The year 2019 marks Sentier Psychotherapy’s ten year anniversary! See below for a timeline of our history:
Sentier Psychotherapy, LLC is founded! I (Megan) am in solo practice in Stillwater, Minnesota. I primarily provide MultiSystemic Therapy (MST) to “high risk” teens/families in Washington County. I have a handful of private practice clients and a tiny office. My vision is to build a full-time caseload of teenagers, families, and parents, and work for 50 years as a clinician.
I move Sentier down the hall of the same building to a bigger office. The new office is more suitable for family therapy and small groups. My caseload is growing.
I no longer provide MST, as I am tired of driving to client’s homes and working until 9-10 pm. I move to full-time private practice!
Sentier moves to a historic building on Selby Avenue in St. Paul. I see 25-30 clients per week, and dream of growing into a bigger, integrative mental health practice.
Sentier moves to the current location in Highland Park, St. Paul. My practice has been on a waiting list for the past year, and it is time to hire a couple of therapists! This is a huge move and a time of major expansion at Sentier.
We begin to offer therapy and support groups! Groups are a way to engage more people who may not need a full individual therapy treatment plan or who have limits on their time. Groups are so powerful, particularly for our teen clients.
I am gone on maternity leave June – September.
Sarah Souder Johnson joins Sentier! Sarah is a wonderful addition to the team, and eventually gets promoted to head of Sentier’s Groups and Education department.
SPRING 2016 TO PRESENT
We have hired a handful of therapists who make Sentier what it is today. Each one of them has brought a special interest, area of expertise, or unique vision that makes Sentier stronger and more dynamic. Although some have come and gone, we are grateful for their part of our history.
Our first graduate intern starts at Sentier. Helping train professionals is a big part of our vision and a great way to give back to the field and community.
We decided to stay in Highland Park and renovate an additional wing of our current building. The build-out includes three additional therapy offices, a large play therapy space, and another waiting room. We almost doubled the size of our office space! This allows us to expand services that improve the health of families. Major high points include the addition of services for kids age 0-11, perinatal mental health services, couples therapy, and increased trauma-informed care. The therapists all get to decorate their own offices now, too, which is awesome.
Our team is comprised of Megan, Sarah, Alyssa, Katie, Annalise, Ashley, and Jenga. The best part of working at Sentier is the feeling of tight knit community amongst our group of clinicians. We hear “I love it here” time and time again from our clients and our employees, which is a major point of pride for all of us. We are close and have a lot of fun together.
We dream of offering more integrative services to our community. We will add a nutritionist, a prescriber, and possibly other body-working professionals in the future… We will build or renovate our dream office space in the coming years. Look for more groups, more opportunities for collaboration, trainings, and more. We will expand our play therapy, couples counseling, and trauma treatment services. There are so many great opportunities that Sentier will provide for our community.
I have said it many times. We are eternally grateful for the role many of you have played in Sentier’s success. Our client work is such a gift to us, and we will forever cherish our clients’ journeys. Thank you for trusting us with your friends and family, everyone. We heart you all.
–Megan Sigmon-Olsen, MSW, LICSW
Sentier Psychotherapy’s founder and owner