DR. Heather Rose-Carlson PsyD, LP
As a native Duluthian, I grew up learning to embrace all that the Northland has to offer. With my husband and two fantastic children, we enjoy kayaking, gardening, fishing, berry picking and a warm campfire with friends and family.
I provide integrative therapy in a coaching manner. Most clients can identify what is going wrong or what is missing in their lives, but need guidance on how to get back on track. People tend to be "stuck" trying what may have worked in the past and are frustrated that these same behaviors, expectations and coping skills are not working in their current life circumstances.
Outside of the office, it has been an honor to work with our veterans and our community. Through Project New Hope, I am part of a team that provides weekend retreats to veterans and their families at no cost including a female veterans retreat to the BWCA every summer. I also provide Critical Incident Response when traumatic events occur in our community.
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (American Psychological Association accredited program)
Bachelors of Arts
Psychology College of St. Scholastica, Summa Cum Laude
Krissy Scott MA, LPCC
I enjoy guiding the therapy process by evidenced-based practice, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a variety of other interventions. I genuinely appreciate the opportunity I have been given to provide an objective, nonjudgmental environment to witness the strength, courage, and transformation that ensues from the therapy process. I value the importance of gratitude and humor in my therapeutic approach to improve over-all wellbeing. I hope to support you with compassion through any hurts, challenges, struggles, or stressors on your journey to reduced suffering, full potential, and new hope.
I have over 17 years of experience as a therapist working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. I have assessed and treated a broad spectrum of presenting issues ranging from a variety of life stressors to any number of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.
I have background and training in conflict resolution, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Additionally, I have interests and research background in the areas of body
image and gender differences with depression.
I am a Rule 114 qualified neutral in the state of MN and on the Roaster of ADR neutral mediators.
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Cum Laude (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks)
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks)
Alex Ross MA, LPCC
Working in the field of mental health for the last 10 years has been incredibly satisfying and has provided a wide variety of opportunities. I currently specialize in working with children and adolescents and am nationally certified as a provider trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based practice for children and adolescents who have had traumatic experiences. My approach to therapy is that my role is to use my knowledge as a partner with clients to meet individuals where they are at while also working with clients and families to challenge themselves towards life change.
Working with individuals who have experienced trauma is a passion of mine, and I have also become trained in other models to address traumatic experiences with adults. My hope is to support resilience and provide the ability for individuals of all ages to address stressful life experiences.
Specialty Work: Working with individuals who have experienced trauma and I have also become trained in other models to address traumatic experiences with adults.
When I'm not working, I also provide Critical Incident Response for the community, spend time with friends, family and my dog, and am hoping to make it to every National Park.
Masters in Counseling Psychology (Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota)
Bachelor's in Forensic Science, Minor in Psychology (University of North Dakota)
Christina Finlo MA, LMFT
I have been in practice just under 10 years, including private practice, community health, and residential treatment. I have worked with numerous teens, couples, families and adult individuals. I have experience working with multiple issues involving mood, behavior, trauma, relationships, sexuality, and self-concept.
For me, therapy is about balance between challenge and nurture. Challenge is all about insight, reflection, learning, and expanding knowledge of the world and ourselves. Nurture is about compassion, connection, and understanding how you think, feel and operate. I blend exploring how our genetics and experiences combined with who we are at our creative emotional core. Regardless of the types of symptoms we develop, underneath lies the depth of who we are as we struggle to cope with our reality and what it means to us. Exploring these areas can lead to getting unstuck, growth, freedom, healing and feeling more alive and connected. Adlerian psychology is very useful and practical especially when integrated with other styles. My graduate research was in the area of attachment which contributes to a great understanding of relationships and the impact of our bonds with others.
Education: BS Alternative Education and Art, MA Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy; Adler Graduate School
Specialty Work: Teens, Relationships, and Men’s Issues
Outside of work, I enjoy dance/art and being physically active, nature, learning, adventure, experience, and connecting with others in real and meaningful ways.
Kathleen Wicklund Office Manager
I’m just about a lifetime Duluth native apart from living on Kincheloe AFB in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and a year in Grand Marias. I’m the oldest of 7 and have two children and live with my fiancé and our cat.
I attended UMD with my studies being in criminology, sociology, and psychology. I feel right at home at Northland Psychological.
I’ve been in customer service positions since I was 14 and I enjoy helping people. Here at Northland Psychological, I wear many hats, I am the first person you see when you arrive, I answer the phones, do the scheduling, and handle the billing. I take care of our therapists, so they can focus on taking care of our clients.
When I’m not at work, I’m busy with DIY projects, gardening, fishing when I can, and all things crafty.
Hello Everyone! I am a 10 year old Norwegian Elk Hound. I have been providing pet therapy for 8 years and I love my job.
My hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. I have special training to comfort and protect, but I am just a dog at heart that loves to cuddle and relieve your stress. My passions outside of the office are playing with the kids and neighborhood dogs, I LOVE SNOW and hate water, and I am working on my attraction to skunks (this, unfortunately, ate up all of my vacation time last year)!
If you are allergic or a cat person, please let my therapist know and we can make arrangements for me to work in another office at the time of your visit.
Therapy dogs provide an essential element to therapy and studies have shown that therapy animals provide the following benefits:
lowers blood pressure
improves cardiovascular health
releases calming endorphins (oxytocin)
lowers overall physical pain
the act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response, which is believed to reduce the amount of medication needed by some people
lifts spirits and lessens depression
lowers feelings of isolation and alienation
aids children in overcome speech and emotional disorders
creates motivation for the client to recover faster