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Meg Flynn

Meg Flynn is the owner and director of New Directions Counseling & Training. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with special training in child development, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, and a B.A. in Psychology and Theology from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. Meg focuses her practice on building and strengthening family relationships. She works with individuals, couples, corporations and whole family groups. Meg works with adolescents in individual and family settings, to guide them in developing a healthy self identity and to use family relationships to support them during their transition into adulthood. Meg uses an experiential approach with clients in the transformation of emotional blocks to wholeness and happiness that affect the quality of their lives and relationships. Meg provides holistic counseling for individuals, couples and families, as well as groups and workshops through New Directions Counseling & Training, Ltd.

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Stefanie Okeson

Stefanie completed her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Adler Graduate School in Richfield, Minnesota. She began her professional work as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the St. Cloud School District and then continued her career with the district working as a Behavior Resource Specialist, A Dean of Students and most recently as a Mental health Advocate in the Elementary school setting. She holds a bachelor's degree in Community Psychology from St. Cloud State University.

Stefanie is compassionate, creative and holistic, and is available to work with clients of all ages, from children to adults, as well as with couples and families. Stefanie has a particular passion for working with children and teenagers, and believes in the importance of valuing each child as an individual with unique strengths, needs, interests and skills. She works with clients on issues of: anxiety, depression, body image, bullying, self-esteem, school or college transitions, relationships and parenting.

Stefanie has served as the office manager at New Directions Counseling & Training  while completing her undergraduate and graduate studies. Stefanie is in the process of completing the Marriage and Family Therapy license.

Geno Beniek

Geno has been with New Directions Counseling & Training since 1999.  He has over 40 years of clinical experience as a marriage and family therapist, working with both individuals and couples, within a systemic/narrative framework.  He is an Approved Clincal Supervisor of the MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy and the MN Board of Health and Therapy. He has been an adjunct faculty at St Cloud State University since 1978. His wife of 37+ years died in 2009.  He has three adult daughters  and six grandchildren.


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Brittany Reinke

Brittany is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University. Brittany works with a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, LGBTQIA+, grief, trauma and family/life transitions. Brittany has a strong interest in working with adult women and couples and believes using a nonjudgmental, compassionate and systemic approach to help each individual find hope, strength and healing within themselves and their relationships is of utmost importance.


Brittany has a passion for working with individuals that have experienced traumatic or distressing events in their lives and uses a trauma-informed approach in treating clients. Brittany is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a therapeutic tool used to treat and heal trauma and other distressing events.

Tracy Flynn Bowe

Tracy provides personal and professional life coaching and counseling through a spiritual-psychological approach. She works with clients using a strength-based, holistic model to bring awareness to the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual aspects of change and growth processes. Tracy particularly enjoys working with clients facing significant life transitions, losses, or change points to assist them in raising their capacity for self-awareness, balance and happiness. With over 30 years of experience as a lawyer, mediator, executive, counselor, and coach, she uses her broad base of knowledge and experience to help clients identify the issues and obstacles that are creating discomfort or distress, to release emotional and mental patterns that no longer serve them, and to develop action plans to move forward with clarity, compassion, consciousness and empowerment.

Tracy is a Yellow Personality with a Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, and a B.A. in Psychology and Theology from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota.  

In addition to her work at New Directions, Tracy is the author of The Land Beyond Forever, Create the Life You Imagine: What Are You Waiting For? and From Oz to Om, the Spiritual Journey Home. Tracy authors a spiritual-psychological e-letter encouraging readers to Create the Life You Imagine. Tracy is a frequent keynote speaker on color personality, self development, and spirituality. She is married and has four children.

For more information or to schedule a life coaching session, visit her website at

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