Dr. Andrew Sonnekalb has served as the Executive Director of HPS since June 2022. Dr. Sonnekalb is a graduate of the Fuller Theological Seminary, where he received his doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD), and two masters degrees, one in General Psychology and the other in Theology/Intercultural Studies. He brings to HPS a broad range of experience in supervision, training, assessment, and clinical work.
He works hard to build a safe, strong, and productive connection with every person he works with. While he considers himself a generalist working with all ages, he specializes with treating patients struggling with anxiety, ADHD, and couples therapy.
Dr. Sonnekalb brings a considerable amount of specialty experience in the integration of faith and psychology. He is committed to being sensitive and intentional regarding the spirituality and faith of all his patients, regardless of creed, and maintains ethical fidelity to his role as a licensed clinical psychologist. While ascribing to a protestant Christian faith himself, Dr. Sonnekalb finds great joy in working with patients of other faith traditions.
Dr. Sonnekalb has experience working in outpatient clinics, elementary schools, hospitals, and outpatient primary care settings. With training in Marriage and Family Therapy, Restoration Therapy, CBT, ACT, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Spirituality, Parenting, Health Psychology, and Neuropsychological assessment, he draws from a broad base of expertise to construct a personalized approach with every patient. You can reach Dr. Sonnekalb at [email protected].
Kristin Fehlauer (LMHC) earned her M.Ed from Boston University in 1997 and an M.Div. and Masters in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2007. She has experience working in outpatient community mental health centers helping clients overcome addictions and deal with depression and anxiety. Prior to becoming a counselor, she worked as a secondary school teacher for several years. Kristin is married and has two young children. You can reach Kristin at [email protected].
Kim Linnell M.S. Ed; M.A. MHC. Prior to becoming a therapist, Kim worked for more than twenty-five years in school and university settings as an advisor and teacher to immigrants and international students. Her work in multicultural settings has trained her to see life from another’s perspective.
Kim draws from several theoretical approaches such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as well as the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. As a life-long learner, she is constantly seeking opportunities to grow in her therapeutic skills to serve her client’s better. Kim is a certified PrepareEnrich facilitator and a trained spiritual director.
Kim works with adolescents and adults of all ages, including couples, and offers both in-person and telehealth sessions. As a pre-licensed clinician, she can access Blue Cross Blue Shield via supervisor billing. You can reach Kim at [email protected].
Elizabeth Taylor, LMHC, is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where she received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Her counseling experience spans across diverse populations including work with adolescents and adults within faith communities, universities, and outpatient settings. Empathic to the needs of the whole person, she values the intersection and integration of mental health and faith. It is her genuine hope and aim to offer a space that is safe with sensitivity to who you are and your story all while utilizing your strengths to build insight, hope, confidence, and to facilitate healing.
She works across a diverse range of mental health challenges including struggles with anxiety disorders, difficulty adjusting to life changes, low self-esteem, and relational and spiritual problems. Her eclectic style utilizes a strengths-based approach including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused, and Emotion-Focused therapies.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, exploring other cultures, being in sunshine and water, and watching the Great British Bake Off. You can reach Elizabeth at [email protected]
Ryan Marshall, M.Div. Ryan is the most recent addition to our team at Hope, and he brings nearly fifteen years of pastoral ministry experience to his work as a therapist. Having received his Master’s of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2011, he knew it would be a great place to continue his education for this new season of his work as a therapist. Ryan is working on his Master’s of Arts in Counseling (‘24) and is serving at Hope as a Pre-Master’s Clinical Intern.
Ryan brings warmth and compassion to the counseling relationship and is eager to work with people of all ages who are facing all kinds of challenges. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are the most prominent influences on his eclectic approach, and because of his experience as a pastor and chaplain Ryan may be particularly helpful to clients looking to explore the integration of their faith and mental health. Ryan is equally committed to coming alongside clients for whom faith is not a priority or who may come from a different background.
Ryan is the founder and race director of The Jog for Joy 5K: a fun run in support of mental health resources for teens and serves on the Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham as a community advocate. He loves being outdoors, making music, hosting friends for dinner, and spending quality time with his family.
Ryan is accepting new clients for in-person and Telehealth appointments. As an intern he is not able to bill health insurance for services. Reach out to Ryan for an initial conversation at [email protected]