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 Don Belton, MSW, ACSW, LICSW 

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Don Belton was the founder of the insight network and is now retired. Don practiced in the Brainerd Lakes area for years. In that time he developed and supervised a professional home-based program for families with a child having a serious emotional disturbance through a local Rule 29 clinic. Prior to that, he was clinical director of a mental health agency in Taiwan serving the international community, and before that he was a professor of social work for 20 years, teaching in the Twin Cities, South India, and Sri Lanka. His graduate training was at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Oxford.

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 Laurie Boser, MSW, LICSW 

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Laurie has been with the Insight Network since 2007.

 

Laurie’s career began in 1984 working with adolescent girls in a group home in Willmar MN. Since then she has worked many years with children and families, in government agencies, and for non-profits and for-profit agencies. In 2009 she began using her dog “Casper the Samoyed” in her therapies and now provides canine-assisted therapy exclusively. She now works primarily in nursing homes and assisted livings in Crow Wing, Morrison, and Aitkin Counties. She uses reminiscing, storytelling, cognitive-behavioral, and canine-assisted therapies to seniors and with individuals experiencing chronic pain and debilitating illnesses.

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218-838-7770
lboser@brainerd.net

 Lynette Wagner, MSW, LICSW 

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Lynnette received her Master's in Social Work in 2003 from the University of Minnesota/Duluth. Lynnette has been trained by the Behavioral Therapy Institute in Exposure Response Prevention sponsored by the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation www.ocfoundation.org. Lynnette's primary focus is the treatment of anxiety disorders, hoarding, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, adjustment disorders, and trauma and stressor-related disorder.

Lynnette is heartfelt in empowering those affected by sexual abuse and those suffering from grief and loss issues. She enjoys working with people of all ages.

With the freedom of being an independent clinician, Lynnette is able to meet people in their homes and community settings to work on the issues most prevalent to them.

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218-838-7084
lywagner@hotmail.com

 Cubby 

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Cubby joined the insight network in 2014 and works alongside his handler Laurie in nursing homes and assisted livings. Cubby is a purebred Samoyed born in 2013. He is a certified therapy dog and visits with many residents to and from appointments. Cubby helps with lessening residents anxieties and depression and adds a level of playfulness

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 Casper 

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**As of May 2014 Casper is enjoying a leisurely retirement spending his golden years at home.**

Casper joined the Insight Network in 2009 and works alongside his handler
Laurie Boser. He is a purebred Samoyed.
You may spot Casper at Nursing Homes and Assisted Livings in Crow Wing, Morrison, and Aitkin Counties which is where he spends most of his time. Casper creates many moments of joy and helps ease residents' adjustments to all of the changes taking place as we age. His presence helps in lessening depression and anxieties and encourages people to step out of their rooms to take a stroll with him.
In 2014 Casper will be Thirteen years young and a senior in his own right. With aging hip issues he is moving a bit slower down some hallways. If you are lucky he may even howl for you. He stops and visits anyone who wants to give him a pet.

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The Insight Network Therapists

All of the therapists within the Insight Network are masters prepared Licensed Mental Health
Professionals. All have 10+ years working in the mental health field and have served a wide variety of clients.