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Meet Our Providers

The Village is home to a large number of caring, licensed counselors, therapists, social workers, and other staff members who share the mission of strengthening kids and families. Use one or more of the filters above to narrow your search.

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, provide educational lectures, and complete chemical dependency evaluations...Read more
Andrea Rognlien
MS, LAPC, NCC
Location: Fargo
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 . I earned a Master...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
Darren Carter, EAP Clinical Supervisor
MS, M.Ed., LPCC, NCC
Location: Fargo
I believe people naturally strive for success and lifestyle wellness. However, too much stress can cause strain on people’s lives and relationships. As the Employee Assistance Program Clinical Supervisor at the Fargo office, I focus on skill-building so that individuals...Read more
Denise Hellekson, Village Business Institute Program Supervisor.
MS, LPC, LISW, CEAP
Location: Fargo
As the Program Supervisor for The Village Business Institute , 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,...Read more
Gabby Hagen
MS
Location: Fargo, Location: Mahnomen
As an Employee Assistance Program Counselor at The Village, I provide counseling services at the Fargo and Mahnomen locations. I have a holistic view of health and work to incorporate different aspects of wellness into my counseling. My goal is...Read more
Jacob Johnson, MS, LAPC
MS, LAPC
Location: Fargo, Location: Fergus Falls
Getting to know and understand the uniqueness of the people I work with and help them toward living a happy and meaningful life has been my most enjoyable work. I believe it is a counselor's job to help build clients...Read more
Jerilyn Fischer-Arnold
MA, LMFT
Location: Fargo
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
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M.Ed., LAPC, LAC, MAC
Location: Fargo
As the Supervisor to the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), I provide guidance to the counselors on the team; creating a healthy working environment to foster the growth of our clients. I believe that in order to achieve balance, both mental...Read more
John Lyon
MSW, LCSW
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
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
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BS, LAC
Location: Fargo
I attended Minot State, earning a Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies in 2018. I entered this field because I enjoy hearing people's stories and being able to watch them grow. I believe everyone deserves a second chance as well...Read more
Katie Figuerres
MA, LPC, LPCC
Location: Fargo
As counselor with The Village Family Service Center's Intensive Outpatient Program 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
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
Kristie Spooner, licensed addiction counselor
LAC
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
Lindsey Kringlie
MS, LAPC
Location: Fargo
Hello! My name is Lindsey and I am an EAP counselor for The Village. As a former personal trainer, I believe in working alongside my clients using a holistic and person-centered approach. I believe in the power of compassion and...Read more
Lisa K. Rorvig
LCSW
Location: Fargo
I earned my master’s degree from the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities and am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have 10 years of experience working with...Read more
Lynae Hemming
Ph.D., LPCC, NCC
Location: Fargo
As a counselor with The Village Family Service Center's Intensive Outpatient Program in Fargo , my goal is to empower my clients to become their authentic selves, build connections, and achieve their goals. I earned my Master of Education degree...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
Miranda Huesman
MS
Location: Fargo, Location: Fergus Falls
I am an Employee Assistance Program Counselor at The Village for both the Fargo and Fergus Falls locations. I earned my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Minnesota State University (Moorhead) and my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health...Read more
Paul Schumm, First Step Recovery
MSW, 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
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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 Albright
Location: Fargo
I am originally from Pasadena, California, and moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 2013 to fulfill my goal of playing collegiate softball at Northern State University. While there, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with Criminal Justice,...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
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MS, LAC
Location: Fargo
My passion for counseling stems from my family history. I am originally from Minnesota, growing up not far from Duluth, and moved to Fargo with my husband and two four-legged daughters in 2011. As an adult, I continued my education...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
Sydney Glende
LBSW, MS, LAPC (ND), LPC (MN)
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