Leaves Shadow

Dr. Kari Rengo

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


I’m Kari.  I have a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.  Using the alphabet as a guide, these degrees make me a DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC.  Say that 10 times fast!  


I live in Duluth, MN with my husband, our three kids, our three dogs, and our two cats!  We enjoy spending time in nature and being on the lake in our boat together.  I’m OBSESSED with gnomes!  I have a weakness for peanut butter M&Ms, cake pops and comfort food.


What I love about psychiatry is having the ability to help you find your True North.  Working with you to identify the symptoms that caused you to lose your fixed point in this spinning world.  Creating a treatment plan with you that is based on your most deeply held beliefs, values, and the principles you live by.  Celebrating with you when your internal compass, unique to you, returns to representing who you are at your deepest level.


Finding your True North doesn’t need to be painful.  It can be comfortable, natural, and done at a pace that works for you.  You can smile, shed a tear or two, and maybe even enjoy the conversation.  I want you to end our visit thinking “Hey!  That’s wasn’t so bad!”.  That is my ultimate goal.