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Welcome to Insight Counseling, a mental health private practice providing effective, goal-oriented counseling services for people in Duluth, Hibbing, and surrounding areas. Putting the client's well-being first, our therapists are trained in current modalities of integrative psychotherapy, always evaluating and consulting to ensure the most successful client outcomes. We are evidenced-based, professional practitioners who hold integrity of care to the highest standards. 


Dina Clabaugh, Owner, MS, MSW, LGSW

Dina opened Insight Counseling with the intent of creating exactly the type of space where she could go to experience insightful healing, growth, and enhanced health; a place where all people are warmly welcomed, and staff are interested in and committed to their care. Insight Counseling is that place. Educated and trained in the most effective, evidence-based therapies, Dina uses the therapeutic modality that best fits the unique situation of her client. Dina is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Grief Therapy. Dina is also a strong couples therapist. And when not practicing, Dina enjoys yoga, reading, cooking, and trail running.

Specialty training: EMDR through the EMDR Institute; Compassionate Bereavement Care® through the MISS Foundation; Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. {Verified by Psychology Today.} 

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Cheryl Champion, MA, MSW, LICSW

Cheryl has many years of experience as a mental health therapist. She has practiced in a variety of settings from schools to corrections, medical and non-profit settings. She has worked with individuals, families and children from all backgrounds, ethnicities , religions and cultures. Cheryl has worked with clients with chronic pain and disease issues, as well as those experiencing life changing events and adjustments. Cheryl teaches people skills for making healthy transitions, and changes that will alter their approach to life. She works on creating new coping skills, support systems, family dynamics and stress reduction. Cheryl uses a variety of therapeutic techniques including DBT, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and feminist therapy. Cheryl's clients sometimes find art or music therapy, play therapy and journaling are helpful. In addition some of her techniques utilize visualization and exercises that help reduce stress, anxiety and worry. For those who are interested she may incorporate biblio-therapy and videos. {Verified by Psychology Today.}


Taylor Harrison, MSSW, LGSW

Taylor has been working in mental health since 2010. She has practiced in a variety of settings from in-home family settings to correctional facilities to community mental health. She works with individual adults and couples experiencing distress due to interpersonal and relationship struggles, employment stress, adjustment issues, and mood disorders.

Taylor develops unique, strength-based approach for each client or couple to regain a sense of personal empowerment, stability, and emotional safety. From the initial assessment through the end of treatment, Taylor focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance to support the client through the change process. She utilizes a variety of techniques that create new coping skills, strengthen the mind-body connection, and improve mindfulness. Additionally, Taylor assists couples in developing renewed intimacy, connection, joy, and understanding.


Dr. Deb Semmelroth, DNP, RN, MSW, LGSW

Dr. Deb provides a caring and safe space for clients to share their stories and uses the most appropriate therapeutic modality. She creates a therapeutic relationship rooted in transparency and hope.

The underpinnings of her practice utilize Relational Cultural Theory (RCT), which is steeped in connecting with people through and in relationship. Dr. Deb is also EMDR trained. Her background in nursing, including advanced practice, has nurtured a holistic approach to care; she considers the body, mind and spirit in integration. She has also taught nursing at the collegiate level and recognizes the transformative power of knowledge. A life-long learner, Dr. Deb continues her studies in best practices and provides public presentations on suicide prevention/intervention/post-vention, neurobiology of trauma, and self-care. 

Dr. Deb works with middle school students, young adults, adults and families. For the past seven years, she has worked with over 600 people who have experienced the loss of a loved one from suicide. She takes into consideration the framework of trauma responsive care, which considers clients' unique experiences and provides therapies to elicit or modify the brain’s neural pathways, such as calming activities.

Dr. Deb feels it is a privilege and honor to serve.

Dr. Deb also sees clients at the Raiter Clinic in Cloquet on Wednesdays.

Specialty training: EMDR through the EMDR Institute; Compassionate Bereavement Care® through the MISS Foundation and Suicide Bereavement Clinician through AAS/AFSP. {Verified by Psychology Today.}


Nancy Meisinger, Clinic Manager

Nancy creates an experience of ease and joy for you at Insight. She comes to Insight with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education and a plethora of varied managerial and customer service experiences. Because of her adventurous spirit, Nancy has worked in a variety of fields: teaching, art, landscaping, and more. Newer to the field of health care, Nancy steps in with excitement to learn and grow strong in this fresh space with you. Nancy is a native of a small northern town in Wisconsin and down time finds her busy with family, art making, and cats.

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Mary Morehouse, MSW, LGSW

Mary specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and parents. She is unapologetically optimistic about young people and truly believes that there is unlimited potential with individuals when it is properly discovered and nurtured. She has experience at Amberwing and with DBT and can help transition individuals after treatment to ensure positive long-term results. Mary works from a strengths-based perspective and believes that the relationship with the client is the most important part of the journey to healing. Mary also has experience working with children and families as they face a diagnosis of cancer or other life-changing medical or physical ailments. From initial diagnosis to the transition of treatments to long-term survival, Mary can help individuals and families cope with the feelings and emotions and help them work through these events.

Specialty training: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk (RRSR) through the American Association of Suicidology and Compassionate Bereavement Care® through the MISS Foundation. {Verified by Psychology Today.}

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Rebel Gustafson, MSW, LICSW

Rebel has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1995. She has worked for many years with families in many different settings including: foster care and special needs adoption, residential treatment and out-patient therapy settings. For the past several years she has become passionate helping others, from age 5 to Elders, heal from deep and traumatic grief of loved ones, including beloved pets. Rebel provides guidance and support in order to shift powerless to powerful; to help transform you from a state of discomfort to a place of calm, peaceful, settled, confident and in control; transform loss into connection (new experiences); and to help clients replace confusion with identity. Areas of specialties include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and trauma related distress. Another area of strong interest is with military service members and their families. Therapeutic techniques include: EMDR therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, experiential and creative therapies, Mind/Body Therapy. 

Note: Currently, Rebel is not seeing new clients.


Jennifer Elmberg, MSW, LGSW

Jennifer works at our Hibbing office. Jennifer comes to Insight with a passion for helping people improve their lives, their health, and their relationships. She has worked in the field for over a decade in which 5 of those years were specifically focused on mental health and wellness. Jennifer has background and training in some of the most effective evidenced-based modalities and uses the modality which best fits the client’s individual situation.

Jennifer brings a unique and holistic perspective to therapy, including a focus on nutrition and self-care, which she incorporates into her practice with clients of all ages. She is educated and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health Nutrition, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Jennifer provides individual and family therapy for children and adults. She is also a strong couple’s counselor. When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family including her dogs, spending time outdoors gardening or out on the water, and reading.


Julie Roppe-Stern, MSW, LICSW

Julie works at our Hibbing office. She comes to Insight with over 30 years in the helping profession.

Julie utilizes a person-centered perspective and draws on modalities from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as mindfulness, trauma informed care, and holistic wellness. She has special interests in grief and loss, domestic violence, women’s issues, and substance use and recovery. She also enjoys working with elderly clients, LGBTQ, serious persistent mental health (SPMI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and intellectual disabilities.

Julie is always impressed by the incredible resilience people have and she loves helping people live their best lives.


Hillary Giller, MA, LMFT

Hillary has a passion for working with youth and their families; a natural ability to connect with children and teens to help them feel heard and understood. She has observed this strong rapport to translate to empowering clients with self discovery, self compassion, and skills to take on life’s challenges. Hillary has worked with children and their families in various settings over the past 15 years. Hillary has experience working with children with significant behavioral and emotional challenges including complex trauma, foster care/adoption issues, mood disorders, developmental disorders, thought disorders, suicidality and self harm. This experience paired with her clinical training has given her a deep understanding of how to support and assist children and teens in their process of healing and growth.  

Hillary also enjoys working together with parents to help better understand the family dynamics and uncover skills and compassion that lead to a effective therapeutic process. Hillary believes in the power of support, self care and self reflection for parents as they growth alongside their child. Hillary’s approach is informed by many evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Trained as a systems thinker, Hillary offers questions and support informed by the impact of social/media pressure, cultural values, family norms and history. Hillary also utilizes and honors the interconnectedness of the mind/body/spirit as to provide an integrative approach unique to each person's individual experience.

Note: Currently, Hillary is not seeing new clients.