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Our Healing Team

Greetings from Debra, Emily, Christina, Dr Hans and Dr. Gary Johnson!

Beyond The Brain Therapies offers a customized approach to maximizing your potential. We assist you in the process of understanding and integrating your body - soul - spirit into the fullness of life.  We are part of a network of healing professionals who desire the highest quality of life for you and the world we live in.   Come experience safety, support, knowledge, energy, balance and make your hopes a reality. 

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Debra Nelson, MA LMFT
Owner, Evaluator, Counselor and Biofeedback Specialist

​Hello.  I created Beyond the Brain - Therapies as an outreach to those who are interested in pursuing greater health and wellness through alternative and gentle means.  We offer biofeedback, music therapy, art therapy, neurofeedback, traditional counseling, spiritual guidance, nutritional - educational referrals, grief / trauma healing, brainspotting, emotional support, pet therapy and mindfulness training. 

I am passionate about offering a variety of options so that everyone can live a better life.  Energy is a key to new possibilities and hope.


Office: 651.307.4993

Fax:     651.464.2289

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Rebecca Zabinski, LPCC

About me

Hello, I'm Rebecca Zabinski,MA, LPCC, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota. I identify as a cis-gender female of Hispanic and Caucasian racial/ethnic background. I believe that faith is huge part of the healing process and I am open to discussing that with you if that is your desire for our time together. I am originally from New Mexico and met my husband in the United States Air Force. I am a woman veteran and have grown to love Minnesota and everything it has to offer. My approach to therapy is meeting people where they are at and coming up with some goals together so that there is a common focus between us. I have 3 children and love animals. If I am not working, I am doing something outside with my kids, in the garden or with my dogs. I have over 12 years of experience in the counseling world and started my career in the Air Force. I have worked with children ages 5-17 and their families in the school settings. Now, I prefer to work with older teens and adults in all areas of life. My style in therapy is relational, reflective, and conversational. I prefer to use my cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and attachment based techniques in therapy most of the time. Sometimes therapy includes having small goals each week to help build habits that lead to the client's overall goals in therapy. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist and building trust is important to me in a therapeutic relationship. I look forward to connecting with you.



What can clients expect to take away from sessions?

During the first session, we will talk about why you want to start therapy and come up with a couple of goals together. I will ask you about your family history and anything that may be relevant to our sessions together. The first session will be more of a gathering information and coming up with a plan together for therapy instead of running like a normal therapy session.


Areas that clients might say are my biggest strengths.

My style is calming and relational. I do like to ask questions that help clients reflect and come up with solutions for themselves. I like to have a focus of the week in mind between sessions to stay on track with our goals together, and will sometimes assign homework if it is relevant. I like open communication and will sometimes clarify what your expectations are for therapy so that I know what you are wanting out of therapy. I will listen and support you unconditionally, but I will also challenge you to think differently about things to help you grow and reflect. I want you to feel like therapy is on your terms. 

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Dr. Gary Johnson, DC DCBCN 
Nutritional Consultant

Dr. Johnson is a consulting Doctor of Nutritional and Chiropractic medicine.   He is also a Biofeedback Specialist and Supervisor offering incredible knowledge and support.  Dr. Johnson works with those who desire to maximize their health potential utilizing alternative means.   He also serves those with medical conditions and mental health needs by incorporating lifestyle, supplementation, collaboration with health professionals and a synergistic approach. 


We are happy to have Dr. Gary's expertise and happy disposition on our team of healers.  Let us know if you would like a consultation with Dr. Gary Johnson by clicking on the "Contact" tab above.




Welcome Milli ♡ in training...

Joining Deb in offering healing and love energy.

I'm pretty talented...

but I don't answer emails.

...or phone calls.


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