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Loya is new counselor at Woodland Centers in Willmar

WILLMAR — Sheila Loya, a licensed professional counselor, recently joined Woodland Centers of Willmar.

A native of Zumbrota, Loya is excited to return to her Minnesota roots and join the Woodland Centers team.

After earning her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Loya received her master’s degree from University of Texas at El Paso in educational psychology and guidance, specializing in agency counseling. She worked at Cedar Springs Hospital in Colorado Springs before joining Woodland Centers.

Working with families, adults, adolescents, and children, Loya’s professional experience includes counseling people with a history of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship problems, legal problems and other issues that interfere with a person’s ability to function in day to day living.

Loya is available for appointments at Woodland Centers at 1125 Sixth St. S.E. in Willmar. For more information, call 320-235-4613 or visit