Jana is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of North Dakota and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University. She works to create an individual experience to best address a client’s concerns through empowerment and connection. As a client, she wants you to feel supported, safe, and empowered in a non-judgmental environment.
Jana has experience in working with: people age 4 to adulthood, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and post-partum emotional health and wellness. She is trained in trauma specific therapies including TF-CBT and EMDR. She utilizes many different therapy techniques which are tailored to each person’s needs and/or style. She will try her best to make sure counseling can be a right fit for YOU.
When she isn’t working, Jana is always on the lookout for random knowledge and absorbs this through podcasts, documentaries, and random tv shows. She’s also recently begun a journey to practice watercolor painting about 1.5 years ago. Jana lives in the area with her partner, their young child, one dog, and two cats.
Nicolette is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in North Dakota and Minnesota, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in both states as well (LAC/LADC). She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, with an emphasis on trauma. Nicolette is passionate about partnering with individuals where they are at to help them reach their goals. She holds the perspective that the client is always the expert in determining their goals and values. As a therapist she will create a safe space and strong relationship to support the client in their pursuit of growth, recovery, and wellness.
Nicolette has experience working with adolescents and adults. She embraces people of all backgrounds and strives to enhance therapy by remaining culturally competent and sensitive. She can address a variety of concerns to include trauma and stress, substance use, mood disorders, thought disorders, anxiety, and other mental/emotional concerns. She is trained in EMDR, TFCBT, MI, EFT, group therapy approaches, and utilizes harm reduction. Her therapy approach is non-judgmental, warm, and individualized to each client. She enjoys incorporating humor and creative approaches in her sessions.
On a personal level, Nicolette is married and has one child, 2 dogs, and cat. She enjoys reading, trying out new food, and taking walks with her family. You may spot her out around town for local events (especially if there are food trucks involved). She is currently interested in resuming her yoga practice to enhance her own health and wellness.
Mandy Bernardy received her masters in Social Work from the University of North Dakota and has worked in the Mental Health field for over 15 years. Her area of expertise and passion is trauma. She specialize in trauma based approaches, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and the Nurtured Heart Approach. She also experienced in grief/loss, work related stress, adjustment to life transitions, foster care, divorce, family stressors, depression, anxiety, and other individual mental/emotional related concerns. Mandy created Empower Counseling with a goal of having a place for people to come and receive quality care and feel welcomed by amazing and trained clinicians.
Her treatment style is described as collaborative, warm, and direct. She believes that honesty, trust, and humor go a long way. There is nothing better than a good laugh, sun on your face, or your favorite song on the radio.
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