Learn about our team!
For more information about our counselors or to schedule an appointment in Fargo and Minot please call us at (701) 235-4457. To schedule an appointment in Bismarck please call us at (701) 255-1793. For Langdon, please call us at (701) 256-2354
Director of Counseling
Clinical Therapist, MS, LPCC
Kim received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Mary. Prior to furthering her education, she received a degree in psychology with a minor in medical sciences from Minnesota State University of Moorhead. Kim has worked with adults and families for over 6 years. She is trained in Crisis Intervention Team, Trauma Informed Care, ASIST, Motivational Interviewing, Illness Management and Recovery, Multisystemic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma and Attachment for children and adolescence, and Integrated Dual Diagnosis Training.
Kim provides individual, marital, and family counseling to people of all faith denominations.
Clinical Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Mental Health Professional
Melissa graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. She was the director of social services for a rural nursing home in Minnesota and then returned to school and obtained her Masters of Social Work from the University of North Dakota in 2006.
Melissa has worked in a community mental health center setting for about five years. She has maintained a private practice for the last eight years. She has experience working with adults and children ages two on up and has been trained in EMDR, Hypnosis, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Trauma and Attachment for children and adolescence. Melissa has provided services for individuals, couples, families, and groups and incorporates many different CBT and DBT skills into a variety of types of therapy. She provides counseling services to people of all faith denominations.
Clinical Therapist, MED, LPC
Barb received her Masters Degree in Education and Clinical counseling from North Dakota State University. Prior to furthering her education, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
Barb has a vast amount of insight and experience in the field. She is thoughtful and creative in her practice. She is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, and Trauma and Attachment for children and adolescence. Barb’s clients comments are always very positive on their evaluation of services and often say they are very comfortable with her. Barb provides individual, premarital, marital, and family counseling to people of all faith denominations.
Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D.
(701) 235-4457 or (701) 852-2854
Dr. Della Martinsen is a Chicago native who moved to Minot North Dakota 21 years ago and has over 25 years of experience as a Licensed Psychologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University, majoring in Psychology. She earned her Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), and completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, both of which were fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. During both her graduate program and internship, her emphasis was in child, adolescent and family psychotherapy. Dr. Martinsen believes her interest in working with children and families stems from being raised as one of eight children and learning first-hand the joys, struggles and importance of family.
Prior to her licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in North Dakota, Dr. Martinsen also practiced as a Licensed Psychologist in the states of Minnesota and Texas. Since residing in Minot she has been employed with Trinity Heath working in their outpatient, inpatient and partial hospitalization mental health programs, as well as with the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch’s adolescent psychiatric residential treatment programs. While Dr. Martinsen has training and experience in working with a wide range of clients in terms of ages and personal struggles, she particularly enjoys helping those with disordered eating, trauma and personality disorders. She is also qualified to provide psychological testing for academic and intellectual reasons, diagnostic clarification and behavioral health treatment planning.
Dr. Martinsen spends her leisure time gardening, cooking for friends and family and taking in the variety of cultural events and community activities Minot has to offer. She is married to local psychiatrist Dr. Wayne Martinsen and, when not traveling, they particularly enjoy spending time together with their blended family of three adult daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren.
Clinical Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Jackie received her Masters of Social Work from the University of North Dakota. Prior to furthering her schooling, Jackie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She has been working in the social service field for almost ten years, with compassion and a keen ability to make her clients feel comfortable and accepted. She has experience working with adults, veterans, and families in outpatient, in-home, and community settings. Jackie is trained in Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Integrated Dual Diagnosis Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and ASIST.
Jackie provides child, individual, marital, and family counseling to people of all faith denominations.
Counseling Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Talia Biederstedt received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Minot State University in 2009 and graduated with her Masters of Social Work from Simmons University in 2018.
Talia has been working with Catholic Charities North Dakota as a guardian worker before moving to her new role as a counseling therapist. She has worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities for the past 8 years and she also specialized in children and family during her education.
Talia is married and has 4 children. She keeps busy with her kids’ activities and loves being a hockey mom. She loves the outdoors and spending time camping in the summers with her family and friends. She comes from a large family and enjoys living close to all her siblings.
CounselingTherapist, MSW, LMSW