About Integrity Counseling

Founded in 2014, Integrity Counseling started off as one provider, Bridgit Pankonin, LPCC with a vision to help create better futures for her clients. Since then, Integrity Counseling has grown to a group of providers, contributing a bigger variety of services and more counseling sessions.

We know healthy businesses, communities and people thrive on intentional change. We want to come alongside you and help write a better story for your future.

Integrity Counseling Locations

Perham, MN

Make an appointment with one of our providers at our main office in Perham, MN.


Integrity Counseling
720 3rd Avenue SE Suite 4
Perham, MN 56573  map
Fax: 218-346-2060


Mon-Thu by appointment

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Meet our Team

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Bridgit A. Pankonin, M.A., LPCC, CCMHC, BC-TMH

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

BA Psychology Southwest Minnesota State University

MA Forensic Psychology University of North Dakota

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling Adams State University

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Certified Telemental Health Provider

Bridgit is the Clinical Supervisor for Integrity Counseling and oversees all operations for the business to ensure all clients of Integrity Counseling receive the best level of care possible.

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Merit Fondong, BSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

My name is Merit Fondong and I'm a board certified Nurse Practitioner in family medicine and psychiatry. I completed my education as a family nurse practitioner at the University of North Dakota in 2015. I have had the pleasure of working in diverse areas of medicine such as emergency room, urgent care, nursing home, hospital, assisted living, and in clinic. I’m also certified in addiction medicine. In addition, I provide marijuana certification services. I obtained my psychiatric nurse practitioner certification from the University of North Dakota in 2021 and have been providing mental health services through Telehealth. I believe in the philosophy that patients should be treated as a whole person and patient-centered care empowers the patient to be in control of health and treatment.

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Adriene Wade Harms, BS, MHPR

LPCC Clinical Student Under Supervision

Adriene is attending Capella University to get her LPCC and is interested in specializing in CBT and EMDR. She has provided mental health services for children, teens, and adults with a targeted focus on teaching clients to better manage mental health symptoms and learn to self-regulate. She has experience in dealing with individuals who are faced with crisis-level events and high-risk symptoms, providing crisis assessments in-home, and operating as a veteran on-call worker for the Otter Tail County and Becker County Crisis Teams in emergency settings.

Adriene supports a mindful approach to mental health challenges. She subscribes to the notion that every individual is able to learn how to empower themselves and establish healthy goals in order to lead a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

Cassandra Votaw

Cassandra Votaw, M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Cassandra is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Walden University while concurrently practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). With a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling, she offers tailored individual therapy sessions to adolescents and adults. Cassandra integrates a diverse range of therapeutic approaches and evidence-based interventions, ensuring each client receives personalized care aligned with their specific needs.

Cassandra embodies the core values of curiosity, unconditional positive regard, humor, empathy, and openness–thus creating a sense of empowerment for clients to see their truth.
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Jody Chilton, LSW, LGSW, MSW

LICSW Clinical Intern

Jody holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has worked as a Licensed Social Worker for 3 1⁄2 years. Jody has experience as a Clinical Supervisor. She has her License Graduate Social Worker and is pursuing the Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensure. Jody has a wide range of experience in emergency care, abuse, grief, past & present Trauma and
substance abuse issues.

Jody utilizes empathy, evidence-based practices, self-care, and self-empowerment with her clients.

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Kristen Brown

Office Manager/Receptionist

Kristen Brown serves as the Office Manager/Receptionist at Integrity Counseling. With over 15 years of experience in healthcare, Kristen supports individuals of all ages in various capacities. Her contributions ensure the seamless operation of Integrity. Beyond work, Kristen treasures time with loved ones, cherishes outdoor activities, and values connecting with friends.