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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
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 Wennerberg, intensive in-home therapist
Alyssa Wennerberg
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
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...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
Chris Bietz
Chris 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
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
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
Dwight Schroeder, financial counselor
Dwight Schroeder
BA
Location: Fargo
I have been a financial counselor for nearly 30 years. I have been trained in consumer credit counseling, mortgage and foreclosure counseling, and also have training in gambling counseling. I have experience working at a credit bureau doing collections and...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
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
Jenna Forbord
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
Jennifer Reid
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
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
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
Julie Vandrovec, EAP counselor
Julie Vandrovec
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
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
Kim Douglas
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
Kristin Sharbono
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
Laura Johnson, counselor
Laura Johnson
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ruth Denton-Graber, Village Counselor
Ruth M. Denton-Graber
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
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 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
Stephanie Schafer
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
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