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Dr. David B. Plude

Psy.D., CEO, Licensed Psychologist
Dave has worked at APC since 1992. He received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Duluth Campus in 1999. While Dave considers himself a generalist, and works with a variety of different issues, his areas of specialization include working with couples, communication, attention problems, mood issues, stress, sports psychology and anger management. Dave enjoys working with people and has over 17 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families work through many challenging issues. While completing his Doctoral Degree, Dave published his research on attention deficit disorder and EEG-based diagnosis. Other research Dave has been involved with at the University of Minnesota, Duluth involved diagnosing and treating college students with ADD/ADHD. In addition to his current duties at APC, Dave is actively participating with a group of local professionals and advocates to improve and redesign our approach to domestic violence and abuse issues. He is an active board member for the Duluth Superior Alpine Club. For any questions:

Shelley Plude

MSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Shelley Plude has been working with Arrowhead Psychological Clinic for several years administratively and has more recently joined our Clinical Team. Shelley obtained her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota - Duluth in 1995. She completed her Masters degree in Social Work at UMD in 2003. Shelley has several years of clinical experience working with Children and Adolescents in both day treatment settings as a school Social Worker. Shelley's previous employment history includes working with the Juvenile Assessment Center, Northwood's Children's Services, and five years as the Social Worker for the Hermantown School District. More recently Shelley practiced as an understudy with Diedre Plude, MA, LP, working with adults couples and families, prior to Diedre's retirement. Shelley's areas of specialization include counseling services with children, adolescents and adults. In addition to her work with clientele of these ages, Shelley looks forward to providing counseling services for couples and families. In addition to Shelley's clinical interests Shelley has spent several years being involved as an active participant in Congdon Park Soccer and with the Scott Anderson Leadership Program

Dr. Kim Schmidt

Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist
Kim has been in practice for over 13 years and enjoys working with a broad variety of patients of all ages. She strives to individualize therapy to fit each patient’s unique needs. Dr. Schmidt competed her predoctoral internship in the Hawaiian Islands where she had the opportunity to receive specialized training in working with cross-cultural patients and post traumatic stress disorder. Additional specialties include sexual abuse, women’s issues, psychological evaluations, hypnosis and crisis intervention.

Dr. Julianne Davis

Psy. D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Davis has practiced as a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Iowa, where she was most recently Clinic Director of a mental health center. Dr. Davis brings experience in consultation, assessment, and individual therapy to APC. Dr. Davis works with adult clients who are experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, and adjustment problems, as well as with adults struggling with thought disorders and chemical dependency. Assessments offered by Dr. Davis include bariatric surgery evaluations, disability assessments, court-ordered evaluations for parenting capacity and probation, and diagnostic evaluations. Dr. Davis has provided consultation services to hospital units, chemical dependency treatment centers, and residential facilities for adults with chronic mental illnesses. In addition to her clinical work here at APC she is also providing counseling services for the Women's Bethel Work Release Program. She is available to provide training and to facilitate group supervision or staffing for treatment facilities.

Dr. Kelsey Berg

Psy. D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Berg completed her doctoral degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities with a concentration in Children and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Berg has worked in school systems in Minneapolis and Duluth, as well as inpatient settings. Dr. Berg has taught the “Safe Touch” curriculum to children and adolescents in the Twin Cities area. She is skilled in writing comprehensive evaluations around a variety of diagnoses including: attentional issues, behavioral challenges, autism spectrum disorders, trauma related disorders, learning disabilities, attachment issues, and anxiety and depressive disorders. Dr. Berg has also worked with parents to develop parenting strategies and skills to help assist their family system. Dr. Berg has assisted children and adolescents in individual therapy sessions to develop coping skills to handle emotions and relaxation techniques. Additionally, Dr. Berg has worked with early childhood programs in the Duluth area to help teachers, staff, and parents develop interventions and recommendations to assist children with learning and development.

Dr. Adam Ries

Psy. D., Psychotherapist
Adam is a relatively new transplant to the Duluth area, having completed his pre-doctoral internship here at Arrowhead Psychological Clinic. He received his B.A. degree in psychology from UW-Madison and his Doctoral Degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. As a generalist, Adam works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages, and brings a variety of competencies and interests to the clinic. In particular, his clinical focus is providing assessment and treatment of mood, anxiety, and attention disorders, as well as conducting multi-modal evaluations involving neuropsychological, cognitive, and personality assessment. He has also worked with adults and adolescents with chemical health concerns, as well as individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. His academic research has focused on the neuropsychological assessment of Attention Deficit Disorder and Schizophrenia.

Dr. Ryan T. Goldenstein

Psy. D., Licensed Psychologist
Arrowhead Psychological Clinic, P.A., is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Ryan Goldenstein. Dr. Goldenstein completed his doctoral degree at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked as a Licensed Psychologist for the Arizona State Hospital prior to moving to Minnesota and joining APC. He specializes in forensic evaluation and has years of experience providing individual psychotherapy services to clients from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. His training and experience providing services includes chemical dependency, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, as well as neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation. He also taught undergraduate courses for the University of Phoenix, in-person and on campus.

Dr. Lindsey King

Psy. D., Psychotherapist

Becca Zimmerman

MA, Pre-Doctoral Intern – Generalist
Primarily working with adults and young adults.

Connie Moe

MA, Pre-Doctoral Intern – Generalist

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  • Depression
  • Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
  • Coping with Stress
  • Individual Therapy
  • Healing the Heart
  • Chronic Pain Treatment
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Sports Psychology
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  • Divorce Prevention
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