic relationships, ensuring an atmosphere of safety, security and responsive care. She employs a holistic treatment approach to guide clients in creating the change they want to see in their lives. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Jennifer Weigelt is also a core faculty member of the University of Minnesota’s Integrated Behavioral Health program.

Jennifer Weigelt PhD, LP, LPCC



Ronda Disch

Ronda is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. She has been working exclusively with the forensic population since 2014. Prior to specializing in this area of treatment, she worked as a mental health therapist and crisis clinician for clients with a wide range of mental health care needs. Before relocating to Minnesota, Ronda was providing psychosexual evaluations, sex offender treatment, and court testimony for a five county metro area in Illinois and Iowa. Her passion working with this population shows in her dedication to treating her clients with the respect they deserve and to seeing her clients succeed.

Ronda Disch MA, LPCC


Dr. Amber Lindeman

Dr. Amber Lindeman is a Licensed Psychologist who earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006. She has worked with sex offender clients her entire career, including evaluation and treatment of adolescents and adults, primarily within the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections. Her continual involvement in professional organizations keeps her connected with current research, evidence based practices, and other professionals. Amber is passionate about preventing sexual offenses through working with those who have offended, and prides herself on her ability to join with clients to promote prosocial choices and healthy lifestyles.

Amber Lindeman PsyD, LP



Sara Heisel

Sara earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. She has worked with diverse populations, including adults, children and adolescents. She sees the good in people and believes in second chances. Sara enjoys organizing and keeping an office running smoothly. As Client Services Coordinator, Sara is the first point of contact for our clients. She uses her social work background to understand the needs of the clients and her enthusiasm for running an office to provide top notch service to our clients on the phone and at the front desk.

Sara Heisel
Client Services Coordinator

About Us

Alison is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, earning her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2011. She began working with men who engaged in problematic sexual behaviors in 2009. Since then, her career has spanned from working with men with cognitive impairments or serious and persistent mental illness in a community-based agency, to the Minnesota Department of Corrections’ prison-based treatment program. Alison enjoys helping her clients find success and happiness following an offense, and has experience identifying and addressing the unique needs of her clients to support individual and community safety.

Alison Smetana MSW, LICSW


Dr. Jennifer Weigelt is Licensed Psychologist as well as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. Over the years, she has provided an array of therapeutic services with clients experiencing a diversity of problems. Most recently, her clinical interests include working with adolescents and adults who have engaged in harmful and/or problematic sexual behaviors. This work includes group and individual and group therapy, assessments and evaluations. She values the importance of using evidence-based practices, while establishing supportive, motivational and culturally competent therapeutic relationships, ensuring an atmosphere of safety, security and responsive care. She employs a holistic treatment approach to guide clients in creating the change they want to see in their lives. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Jennifer Weigelt is also a core faculty member of the University of Minnesota’s Integrated Behavioral Health program.

Jennifer Weigelt PhD, LP, LPCC


Ronda is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. She has been working exclusively with the forensic population since 2014. Prior to specializing in this area of treatment, she worked as a mental health therapist and crisis clinician for clients with a wide range of mental health care needs. Before relocating to Minnesota, Ronda was providing psychosexual evaluations, sex offender treatment, and court testimony for a five county metro area in Illinois and Iowa. Her passion working with this population shows in her dedication to treating her clients with the respect they deserve and to seeing her clients succeed.

Ronda Disch MA, LPCC


Dr. Amber Lindeman is a Licensed Psychologist who earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006. She has worked with sex offedender clients her entire career, including evaluation and treatment of adolescents and adults, primarily within the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections. Her continual involvement in professional organizations keeps her connected with current research, evidence based practices, and other professionals.. Amber is passionate about preventing sexual offenses through working with those who have offended, and prides herself on her ability to join with clients to promote prosocial choices and healthy lifestyles.

Dr. Amber Lindeman PsyD, LP


Sara earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. She has worked with diverse populations, including adults, children and adolescents. She sees the good in people and believes in second chances. Sara enjoys organizing and keeping an office running smoothly. As Client Services Coordinator, Sara is the first point of contact for our clients. She uses her social work background to understand the needs of the clients and her enthusiasm for running an office to provide top notch service to our clients on the phone and at the front desk.

Sara Heisel
Client Services Coordinator

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763-333-8001

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4505 White Bear Parkway
Suite 1400
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
11090 183rd Circle NW
Suite C
Elk River, MN 55330
2805 Cliff Rd E
Suite 200
Burnsville, MN 55337
825 Nicollet Mall
Suite 455
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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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.

11090 183rd Circle NW, Unit C
Elk River, MN 55330