Amy Lindahl, MSW, LGSW ADC-T, has been employed with North Homes since 2001.  She was integral to the opening of our Bemidji office location and the development of both our foster care and girls’ residential treatment programs in the area.  Amy graduated from Bemidji State University with a BS in Criminal Justice and a minor in psychology with an emphasis in chemical dependency.  In 2020, Amy earned a Master of Social Work degree at the University of North Dakota along with completing her alcohol and drug counseling education.

Amy has a diverse and broad experience in working with adolescents to adults.  She utilizes an integrated systems approach in working with people seeking recovery from addiction and is client-centered.  Her treatment philosophy utilizes evidence-based practices within the medical model of addiction treatment and recovery along with principles of trauma-informed care to support recovery.  Amy is a trained facilitator in both the Duluth Model and River of Cruelty batterer intervention programs, and facilitates the Men’s Batterer Intervention Program in Beltrami County.  She is also a trained facilitator for Love & Logic and Parents Forever.  Amy is pursuing her certification in TF-CBT (trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy).

Amy’s area of interest is those individuals seeking support for substance use disorders, anger management, divorce, depression, anxiety and trauma.  She prefers to work with clients that are 15 years and older.  She has a special interest in domestic violence, addiction, and trauma-informed care.  Amy is currently working under a temporary license until she can take her final test for licensure.