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.

Address

Integrity Counseling
155 2nd St SW
Perham, MN 56573  map
218-422-6131

Hours

Mon-Thu by appointment

Therapy room at Integrity Counseling | Perham, MN

Fargo, ND

Make an appointment with Shanna Garcia, LPCC at Infinite Skin Med Spa in Fargo, ND.

Address

Infinite Skin Med Spa
1665 43rd St S Suite 108
Fargo, ND 58103  map
701-314-2504

Hours

Mon-Fri by appointment

Therapy Room at Integrity Counseling - Fargo, ND

Meet our Team

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

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 sees clients from Adolescence to Adulthood. She provides individual, couples and family counseling. Bridgit is specialized in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adults.

Bridgit believes that change is always possible and her goal is to help her clients change their experience of life!

Bridgit will help clients with anxiety, depression, panic, family/relationship issues, adolescent issues, parenting, suicide, worry, adjusting to new circumstances, regulating emotions, tolerating distress and interpersonal effectiveness skills.

James Broton, M.S., LPC, NCC

James Broton, M.S., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
National Certified Counselor

​James provides therapy to individuals (children to adults), couples and families. He customizes each therapy session to meet the needs of each client and also specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adults.

James will help clients with anxiety, depression, panic, family/relationship issues, child/adolescent issues, PTSD, suicide, worry, adjusting to new circumstances, regulating emotions, anger, and goal setting.

Branden Smith

Branden Smith, M.A.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Branden provides individual therapy for adults, adolescents, and children. His base theoretical orientation comes from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with a focus on acceptance, flexible attention to the present moment, and modifying unhelpful or outdated cognitive themes. He is always willing to learn and grow to provide evidence-based, integrative care depending on his clients' needs.

Branden's counseling focus is treating depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, alcohol use disorder, and complicated presentations of mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. He aims to help clients achieve an accurate and rational interpretation of their life, worldview, values, and perspective of self.

BS Psychology with an emphasis on Social Science from North Dakota State University
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University

Elizabeth Niewojna, M.A.

Elizabeth Niewojna, M.Ed., NCC

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Elizabeth provides individual counseling with adults, children, and adolescents. She utilizes a person-centered approach, where she works together with clients to collaboratively reach their goals. She values empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard with her clients and enjoys the creative process of matching her client’s presenting concerns, goals, personalities, and interests with tools and interventions from various theories and therapies, such as narrative, trauma informed CBT, DBT, RCT, art, existential, and mindfulness.

She specializes in working with clients who are experiencing distress with post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual assault, grief and loss, shame and guilt, and self-esteem.

She enjoys keeping up to date on counseling research, reading and writing, camping, paddle boarding, biking, and adventuring with her English Springer Spaniel Quinn.

Tammy Top, BSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC Adult Psychiatric Medication Provider

Tammy Top, BSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Adult Psychiatric Medication Provider

I have been in healthcare since 2001, working from certified nurse assistant all the way to a nurse practitioner. From 2004-2016 I worked as a registered nurse. As an RN I worked in many settings, primarily family practice. March of 2016 I graduated with my Family Nurse Practitioner. My first job was in correctional medicine with the South Dakota Department of Health. I genuinely enjoyed my time working with the inmate population and I gained a wealth of experience. It was during that time I realized my gifts and talents would be better utilized in psychiatric medicine. I left correctional medicine in 2019 to pursue my Psychiatric Mental Health Certification. During that time, I worked in urgent care and mental health settings. I have recently graduated from the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Briar Cliff University and became board certified in June of 2021.

My goal is to provide patient-centered care, focusing on the client as a whole person. I believe medication is just one arm of treatment and it is best used in conjunction with therapy. I strive for a collaborative relationship with my clients listening to what is most important in their lives, their expectations, and their goals.

I look forward to developing meaningful patient-provider relationships and guiding you through your journey.

Shanna Garcia

Shanna Garcia

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Shanna is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who provides individual counseling to women ages 14 to adult at our location inside Infinite Skin Med Spa in Fargo. Shanna holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary in Bismarck. She has extensive experience working with clients who are experiencing distress with anxiety/panic, depression, relationship concerns, adjusting to change life/transitions, family problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, grief and loss, sexual abuse and suicidality/self-harming behaviors. She values empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard with her clients and carefully works to match her clients’ presenting concerns, goals, personalities and interests with tools and interventions from various theories and therapies such as CBT, DBT, trauma informed, motivational interviewing, behavior modification, skill building and mindfulness. She works together with clients to collaboratively reach their goals.

Shanna enjoys spending time with her husband, children and the family dog. She enjoys being on the lake with her husband fishing and experiencing the benefits of being outdoors. Shanna also enjoys working on sewing projects.

Shanna is passionate about learning and values every day that she learns something new that can contribute to her goal of being the best therapist and woman she can be.

Kristi Meyer

Kristi Meyer

Receptionist

I am originally from Fargo and moved to the Perham area 13 years ago.  I graduated from Interstate Business College with a degree in Dental Assisting.

I worked in Dental for many years as an assistant and in the front office.  I have been working in healthcare for several years now and I found an opportunity to work for Integrity Counseling.  My hobbies include gardening, crafting, kayaking, walking and I especially love to spend time with my pets and family.