Kasidy is currently a Licensed Master of Social Worker, in the state of North Dakota. Her previous experience includes working with the aging population as well as survivors of domestic violence. She enjoys working with individuals needing support related to trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, boundary setting, and self esteem. Kasidy is also trained in EMDR.
Kasidy states that "Everyone deserves a space where they can feel accepted, valued and safe. It is not easy to say you need help when life is constantly throwing challenges our way. I approach my work with clients from a strength based perspective. My goal with individuals is to help them feel empowered and confident create a safe and non-judgement environment where you can expect genuineness, empathy, truth, and acceptance".
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.
Caity is a graduate student at the University of North Dakota and is completing a Master’s degree in Social Work. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Mary in 2014. Caity has experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, people with disabilities, the geriatric population, and public assistance. Caity believes clients are the experts of their own lives and in working collaboratively towards a client’s identified goals and values. She takes a strength-based approach and utilizes humor, honesty, and creativity to make a plan for treatment specific to each client’s needs.
When Caity has a rare break from school and homework, she enjoys traveling, drinking fancy coffee, spending time with friends and family, watching obscure documentaries, volunteering, and hanging out with cats (dogs and rabbits are also involved at times).
Caity, at this time, is only providing therapy in-home.
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.