Nicole is currently a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in the state of North Dakota and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Minnesota. Nicole obtained a Bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in Health and Medical Sciences. She continued her education and earned a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, college students, individuals at risk of experiencing homelessness, and rural populations. She enjoys supporting individuals during life transitions and challenges, including stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Nicole is passionate about hearing individuals' stories and working collaboratively with clients through a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach. Her goal is to create a welcoming and supportive environment with a treatment style that is non-judgmental and hopeful.
When Nicole isn't working, she enjoys listening to podcasts, music, kayaking, trying new recipes, and gardening in her free time. Nicole is married and the proud owner of many houseplants.
Krystol is a Licensed Masters Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mayville University in 2018 and Masters of Social Work from UND in 2023.
Krystol has experience working with adolescents and young adults in addition to the geriatric population. She is committed to helping teens and adults learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others as they navigate through life's changes. She does this by focusing on client strengths, coping skills, exploring family systems, increasing self-esteem, and breaking out of unhealthy patterns through a collaborative approach.
When Krystol isn't working she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her Great Dane, watching murder mysteries, and trying new hobbies
Teni is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in MN and a Licensed Professional Counselor in ND. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University, Moorhead and her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Sciences and Special Education from Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
Teni has vast experience working with adults and children with disabilities, as well as experience working as a special education teacher for children ages 5-10. She is passionate about working with children, families and adults.
Teni’s goal is to create a warm and comforting environment for clients. She uses humor, empathy and collaboration in order to build connections with others.
In her free time, Teni enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family. She also has a 4-year-old cat named Arlo who loves to go on walks in his stroller. Some of her favorite things to do are traveling, cooking, being near water and listening to true crime podcasts.
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.
Everyone deserves a space where they can feel accepted, valued, and safe. That's exactly the kind of environment I strive to create in my therapy practice. I understand that reaching out for help can be challenging, especially when life keeps throwing obstacles our way. That's why I approach my work with clients from a strength-based perspective.
My ultimate goal is to help individuals feel empowered and confident in their own journey. When you work with me, you can expect a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself. I believe in the power of genuine connection, empathy, and acceptance.
I understand that your experiences are unique to you, and I believe in tailoring our therapy to meet your specific needs. I place a strong emphasis on using evidence-based treatments that have been proven effective in addressing similar concerns. Your well-being is my priority, and together we'll work towards finding the best approach to support your journey towards healing and growth.
When Kasidy isn't working, she is usually chasing her two boys around. She loves to laugh, have a good conversation, and is always so busy she has to heat up her coffee multiple times before it is finished.
Danielle is currently a Licensed Master of Social Worker, in the state of North Dakota. Danielle obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a degree in Spanish. Following her graduation from Concordia, she went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona with specialization in child welfare. Danielle has worked in the child welfare system for 10 years as a Child Protection social worker as well as case manager. She has experience working with women and children encountering domestic violence as well as unaccompanied, undocumented minors.
Danielle appreciates diversity and strives to be sensitive to each individual’s culture. She considers it an opportunity to walk alongside people in difficult periods of their lives. It is her hope that together, healing can be found. She strives to create a calm, fun environment to facilitate that healing process. Danielle approaches individuals with curiosity and considers each person the driver of their healing.
When Danielle isn’t working, she enjoys being with her family. Danielle is married, has four children and a dog. Some of her favorites are coffee, camping, exploring, traveling, reading, and sports.
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.