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Dr. David Ammend, MD

Dr. David Ammend, MD

Medical Director / Pediatrician

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Relationships

“PassageWay to me is about creating a conceptual framework and language to make it easier for NWP staff to guide residents and their families in pursuing lifestyle changes that can lead to improved mental and physical health.  By using a common language, it is simpler to communicate to residents, families, and other involved persons why these lifestyle approaches are important, and to facilitate the continuation of these activities when the resident moves on to a new setting.”

     

PROFILE

“I find that injecting some humor into my day is a great tension reliever. It can make a good day better, and a tough day not so bad. I try to share this with the kids when I see them. For some, it is clearly a bit of a surprise that the DOCTOR is actually someone who will joke with them. Injecting humor into the first visit often makes for a much more relaxed relationship for the duration of their stay with us. And to have the kids throw out a humorous line to me – maybe while just walking past my office – always makes both of us smile.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Pediatrician
  • Education: Pediatric Residency; MD; BA, Political Science
  • With Northwest Passage since 1992

Sarah Brewster

Sarah Brewster

Therapist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Relaxation | Nutrition | Exercise | Relationships | Service | Spirit

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QUOTE

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DETAILS

  • Education:
  • With Northwest Passage since 2019
 

Alexa DeMoe

Alexa DeMoe

Therapist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Relationships | Nutrition | Service | Exercise | Recreation | Spirit | Relaxation

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QUOTE

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DETAILS

  • Specialty:
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  • With Northwest Passage since 2019
 

Meghan Fischer LPC, ATR

Meghan Fischer LPC, ATR

Therapist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Relationships | Spirit

“They are all ways I feel recharged/refreshed.”

    

QUOTE

“Hope means restoring balance.”

DETAILS

  • Education: Master’s in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling; Seton Hill, May 2017
  • With Northwest Passage since 2019
 

Lacey Fisk

Lacey Fisk

Clinical Supervisor

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Relationships | Recreation | Spirit

“My passion is in supporting individuals and families in building meaningful relationships.  Dependent on the individual, this could mean working towards building a healthy relationship with oneself, family, peers, and/or community.”

 

PROFILE

“My work includes helping individuals explore their interpersonal needs, with emphasis on emotional needs such as the sense of connection, understanding, and acceptance. Together, we explore what barriers could be preventing the fulfillment of interpersonal needs/desires. Equally important is increasing one’s understanding of their personal strengths and how those strengths can help them in building and maintaining valuable relationships. Another focus of my work is on helping individuals process through relationship wounds. This could include offering a corrective emotional experience, exploring ways to repair damaged relationships, and/or helping individuals make meaning out of their past experiences.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Relationship building
  • Education: MA, Social Work
  • With Northwest Passage since 2010

Angela Frederickson, LCSW

Angela Frederickson, LCSW

Clinical Director

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Service | Nature | Recreation

“I love spending time with my horses and I also love volunteering with the 4-H organization. I continue to teach 4-H horse project members each year. I learned the importance of service as a 4-H member and have served my community through 4-H since I was 13 years old. I also volunteer my time mentoring therapeutic riding instructors and serving on the board of a therapeutic riding program in Wausau, WI called Stable Hands. I have volunteered with various therapeutic riding organizations since the age of 18 and have been with Stable Hands since 2002.”

  

PROFILE

“I am thankful for my animal companions every day of my life. When I was 16 years old I watched my first therapeutic horseback riding session and was instantly smitten with it. Since that time I have worked to gather the knowledge and experience to someday work with kids and animals. Working at Northwest Passage provided me with the opportunity to put the last pieces of the puzzle together to meet this longstanding goal. Working with the support of Northwest Passage over the years, I have become a certified mental health specialist with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association and I currently literally bring my passion to work with me one day a week in a horse trailer!”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Certified EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Clinician
  • Education: MS, Social Work; BS, Social Work
  • With Northwest Passage since 2005

Kimberly Johnson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Kimberly Johnson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Spirit

“In my personal life, I find it important to incorporate time for recreation and relaxation. I like to spend my free time outdoors getting exercise and appreciating my surroundings.”

    

QUOTE

“To me, hope means to believe in the fact that you have the ability to achieve your goals. Hope means to recognize your strengths and abilities and to apply both to your vision for the future.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Recovery, Empowerment
  • Education: The College of St. Scholastica BSN in 2005; MSN in 2011.
  • With Northwest Passage since 2018
 

Dr. Robert Law, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Law, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Recreation | Nature | Relationships

“Nature rejuvenates.”

   

PROFILE

Dr. Bob Law joined the Northwest team in 2008. Dr. Law’s strong background in pediatric neuropsychological assessment makes him a vital member of our clinical team. He brings a focus and much experience in assessing neurodevelopmental challenges and disorders. Dr. Law provides inpatient assessments at the Northwest Passage Child and Adolescent Center, provides psychological oversight and consultation services at the Northwest Counseling & Guidance Clinic Ellsworth Day Treatment Program, and provides outpatient assessments to clients through the Frederic office.

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Education: Ph.D., Biopsychology and Mental Health; MA, Biopsychology; BA, Psychology
  • With Northwest Passage since 2008
 

Erica Lumley

Erica Lumley

Therapist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Relationships | Nature | Spirit

“I see relationships as an opportunity for deeper understanding, mutual growth, and FUN! We need to feel safe in order to be vulnerable and we need to be vulnerable to truly engage in the power and synergy of relationship. I grew up in the lakes, woods, and rivers of Minnesota and Wisconsin. It only takes 10 minutes in a canoe on the Namekagon river to remind me who I really am, and how I am supposed to be in the world. Nature helps to reset and renew. I have a deeply rooted belief that every aspect of this planet is connected, and I know this comes from a wisdom that is way beyond myself. When I travel through the world with this knowledge at the forefront, and I relax into it, everything seems to be effortless. I strive to relax into this greater experience, to notice and honor the divine in others, peace within nature, and the energy that fuels me.”

     

QUOTE

“I am passionate about supporting the truth as spoken from the perspective of the children we work with. Often times they have much more information and insight than we adults realize. It is important to me that we both maintain their safety and their voice to play a major role in their wellness.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Relational Therapy, Intergenerational and Historical Trauma, Family Systems,
  • Education: BA in Psychology, University of Minnesota; MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • With Northwest Passage since 2014
 

Dr. Jennifer Olson, Psy.D.

Dr. Jennifer Olson, Psy.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Relationships | Spirit

“PassageWay for me is a really simple, yet eloquent conceptual framework that highlights all the balancing elements necessary for healthy physical and mental health.  My favorite element of the PassageWay is relationships because as human’s we’re innately part of something larger.  Who we are is in great part a bi-product of our early relationships, our family systems and how we learn to interact with the world.  I am who I am now because of my family and all the relationships I’ve invested in throughout my life.”

       

QUOTE

“For me, doing this work is about understanding the complexity of each child, helping them to believe in themselves, realize their strengths and appreciate their resiliency.”

DETAILS

  • Specialties:
    • Early Identification and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Internationally recognized clinical trainer on ADOS-2, ADI-R and ADOS-Toddler
  • Education:
    • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Special Emphasis on Child/Adolescent Psychopathology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology
    • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from Luther College
  • With Northwest Passage since 2019
 

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