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  Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota   Benson Psychological Services, PC
1308 23rd Street South, Suite G
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone 701.297.7540
Fax 701.297.6439
 
Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
 
 

Benson Psychological Services, PC

Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

Lynne M. Flanders, MSW, LICSW, ACSW

Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP

Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

Kelly C.F. Smith, PsyD, LP

Usha Singh, LPCC, NCC, LMFT

Kristy Kiland, MS

June Forde, MS, LPCC

Donya Blair-Tischer, MA

Sara Quam, PsyD, LP

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Benson Psychological Services, PC of Fargo, North Dakota
Associates

 
 

Benson Psychological Services, PC offers a wide variety of clinical mental health services provided by our exceptionally trained and highly skilled clinicians.

We are proven leaders in our field, and are dedicated to providing the highest level of care that balances cutting edge research on best practices, while respecting the uniqueness of each individual client.

As dedicated professionals, we are involved in professional organizations on both a local and national level and have taken leadership positions within the North Dakota Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.

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Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

 

 
Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP
  Stacey Benson
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Benson is the President and CEO of Benson Psychological Services, PC. Dr. Benson was born in Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from Moorhead State University before attending graduate school at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She did her internship in a federal prison (FCI-Tallahassee), and her residency at Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo, ND. Dr. Benson was the chief psychologist at a community mental health center in Fargo for 10 years, prior to resigning to focus full time at her private practice.

Dr. Stacey Benson is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years’ experience providing clinical and forensic work. Dr. Benson provides forensic evaluations, expert testimony and clinical consultation to attorneys on a wide variety of forensic cases, but with specific expertise in working with individuals charged or convicted of a sexual crime. She has testified in state, federal and military court and has testified numerous times since 2004 in Civil Commitment hearings of Sexually Dangerous Individuals. Other areas of forensic specialties include competency evaluations, criminal responsibility, threat assessments, violence risk, psychological injuries, parental capacities and more.

Dr. Benson belongs to local and national organizations and has taken leadership roles in both. She has been a board member of the North Dakota Psychological Association since 2005 and served as President for two of those years. She has recently been elected to be North Dakotas Council Representative to the American Psychological Association. Dr. Benson has met with Senators Byron Dorgan, Kent Conrad and Representative Earl Pomeroy to lobby for issues directly related to the provision of quality mental health services and issues related to access to care. Dr. Benson is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), the Minnesota Association of Sexual Abusers (Mn-ATSA), the Sex Offenders Civil Commitment Providers Network (SOCCPN), the North Dakota Psychological Association (NDPA), the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society). Dr. Benson is a certified trainer in the Static 99R, Stable 2007 and Acute 2007, the most well studied and most used assessment instruments for sexual offenders in the world. There are currently less than 10 certified trainers in the United States, and less than 30 in the world.

She has spoken at the University of North Dakota Medical School's Grand Rounds, at the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Merit Care, Sanford, Prairie St. John's, the North Dakota State Penitentiary, the North Dakota Psychological Association, the Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 18th Annual Conference, and on local radio and television regarding sexual offenders. Dr. Benson has taught Human Sexuality at North Dakota State University since 2000.

Dr. Benson’s clinical practice includes the provision of therapy services for a wide variety of mental health concerns to include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, and sexual concerns.

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  Lynne M. Flanders, MSW, LICSW, ACSW

Lynne M. Flanders, MSW, LICSW, ACSW

 

 
Lynne M. Flanders, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
  Lynne M. Flanders, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
   
Lynne Flanders is a master’s level, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Lynne respects the unique strengths, courage and personhood that each individual brings to the therapy process.

She has 25 years of post graduate experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, grief, work, relationship and life transition issues.

Lynne has direct clinical experience in legal, educational, business, hospital, clinic, adoption, employee assistance and private practice settings.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and Masters Degree form the University of Arkansas, Graduate School of Social Work.

Lynne M. Flanders, MSW, LICSW is a Certified Grief Recovery® Specialist trained by the Grief Recovery® Institute of Sherman Oaks, California. Whether your loss is from *Death of a loved one *Loss or end of a relationship *Loss of career *Loss of health *Loss of a pet *Loss of trust *Loss of dreams *Loss of security or any other loss of significance, The Grief Recovery® Program can help guide those who wish to resolve their loss issues and move beyond their grief to a richer quality of life.

Her experience includes provision of clinical services in community mental health clinics, state prisons, an academic health science center, residential settings, and mobile crisis settings.

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  Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP

Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP

 

 
Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP
  Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP
   
Dr. Darveaux is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. He provides comprehensive psychological evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents (including their families), and adults.

He has special interests in ADHD, childhood depression/anxiety, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disorders, and the disruptive behaviors that frequently accompany these conditions.

Dr. Darveaux received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, specializing in school psychology. His clinical experience includes work as a consulting psychologist for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, various special education cooperatives, and juvenile court services.

He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and has presented at local, regional, and state conferences.

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  Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

 

 
Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP
  Eileen Stone,
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Eileen Stone is a licensed clinical psychologist who has experience working with people of all ages. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Areas of expertise include treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, adjustment to life stressors, grief and self-harm. Dr. Stone has a special interest in working with individuals who are coping with long term or traumatic medical conditions.

In therapy, Dr. Stone uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to tailor treatment for each individual. She strives to understand the many pieces that contribute to well-being and mental health and works in a strength-based and positive mindset.

Dr. Stone earned her undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and her master and doctorate degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She did her internship sub-specializing in primary care at VA Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Stone completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in child psychology at Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Dr. Stone has been working with children and adolescents in the Fargo area for the last nine years both on an outpatient basis and with those in the medical hospital. She has given a variety of community presentations on a variety of topics related to the well-being of children, adolescents, and adults in our community.

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  Kelly C. F. Smith, PsyD, LP

Kelly C. F. Smith, PsyD, LP

 

 
Kelly C. F. Smith, PsyD, LP
  Kelly C. F. Smith
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Kelly Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist who completes evaluations related to adult and juvenile sexual and/or violent reoffense risk, parental capacity, adoption qualification, sensitive employment, learning disabilities, chronic pain, and diagnostic clarification.

She also provides evidence-based individual and group treatment for a wide variety of mental health conditions.

Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate education at Colorado State University. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology.

She completed an APA-accredited internship at Southeast Human Service Center and a psychology residency at Benson Psychological Services.

Her experience includes provision of clinical services in community mental health clinics, state prisons, an academic health science center, residential settings, and mobile crisis settings.

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Dr. Stacey Benson
PsyD, LP
 

Lynn M. Flanders
MSW, LICSW, ACSW

  Dr. Dion X. Darveaux
PhD, LP
  Dr. Eileen Stone
PsyD, LP
  Dr. Kelly C. F. Smith
PsyD, LP
Usha Singh, LPCC, NCC, LMFT

Usha Singh, LPCC, NCC, LMFT

 

 
Usha Singh, LPCC, NCC, LMFT
  Usha Singh
LPCC, NCC, LMFT
   
Usha Singh is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

She has over 9 years of experience in providing counseling to individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, families and groups. She graduated from North Dakota State University and did her internship at Southeast Human Service Center and Wahpeton State College of Science.

Usha has clinical experience in providing Sleep Therapy, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Treatment Program developed at Harvard Medical School.

In addition she has extensive clinical experience in Internet Addiction Therapy, Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Relationship, Self-esteem, Personal-growth, Anger-management, Stress-management, Trauma, Change of Life Stage, and Loss and Grief. She incorporates strength based holistic approach.

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  Kristy Kiland, MS

Kristy Kiland, MS

 

 
Kristy Kiland, MS
  Kristy Kiland
MS
   
Kristy Kiland is a licensed mental health professional with over 15 years of experience treating a wide variety of needs and illnesses in children, adolescents, and adults. She is currently in pursuit of her doctorate degree in clinical psychology. She is dedicated to providing high quality and comprehensive care in a relaxed and trusting environment that inspires and facilitates growth, healing, and greater sense of joy, peace, and fulfillment in one’s life and relationships.

Kristy’s interests include psychological evaluations, parent training, and behavioral intervention, forensic evaluations, specifically evaluations related to adult and juvenile sexual violent reoffense risk and parenting/custody investigations. In addition to providing services to individual, group, and families, Kristy also serve as a parenting consultant to divorced parents struggling with conflict over parenting decisions and serves as a Divorce Coach or Child Specialist in the Collaborative Law divorce process.

She is passionate about her field of study and is an adjunct faculty member at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Kristy is a member of the American Psychological Association, North Dakota Psychological Association, Minnesota Psychological Association, Minnesota Collaborative Law Institute, and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is licensed by the ND State Board of Social Work.

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  June Forde, MS, LPCC

June Forde, MS, LPCC

 

 
June Forde, MS, LPCC
  June Forde
MS, LPCC
   
June Forde is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has experience working with individuals of all ages. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Areas of expertise include children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behavior, adjustment to life stressors, self – harm behavior and parenting education. June has a special interest and experience working with domestic violence, trauma and child sexual abuse.

In therapy, June uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to individually tailor a treatment plan to address the needs of individuals and families. She strongly believes in a collaborative approach with parents, children and providers to achieve and maintain successful outcomes. June strives to empower individuals by accentuating their strengths through person centered, cognitive behavioral and relaxation strategies.

June earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She completed her internship at the Rape & Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead and was subsequently employed as a therapist for the next eight years. June has been working with children, adolescents and families in the Fargo-Moorhead area for the past seventeen years. Her work experience includes crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial hospitalization and outpatient therapy. June has also given a variety of presentations within the community on the impact of domestic violence on children, anxiety and child sexual abuse.

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  Donya Blair-Tischer, MA

Donya Blair-Tischer, MA

 

 
Donya Blair-Tischer, MA
  Donya Blair-Tischer
MA
   
Donya Blair-Tischer is a Doctoral intern of clinical psychology with over 12 years’ experience in the field of mental health. After completing extensive training and education with the United States Military she spent 4 years working in a variety of areas treating military soldiers and families. Once completing her service with the Army, she pursued her Masters of Psychology in Marriage and Family therapy at the University of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, Colorado and continued on to her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology at the University of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is focused on helping provide a nurturing and progressive environment for clients to achieve their goals.

Donya’s interests include marriage and family counseling, parental training, and psychological evaluations. She is also an LGBT affirmative therapist. Her group therapy specializations include psychoeducational groups such as chronic pain management, Love and Logic Parenting and Marriage/ Relationship groups. In addition Donya has completed the second level of Gottman relationship training and utilizes these techniques in her practice in order to facilitate healthier and more effective communication amongst couples.

She is passionate about her field and feels her military and civilian education and training allows for a more direct solution focused approach to therapy. She continues to be a member of the American psychological Association, the North Dakota Psychological Association and is a Registered Psychotherapist in the State of Colorado.

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  Sara Quam, PsyD, LP

Sara Quam, PsyD, LP

 

 
Sara Quam, PsyD, LP
  Sara Quam
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Sara Quam is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychological evaluations on parents whose children are currently in foster care, to help assess their parenting strengths and areas for needed growth in order to facilitate reunification with their children.

In addition, she provides evaluations on adolescents charged or convicted of a sexual crime.

Dr. Quam graduated from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2005, and did her internship and residency at Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo, ND.

Dr. Quam's other interests include individual and group therapy, parent training, consultation, and behavioral interventions. ×
  Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC, NCC

Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC, NCC

 

 
Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC, NCC
  Angell Naslund
MS, LPCC, NCC
   
Angell Naslund is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and National Certified Counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Angell assists adults who present with a variety of mental health needs, relationship conflicts, life stressors and adjustment issues. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, body image (including obesity), trauma, high-risk and oppositional behaviors; in addition, Angell provides parenting support and education to assist families with managing challenging behaviors, symptoms and stressors. Angell has a special interest in animal-assisted play therapy and enjoys using her canine co-therapist to enhance the therapeutic process when appropriate.

In therapy, Angell uses the therapy session as a unique experience to join with and assist individuals in identifying and understanding their life experiences, strengths and weaknesses. Through empathy and positive regard, she helps clients to self-explore, embrace the change process and grow from their experiences in a supportive and safe environment.

Angell earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has been providing counseling services since 2008. Her work experience includes the provision of clinical services in psychiatric partial hospitalization and day treatment for youth adjudicated for a sexual charge. Most recently, Angell served as an administrator of a psychiatric residential treatment facility, serving as a leader for the facility and overseeing clinical services to ensure quality therapeutic care for residents.

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Usha Singh
LPCC, NCC, LMFT
 

Kristy Kiland
MS

  June Forde
MS, LPCC
  Donya Blair-Tischer
MA
  Dr. Sara Quam
PsyD, LP
  Angell Naslund
MS, LPCC, NCC
                     


 
     
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