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!

Dessa M. Bergan, MSW, Licensed Social Worker

Education and Training:  BA in Psychology and BS in Criminal Justice Studies, University of North Dakota, 2010; MSW in Social Worker, University of North Dakota, 2015; Internship at Lutheran Social Services 2013-2014; Field placement at LifeCare Medical Center 2015; Licensed Graduate Social Worker 2016-2018; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 2018-present.

Areas of clinical interest and expertise:  Adolescents, children, families, adults, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family and marital issues, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), crisis assessment & intervention with children and adults, grief and loss.

Amie J. Black, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

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;  Internship at Nystrom & Associates, Professional Family Based Division 2007-2008. Board approved supervisor for LMFT and LPCC. Mental Health Consultant for MN DHS. Memberships include MN Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Association for Play Therapy, and MN Association for Children’s Mental Health. Specialized training in; Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from University of MN, DC: 0-5 Screening & Interventions, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Childhood sexual abuse, and Play Therapy.
Areas of Clinical Interest and expertise include; Infant and Early Childhood, School-aged Children, Adolescents, Parenting Issues, Trauma and Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Health/Wellness, Grief and Loss, Play Therapy, Client Centered Therapy.

Tammy Gradine, MA, Licensed Professional Clinical 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 2017. 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, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR.

Katie Haugen, LGSW (She/her)

Education and Training:  BA in social work, Concordia College Moorhead, MN, 2013.  Internship at the Family Violence Program. MSW Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, 2021.  Internship at Guild Inc.

General Clinical Interests:  Anxiety, depression, life transitions, OCD, personality disorders, grief and loss, issues related to aging, trauma, anger management, impulse control, severe mental illness.

Integrating complementary health approaches:  cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused behavioral therapy.

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.

Jeanie Johnson, MA, License Graduate Social Worker 69128 (She/her)

Education and Training:  MA, Saint Scholastica, 2021.  Internship:  Range Mental Health Center 2021.  BS, Bemidji State University, 2019.  Internship:  Bigfork Valley Hospital and Communities 2019.

General Clinical Interests:  Children, Adolescents, and Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Family or Couples Counseling, Dialectal Behavior Therapy.

Anna Mann, MS, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Education and Training:  BA in Psychology  (2009) from Ashford University, IA; BS in Business Administration (2015) from Bemidji University, MN; MS in Mental Health Counseling (2017) from Capella University, MN.  Internship at Northland Counseling Center in International Falls, MN (2016-2017).  Specialized training in; Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health from University of MN (2020), Child Parent Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and DC: 0-5 Screening & Interventions. Experience working outpatient therapy with adults, adolescents and children, and adult rehabilitation mental health services.

Areas of clinical interest and expertise include: Infant & Early Childhood, Children, Adolescents, trauma & abuse, anxiety, depression, health/wellness, DBT psychoeducational groups (teens & adults), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Allison L. O’Hara Meyers, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Director of Operations

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 Practicum, Scott County Mental Health Center, 2009; Therapy Practicum, Scott County Mental Health Center, MN, 2008-2009; Assessment Practicum, Hennepin County Medical Center- Neuropsychology Section, 2007-2008.  Certificate in Nutritional Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA, 2020.  MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy Board Approved Supervised for LPC and LPCC.

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, Integrating complementary health approaches; Nutritional Psychology;  Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Clinical Supervision,  Psychological Evaluations.

Amy Schaffer, MA, Licensed Psychologist

BA in Psychology, University of Minnesota 1991; MA in Counseling Psychology, College of St. Thomas Minneapolis, 2004; Licensed Social Worker, 1995-present.

Areas of clinical interest and expertise include: children, adolescents and adults,couples,  school counseling, crisis intervention, eating disorders, play therapy, anxiety, depression, pain management, gried & loss issues, anger management, PTSD,  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, family and marital issues, chemical health and gambling issues, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and teens and EMDR treatment.