Meet Our Counselors


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.

Jennifer Anderson
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.

Marjorie Baumgartner-Hill
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.


Barb Boesl
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

Tami Christianson
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.