About Us

We are a small team of talented therapists with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.

Angie Adams MA LPCC RYT

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor I work with clients who are varied across gender, age, ethnicity, religious, and sexual orientations. I’m a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth and Adler Graduate School with a master’s degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy. My background includes extensive work in the field of eating disorders as well as chemical dependency and experience working in the LGBTQ+ community. Since my move back to Duluth in 2014 I’ve broadened my practice to encompass more general mental health issues in addition to my specialty work. I work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and general life obstacles including job changes, parenting, and loss. I also work from a feminist lens that focuses on gender and how the mental health of women-identified folks has been impacted by bias and oppression.

In my free time I’m a lover of nature, my family, the awesome city of Duluth and the Minnesota northland. I have two children who teach me more about life than I’ve ever learned from a book. I am a registered yoga instructor and enjoy working on my own practice as well as bringing those philosophies into my therapy work.

Licensure: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, License Number cc00848

Professional Memberships:

  • Association for Women in Psychology, Clinical Membership
  • Minnesota Counseling Association, Clinical Membership
  • North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, Professional Membership

Contact me: 218.270. 5055 or angie@northshoremhs.com

Jessica Sweeney MSW, LICSW

I believe you deserve a life of balance, connection, and joy. I enjoy working with adults from varying backgrounds who are looking to feel supported and heard. My work focuses on finding inherent strengths that lead individuals to the best versions of themselves in a world full of uncertainty. Clients I serve often struggle to adjust to life changes, depression, anxiety, traumatic memories, grief, and gender identity. 

In sessions with me you can expect to learn how to cope with life’s challenges, an exploration of how patterns were established, and support in identifying things about yourself you would like to challenge and others you would like to enhance. And likely you’ll laugh some as I believe laughter has its place in the therapy process. 

I believe the therapist-client relationship is a partnership in which I walk beside you to help you see your path towards a more content life with the necessary healing. Ultimately my focus is to assist you with meeting your goals and helping you develop the life and connections you are seeking.

I look forward to having the opportunity to connect with you and assist in propelling your life forward.

Contact me: 218. 270.5384 or Jess@NorthShoremhs.com

Megan Ferge MSW, LICSW

Here’s something I believe: the power of emotions is incredible.  They can shape our identities, impact how we interact with others and can be the underlying source of ongoing and situational problems.

I work with adolescents, young adults, and any individuals who are struggling with understanding who they are and where they fit into the world.  This may include difficulties with depression, anxiety, interpersonal/family conflicts, adjustments towards change in life, stress, trauma and other concerns.

A cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and strength/solution based therapy directs a lot of the work I do with people.  For those seeking specific relief around past trauma, I am also an EMDR trained therapist. It is my hope that I can create a safe space where one can re-connect with their inherent strength, learn new ways of coping with discomfort/distress, and help you work towards positive sustainable change.  

My education through the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Milwaukee and experience working in residential treatment and primary care, has led me to working with people of all demographics.  It is important to me that no matter who are, you feel accepted and welcomed. 

Contact me: 218.303.9528 or Megan@NorthShoreMHS.com

Christine Squier LPCC, LADC

Since 2007 I’ve worked with individuals who experience co-occurring disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-worth and challenges adjusting to life changes.  I use strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Strength Based Therapies.  I carry a Humanistic philosophy in connecting with others, which are the core skills of listening, reflection and focusing on a person’s positive potential.

In my years creating a therapeutic setting for individuals and groups what I’ve enjoyed most is getting to know their authentic self, the side they may keep hidden from others. While the reduction or acceptance of distress is a focus of therapy, so is the process of learning how to appreciate and be kind to yourself.  Therapy isn’t about becoming a different person, it’s about finding confidence and comfort with being your full, present self.

I have a strong passion for work related to diversity and equity.  I value creating space for individuals and groups to reflect upon their own bias and the impact this bias has in their lives.  My professional work in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion started in 2011 with facilitating organizational and group trainings.  I am committed to continuing anti-racist work within the field of mental health and therapy. 

My outside of work interests include my own anti-racist journey, going to local estate sales, singing loudly in the car and exploring national parks and theme parks.  I try, every day, to raise a confident, socially aware and kind daughter.  I value being a community member in Duluth and look forward to helping to decrease the distress while promoting mental wellness of my fellow community members.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  • BBHT approved LPC and LPCC supervisor 
  • Nationally Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Contact me: Christine@NorthShoremhs.com or 218.270.9757

Shelia Miller, LICSW, LADC

I have always held the belief that people thrive when they have connections, where they are validated, acknowledged, and appreciated. Additionally, I hold in mind that change can happen at any time. With these concepts in mind, it is an honor to hold space for an individual to help them seek change, as we all are adaptable human beings.

In my career I have worked with many diverse populations including homeless, American Indian, individuals with chemical dependency issues, women focused, LGBTQIA+. I enjoy working with all ages including couples, adolescents, and family. I have a passion for working with co-occurring disorders and trauma with extensive training and experience in both areas. One of my goals is to help reduce stigma for individuals and families who live with mental or chemical health issues.

I received my MSW at the University of Minnesota Duluth. I am licensed both as a LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) and LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor). I utilize several types of interventions in my practice including: EMDR, CBT, DBT, mindfulness skills, sand tray therapy, brainspotting, experiential, solutions focused, and strengths based.

Some of my personal interests include getting outside and taking it all in whether it be a hike or playing a match of tennis. I enjoy the natural beauty of the northlandI also adore music, singing, dancing and playing guitar. I have a blended family that includes two grown children who continue to be inspirational to me.

I am available for evening appointments and I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact me: shelia@northshoremhs.com or 218.264.4000

“Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.” ― Deepak Chopra