Clinic Providers

Scott Persing, M.D.

Education: Dr. Persing, is a Medical Doctor, Board-Certified in Psychiatry. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota and his Medical Doctorate from the University of South Dakota School Medicine in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Dr. Persing provides Psychiatric Services in evaluating and management of adult and geriatric psychiatric illnesses. He specializes in the management of mental illnesses such as: Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia and Dementia.

Dr. Jody Kroening DNP, PMHNP-BC.

Dr. Jody is Board-Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner having completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice within the psychiatric mental health specialty in May of 2016 from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She graduated from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN with her baccalaureate nursing certificate in 2008. Prior to initiating practice as a PMHNP Dr. Jody worked for over 7 years as a psychiatric nurse clinician for St. Croix County WI’s Behavioral Health Department and has extensive experience managing patients with severe and persistent mental illness. Dr. Jody is licensed in the states of MN and WI as an independent practitioner and is currently providing psychiatric medication management services in a diverse array of clinical settings ranging from inpatient, to intensive community based county services, to private practice. Dr. Jody works with clients across the lifespan from late childhood to end of life and has a strong interest in working collaboratively within a team of providers.

Special Services Include:

Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder)
Psychotic Disorders (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Brief Reactive Psychosis, Schizophreniform Disorder)
Anxiety Disorders
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Brooke Johnson-Hintz

Brooke Johnson-Hintz, LPC

Brooke is a licensed professional counselor. She received her Bachelor in Psychology degree from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling degree from University of Wisconsin, Stout. Brooke worked in the healthcare field, mainly as a certified nursing assistant, for 6 years before pursuing a degree in mental health. Brooke has 3 and a half years of experience serving individuals that have experienced trauma and has a special interest working with children. Brooke has experience providing therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families and has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She specializes in the treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Brooke strives to incorporate humor and play into counseling services to assist in the healing process.

Daren Dregney

Daren Dregney

Education: Associates Degree in Applied Sciences/Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling from Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2001.
License: Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor.
Services offered (Adult): Individual and Group AODA services. Individualized treatment plans.
Areas of Interest: Daren’s areas of interest are in outcomes and relapse prevention. Daren utilizes (FIT) feedback informed treatment to help guide client outcomes. Daren has also been trained in Terrance Gorski’s relapse prevention model.

Daren believes that addiction is an invasive but treatable illness. He adopts the mindset of doing whatever can be done to arrest the illness so that a person can return to their life and began having positive outcomes.