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Meet the Team

Solutions Counseling Services was established in 2003, proudly serving in Breckenridge, Minnesota for nearly 20 years. In 2019, Solutions Counseling Services grew by merging with another counseling agency and became Birchwood Therapeutic Services. Since then, we have expanded into other communities – Fargo ND and Grand Forks ND.

We stand apart from other therapy practices because we value holistic and innovative approaches that have shown true success. Research has shown traditional talk therapy may not been as effective for some individuals. Therefore, the providers at Birchwood Therapeutic Services continually strive to bring groundbreaking therapeutic approaches to our clients.

Our mission is to help our clients find their voice while on their path to healing.

About Us

Breckenridge Office

Our Staff

Pamela Thompson, LICSW

She loves reading, landscaping, family time and taking classes to improve her ability to help her clients.

Ashley Thompson, M.Ed., LPCC – SUP

Ashley believes we all have a story but that does not have to define who we become.

Kallie Marsh, M.Ed., LPCC

Kallie believes in using an empathetic and holistic approach that empowers individuals and families to find solutions to their problems and reach their self-determined goals.

Marissa Perry, M.Ed., LPC

I am passionate about connection and client empowerment. I use individualized tools, techniques, and an integrative therapy approach to meet your individual needs and to help you find self-worth and balance within your daily life. 

Sheyenne Hokit, LPC

I have a passion for helping my clients become the best they can be and empower them to go above that.

Bridget Forst, LGSW

Bridget believes that healing is achieved through uncovering our inherent strengths. Through exploration of thoughts, feelings, & behaviors, we can start to uncover who we truly are and what we are capable of. 

Lori Cline, LICSW

Lori is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISCW) in the state of Minnesota and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Dakota. 

Fargo South Office

Ashley Thompson, M.Ed., LPCC – SUP

Taking the first step in asking for help is one of the bravest things you may ever do. Give yourself that gift because you deserve it!


I am passionate about working with clients to discover their light while learning that their shadow self deserves love as well. Healing incorporates the mind, body, soul and spirit and I am ready to help you start your healing journey. 

Jamie Newberger, M.Ed., LPC (ND & MN)

I am passionate about working with individuals who are healing from painful situations in life, and who feel stuck in old patterns that just aren’t working anymore. Whether you are having difficulty communicating your needs or emotions, facing hard choices, or lacking direction, change is possible. You don’t have to continue feeling stuck or overwhelmed, and you don’t have to do it alone.

Heidi Leckner, LPCC

It is an admirable and courageous thing to go to therapy. I am honored to join you in learning about yourself and taking ownership of your life and your relationships.

Reid Segal, M.S., LAPC, NCC

Reid decided she wanted to be a counselor at 12 years old when she met with her own counselor for the first time. She has seen the benefits of therapy from both sides of the couch and is passionate about offering a welcoming and unintimidating therapy environment where she collaborates with her clients as an equal.

Jennifer Schillinger, MS, EMBA

Jennifer believes in warmly embracing who we are, while gently moving towards authentic personal, professional, relational, and communal wholeness. She loves helping clients find meaning, and identifying how their strengths can be leveraged to meet their goals.

Fargo West Office

Cheyanne Hart, LCSW

I strive to empower youth in finding their strengths and utilizing them with the help of their caregivers. I also enjoy working with families and individuals to improve overall functioning through a strengths based, client centered practice.

Austen McFarren, MS, LPCC

Austen’s clients describe him as gentle, patient, genuine, non-judgmental, warm, flexible, sarcastic, and witty. Austen’s clinical foundation is in humanistic approaches, while also utilizing tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy.

Denise Hellekson, LPCC, LISW

I believe one of the greatest investments we can make in life is the investment in ourselves, and one of the wisest choices we can make is reaching out for assistance when we need support along the way. It is an honor to walk with you on your journey of healing and self-discovery.

Kaitlin Hetland, LPC (MN), LPCC (ND)

I work with people to help them highlight and build on their strengths and focus on what is truly important to them. I can work with you to help when you are dealing with overwhelm, difficult change, worry, sadness, past hurts, family and relationship problems, and other hard things.

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Contact us

Breckenridge Location:

Phone: 218.643.9330

Fax: 218.641.1001

Address: 115 5th St N

Breckenridge, MN 56520​

Fargo South Location:

Phone: 701.532.1353 option 1

Fax: 701.532.1505

Address: 3369 39th St S Suite 2 Fargo, ND 58104

Fargo West Location:

Phone: 701.532.1353 option 2

Fax: 701.532.1505

Address: 4955 17th Ave S #122 Fargo, ND 58103

Grand Forks Location:

Phone: 701.792.7001

Fax: 701.792.7002

Address: 2303 S. Washington St

Grand Forks, ND 58201

East Grand Forks Office

DeNae Haagenson, M.Ed., LPCC

A Minnesota native, DeNae has raised her family here and is active in her community.

Grand Forks Office

Amanda Weston, LPC (MN), LPCC (ND), NCC

Counseling provides a safe space for hope to grow. I believe that every person is the author of their own story and healing can happen as we navigate the writing and rewriting of our story. It is a privilege for me to support you along your journey.

Devon Tinney, LAPC

We all have stories to tell. As a therapist, my greatest joy is working with clients on rewriting their story in a way that gives them power over their life. Whether you are struggling to control your thoughts, continue to replay scenes over and over in your mind, or noticing relationships in life being impacted by emotions, I am here to hold space for the stories you hold while offering unconditional positive regard in this journey towards wholeness. I specialize in working with survivors of sexual exploitation, families impacted by foster care, complex trauma, and codependency.

Telehealth Providers

Amy McIntosh, M.S., M.Ed., LPC (MN), LAPC (ND)

It is my firm belief that there is nothing wrong with you, instead I'd ask you: what has happened to you? Many of our struggles in this life are due to circumstances out of our control. In our work together, I hope to support you in seeing how many gifts you have, and how you can wake up feeling joy, peace, and genuine appreciation for yourself and those around you. I look forward to meeting you!

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