Outpatient Services Staff

Todd Connaughty, MA, LADC

Director of Clinical Services

Todd has been employed with PRIDE Institute in various roles since 2006, and in his current role as Director of Clinical Services since 2012. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Addiction Counseling from Metropolitan State University and his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University. He is also certified to provide supervision to alcohol and drug counselors through the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy of Minnesota. Todd is passionate about his work with the LGBTQ community and strives to help clients create a life in recovery that brings them meaning and purpose. Additionally, Todd enjoys working with alcohol and drug counseling interns and mental health practicum students, assisting new clinicians to become adept in working with the LGBTQ community.

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Todd Connaughty, MA, LADC

Todd Connaughty, MA, LADC

Director of Clinical Services

Brittany Moselle, LADC

Counselor

Brittany has always had a personal interest in the alcohol and drug field, and works to help educate people about the stigma that can come from addiction; ultimately helping people empower themselves to live the life they deserve, no matter how complex their journey has been.

She has always had a passion for the LGBTQ community, and knew she wanted to specifically work within it. When Brittany interned at PRIDE Institute, during her first week she says she ‘found her place in life for the first time, and knew she was doing exactly what she should be with the clients she was working with’.

Brittany earned a bachelor’s degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Metropolitan State University. Her counseling style is client-centered and solution focused, utilizing motivational interviewing. She looks forward to continuing her education within the field.

She states she is “ forever grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the people I have. Each and every one of the clients I have worked with have impacted my heart in a way I never knew was possible – my life has forever changed because of the beautiful souls whom have been a part of my journey, and for being a part of theirs as well. I have not experienced a greater joy”.

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Brittany Moselle, LADC

Brittany Moselle, LADC

Counselor

Cade Finn, LADC

Counselor

When Cade started studying within the Drug and Alcohol Counseling Program at Metropolitan State University, they knew from the beginning that they wanted to intern with PRIDE Institute. Cade says they had heard wonderful things about PRIDE and was already a passionate advocate helping the LGBT community within recovery. Cade eventually started their internship with Pride in August 2014 and graduated from Metropolitan State University after already having worked as a counselor with their temporary license. Now that Cade has received their LADC licensure, they plan on continuing with their education in order to obtain their LMFT licensure. Cade’s counseling style is client-centered, utilizing CBT and motivational interviewing, with focus on helping our clients feel safe enough to be able to open up without feeling judged or uncomfortable. Cade is passionate about helping the LGBT community work through the shame/stigma that comes with addiction, as well as being a part of a minority group. They are also very interested and passionate about working with the Transgender* community along with the sexual health component of addiction. Cade believes that everyone deserves a happy & healthy life of recovery.

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Cade Finn, LADC

Cade Finn, LADC

Counselor

Kevin Akerson, BA

Business Development Representative

A successful alumnus of PRIDE, Kevin’s role in the Business Development Department includes representing PRIDE Institute out in the community, helping to increase awareness and referrals to our programs offered. He also enjoys working to help to create events for our alumni and friends, supporting the “PRIDE Family” once they complete our programs. Kevin received his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Bellevue University in Omaha, NE and has worked similar roles for large companies such as PayPal, State Farm, and Verizon. He is excited to use his experience to help make a positive impact within the LGBT community.

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Kevin Akerson, BA

Kevin Akerson, BA

Business Development Representative
PRIDE Institute » 14400 Martin Dr » Eden Prairie » MN 55344
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Physicians are on the medical staff of Pride Institute, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Pride Institute. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

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