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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

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Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
 
 

Benson Psychological Services, PC

Dr. Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

Usha Singh, LPCC, LMFT

Dr. Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC

Lisa Fry, LICSW

Dr. Jessica Mugge, PhD, LP

Erika Sorenson, LPC

Dr. Katie Nylander, PsyD, LP

 
     
 
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 Counseling Association, the North Dakota Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.

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Dr. Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

Dr. Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

 

 
Dr. Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP
  Dr. Stacey Benson
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Stacey 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. Benson is a licensed psychologist with over 20 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 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 is currently serving her 6th term as North Dakotas Council Representative to the American Psychological Association. Dr. Benson has met with Senators Byron Dorgan, Kent Conrad, Heidi Heitkamp 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) and Division 46 (Media and Technology). She is an alumni of APA’s Leadership Institute for Women. 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, and she has trained providers in Minnesota, North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

She taught Human Sexuality at North Dakota State University from 2000-2016 and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota’s medical school, where she supervises 4th year psychiatry residents on their forensic rotation. In 2014 she co founded the non-profit STAND, which provides sex offender treatment to men and women throughout the state of North Dakota, with current offices in Fargo, Jamestown, Bismarck, Minot, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Dickinson, and Williston.

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 Annual Conferences, and on local radio and television regarding sexual offenders.

Dr. Benson has been nominated for Teacher of The Year by the Psychiatry Residents of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, for APA's State Leadership Award by the North Dakota Psychological Association, for MSUM’s Distinguished Alumni Award and she was awarded YWCA’s Women of the Year 2018 in the category of Health and Wellness.

Click here to open Dr. Benson's 2018 Curriculum Vitae.

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  Usha Singh, LPCC, LMFT

Usha Singh, LPCC, LMFT

 

 
Usha Singh, LPCC, LMFT
  Usha Singh
LPCC, 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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  Dr. Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

Dr. Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

 

 
Dr. Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP
  Dr. 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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Dr. Stacey Benson
PsyD, LP
 

Usha Singh
LPCC, LMFT

  Dr. Eileen Stone
PsyD, LP

Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC

Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC

 

 
Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC, NCC
  Angell Naslund
MS, LPCC
   
Angell Naslund is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Angell assists individuals who present with a variety of mental health needs, relationship conflicts, life stressors and adjustment issues as well as a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Angell also provides parenting support and education to assist families with managing challenging behaviors, symptoms and stressors. Areas of clinical focus include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, ADHD and high-risk and oppositional behaviors.

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 has a special interest in animal-assisted play therapy, though fully retired her canine co-therapist in 2019.

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. She also served as an administrator of a psychiatric residential treatment facility.

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  Lisa Fry, LICSW

Lisa Fry, LICSW

 

 
Lisa Fry, LICSW
  Lisa Fry
LICSW
   
Lisa Fry is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has over 19 years of clinical experience working with children, teens and adults with an array of mental health conditions. Lisa specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, eating problems, trauma, abuse related issues and numerous life adjusting situations. She has extensive experience with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiac care, obesity, fibromyalgia and renal failure. Lisa has training in interactive play based therapy for children. Play is her treatment of choice to give children a natural way to talk about difficult life events.

Lisa has a personal interest in promoting wellness. She sees good mental and physical health as interconnected. She believes wellness can be achieved through education, support, behavior and lifestyle change to promote health and quality of life.

Lisa attended the University of North Dakota where she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work. She has worked in hospitals, community mental health and several out-patient clinic settings regionally. Lisa enjoys the outdoors. Her activities of interest are gardening, biking, fishing and spending time outdoors. Lisa is married for 23 years and is a working mother raising teens.

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  Dr. Jessica Mugge, PhD, LP

Dr. Jessica Mugge, PhD, LP

 

 
Dr. Jessica Mugge, PhD, LP
  Dr. Jessica Mugge
PhD, LP
   
Dr. Jessica Mugge is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment and evaluation of a variety of populations. She provides comprehensive evaluations pertaining to sexual re-offense risk, sexual dangerousness, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, competency to waive Miranda rights, false/coerced confession, parental capacity, child custody, sensitive employment, disability matters, adoption qualification, spinal cord stimulator, gastric bypass, ADHD, and diagnostic clarification. She also provides therapeutic intervention for adolescents and adults, specializing in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, psychotic disorders, attentional concerns, and personality disorders. In addition, Dr. Mugge provides training and support services, case assessment, and consultation to individuals and agencies, with specific services to include co-parent coaching, workplace violence training, and evidence review (including forensic interview reviews).

Dr. Mugge received her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Veterans Affairs Medical Center, specializing in adult neuropsychological assessment and treatment; trauma and deployment recovery; child assessment and therapy; child maltreatment; and geropsychology. Other experiences include providing clinical services within psychiatric and medical inpatient settings and community mental health clinics.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies, and American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41). She was recently elected to the board of trustees of the North Dakota Psychological Association. She is credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

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Angell Naslund
MS, LPCC
 

Lisa Fry
LICSW

  Dr. Jessica Mugge
PhD, LP

Erika Sorensen, MS, LAPC

Erika Sorensen, MS, LAPC

 

 
Erika Sorensen, MS, LAPC
  Erika Sorensen
MS, LAPC
   
Erika Sorensen is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor who has experience working with individuals of all age groups, couples and families. Areas of interest include adolescents and adults with a history of trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and/or compulsive gambling habits. Erika uses a variety of therapeutic techniques specific to each individual’s needs in order to best help clients obtain their goals, with preference to cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and bibliotherapy.

Erika earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND and her graduate degree in clinical and mental health counseling at the University of Mary in Fargo, ND. Erika has experience working with individuals, couples and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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  Dr. Katie Nylander, PsyD, LP

Dr. Katie Nylander, PsyD, LP

 

 
Dr. Katie Nylander, LPCC, LMFT
  Dr. Katie Nylander
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Katie Nylander is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of populations. She provides comprehensive psychological assessments pertaining to diagnostic clarification, treatment guidance, autism spectrum disorder, emotional dysregulation, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, attentional concerns, disruptive behavior, executive functioning, learning disorders, trauma, and intellectual abilities. Her primary goal is to answer referral questions through a non-threatening, collaborative, and fun way. Her evaluations are provided for individuals aged 5 and up.

Dr. Nylander also provides therapy services for preadolescents, adolescents, adults, and families for the treatment of a wide range of presenting problems, including posttraumatic stress, depression, life transitions, identity and self-exploration, disruptive behavior, mood/emotional dysregulation, anxiety, and strategies to compensate for executive functioning deficits. Dr. Nylander’s approach to her therapy practice is less about symptoms and diagnoses and more about creating connections, identifying values, and finding acceptance all while improving functioning in ways that are important to you. She wants to help you build a sense of mastery, achievement, and confidence to help you reach the goals that you have set for yourself.

Dr. Nylander received her bachelor’s degree at Minnesota State University – Moorhead and her doctorate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Chicago, IL. Her pre-doctoral internship was conducted in Casper, Wyoming at a consortium of sites operated through a private practice. These experiences included psychological assessments of ages 6 – adult, disability evaluations, individual psychotherapy for children and adults, parent training, and group therapy. Dr. Nylander completed her residency at North Central Human Service Center in Minot, North Dakota where she primarily provided psychological assessments for a wide variety of populations. She has extensive experience working with youth in residential placements as well.

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Erika Sorensen
MS, LAPC
 

Dr. Katie Nylander
PsyD, LP

 
     
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