Cody L. Oaks, MA, LPCC
Clinical Director/Psychotherapist/Teaching Clinician
Cody believes courageous inward exploration is essential for psychological well-being and the actualization of human growth & flourishing. In therapy, he works from the approach of contemplative psychotherapy, which is deeply informed by the principles of Buddhism & mindfulness, along with the insights & framework of psychodynamic & existential psychotherapies. This integrative approach guides the journey towards increased wholeness, radical self-acceptance, and vitality. In sessions, Cody favors a highly-collaborative, soulfully-engaged relational stance with the aim to co-create an authentically healing encounter as the primary therapeutic element. Cody has clinical expertise in dealing with anxiety, depression, spiritual/meaning crises, adjustment-to-change issues, personality disorders (narcissism, codependency), mood disorders (depression, bi-polar), grief, relationship (couples/partner) difficulties and substance abuse. Cody also works with individuals who wish to deepen in self-knowledge and personal authenticity. In addition to private practice, Cody has clinical experience in residential treatment facilities, patient in-home settings, and in adult-rehabilitative mental health support. Cody is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy and is passionate about training student clinicians into understanding depth approaches to the practice of psychotherapy and the theory of psychology.
Cody has published articles in The Journal of Humanistic Psychology and the Princeton Theological Review, has presented at The International Network for Personal Meaning (Vancouver, BC), the International Kierkegaard Conference (St. Olaf University), the American Academy of Religion, has given several training presentations on existential psychology & topics in psychoanalysis, and has taught graduate level coursework on the writings of Søren Kierkegaard (University of Copenhagen). As a humanistically-oriented psychotherapist, Cody has a passion for a deep examination of how racism particularly affects human psychology/psychopathology and how it might be treated therapeutically. Prior to clinical work in psychotherapy, Cody completed graduate work in philosophy & world religions (Princeton, Luther), providing him with an unique ability and background to address spiritual, philosophical, and existential concerns in a clinical setting marked by a stance of curiosity and openness. In his free time, Cody enjoys a myriad of outdoor activities, listening to vinyl records (mostly from the 1980's), and various meditative practices.
Khamphian Vang, MA
Khamphian is excited to be a part of the clinical team at Northeast Psychotherapy. Khamphian comes to the mental health field with a desire to serve her community and help them to connect to their authentic selves and ignite their healing journey. She is passionate about social justice and equity in mental health and strives to provide counseling services that address cultural and contextual factors in diverse communities to ensure all members are psychologically and physically safe and secure. She believes in a holistic and integrative therapy approach that incorporates the mind, body, spirit, and community. In counseling, Khamphian takes a collaborative approach informed by psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, and mindfulness modalities challenging clients to examine the self, increase awareness, and create a deeper understanding to make changes in their lives. She aims to provide a safe space for individuals to share their experiences, work through emotional distress, build the skills to manage stress, and empower them to reach their full potential. Khamphian completed her MA in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is working under the licensed supervision of Cody L. Oaks, MA, LPCC.
Laura believes that therapy offers us an invitation into deeper connection with ourselves and one another. She has seen that the self-exploration cultivated in therapy fuels self-compassion and self-trust—crucial ingredients for thriving as a human. Laura’s holistic approach is informed by attachment and family systems theories, and an awareness of the ways our formative life experiences shape how we move through the world. She holds a compassionate, collaborative, and sometimes humor-filled space for exploration, and respects that each individual’s process, needs, and goals are one of a kind. Laura has a particular interest in working with individuals who may be moving through or contemplating transition (career, grief/loss, parenting, sexuality, divorce), and hopes to help her clients cultivate resilience, and develop skills for coping with the demands of daily life.
In her free time, Laura enjoys low-stakes gardening, experimenting with new recipes, and outdoor adventures with her son. Laura holds a BA from St. Olaf College, and is completing her MA in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is working under the licensed supervision of Cody L. Oaks, MA, LPCC.
Daniel Johnson, MA
A Twin Cities native, Daniel has been serving the mental health community for 6 years providing individual therapy, patient in-home services, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, and Children’s Therapeutic Services. Daniel believes that empowering individuals is essential to building strong families and communities. His approach is based on the belief that, deep down, individuals know best how to rejuvenate life for themselves, and he guide clients in a bold search within to discover and reconnect with their authentic selves. In his work with clients, Daniel takes a collaborative approach rooted in the wisdom of philosophical inquiry. He places a particular focus on the therapeutic relationship to help individuals address that which is causing emotional distress. He is passionate about working towards psychological healing from an orientation rooted in depth psychology, spiritual psychology, and values enlightenment. Daniel holds a BA in psychology and an MA in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. He is working under the licensed supervision of Cody L. Oaks, MA, LPCC.