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Our Team

Charline Bengtson, LMFT

Owner & Clinical Director

Hello and Welcome!  I'm Charline.  I'm a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Board Approved LPC/LPCC & LMFT supervisor.  I provide counseling services for individuals, professionals, couples, and families across the lifespan in a calm, safe, and confidential environment that facilitates growth and healing. 

Tayler Waldvogel, LPCC

Children & Adolescents

Hello, my name is Tayler. I have a master’s degree in my program of study, Rehabilitation and

Addictions Counseling. I am currently under supervision to be a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  I am also a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor.

Kelsey Washek, Clinical Trainee

Clinical Trainee

Hello! My name is Kelsey, and I’m a student at Capella University, currently working towards my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  I am currently completing my practicum under supervision at North Country Counseling.

Jessica Spaulding, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Medication Management

Hello! I am Jessica Spaulding, and I am a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner treating patients ages 18-99. 

As a nurse practitioner in psychiatry, I have training in medication management and offer supportive therapy. I specialize in treating clients dealing with depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and many other mental health struggles.

Cassandra Brix, LMFT

Internship Site Coordinator & Trainer

Life can be an inspiring, energizing, connecting, and fulfilling experience. Enduring life on one’s own can also be draining, hurtful, scary, and lonely. Therapy can be a way to effectively cope through life’s valleys, find appreciation in our travels, as well as a way to create more enjoyable paths in life that a person wants to lead.

Melissa Saari, LPC

Clinical Trainee

Hello! My name is Melissa. I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in May 2022. I am a pre-licensed clinician working under supervision towards LPCC licensure.

Megan Johnson, LPCC

Ages 10+ 

Hi, I’m Megan!


I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I grew up in a rural Minnesota farming community...

Cherise Haugen, LICSW

Board approved supervisor

My name is Cherise Haugen, I am a LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker), with my Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and over 14 years experience in the Social Work and Mental Health fields.

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