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Meet Our Providers

Adam Priebnow
BA, LAC
Location: Fargo
I am a primary counselor in the Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program at First Step Recovery . In addition to being the IOP group facilitator, I also see patients on an individual basis, provides educational lectures, and completes chemical dependency evaluations...Read more
Akpekanla Nehn Borh
LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
The reason I'm in this field is how much of a blessing it is to be able to witness an individual build upon who they are today to become who they want to be tomorrow. I'm an outpatient therapist at...Read more
Alexis Lexi McMullen in-home therapist
LMFT
Location: Detroit Lakes, Location: Moorhead
I have a master's degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and have been with The Village since 2008 working with families and individuals in the home . I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive...Read more
Alicia Kellebrew
BBA - Banking and Financial Economics
Location: Fargo
My favorite part of my job is motivating, encouraging, and inspiring my clients to meet their financial goals . I am thankful to have a job that meshes my love for personal finance with helping others.Read more
Alison Erickson, counselor in St. Cloud
MSW, LGSW
Location: St. Cloud
I believe everyone has a story to tell, and everyone deserves to have that story heard. My goal as a therapist with The Village's St. Cloud office is to empower and give hope to my clients. My passions include working...Read more
Alyssa Wennerberg, intensive in-home therapist
M.Ed, LAPC
Location: Fargo
I am an In-Home Familiy Therapist in the Fargo region. I earned my Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University, and have been employed at The Village since 2017.Read more
Amber Morrighan, therapist
MA, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
I have a master's degree in Child Clinical Psychology and a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience providing therapy in a variety of settings, and was originally trained specifically in children. However, over 15 years as a...Read more
Andi Wheeler
MS, LPC
Location: Fargo
I am a counselor in The Village's Fargo office , and have been employed at The Village since 2015. I earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University, and am a Licensed...Read more
MS, LAPC
Location: Fargo, Location: Mahnomen
What motivates me as a counselor is being able to hear an individual's story and getting to join them on their journey of growth. I am an Employee Assistance Counselor in The Village's Fargo office as well as the Mahnomen...Read more
Angele' Curtis therapist
MS, LPCC
Location: Minot
I realized I wanted to be a therapist at the young age of 10. Helping people has always been my motivation; the moment someone feels heard/understood is what I strive for. My mission is not to change the whole world,...Read more
Anna Clavin
MA, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
I am a Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in St. Cloud who brings over five years of progressive experience to The Village. I earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and obtained a Master's...Read more
Anne Janey
MA
Location: St. Cloud
Being a rather optimistic individual I have always had an interest in how things were perceived and how to amplify positivity. List-making, goal-setting, visualization, and personal improvement led me to Adler Graduate School to pursue life coaching, which transformed into...Read more
Ashley Spinler
MA
Location: St. Cloud
I earned my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University in 2018. I utilize a systemic perspective when working with my clients. I see every individual as being impacted by the various other individuals...Read more
Bethany Peterson
MS, LMFT
Location: Fargo
I am an In-Home Family Therapist in the Fargo office, and have been with The Village since 2016. I received my Masters of Science in Human Development and Family Science from North Dakota State University, and am a Licensed Marriage...Read more
Betty Hartley
BS
Location: Fargo
My motivation stems from the joy of helping others. I graduated from Rasmussen with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and have been part of The Village Financial Resource Center since 2016. In my free time I enjoy spending time...Read more
Beverly Franz, Bismarck counselor
MS, LAPC
Location: Bismarck
I enjoy helping families and children become the healthiest versions of themselves. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls with a minor in art. When getting my Master of Science in...Read more
MSW, LICSW
Location: Alexandria
As a counselor, it is my goal to help others reach their goals and live their lives to the best of their ability. I have been trained in working with very young children and their families to help them develop...Read more
Bridget Meranda
MSW, LICSW
Location: Devils Lake, Location: Grand Forks
I am the Regional Program Supervisor for the Village's Devils Lake office and also a Therapist in the Village’s Grand Forks office. I received my Master of Social Work from University of North Dakota and have been employed with The...Read more
Brittany Reinke
MS, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
I enjoy working with adolescents to adults struggling from a wide variety of mental health issues. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families using a nonjudgmental, compassionate, systemic approach to treat clients while helping them build and strengthen...Read more
Picture of Brooke Hammond
MS
Location: Moorhead
I received my BA in Psychology from San Jose State University, and my MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Chico State University. I feel extremely lucky to be able to work alongside people in the creation of new storylines...Read more
Calie Brown, licensed addiction counselor, Bismarck
MS, LAC
Location: Bismarck
As a Licensed Addiction Counselor in The Village's Bismarck office , I provide Chemical Dependency Evaluations (such as after a DUI), Low-Intensity Outpatient Programs, and drug and alcohol education. I primarily use evidence-based practice models, cognitive behavioral therapy, and person-centered...Read more
Carrie Simonson
RN
Location: Fargo
My primary duties at First Step Recovery include providing nursing services for the Intensive, Outpatient Treatment Program, facilitating educational lectures, and overseeing the drug screening process. I am also the nurse liaison for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at The...Read more
Chasity Davidson
MSW, LCSW
Location: Minot
I was born and raised in South Dakota, but moved to Southern California for a year to complete my Master of Social Work degree at the University of Southern California in 2016. After graduating, my family and I moved to...Read more
Chris Bietz
MS, LPCC
Location: Fargo
My basic philosophy is rooted in the belief that building a therapeutic relationship stems from being genuine. I am openly lesbian and work with members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as their families. I work with people who are...Read more
Christina Smestad
MS, LMFT
Location: Moorhead
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults, children, couples and families to help people learn the skills necessary to be the best version of themselves. I provide therapy in the outpatient, school and in-home settings...Read more
Cindy Skauge, adoption social worker
BSW, LSW
Location: Fargo
I have worked in the adoption field , specifically Search & Disclosure , for nearly three decades. I graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and started in this field to make a difference...Read more
Darren Carter, EAP counselor
MS, M.Ed., LAPC, NCC
Location: Fargo, Location: Mahnomen
I believe people naturally strive for success and lifestyle wellness. However, too much stress can cause strain on people’s lives and relationships. As an Employee Assistance Counselor at the Fargo and Mahnomen offices, I focus on skill-building so that individuals...Read more
Deanne Johnson
MSW, LCSW (MN)
Location: Roseau, Location: Warroad
I first became interested in learning more about mental health issues when my oldest son was diagnosed with ADHD. I initially completed my bachelor's in Psychology. I returned to UND to complete my bachelor's and master's degrees in Social Work...Read more
Denise Hellekson, Village EAP Clinical Supervisor
MS, LAPC, LISW, CEAP
Location: Fargo
As the EAP Clinical Supervisor, I provide guidance to the EAP counselors. I also provide counseling services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families with concerns regarding anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, life stress, workplace issues, and personal growth/...Read more
Eben Danielson
M.Ed., LPC
Location: Moorhead
I take a strengths-based approach to counseling. I believe progress comes through building a relationship in which I seek to help individuals and families overcome their obstacles by building upon their natural strengths. Every individual comes from a unique background,...Read more
Elizabeth Frye
MA, LMFT
Location: Moorhead
I earned a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University of Minnesota, and am a Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am an Intensive In-Home Family Therapist and Outpatient Therapist at The Village Family Service...Read more
Erica Overshiner headshot
MSW, LICSW
Location: Alexandria
I am the Alexandria, Minnesota , Regional Program Supervisor. I earned a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker...Read more
Gail Nelson, First Step Recovery director
M.Ed., LPC
Location: Fargo
Our human experience is painful and joyful. My education and career has been focused on helping people in pain and amplifying when things are working well. Scott Peck said "life is difficult," so building a skill set to deal with...Read more
Hannah Pederson
MS, LPC
Location: Moorhead
Working with individuals, children, and families challenges and excites me every day; I enjoy seeing clients make progress and accomplish their goals as well as providing empathy and understanding when things are not going so well. I work full-time as...Read more
Heather Siek
Psy.D., LPCC
Location: Moorhead
I work from a strength-based approach to instill hope in my clients and empower them to reach their goals. I have my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. I am trained in the evidence-based models...Read more
Heather Trettel
MS, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
I have a passion for helping children and their families find strength, hope, and healing. The focus of my career has been in working with young children and their families who have experienced adversity and stressful and traumatic events. As...Read more
Heidii Poplick, counselor
MSW, LCSW
Location: Grand Forks
I decided to become a counselor while recovering from a serious illness. During the re-evaluation of my life I came to the conclusion that I wanted to work in a field where I felt like I could make a difference...Read more
Janet Amundson, counselor
MA, LPCC
Location: Grand Forks
I am a Children and Family Therapist in the Village's Grand Forks office . I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of North Dakota, and completed the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program...Read more
Jenna Dobervich
MS, LPCC
Location: Fargo
I received my bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University in Psychology with a minor in Child Development, then onto a master's in Community Counseling from University of Mary in Fargo. I have had training in a range of different...Read more
Jenna Forbord
M.Ed., LAPC
Location: Fargo
As an In-Home Family Therapist out of The Village's Fargo office, I work with children and adolescents, along with their families, to help build upon their strengths and reinforce their relationships, communication, and coping skills. I earned my Master of...Read more
MEd, MAC, LPC-SUP, LAC-SUP, LADC
Location: Fargo, Location: Fargo
I am the Intensive Outpatient Program supervisor and therapist for The Village Family Service Center. I also serve as chemical dependency consult liaison at a local hospital system through First Step Recovery , and teach substance abuse classes to University...Read more
Jerilyn Fischer-Arnold
MA, LMFT
Location: Detroit Lakes, Location: Perham
I have a passion for working with people and believe there is healing power in a person's story. Because I enjoy nature, hiking, kayaking, and camping, I often will use visuals from those experiences in the counseling environment. My desire...Read more
Jessi Sorenson
Location: Bismarck
It's incredibly fulfilling to help those in need and make a difference in someone's life. There will always be a lot of suffering and sadness in the world, and so to help is fulfilling. I work as a Family Centered...Read more
Jill Theisen
MS, LPCC
Location: St. Cloud
One of my passions is helping others gain understanding of their pain, find inner strength and work towards healing from painful experiences. I am a therapist in St. Cloud , and have been employed with The Village since 2013. I...Read more
Jim Martini
MA, LPC
Location: Grand Forks
Growing up, I was blessed with role models who taught me the importance of helping others; this was a major motivation for my choosing a career in counseling. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Loyola University of...Read more
Joann Jesser
Location: Bismarck
I am a Family Centered Engagement Facilitator in The Village's Bismarck office . I have an associate degree from Bismarck State College and a bachelor's degree from Minot State University. I majored in criminal justice with a minor in Psychology...Read more
John Lyon
MSW, LICSW
Location: Fargo
It is my goal to provide my clients the tools they need to make their lives as they wish them to be. To help them find a path from sorrow and shame and into the best versions of themselves that...Read more
Joni Medenwald
MSW, LICSW
Location: Moorhead
I have a passion for working with young children and their families and am trained in various evidence-based models of therapy that focus on trauma, attachment and the birth to 5-year-old population. I've been employed with The Village since 2012,...Read more
Julie Shuster, a therapist in St. Cloud
MSW, LICSW
Location: St. Cloud
It is my genuine pleasure to bear witness and help facilitate as a child and family move through the healing process. My clinical experience includes work at an Intensive Outpatient Day Treatment Program where I utilized trauma-informed interventions and Attachment...Read more
Julie Vandrovec, EAP counselor
MS, LPC
Location: Fargo
I truly believe that every person has the power to commit to meaningful change in their lives if given the right tools and opportunities. It is my job as a counselor to provide the tools and strategies to implement change...Read more
Picture of Kalene Sharstrom
MS, LMFT
Location: Moorhead
My goal is to help clients utilize their own strengths, experiences, and values to support their efforts toward a more fulfilling life. I earned my master's degree at NDSU which emphasized social justice and LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, and I have...Read more
Katelynn Rebel
BSW
Location: Moorhead
I have a passion for kids and their families. This passion led me all the way from a small town in western North Dakota to Fargo to pursue my Bachelor of Social Work at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Right out...Read more
Katie Dahlstrom
MS, LMFT, IECMH Certificate
Location: Moorhead
I am passionate about social justice and early childhood mental health . I received my Master of Science in Child Development with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy from North Dakota State University (2008). I have provided services to...Read more
Katie Figuerres
MA, LPC
Location: Fargo
As an Employee Assistance Counselor with The Village Family Service Center in Fargo , I work from a strengths-based model to help my clients achieve their desired outcomes and goals. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling degree from...Read more
Katie Youngbauer, in-home therapist
MS, LAPC
Location: Fargo
Working with youth and adolescents has been a passion of mine for many years. Helping others by teaching skills and tools to repair relationships, improve self-esteem, and strive for success is something that I have wanted to be a part...Read more
Kaylyn Kalenze counselor
MA, LPC
Location: Grand Forks
As a lifelong resident of Grand Forks , I am very proud to be a part of a community agency like The Village Family Service Center. My mission is to provide counseling services for clients in an open, warm, and...Read more
Kelly Olson
MS, LMFT
I specialize in early childhood mental health issues, and have been trained in many evidence-based approaches that focus on trauma, attachment, as well as the birth-to-5-year-old population. I earned a Master of Science degree in Child Development and Family Science...Read more
Kim Douglas
MS, LPCC
Location: Fargo
I'm a solution-focused, dig-in-and-get-it-done farm girl from Foley, Minnesota. I grew up learning the value of perseverance, diligence, and dedication. I graduated from Saint Cloud State University with my bachelor's degree and enjoyed a 17-year career as a radio broadcaster...Read more
Kim Wood
LSW
Location: Bismarck
I provide pregnancy counseling and parenting support services as well as adoption services in central and southwest North Dakota. I graduated from the University of Mary in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, and have spent almost...Read more
Kimberly Berdahl
ME, LPC
Location: Devils Lake
I have worked with children and families for the past 24 years, specializing in parenting issues and preschool children. This has led to my experience with family issues and dynamics. I have a BS in elementary education and a ME...Read more
Kristi Ventzke
MS, LMFT
Location: Grand Forks
I am Regional Program Supervisor of The Village's Grand Forks office , and have been employed by The Village since 2007. I earned a Master of Science degree from St. Cloud State University and am licensed in North Dakota and...Read more
Kristie Majette
MS, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
I earned my Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University and am a Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been employed by The Village in St. Cloud since 2009. I am...Read more
Kristie Spooner, licensed addiction counselor
LAC, LSW
Location: Fargo
I attended University of Mary in Bismarck, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in social work with a minor in addiction studies. I obtained my license for addiction counseling. I currently work at First Step Recovery with those who...Read more
Kristin Goracke therapist
MA, LMFT
Location: Alexandria
As an outpatient and school-based therapist, I believe it’s my job is to guide people towards their vision of change and healing. I work with individuals, couples and families and am thankful I get to witness so much growth in...Read more
Kristin Sharbono
M Ed., LPC
Location: Fargo
I graduated from NDSU with a master's degree in counseling. I strongly believe that people are doing the best that they can with the tools that they have. I enjoy helping others discover the resources that they have from within.Read more
Krystina Weiss counselor Alexandria
MS
Location: Alexandria
As an in-home and school-based therapist, I provide services to clients with mental health needs ages birth through adult. I work with children, parents, and families using a family systems approach that views how people are impacted by their relationships...Read more
Kya Duttenhefer
LMFT
Location: Moorhead
Supporting clients in making progress in their goals is one of my favorite aspects of my job. I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds and hearing their unique stories. I've worked with individuals, couples, and families with...Read more
LAPC, MRC, CRC
Location: Minot
I am married to my wonderful sweetheart and have two children, a son and a daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, playing sports, and reading. As a native of Utah, I took advantage of the mountains and...Read more
LaDonna Schreiber is an In-Home Family Therapist
MSW, LCSW
Location: Minot
I've been a social worker for 22 years and have been fortunate to work and live in Minot . I have experience with providing counseling services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families...Read more
Laura Johnson, counselor
M.Ed., LPCC, LPC, LAC, NCC, CCMHC
Location: Fargo
When individuals experience change, trauma, and other life happenings, it is common that they struggle. My greatest passion is to help restore wellness to people dealing with challenging situations. My post-graduate education has included training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy; Dialectical...Read more
Leah Flaskerud
BSN, RN
Location: Fargo
I have always had a great compassion for patients with behavioral health challenges, especially when they have a co-occurring substance abuse problem. It’s very rewarding to be an advocate for this population and be a part of their journey to...Read more
Lindsey Krueger
MSW, LCSW
Location: Minot
I'm a pregnancy and adoption social worker in Minot and Williston. I earned my master's degree from Edinboro University, and am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the state of North Dakota.Read more
Lynae Hemming
Ph.D., LAPC, NCC
Location: Fargo
In my position as an In-Home Family Therapist , my goal is to empower families to grow both as a family and as individuals. I do this by working with children, adolescents, and their families to build relationships that embrace...Read more
Mallary Schaefer
MS, LMFT
Location: Devils Lake
I work with individuals of all ages, couples of all varieties, and families in Devils Lake on an outpatient basis. I am also Regional Program Supervisor of The Village's Minot office . I am an LGBT affirmative therapist and have...Read more
Manhattan Jehlicka therapist
MSW, LICSW
Location: Minot
I'm a North Dakota native, and attended the University of North Dakota for both my undergraduate and graduate education (Go UND)! I obtained undergraduate degrees in psychology and social work and graduated with my Master of Social Work in 2015...Read more
Mary Jo Hansen
M.Ed, LPC, LAC
Location: Fargo
I've worked at First Step Recovery since 2012, and provide educational lectures and facilitation of individual and group therapy for patients and their families. I also serve on First Step's leadership team, and am responsible for research and development and...Read more
Mary Uong-Kaale
LMFT
Location: Fargo
I'm an Intensive In-Home Clinical Supervisor and Family Therapist in The Village's Fargo office. Part of my motivations in being a family therapist is being a part of people's journeys in healing and restoring their hopefulness in the goals they...Read more
Megan Kraft, counselor
MS, LPCC
Location: Bismarck
I use a holistic approach to help individuals uncover and develop the skills necessary to work through life’s many challenges. It is inspiring to witness clients gain insight into their lives, and it is incredibly rewarding to participate in the...Read more
Melinda Terhaar, therapist
MSW, LICSW
Location: St. Cloud
As an In-Home and Outpatient Therapist in The Village's St. Cloud office , I am passionate about enhancing the human experience. I provide clinical services from birth to adult, and also work with families and groups. I utilize mindfulness and...Read more
Micah Hansen, in-home therapist
M.Ed., LAPC
Location: Fargo
I am an Intensive In-Home Family Therapist with our Fargo office . I received my master's degree in Counselor Education from North Dakota State University. I enjoy helping children and teens learn coping skills to succeed and expand on their strengths.Read more
Michael Crouse, counselor
BS, LADC
Location: Alexandria
Change can be challenging, but you should not have to discover solutions alone. I create a relaxing, non-judgmental atmosphere, and I am passionate about helping families and individuals navigate through life. I have a particular interest in helping those who...Read more
MA
Location: Grand Forks
I am a Family Centered Engagement facilitator in The Village's Grand Forks office. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Dakota. I strive to empower and educate families...Read more
Nicki Venable, in-home therapist, Grand Forks
M.Ed., LAPC
Location: Grand Forks
I became a counselor because I believe that we all have the power to make positive changes in our lives, we just get stuck sometimes and require a helping hand. As an In-Home Family Therapist in the Grand Forks office,...Read more
Nicole Franklin
MSW, LCSW
Location: Devils Lake
I am an In-Home Family Therapist serving the rural area of central North Dakota. I also provide school-based mental health services in Harvey, North Dakota. I entered the clinical social work field because I am passionate about mental health, family...Read more
Nicole Knochenmus, counselor
MS, LPCC
Location: Alexandria
I grew up in rural Minnesota and am the daughter of two social workers, so even though I swore I wouldn't follow in the footsteps of my parents, I became a therapist and love seeing the growth and progress people...Read more
Nicole Sand, in-home therapist
M.Ed, LAPC, NCC
Location: Fargo
In my position as an In-Home Family Therapist, I strive to empower families and build their relationships by focusing on their strengths, resilience, and reinforcing their coping skills. I earned my Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling...Read more
Nicole Sayre, counselor
MS, LMFT
Location: Alexandria
As an outpatient therapist in The Village’s Alexandria office , I specialize in working with children birth to 5 years, school-age children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I have experience in working with clients impacted by depression , anxiety, ADHD,...Read more
Nicole Wanzek
MS, LAPC
Location: Fargo
My motivations as a counselor are the success stories that I have worked with, and the way I am constantly learning from co-workers, supervisors, and the clients. Becoming a counselor is a dream job for me, and I always strive...Read more
Nik Lovaas
MS, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I've dedicated my life to helping others heal and unlock their inner strengths and resources. I am committed to helping others understand and embrace their cultural and/or spiritual identity. I earned my Master...Read more
Nora Johnson
MA
Location: St. Cloud
My passion is working with kids who are 5 and younger and adolescents who are in foster care or moving towards adoption. I got into this field because I believe everyone has a story that deserves to be told. I...Read more
Pat Olson, counselor
M.Ed., LPCC
Location: Fargo
I have worked at The Village Family Service Center since 1994. I have a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Science and master's degree in Education (Clinical Mental Health). I am trained in Evidence-Based Therapy. I work with...Read more
Patti Senn
MS, LPC, LAC
Location: Fargo
I have worked in the addiction field since 2002, and at First Step Recovery since 2003. In addition to facilitating primary treatment, I am also responsible for the program's quality assurance and accreditation and serve on First Step's leadership team...Read more
Paul Schumm, First Step Recovery
LAC
Location: Fargo
I graduated with a degree in Social Work from MSUM in 2015. This was done at age 43 with a bit of trepidation on my part, making a commitment to four years of college. I was interested in the field...Read more
M.Ed, LAC, LPCC
Location: Fargo
I have worked at First Step Recovery since 2001, and have been a Licensed Addiction Counselor since 1991. My primary responsibility is to provide chemical dependency consult services for a local hospital. I am responsible for making recommendations and coordinating...Read more
Rachel Blumhardt
M.Ed., LPCC (ND), LPC (MN), NCC
Location: Fargo
I live for the “ah ha” moments where my clients understand themselves and each other better, maybe for the first time, or the first in a long time. The enjoyment of being able to assist clients in strengthening themselves and...Read more
RaeAnn Kaczmarski
MSW, LCSW
Location: Moorhead
My career in the human service field started in 2006 when I started working with individuals with disabilities in their home. I received my undergraduate degree in Child Development from North Dakota State University and recently graduated with my Master...Read more
Rebecca Elbert, CNS
CNS
Location: Fargo
I have 37 years of experience as a nurse, the last 12 years as an advance practice nurse in adult mental health. I provide medication management for mood disorders, anxiety, and ADHD. I have an interest in working with individuals...Read more
Renee Sandvik
MSW, LICSW, LADC, LAC, EMDR
Location: Fargo
I have been interested in a helping profession since I was a child. I first went to school for nursing, and then found social work with an addiction and psychology specialty was more my calling. I am motivated in helping...Read more
Roni Vandal is an In-Home Family Therapist with The Village in Grand Forks
MA, LAPC
Location: Grand Forks
I believe people in difficult situations thrive when they are able to connect and feel heard. I became a counselor to listen, offer empathy, and attempt to understand client struggles. I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from...Read more
Ruth Denton-Graber, Village Counselor
LPCC, LMFT, NCC, DBTC
Location: Fargo
I believe in a genuine, straight-forward, solution-focused approach. Much of my work is based in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy model, and I strive to help people find their own unique answers to cope with their struggles. Specific DBT techniques include...Read more
Sam Schofield, counselor
MS, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
I am a goal-oriented clinician who is collaborative with clients to ensure their needs and hopes for therapy are met. I have training in trauma-informed therapy ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing , or EMDR), should clients need to address...Read more
Sara Vedvei
MS, LMFT (ND), LAMFT (MN)
Location: Moorhead
As an outpatient and school-based therapist with The Village, my goal is to help clients better connect with their innate strengths and values in order to become the best they can be. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families...Read more
Sarah Flaten, counselor
MS, LMFT
Location: Alexandria
I love what I do and really enjoy getting to see clients and families make changes to improve their lives. I have worked at The Village since 2006 after completion of my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at...Read more
Sarah Flesberg, adoption and pregnancy counseling
LSW
Location: Fargo
I am a social worker in The Village's Adoption Option program. I provide pregnancy counseling and parenting support services to women in eastern North Dakota. I earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and am...Read more
Therapist Sharon Raugutt is pictured with her therapy dog, Teagan
MA, LPC
Location: St. Cloud
I work in the St. Cloud area as an In-Home Family and School-Based Therapist, and enjoy utilizing creative methods for helping struggling families recognize their strengths, improve relationships and communication, and develop effective coping skills. I also see some clients...Read more
Shauna Erickson
MS, LMFT
Location: Moorhead
Clinically, I aspire to honor my clients' life experiences to develop a strength-based plan for healing. I aim to support my clients to feel empowered to make the changes they want. I assess individual, relational, and societal dynamics that are...Read more
Shelby Hildenbrand, In-Home Family Therapist
MA, LAPC
Location: Grand Forks
As a counselor, I find it is important to work collaboratively with my clients to help them utilize their strengths throughout therapy. I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling at the University of North Dakota. My internship was...Read more
MA, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
My education is in child development, and I work with children, parents and families to develop strengths, and find hope. I've worked with clients regarding issues such as mood disorders, trauma, attachment , child development, and family relationships. I utilize...Read more
Steph Cummins is an In-Home Family Therapist in Minot
MS, LPC
Location: Minot
I received my Counseling degree from Northern State University in 2016. My background includes working with a variety of clients with various needs. I enjoy helping clients set and meet goals for their mental health and wellness. Getting to share...Read more
Stephanie Schafer
M.Ed., LPC (ND & MN), NCC
Location: Fargo, Location: Mahnomen
I take an open and inviting approach to counseling, and I believe people to be resilient. We all have times we get "stuck" and find we are in need of some guidance. My special interests include military members and their...Read more
Susan DuBray, counselor
MSW, LICSW
Location: Grand Forks
I was drawn to mental health work as a teenager due to exposure to depression in my extended family. I work with children, adults, and families, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. My areas of clinical interest include working with...Read more
Sue Grundysen, adoption and pregnancy
MSW, LCSW
Location: Devils Lake, Location: Fargo, Location: Grand Forks
I have been working with children and families since 1983, specifically related to adoption , pregnancy and parenting, educating on family options and the decision-making process. I believe it is important for those served to be empowered by building on...Read more
Sydney Glende
LSW, MS, LAPC
Location: Fargo, Location: Fergus Falls
Helping others has been a passion of mine since I was very young, most of which I attribute to being involved in Girl Scouts for 13 years. In 2012, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Social Work from MSUM,...Read more
Tonya Sorenson, First Step Recovery licensed addiction counselor
MS, LAC
Location: Fargo
The work we do as addiction counselors with First Step Recovery is a blessing, and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to be part of so many individual journeys. I have been working in the field of substance...Read more