OUR MISSION: "BRINGING HOPE AND CHANGE THROUGH CLIENT-CENTERED TREATMENT THAT FOCUSES ON THE POTENTIAL FOR HEALTHIER INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY SYSTEMS."

WHat MAKES GREAT NORTH SO GREAT?

  • ·         Need walk and talk therapy? You got it.
  • ·         Need different hours? Yep, I can be a bit flexible, too.
  • ·         Stuck in jail? I'll try to meet you there (as allowed of course).
  • ·         How about online scheduling anytime day or night?
  • ·         Appointment reminders? Yep! Life gets busy and I created my services with these            add-ins to help with that!

Meeting you at life's crossroads.

When I began my private practice, I decided it was time to shake things up a little here in Bemidji. That is why I decided that my motto really describes my approach, and not that I made it the other way around as some catchy, but futile phrase. 

When you walk through my door, I hope you can learn how to see the highest value of yourself, your time and your health; I hope that you will be able to identify your potential and create direction to allow you to feel confidence, hope and understand the tools for lasting change.

I provide tailored and effective evidence-based mental health and substance use treatment options to the local community. I decided to open my own small entrepreneurial counseling services in an effort to meet busy lives.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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  • A quaint office on the lower level of the 522 Professional Center.
  • A simple, relaxing waiting area inside Suite 10.
  • Fresh, quality coffee, tea, or water. I don't believe in giving any less.
  • The comfy couch to settle on as if you were at home (unless you prefer chairs of course).
  • A clean, relaxing environment.
  • Absolute respect for you and your situation in life.
  • A small assortment of clean baby and toddler toys. Sometimes life does not work out perfect and your babies may need to come along. I do recommend however, in order to get the most out of your time, that you try to invest in your counseling sessions as self-care time and come without the distraction of children. This may be some of the only, 'focus on you' time that you have!
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New to services?

All new clients will first need either a Rule 25 or Diagnostic Assessment unless inquiring about consulting services. I will try to tailor your services around your needs; you are not a one size fits all. What if I do the assessment and we are not a good fit? No worries! We may not jive well together or perhaps I know someone else who may better serve your presenting concerns. I would rather you walk away from counseling thinking, "Wow! That was awesome and super helpful!" then regret your experience and time spent. 

Lastly, I actually am really excited to get to working with you and would like to commend you now on taking your health seriously. You are pretty awesome.... now, go on, stand a little taller!

Life success is more like creating an internal switch; although our trek is long and difficult, we must be able to see the beauty and importance in it’s lessons; and experience in the joys of all lightness, versus carry around the ruts and sorrows of the darkness.
— Kimberly Carroll