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.
Don Belton, MSW, ACSW, LICSW
Don Belton has been practicing in the Brainerd Lakes area for ten 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. Don is now the coordinator of the Insight Network as well as a practicing therapist.
Laurie Boser, MSW, LICSW
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.
**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 resident’s 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.
Meet Cubby, a purebred Samoyed born 8/20/13. He is a very enthusiastic pup and is currently in training to work alongside Laurie much the same way Casper did. Samoyeds have wonderful temperments and have a face with a smile. You may see Cubby out and about in our local nursing homes and assisted livings when he is ready.
Marilyn Kiloran, MSW, LICSW
Wellness Insight was started by Marilyn Kiloran, MSW,LICSW as an autonomous psychotherapy agency. Marilyn has worked in the mental health field since 1992. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, with a master’s degree in social work. Marilyn was instrumental in the development of a Mental Health Crisis program first in Crow Wing County, and then extended into, Morrison, Aitkin, Cass, Todd, and Wadena Counties. She works mostly with adults as a psychotherapist, in the past supervised staff who provided Adult Rehabilitation Mental Health Services, worked as an inpatient and outpatient psychiatric social worker providing group therapy in a partial hospitalization treatment program. She also worked as a hospital social worker and a nursing home social worker. Marilyn’s focus is working through grief issues related to losses which include the death of a spouse, child, or relationship, and depression and anxiety issues. She has a holistic approach to healing which includes mindfulness, meditation, motion, and other mind body cognitive therapies. She was trained and specializes in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy which was developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D) a therapy for individuals to reduce post traumatic stress disorder.
Lynette Wagner, MSW, LICSW
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 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 with 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.