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
- 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 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 power of emotions is incredible. Emotions shape our identities, impact how we interact with others and can be the underlying source of ongoing and situational problems.
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, adjustments towards change in life and stress. Recent times have brought a need for many of us to adjust our lives internally and externally to find balance, purpose, and fulfillment. This adjustment can happen here.
A cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and strength based therapy directs the work I do with people. A narrative approach is used to help clients re-author their lives and identify alternative views of themselves, their past and their desired future. A Family Systems perspective is also applied to help identify the role of boundaries needed to sustain change.It is my hope that I can create a safe space where one can reconnect with their inherent strength, learn new ways of coping with discomfort, and help you work towards positive sustainable change. My education and experience has led me to working with people of all demographics. It is important that no matter who you 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.
- 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
Jamy Hanson LMFT
Life can be so damn hard. We can be overwhelmed with grief, stuck in old patterns, distant from the people we love, crabby, sad, anxious, and incredibly miserable. Everything spins and we are just making it through each day. We feel out of control of our lives and we spend a lot of time swimming in stories about our selves that say we are broken, crazy, or unloveable. We begin to lose hope that life can be better and are convinced that we aren’t strong enough to change or heal.
Life conditions us to focus our attention on our external worlds; our relationships, our jobs, our possessions, etc. We work really hard to control our environment and are conditioned to believe that going inside of ourselves will remind us of our hurts and keep us stuck. I’m here to help you not be afraid of what you will find inside and give you confidence and clarity to live your life without fear. By doing this I am confident that we can all live happier, more joyful and more connected lives.
I’m Jamy and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with Individuals and Families and am most passionate about my work with Couples. I have a lot of experience working with and am a part of the Queer community. I have done quite a bit of work with the Transgender community and am mindful of my privilege as a White Woman in this world which fuels my anti-racist work. My main lens in my work comes from Internal Family Systems where I am most confident and professionally trained. I also am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
I am warm and tender and also kind of funny. I am passionately in love with Mother Earth, my wife, my 2 children, and my Giant dogs. I love playing cards and laughing at myself. I am humble and spend time daily becoming a better human. I am a rule follower and a rule breaker. I fight for equality and justice and believe in World Peace.
Reaching out can feel really hard AND I encourage you to do so. Please contact me at email@example.com or 612-868-6149.
Sonja Wildwood MA LPCC
I grew up in northern Minnesota and attended the University of MN Duluth for my undergraduate education. I graduated from St. Mary’s University in South Minneapolis in 2014 with a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. I have held the license of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2016 and have worked in multiple settings with children, teens, and adults including ARMHS and ILS work, CTSS, and therapy in residential, day treatment, and community-based outpatient mental health settings.
I believe in the power of healing and growth that therapy provides. I offer that healing and growth through a variety of means in my sessions through holding space for my clients to be their authentic selves. I also hold space through talking, mindfulness and silence, writing, and through the symbolism of art and play. I work with trauma informed, person-centered, and social justice lenses from several modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, attachment-focused play therapy, narrative, and strengths-based interventions. I primarily work with kids (ages 10 & up), teens, and young adults and enjoy working with client’s families when that is a fit. Together, we develop a plan for our time together and check-in along the way.
I am passionate about my work but in my spare time I enjoy being a mom, spending time outside, learning new things (most recently knitting and becoming a better cook), plant medicine and gardening, a good British mystery novel, travel, and generally working to become a better human.
- Nationally Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT
- Member of the Minnesota Counseling Association
- Mental Health Consultant for Mentor North
- Co-Chair South St. Louis County Mental Health Local Advisory Council
Contact me at Sonja@northshoremhs.com or 218-409-6377