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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

Emily Krantz, LPCC

Emily obtained her Master's in Mental Health Counseling in 2016 and works as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has an understanding and experience in working with various mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment and mood disorders. 

Emily takes a person-centered approached in working with individuals to empower and motivate each person as they focus on goals they have created themselves to fulfill their own potential. Therapy is provided in a comfortable, safe and non-judgmental atmosphere that allows individuals to let their guards down, unpack their pain and struggles and create a plan to move forward. 




Dr. Hans Rechsteiner has been a Surgeon in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 45 year.  He has expanded his career to be a Medical Director at a vareity of Med Spas and now here with us for Ketamine Therapy.  Dr. Hans has also written a book on wellness and hopes to inspire others to live their best lives.   Welcome to our team!

Dr. Gary Johnson, DC DCBCN 
Nutritional Consultant
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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.




We welcome Christy Harshman, RN to our therapeutic team.   Christy has spent her career working with people and organizations supporting those with mental health and physical limitations.   I am happy to announce that she will be overseeing and servicing us in Ketamine Therapy.

Dr. Hans Rechsteiner, MD

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Rechsteiner has always had an interest in community service and volunteer projects. He was the president of the board of directors of the Civic Center for 10 years during the planning, development and construction.


He was also instrumental in starting the Spooner Redevelopment Authority, the Spooner Lake Rehabilitation District (president of the Board of Directors for several years) and the Railroad Museum (president of the Board of Directors for several years). He has been a member of the Spooner Community Choir for 25 years. His passion is volleyball (and wallyball) and research on longevity.


Rechsteiner's practice is quite broad. He does surgery of mainly the abdomen, but also limited obstetrical, gynecological, orthopedic, urological, breast, etc. He also does endoscopy, and has done over 8,000 colonoscopies. His favorite surgery is Cesarean Section, having done over 900. He has one year left in surgery, oversees several Med Spas as Clinical Director and has launched his own book on wellness (available on Amazon-ask him about it!)

Education and Training

Marshfield Clinic

Residency, Surgery, 1978 - 1982


Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Internship, Surgery, 1977 - 1978


University of Minnesota Medical School

Class of 1977

Certification and Licensure

MN State Medical License

1998 - 2023


WI State Medical License

1978 - 2023

Hospital Affiliations

Burnett Medical Center

Grantsburg, Wisconsin


Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge

Hayward Wisconsin


Spooner Health

Spooner, Wisconsin


St. Croix Regional Medical Center

St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin


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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