The Village Family Service Center

Meet Our Counselors

Adam Priebnow
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
A.J. Schuler
A.J. Schuler
M.Ed.
Location: Fargo
I received a Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from North Dakota State University and have experience working with children and families since 1998. I'm trained in FTDM through the State of Washington’s Family to Family Initiative and in...Read more
Akpekanla Nehn Borh
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 who...Read more
Alex Gregory
Alex Gregory
MS, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I bring trust, respect, and sincerity into my therapy work at The Village. I believe in helping individuals, families, and couples to reduce concerns, stress in their world, and strengthen their connection to...Read more
Alexis McMullen in-home therapist
Alexis McMullen
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 Behavioral...Read more
Alicia Kellebrew
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
Alyssa Gapinski, intensive in-home therapist
Alyssa Gapinski
M.Ed, LAPC
Location: Fargo
I am an Intensive In-Home 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
Amanda Nelson
Amanda Nelson
MSW, LCSW
Location: Fargo
I am an Intensive In-Home Therapist in the Village’s Fargo office, and have been with The Village since 2016. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and am currently a Licensed...Read more
Amber Morrighan, therapist
Amber L.H. Morrighan
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
Amber Manders
Amber Manders
MS, LPCC
Location: St. Cloud
As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at The Village's St. Cloud office , I work with families, children ages 5-18, and co-facilitate a Men's Anger and Domestic Violence Group . I earned a Master of Science in Community Counseling from...Read more
Andi Wheeler
Andi Wheeler
MS, LAPC
Location: Fargo
I am an Employee Assistance 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...Read more
Angele' Curtis therapist
Angele' Curtis
MS, LPC
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
Anna Clavin
MA, LMFT
Location: St. Cloud
I am a current Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 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 Certificate in...Read more
Barb Jochum
Barb Jochum
PhD, LICSW
Location: St. Cloud
I am an Outpatient Therapist in The Village’s St. Cloud office , and have been employed by The Village since 2016. I earned my PhD in Clinical Social Work from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. My master’s...Read more
Bethany Peterson
Bethany Peterson
MS, LAMFT
Location: Fargo
I am an Intensive In-Home 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 Associate...Read more
Bobbi Steidl
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
Bridget Meranda
MSW, LCSW
Location: Devils Lake
I describe myself as a passionate therapist with the interest in helping families and children to improve and strengthen family systems. I am trained and certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have an interest in working with children...Read more
Brittany Gronewold
Brittany Gronewold
MA, CFLE
Location: Alexandria
As a Mental Health Practitioner in the Alexandria office , I provide in-home CTSS skills to children, adolescents, and their families. I received a master's degree in Family Life Education from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn., and have been...Read more
Brittany Tofsrud
Brittany Tofsrud
MS, LAPC
Location: Bismarck
I graduated from the University of Mary with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I help my clients, including children, adults, and families, strengthen themselves through strength-based and person-centered approaches. I'm passionate about engaging people to achieve their...Read more
Carol Nelson, EAP counselor
Carol Nelson
M.Ed
Location: Perham
I am an EAP counselor who serves clients in our Perham office . I received a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Guidance from North Dakota State University, and have been affiliated with The Village since 2006.Read more
Carrie Simonson
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
Christina Smestad
Christina Smestad
MS, LMFT
Location: Moorhead
I graduated with a master's degree in Human Development/Couple and Family Therapy in 2013, and have been working with adults, children and families since then. I enjoy working with young children to help them learn the skills necessary to help...Read more
Christine Bietz
Christine Bietz
MS, LPC
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
Cindy Skauge, adoption social worker
Cindy Skauge
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
Connie Hagen
Connie Hagen
MSE, BCPC
Location: Warroad
I attended school for nursing and worked as an LPN for 20 years in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Alabama in several areas of nursing. I worked 14 years at a Inpatient Mental Health Unit, and decided I wanted to further...Read more
Darren Carter, EAP counselor
Darren Carter
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
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
Denise Hellekson
MS, LISW, CEAP
Location: Fargo
As an EAP counselor in the Fargo office, I 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/ well-being enhancement. I incorporate mindfulness...Read more
Eben Danielson
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
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
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Erica Overshiner
MSW, LICSW
Location: Alexandria
I am the site supervisor for the Alexandria, Minnesota, office. 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...Read more
Erin Rocheleau
Erin Rocheleau
MA, LAPC
Location: Fargo
In my position at The Village, I strive to provide strength-based, family-centered behavioral health services by embracing a family’s strengths, resilience, talents, and culture, to empower families, increase self-reliance, and reduce barriers. I have always been interested in working in...Read more
Fred Frenette
Fred Frenette
MS
Location: St. Cloud
My personal mission statement is "helping clients find the strength they have within themselves to make positive changes in their life." As an outpatient therapist in The Village's St Cloud office , I work with clients ages 9 and older...Read more
Hannah Pederson
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
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
Heidii Poplick, counselor
Heidii Poplick
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
Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
M.Ed, LPCC, LPC
Location: Fargo
Helping the little humans is my passion, and I get a lot of hands-on experience with my own children. I have been with The Village since 2011, and I love the more complete and unique perspective of family dynamics I...Read more
Janet Amundson, counselor
Janet Amundson
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
Jenna Dobervich
MS, LPC
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
Jerilyn Fischer-Arnold
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
Jessi Sorenson
BA
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'm trained in FTDM through the...Read more
Jill Theisen
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 Clinical Supervisor in St. Cloud , and have been employed with The Village since 2013...Read more
Jim Martini
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
Joann Jesser
BS
Location: Bismarck
I am a Family Engagement Services 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
Joely Davidson
Joely Davidson
MS, LPC
Location: Fargo
I am an Intensive In-Home therapist in the Fargo region, and have been employed at The Village since 2015. I received my master's degree in Counseling from the University of Mary and am licensed as a LPC. I am trained...Read more
John Lyon
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
Joni Medenwald
MSW, LICSW
Location: Alexandria, 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
Joshua Huffman
Joshua Huffman
BA
Location: Fargo
I am the Program Manager of the Consumer Credit Counseling Services at The Village, and have been with The Village for about 10 years, with previous experience in the financial counseling industry. My background is in credit analysis, training, and...Read more
Julie Kloster licensed social worker
Julie Kloster
LSW
Location: Fargo
I provide adoption search services . For 15 years, I provided adoption and pregnancy services as well. I am happy to continue working with families built through adoption. Personally, I am married, have two wonderful kids and one wild dog...Read more
Katie Dahlstrom
Kathryn Dahlstrom
MS, LMFT, IECMH Certificate
Location: Moorhead
I am passionate about social justice and early childhood mental health . I received my Masters 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
Katie Figuerres
MA, LAPC
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 the...Read more
Katie Youngbauer, in-home therapist
Katie Youngbauer
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
Katrina Kanwischer
Katrina Kanwischer
MS, LAMFT
Location: Grand Forks
Helping people achieve their goals and live their life to the best of their ability gives me great gratification. I received my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with certification as a medical family therapist from the University of...Read more
Kayla Bonewell
Kayla Bonewell
MA, LAPC
Location: Grand Forks
As a counselor I'm motivated in seeing the change in people, especially people that need and have the desire to change. I attended the University of North Dakota, and have my bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services, with minors...Read more
Kaylyn Kalenze counselor
Kaylyn Kalenze
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
Kelley Halter
Kelley Halter
MA, LPC
Location: Minot
My mission is to work myself out of a job, one family, couple or client at a time. I commit to supporting those I work with to identify the unproductive aspects of their lives, work through difficulty, support thought restructuring...Read more
Kelly Olson
Kelly Olson
MS, LMFT
Location: Moorhead
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
Kelsey Anderson
Kelsey Anderson
MA, LPCC
Location: Bismarck
I am an Outpatient Mental Health Counselor in The Village's Bismarck office . I received a master's degree in Counseling from the University of North Dakota and am a North Dakota Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I've been employed with The...Read more
Kim Douglas
Kim Douglas
MS, LPC
Location: Fargo
So many people think if someone needs counseling, there must be something wrong with them, but I see it as a gift we give ourselves and those we love. Just like we need to get check ups for our physical...Read more
Kim Wood
Kim Wood
LSW
Location: Bismarck
I graduated from the University of Mary in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, and have spent almost all of my professional career working with children and families. I joined The Village Family Service Center in May...Read more
Kim Massine, facilitator, Family Group Decision Making and Family Team Decision Making
Kimberly Massine
BA
Location: Minot, Location: Williston
I received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University in Minnesota in 2004, and will finish a degree in Social Work through the University of North Dakota in the spring of 2018. I have experience working with...Read more
Kristi Ventzke
Kristi Ventzke
MS, LMFT
Location: Grand Forks
I am a Clinical Supervisor in 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
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 I am a Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been employed by The Village since 2009. I am trained in...Read more
Kristie Spooner, licensed addiction counselor
Kristie Spooner
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 Sharbono
Kristin Sharbono
M Ed., LAPC
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 Rasmussen counselor St Cloud
Krystina Rasmussen
MS
Location: St. Cloud
As an in-home and outpatient 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
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
Lindsey Krueger is an in-home therapist and adoption and pregnancy social worker
Lindsey Krueger
MSW, LCSW
Location: Minot, Location: Williston
I'm a pregnancy and adoption social worker in the Minot and Williston office, and an intensive in-home family therapist in Minot. I earned my master's degree from Edinboro University, and am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the state of...Read more
Maggie Bohannon counselor
Maggie Bohannon
MS, LAPC
Location: Minot, Location: Williston
As a counselor, I seek to understand the ways in which clients construct meaning and the meaning clients attribute to their experiences as a result. I enjoy fostering the process of change and witnessing the power clients harness when they...Read more
Mallary Schaefer Anderson
Mallary Schaefer Anderson
MS, LMFT
Location: Devils Lake
I attended undergraduate and graduate school at North Dakota State University specializing in psychology, child development and family science, and couples and family therapy. I work with individuals of all ages, couples of all varieties, and families. I am an...Read more
Manhattan Jehlicka therapist
Manhattan Jehlicka
MSW, LCSW
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
Mary Jo Hansen
M.Ed, LPC, LAC
Location: Fargo
I've worked at First Step Recovery since 2012, and currently provide educational lectures, program development, and facilitation of individual and group therapy for patients and their families. I received a master’s degree in Counseling from North Dakota State University in...Read more
Mary Uong-Kaale
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
Melinda Terhaar
Melinda Terhaar
MSW
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
Melissa Olson
Melissa Olson
BS, CJS
Location: Devils Lake, Location: Grand Forks
I am a facilitator for Family Group Decision Making in the Devils Lake and Grand Forks regions. I received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Criminal Justice and minors in Child Development and Psychology from the University...Read more
Micah Hansen, in-home therapist
Micah Hansen
M.Ed., LAPC
Location: Grand Forks
I am an Intensive In-Home Family Therapist with our Grand Forks 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...Read more
Michael Crouse, counselor
Michael Crouse
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
Natalie Runge, licensed professional clinical counselor
Natalie Runge
MA, LPCC
Location: Alexandria
I have experience providing individual, couples, and family therapy in office, home, and school-based settings. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults impacted by depression , anxiety, ADHD, behavior challenges, family violence, abuse and trauma, and anger issues. I...Read more
Nicole Knochenmus, counselor
Nicole Knochenmus
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 Sayre, counselor
Nicole Sayre
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, behavior...Read more
Nicole Wanzek
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
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
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
Pat Olson
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
Patti L. 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 supervision and training of clinical staff. I received a master’s degree in...Read more
Patricia Hackett
Patty Hackett
MA, MSW, LICSW
Location: St. Cloud
I am Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at The Village’s St. Cloud office . I come from a strengths-based perspective, and find inspiration in Jungian Psychology and dream work. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Theology/Spirituality from St...Read more
Paul Schumm
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
Peggy Stenehjem-Titus
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
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
RaeAnn Kaczmarski
MSW, LCSW
Location: Fargo
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
Becky Elbert, clinical nurse specialist
Rebecca Elbert
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
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
Sam Schofield
Sam Schofield
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
Sara Vedvei
MS, LAMFT (ND and MN)
Location: Fargo, Location: Fergus Falls
As an Employee Assistance Counselor in The Village's Fargo and Fergus Falls offices, I work with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan, and have a special interest in working with children. I heavily incorporate a strength-based perspective into my...Read more
Sarah Flaten, counselor
Sarah Flaten
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
Sarah Flesberg
LSW
Location: Fargo
I am a social worker in The Village's Adoption Option program. I earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and am a ND Licensed Social Worker. I have been employed with The Village since 2016.Read more
Sarah R. Edwards
Sarah R. Edwards
Ph.D., LP
Location: Grand Forks
My interests are in the area of trauma, PTSD , sexual abuse, and partner and family violence. I obtained my master's in clinical psychology from North Dakota State University, and my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University. I...Read more
Therapist Sharon Raugutt is pictured with her therapy dog, Teagan
Sharon Raugutt
MA, LPCC
I work in the Jamestown region as an Intensive In-Home Family Therapist, and enjoy utilizing creative methods for helping struggling families recognize their strengths, improve relationships and communication, and develop effective coping skills. I consider it a privilege to assist...Read more
Shauna Erickson
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
Shelley Buffington, counselor
Shelley Buffington
LPC, LAC, NCAC II
Location: Bismarck
I've worked in the field of addiction for nearly three decades; it is my primary passion. I wanted to do more for my patients regarding mental health issues, so at the age of 49 I went back to school and...Read more
Signe Miller
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
Stephanie Schafer
Stephanie Schafer
M.Ed., LAPC (ND), LPC (MN), NCC
Location: Fargo, Location: Mahnomen, Location: White Earth
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
Susan DuBray
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
Susan Grundysen
MSW, LCSW
Location: Fargo
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
Suzanna Koll
Suzanna Koll
BA
Location: Fargo
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with minors in Religion, Christian Ministry, and Leadership from the University of Jamestown. I have worked with youth in various roles over the past eight years. I am trained in both...Read more
Talia Telander
Talia Telander
MA, LPC
Location: Grand Forks
I am an Intensive In-Home Family Therapist and Family Team Decision Making facilitator in The Village's Grand Forks office . I received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from University of North Dakota, and am a Licensed Professional Counselor...Read more