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 LGBTQIA+ 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 am also trained in EMDR and 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. I am passionately HAES® aligned and anti-diet and love working with folks ready to confront their relationship with diet culture.
In my free time I’m a lover of nature, animals, 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
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy Approved LPCC Clinical Supervisor
Professional/Clinical Memberships: Association for Women in Psychology, Minnesota Counseling Association, North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
Contact me: 218.270. 5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
I come here believing this: the relationship we have with ourselves is the center of how we show up in the world and experience all aspects of life. It’s quite common that we all could use some repair with this relationship from time to time. I work with 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, trauma, adjustments towards change in life and stress. You can leave therapy better understanding yourself, equipped with internal and external resources, and feel more capable.
An internal family systems approach is used to help someone better understand all of who they are and why they might remain stuck in ways of thinking, feeling and reacting. When we learn to befriend all of who we are, we engage with ourselves, others, and the world in a more compassionate, curious and confident way. I will teach you how to do this.
It is my hope that I can cultivate a safe space where one can reconnect with their inherent strength, learn new ways of coping with discomfort, and generate a more desirable way of existing with themselves, others and the world. You can always expect me to bring my humanness, silliness and all to the process. Come pull up a chair (or screen) and join me!
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.
- 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
Sonja Wildwood MA LPCC
I believe that therapy can provide deep healing, powerful growth and personal transformation. I work with clients through a variety of means including holding space for talking, using mindfulness and silence, writing, connecting to and working with the body, and through art and play.
I work with a trauma informed, person-centered, and social justice lens from several modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, attachment-focused and experiential play therapy, narrative, and strengths-based interventions. I primarily work with kids (ages 8 & up), teens, and young adults and enjoy working with parents & other family members when that is a good fit. We develop a plan for our work together and check-in along the way.
I grew up in northern Minnesota and attended the University of MN Duluth for my undergraduate education in International Studies. I graduated from Saint Mary’s University in South Minneapolis in 2014 with a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. I have been a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2016 and have worked in multiple settings with children, teens, and adults including skills-based therapeutic support (ARMHS & CTSS) and therapy in residential, day treatment, and community-based outpatient mental health settings.
I am a mom and enjoy spending time with my family, being outside, learning new things, plant medicine and gardening, a good mystery novel, travel, and generally working to be a better human.
I work part-time on Thursdays and some Saturdays.
Nationally Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT
Member of the Minnesota Counseling Association
Member South St. Louis County Mental Health Local Advisory Council
Contact me at Sonja@northshoremhs.com or 218.409.6377
Samantha Rohl MA
Change can be difficult, but some of our most difficult times can be our greatest opportunities for growth and healing. It can be challenging and rewarding to make changes in your life and in your relationships. Therapy is a place to gather tools that help you identify your feelings, better understand yourself, and manage uncomfortable emotions. I aim to create an empathetic and trusting environment as wells as a relationship in which you can feel safe, seen, heard, and respected to discover areas of yourself that need healing.
I am a graduate of Southwestern College-Santa Fe with a master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling, working towards my independent licensure. I use a trauma-informed, person-centered, strength-based approach to meet you where you are. I believe everyone holds the natural capacity to come to their own solutions while gaining insights from their life experiences. My background includes working with at-risk youth, addiction and recovery, and domestic, sexual, and child abuse. I can work with individuals who may be dealing with relationship, intimacy, sexuality, and gender issues.
If you’d like, we can use the arts to help provide insight or new pathways into relieving stressors and deal with anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, loss, or pain. The use of art therapy directives can be a tool for those who prefer a more non-verbal modality or for times when words are too hard to express. I believe you are resilient, have the ability to heal, resolve issues and lead a life in which you feel empowered and fulfilled. Artistic ability is not required.
-Certified in the Human Sexuality Program from Southwestern College
Contact me at Samantha@NorthShoreMHS.com or 218.558.0778
Erin Durkee MA LAMFT
People encounter many different issues in their lives, from car accidents and bike crashes to complex early childhood trauma experiences, chronic pain, every day anxiety and worries. I work with individuals, couples and families to improve their quality of life across complex issues of identity, trauma, early life experiences, family issues, stress reactions and challenges in regulation and nervous system imbalances. My person centered approach is about meeting folks where they are at and exploring together the patterns they wish to change, develop resilience and repattern responses. I focus on empowering people to make choices that work for them in their lives using Somatic Therapy modalities like Sensorimotor Processing, movement and mindfulness as well as Psychodynamic, Ecological, Humanistic and Family Systems approaches.
I finished a graduate degree in Somatic Psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies and am currently licensed as an LAMFT in the state of Minnesota and working towards full independent licensure as an LMFT. With 10 years of experience on the West Coast as a cyclist, trail runner and myofascial bodyworker, I am passionate about the intersection of movement and functional patterns in the body with psychology and trauma recovery.
In my free time, I can probably be found running around in the woods with my dog, Bear.
-Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1
Contact me at 218.325.1200 or Erin@northshoremhs.com
Savannah Johnson MA
Hey there, I am Savannah! Welcome to North Shore Mental Health Services! I am glad you are here! Life can be a roller coaster. At times we stick our arms in the air enjoying the ride, and other times, we close our eyes and get scared. This shows how difficult and scary our journey through life can be. As a therapist and as a human being, I want you to feel welcomed, safe, and heard. Everyone has their own unique story. Our stories are what makes us who we are. You are truly the expert of your own life, and I will walk alongside you, listen with empathy, and meet you where you are at. You do not have to face it alone. Let’s ride this roller coaster together!
I value the importance of creating a non-judgemental, open space where everyone can share their vulnerabilities, struggles, resiliency, and stories. I will come forward with kindness, support, and care. This will be a collaborative experience together, with you, and your family. We can only change if we are ready to change. Change is truly a scary thing. I want to help normalize these scary feelings together.
I am passionate about working with those who are dealing with transitions and changes in their lives whether that means with individuals, families, couples, children, adolescents, or adults. These transitions may look like grief and loss, transitioning to college, or others. Humans are meant to be connected to their inner-being and those around them. Diane Gehart said, “Being connected to other people – listening and being heard – allows us to remember who we were, who we are, and who we are becoming.” In this therapeutic space, we will work together to empower who you are becoming.
I graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and am currently working towards licensure under supervision. When I am not practicing therapy, I love to hike, go horseback riding, and explore new things with my husband. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story
Contact me at 218.461.8959 or Savannah@NorthShoremhs.com
Bethani Kepler, MA
One of my long-standing goals has always been to work with individuals in the Twin Ports area (Duluth and Superior). I began my career on the Fond du Lac reservation, and it was always a personal aspiration of mine to return and support individuals with their mental health. Although I won’t be relocating up north anytime soon, I’m still able to provide excellent care through telehealth.
I take a holistic approach to my clients and employ a collaborative, person-centered methodology to assist them in uncovering, exploring, and gaining insight into their lives. My ultimate aim is to reduce their stress and help them attain a profound sense of wellness. I firmly believe that empathy, compassion, a sense of humor, creativity, and unwavering support can empower people to gain confidence in themselves as complete individuals. My mission revolves around helping clients enhance their relationships with themselves and their inner experiences.
Diversity and inclusion hold a special place in my heart, and I am deeply committed to fostering an inclusive, safe environment for all individuals, irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, race, ethnicity, religious or spiritual background, or any other factors. I particularly find fulfillment in supporting and collaborating with LGBTQ and transgender individuals of all ages.
I provide therapy for individuals grappling with various challenges, including relationship conflicts, ADHD, Autism, LBGTQ+ relationships, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, schizophrenia, personality disorders, mood disorders, attachment trauma, survivors of complex trauma, and adjustment disorders. To address these issues, I draw upon a range of therapeutic modalities, including art therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, feminist therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness skills. I also provide sex-positive therapy and support individuals in non-traditional relationships. I take great pleasure in working with a wide range of people, with a particular focus on young adults and adults who identify as LGBTQ, transgender, or neurodivergent. Together, we can navigate the complexities of your unique journey toward mental health and personal growth.
My educational background includes a Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy Counseling Services from Adler Graduate School in Minnesota. Over the years, I’ve worked in diverse roles, from social worker and case manager to residential therapist and community adult rehabilitative mental health services worker.
Outside of my professional life, I’ve been a professional, award-winning artist for nearly a decade and have showcased my art in exhibitions across the country. My creative pursuits encompass oil painting, acrylic painting, encaustic painting, yoga, jewelry making, sketching, and other art forms. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, watching Star Wars, creating artwork, and exploring the Twin Cities with my partner, as well as spending quality time with my beloved cats.