Counseling Staff Bios

Liz Senne

Liz Senne, MSW, LICSW

Elizabeth is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and the Clinical Supervisor for the Counseling Services at Reach for Resources. She obtained her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of St. Thomas and Saint Catherine University in 2017. Prior to joining Reach for Resources in 2021, she worked as a clinical social worker at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. She specializes in individual and group therapy with adults of all ages and abilities who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and other mental health disorders. Elizabeth has experience providing psychotherapy for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other cognitive deficits. She also has experience working with individuals with newly acquired disabilities and chronic health conditions. Elizabeth has worked in the human services field for 20 years in a variety of roles, including direct care practice, residential program management, and county waiver case management services.

Colleen Gunning

Colleen Gunning, LICSW

I am a LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker), and obtained my masters in social work in 2012 from Augsburg College. I find that working as a therapist is interesting and challenging in good ways; there is always something new to learn in this field, and I believe that most people can benefit from coming for therapy and counseling. I identify as a Christian, and I use this perspective in my practice, and can search and open this faith toolbox, if wanted by the client. I have been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy), and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), and use the latter more often to address trauma, anxiety and depression, and specific past incidents that are bothersome to clients. I also enjoy using Sandtray interventions, and was trained using techniques that use figures in a sand tray to represent situations and find resolutions and solutions. This is different from having a Sandplay certification that uses a sand tray in a different way with different interventions that are often used with children.

In the past, I have mostly worked with adults who have graduated from high school, from age 18 and older. I am also interested in doing group therapy with adult clients. In my leisure time, I enjoy being outside on the water in a solo canoe or kayak with my husband or friends, bicycle-riding, reading books, and playing with my dog. I want to learn how to play Pickle Ball soon. I look forward to starting my career with “Reach for Resources”!

Susy Laursen

Susy Laursen

Susy is a Mental Health Therapist Intern for the Counseling Services at Reach. She is in her second year of the Master of Social Work Degree Program at Bethel University. Susy has worked with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and comorbidities of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other cognitive deficits, Substance Use Disorder, and chronic health conditions/invisible illness for over 10 years. 

Susy has worked in the human/social services field in a variety of roles including direct care practice, supportive living apartments program management, victim advocacy for individuals dealing with domestic abuse/interpersonal violence, as well as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) for CHIPS cases. Outside of her role at Reach, she is an ARMHS worker in the metro area.