The Village Family Service Center has welcomed several new staff members recently. They include:
Darren Carter has been hired as an Employee Assistance Program counselor with The Village Business Institute, a program of The Village Family Service Center. Darren will provide individual and couples counseling in The Village’s Fargo and Mahnomen offices for clients of its EAP. His areas of interest include depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief and loss, relationships, stress, trauma, and suicide prevention. He earned a Master of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Education degree in clinical mental health counseling at North Dakota State University. Darren completed two internships at the NDSU Counseling Center and another internship at Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals in Moorhead during his graduate studies. He is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Alyssa Gapinski joins The Village as an in-home family therapist, providing therapy services to children and families in Fargo and the surrounding area. Alyssa received her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University. She previously worked as a direct support professional for Creative Care for Reaching Independence and as on-call emergency staff for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center.
Lindsey Krueger has joined The Village as an in-home family therapist in our Minot office. In that role, Lindsey works with families in a home-based setting to help the members resolve challenges and strengthen connections with one another. She also works as an adoption and pregnancy counselor in Minot and Williston, offers domestic violence counseling, and works with military members. Lindsey has a Master of Social Work degree from Edinboro University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Erica Overshiner has joined The Village in Alexandria as site supervisor. In addition to providing oversight of the office and supervision to therapists and interns, she will offer clinical services to clients. Her areas of specialty include trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. Erica graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, in 2004 with a master’s degree in clinical social work. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota and Texas, and is a board-approved supervisor.
Katie Youngbauer has been hired as an in-home family therapist, and will provide intensive in-home therapy to children and families in the Fargo area. Katie received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and has a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Mary in Fargo. She worked for the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead and with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota’s youth advocacy and reintegration services and Luther Hall.
For more information about employment opportunities with The Village, please visit our Careers page.
The Village is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training.
The Village’s mission is to improve the quality of life through services designed to strengthen individuals, families, and organizations.
We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.