SPeaker INformation

SPeaker INformation



Andrea Hofstad is a Mental Health therapist for Ellie Family Services in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

 Andrea began her career in social work at Hazelden, which is a chemical dependency adult treatment center. In 2000, she moved to Grand Rapids, MN where she provided in-home services with families to address a variety of mental health needs. Andrea has experience dealing with families in conflict, and communication difficulties while supporting family members of all ages. She went on to work in a rural school to address mental health concerns for students between the ages of 8 – 19.

While working within her field of work, Andrea has gained experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger control, oppositional defiance, low self-esteem, suicidality, familial conflicts, parent/child relationships, incarcerated parents, grief and loss, and chemical dependency. Andrea believes in learning and actively listening to client’s values and unique experiences to create an understanding of the whole person.

Tanis Henderson


Tanis Henderson is currently working as a School Counselor.

Tanis has worked within the educational system for over 14 years, primarily within high schools. She has experience working as a Truancy Prevention Specialist, Indian Home/School Liaison, Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Manage, and currently as a School Counselor. Tanis has served as the President for the Minnesota School Counselor Association, Northeast Minnesota School Counselor Association, and was the Co-Chair for the Standing Together Embracing Prevention Coalition. Tanis has trained in Art of Housing strategies, Positive Community Norms, and Worldview Intelligence frameworks, and is currently a certified QP Instructor and ACE interface presenter.

Tanis has a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Session INformation

Session INformation

Live Session: March 4th at 11:00 AM CST - 12:00 PM CST

Do you have all the mental health support you need in your building? Most schools don’t, in this session participants will learn about common mental health concerns for middle and high school students and be provided with a “toolbox” of strategies and ideas for supporting students when mental health resources are limited.