Amanda Mithun, MSMFT, and Sommer Oslund, MSSW, LICSW, both Social Services care coordinators, are the newest members of Reflections Behavioral Health Unit at Lakewood Health System in Staples.
Originally from Staples, Mithun received her bachelor of science degree in community psychology, and her master of science in marriage and family therapy and Community Counseling degree, both from St. Cloud State University. She did her graduate internship at the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services in Brainerd.
Having previously focused on working with children and adolescents, Mithun is enjoying the challenges of working in geriatrics, helping them with their health needs and mental health issues, and being an advocate for patients and their families.
“I am excited to be part of the Lakewood Health System family, and work to help people in and around my hometown,” said Mithun. “It’s nice to utilize the resources I am familiar with, as well as learning about new ones throughout our community and surrounding areas.”
Mithun has been married to her husband Paul for nine years, and they have two children, Peyton, 6, and Maci, 4. Mithun enjoys reading, movies, going for walks, time spent with family and friends and traveling.
Originally from Sun Prairie, Wis., Oslund received her bachelor of science degree in social work/human relations from St. Cloud State University. She completed her master of science degree in social work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Oslund did her graduate internship at the Family Therapy Center in Madison, Wis. She is a member of the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Oslund has clinical interests in mood disorders, dementia, the Autism spectrum and multiple mediums of therapeutic techniques. Oslund has been providing clinical behavioral health work for almost a decade, she previously worked for Caritas-Catholic Charities and St. Cloud Hospital, with Clara’s House Partial programs.
“I am excited to begin this new chapter and develop a new clinical skill set with geriatric psychiatry, and the phenomenal team of Lakewood employees to share their immense knowledge,” said Oslund.
Married to her husband Matthew for eleven years, the couple resides in Little Falls with their three children, Christian, 8, Madison, 6 and Gavin, 1 1/2. When not managing day-to-day life, they enjoy spending time at the cabin, jogging, reading, family hikes and family movie night.
To learn more about the Reflections program at Lakewood Health System, call (218) 894-8200.