Current Clinical Staff
Northland Counseling Center's International Falls office offers the community the following friendly, empathetic group of Clinical Staff members with a wide variety of expertise!
Amie J. Black, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor
Education and Training: BA in Human Services with a minor in Family Studies, Metro State University 1999; MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Liberty University, 2008; Practicum at Cambridge Christian Counseling Center 2007; Internship at Nystrom & Associates, Professional Family Based Division 2007-2008. Areas of clinical interest and expertise include: children and adolescents; parenting issues; marital issues; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Narrative Therapy; spiritual issues; trauma; sexual abuse; Client Centered Therapy.
Tammy Gradine, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Education and Training: BS in Applied & General Psychology, Bemidji State University 2003; MA in Counseling, University of North Dakota 2008; Undergraduate internship at Northland Counseling in International Falls, MN 2003; Graduate internship at Northeast Human Service Center in Grand Forks, ND 2007-2008; Licensed Professional Counselor 2012. Experience working inpatient and outpatient with adults, teens and preteens, case management with children and families. Memberships include American Psychology Association since 2001 and American Counseling Association since 2014. Areas of clinical interest & expertise include: anxiety, depression, grief & loss, employment & education difficulties, relationship issues, health & wellness issues, serious and persistent mental illness, abuse, sexual identity concerns, aging, managing anger, group therapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy.
Willard L. (Bill) Johnson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Education and Training: BA in Psychology, San Jose University 1974; MA and Ph.D. in Mental Retardation Research/Psychology, George Peabody College for Teachers, 1979 &1980; Post-doctoral Internship in Interdisciplinary Training in Developmental Disabilities, Child Development Center, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, 1980-1981; Assessment and Therapy Practica, Joliet Prison, 1989-1990; APA Approved Internship in Clinical Psychology, Veteran's Administration Hospital, New Orleans 1991-1992; Respecialization in Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 1994. Member of American Psychological Association. Areas of clinical interest and expertise include: males and females of all ages and diagnoses; Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation; ADHD/ADD and behavioral problems of children; PTSD and Veteran's issues; DBT; Applied Behavior Analysis/behavior management; Client Centered Therapy; jail and prison populations; Psychological Evaluations; child, family, and marital issues; learning and conditioning; relaxation training; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; anger issues; Native American culture; spirituality issues, co-occuring substance abuse and mental health issues.
Danielle S. Krasaway, MS, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Education and Training: BA in Psychology (2005) and MS in Community Counseling (2008) from Winona State University (WSU), MN; one year Internship at WSU Counseling Center working with college students of all ages. Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association; Licensed Professional Counselor 2010 to present; experience with outpatient and residential therapy with teens and adults, casework with children and families, and health/wellness education in a university setting. Areas of clinical interest and expertise include: depression, anxiety, serious & persistent mental illness, employment/educational difficulties, substance abuse/dependence, cultural & sexual identity, health/wellness, grief & loss, Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, group therapy, and community outreach education.
Aaron Nordrum, MS, Mental Health Practitioner
Education and Training: AA Liberal Arts and Science, Ridgewater Community College 2010; BA in Psychology and BS in Community Psychology, St. Cloud State University 2013, MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Cloud State University 2015; Internship at Solutions Counseling in St. Michael MN 2014-2015. Areas of clinical interest and expertise include: Outpatient therapy with teens, adults, couples, and families; at risk youth, education issues, family and marital issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, health and wellness issues, cultural identity, career counseling, and crisis counseling. My Professional Philosophy includes creating an empowering and supportive environment to allow clients to make positive changes in their life. I believe in providing clients with an unconditional positive regard that creates a setting free of judgement. Work is typically client centered, focusing on strengths and using them to help clients to develop new patterns in their life. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and work with them to identify areas of strength and improvement. I’m trained in family systems and often times find it crucial to integrate people within the client’s system to create positive changes.
Allison L. O’Hara, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Education and Training: B.A. in Psychology, University of St. Thomas 2006; M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities, 2009 & 2011; Pre-Doctoral APA Approved Internship at Robert J. Murney Clinic in Springfield, MO, 2010-2011; Advanced and Therapy Practica, Scott County Mental Health Center, 2008-2009; Assessment Practicum, Hennepin County Medical Center- Neuropsychology Section, 2007-2008. Areas of clinical interest and expertise include: adolescents, adults, older adults; Anxiety; Depression; Personality Disorders; Trauma; Anger Management; Health and Wellness; Issues related to aging ; Adoption issues; GLBT; Psychodynamic Therapy; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; DBT; Psychological Evaluations.
Mary Truscott, MSEd, Marriage & Family Therapist
Education and Training: AA Liberal Arts, AS Business Management, Indian Hills Community College 2002; BA in Sociology, Business Management, Buena Vista University 2005; MSEd Guidance & Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Wisconsin 2014; Internship at Lutheran Social Service of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan 2013-2014. Areas of clinical interest and expertise include: Outpatient therapy with teens and adults, couples and families; teen issues, education/college/truancy issues, family & marital issues, anxiety, depression, abuse, sexuality issues, PTSD, trauma, career counseling and crisis counseling. I use an integrative approach to therapy and use Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy, Solution Focused, Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, group therapy, and intentionally practice community outreach education. My personal theory is the existential approach which characterizes human beings as creatures of continual change and transformation, living essentially finite lives in a context of personal strengths and weaknesses as well as opportunities and limitations created by their environment.