For more information about our Fargo counselors or to schedule an appointment, call 701-235-4457.
Carlyss A Kurtti
Clinical Therapist, MED, LPCC, NCC
Carlyss earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Minnesota Moorhead in 1994 and taught instrumental and vocal music for 10 years. She also attended North Dakota State University and earned a Master of Education degree in Counseling. Carlyss has an eclectic approach to counseling and draws from several theories and counseling modalities according to current research.
Carlyss has 12 years of experience in the Counseling field and has significant experience working with victims of abuse and trauma survivors. She has a wealth of skill in treating depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, grief and behavior modification. Much of her career has been spent treating adolescents and children, but she also enjoys working with adults and elderly clients.
Clinical Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Jennifer received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Dakota and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has more than seventeen years of experience working with adults, children, couples, and families, and says this about her practice: “My therapeutic approach is of a holistic manner which is seeing my clients as individuals with unique experiences from their past to what brings them to obtain help at Catholic Charities North Dakota.”
Jennifer’s clinical interests include working with individuals with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, eating disorders, pre and post bariatric surgery, personality disorders, PTSD, and trauma.
Clinical Therapist, MA, LPCC, LMFT
Marjorie received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from the University of North Dakota and has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Marjorie admires those with the strength to seek therapy, saying: “It is a privilege to be part of the process of facilitating hope and healing to those who are struggling with the challenges of life.”
She enjoys working with people in their efforts to make better life choices, to better manage stress in their lives, and to develop more effective and healthier communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
Clinical Therapist, MA, LMFT
Karen graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD in 1995. She received her Master of Arts degree in Educational Counseling and Psychology (CACREP accredited). She worked for Family Services in Ortonville, MN for almost 12 years as a child protection social worker and later as a therapist.
She then took additional classes at North Dakota State University in 2007 and obtained further course work in Marriage and Family Therapy. She now has a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) from both North Dakota and Minnesota.
She has worked with children and families for over 20 years. She provides individual, couples/marriage and group therapy. She has also conducted different presentations to various groups over these years. She has also worked with many children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and complex trauma, and has National Certification to provide Trauma Focuses-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). She has also co-facilitated domestic violence men’s groups.
She enjoys partnering with people in their efforts to make better life choices, to better manage stress in their lives, and to develop more effective and healthier communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
Clinical Therapist, MED, LPC
(701) 256- 2354
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. 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.
Bismarck, Dickinson, & Minot
Clinical Therapist, MSW, LICSW
(701) 255- 1793
Tami received her Baachelor’s degree from Minot State University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Dakota. She has more than 20 years of experience working with children, adults, and families, She has been a part of the State Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing team, is trained in Mediation Services, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD and bereavement counseling. Tami has been a grief/loss counselor for Hospice, worked with the aging population at PACE and Long Term Care Facilities and worked with children and families at Stark County Social Services. She also provides clinical therapy at Therapeutic Life Changes in Dickinson.
Tami provides individual, marital, and family counseling to people of all faith denominations. She provides services in Bismarck, Minot and New England and accepts most insurances and EAPs. To schedule an appointment with Tami at any of the locations, call the Bismarck office at 701-255-1793.
Clinical Therapist, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW
Kenneth is a licensed clinical social worker who has been providing counseling services for over 30 years. He received his MSW and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He primarily works with adults with a clinical focus on depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and chronic pain.
Kenneth has served in a range of clinical and administrative positions in healthcare and community based organizations. He also works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of North Dakota.