Teletherapy for Bismarck, ND

Photo of Sarah Olsen-Petrick, MS, LAPC, Counselor
Sarah Olsen-Petrick
Counselor, MS, LAPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I am passionate about helping people achieve a state of mental and emotional wellness and realizing their full potential. I believe that curiosity, compassion, and forgiveness towards self and others form the ideal environment to begin healing. I prefer an integrative approach, meaning I choose theories and techniques based on the client's needs. I counsel individuals ages 15 and up, as well as couples.
I am passionate about helping people achieve a state of mental and emotional wellness and realizing their full potential. I believe that curiosity, compassion, and forgiveness towards self and others form the ideal environment to begin healing. I prefer an integrative approach, meaning I choose theories and techniques based on the client's needs. I counsel individuals ages 15 and up, as well as couples.
(701) 248-7095 View (701) 248-7095
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Dakota Trauma Therapy, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-RP, ABN
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58503
Welcome!! I am Dr. David Brooks. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. If you feel undervalued, insufficient, unworthy, traumatized, anxious, have specific fears and/or anxiety-based unwanted cravings I would be delighted to help you. My current practice is limited to individual adults focused on reversing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reducing anxiety, boosting mood, counteracting specific fears, providing practice with simple strategies to enhance coping with stressors, desensitizing traumatic life experience, reducing unwanted cravings and increasing self-esteem.
Welcome!! I am Dr. David Brooks. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. If you feel undervalued, insufficient, unworthy, traumatized, anxious, have specific fears and/or anxiety-based unwanted cravings I would be delighted to help you. My current practice is limited to individual adults focused on reversing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reducing anxiety, boosting mood, counteracting specific fears, providing practice with simple strategies to enhance coping with stressors, desensitizing traumatic life experience, reducing unwanted cravings and increasing self-esteem.
(701) 253-1286 View (701) 253-1286
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Summit Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAC, Pastor
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Brenda Owen. I am the Executive Director and a Therapist at Summit Counseling Services. Summit Counseling Services has offices in 3 cities in Western ND. Summit Counseling is a Not for Profit Agency. We provide both Mental Health and Addiction Services. We have therapists that specialize in many areas not limited to the following, Trauma, Children's Issues, Relationship Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, and more.
Hello, my name is Brenda Owen. I am the Executive Director and a Therapist at Summit Counseling Services. Summit Counseling Services has offices in 3 cities in Western ND. Summit Counseling is a Not for Profit Agency. We provide both Mental Health and Addiction Services. We have therapists that specialize in many areas not limited to the following, Trauma, Children's Issues, Relationship Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, and more.
(701) 214-6454 View (701) 214-6454
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Courtney Jo Burgad-Wifall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMAC, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Let’s face it, life can be challenging at times, and you do not have to go through it alone. If you are reading this, you are already taking the first steps to a better tomorrow. I am here to help you navigate whatever challenges you are facing. Therapy is a collaborative and creative approach that offers self-reflection and self-discovery. My passion is to help empower people to assert control over their mental health, cultivate your strengths, relieve emotional distress and suffering, and to make space for your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Let’s face it, life can be challenging at times, and you do not have to go through it alone. If you are reading this, you are already taking the first steps to a better tomorrow. I am here to help you navigate whatever challenges you are facing. Therapy is a collaborative and creative approach that offers self-reflection and self-discovery. My passion is to help empower people to assert control over their mental health, cultivate your strengths, relieve emotional distress and suffering, and to make space for your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(701) 699-4984 View (701) 699-4984
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Amanda Langan (Frank)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58503
I am passionate in helping individuals achieve their goals and reach their full potential. I specialize in working with adults dealing with a multitude of issues including: trauma/PTSD, dissociative disorders (DID), depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, interpersonal communication, divorce, and adjustment/transitions.
I am passionate in helping individuals achieve their goals and reach their full potential. I specialize in working with adults dealing with a multitude of issues including: trauma/PTSD, dissociative disorders (DID), depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, interpersonal communication, divorce, and adjustment/transitions.
(701) 380-3823 View (701) 380-3823
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Rhonda Althoff
Counselor, MS, LAPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58503
I am passionate about supporting clients as they navigate through life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges. My 18 years of experience working with adolescents, teens, and families within the juvenile justice system and in community-based programs, has shown me the impact others can have on those who are facing challenges and unhealthy behaviors. It also has shown the support needed for those individuals providing care and safety to our communities.
I am passionate about supporting clients as they navigate through life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges. My 18 years of experience working with adolescents, teens, and families within the juvenile justice system and in community-based programs, has shown me the impact others can have on those who are facing challenges and unhealthy behaviors. It also has shown the support needed for those individuals providing care and safety to our communities.
(701) 380-1092 View (701) 380-1092
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Allison J Flink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
I enjoy working with children and their families, as well as adolescents and young adults up to age 25. It is rewarding to see individuals grow, heal, and learn from various challenges in their life. I am experienced in working with a variety of mental health concerns including, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I enjoy working with children and their families, as well as adolescents and young adults up to age 25. It is rewarding to see individuals grow, heal, and learn from various challenges in their life. I am experienced in working with a variety of mental health concerns including, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(701) 354-7756 View (701) 354-7756
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Emily Clayton
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Emily Clayton is a compassionate Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) with Center Counseling. Emily is offering counseling services for individual clients ages 7 and older. She has experience with individuals from adolescence into young adulthood. Emily has a sensitive nature and brings a calm presence to her sessions with her clients. She has a natural ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where clients feel safe to explore things they may be struggling with.
Emily Clayton is a compassionate Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) with Center Counseling. Emily is offering counseling services for individual clients ages 7 and older. She has experience with individuals from adolescence into young adulthood. Emily has a sensitive nature and brings a calm presence to her sessions with her clients. She has a natural ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where clients feel safe to explore things they may be struggling with.
(701) 658-6799 View (701) 658-6799
Photo of Christina Michaelson, MS, LPCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christina Michaelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I have experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I also specialize in the areas of domestic violence, military, children and families, anxiety, and depression. I utilize a variety of techniques such as motivational interviewing, strengths based, cognitive behavioral therapy, and person-centered approach.
I have experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I also specialize in the areas of domestic violence, military, children and families, anxiety, and depression. I utilize a variety of techniques such as motivational interviewing, strengths based, cognitive behavioral therapy, and person-centered approach.
(701) 253-1847 View (701) 253-1847
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Sara Knudson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Hello! I have a passion for working with individuals from age ten through late adulthood. I have experience working with individuals who may be struggling with infertility, adjusting to life after baby, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, OCD and other life transitions you may be experiencing.
Hello! I have a passion for working with individuals from age ten through late adulthood. I have experience working with individuals who may be struggling with infertility, adjusting to life after baby, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, OCD and other life transitions you may be experiencing.
(701) 695-4664 View (701) 695-4664
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Keri Milas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Keri offers compassion and empathy to each individual, couple and family she encounters. When counseling adolescents she provides an inviting and warm environment that gives young people the space and courage to express their thoughts and feelings. She believes that every adolescent deserves to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. Keri is also passionate about helping couples navigate the complex dynamics of their relationship. Committing to counseling with your partner can provide the support and empowerment you both need - when you need it most. Keri is here to walk alongside you in your healing journey.
Keri offers compassion and empathy to each individual, couple and family she encounters. When counseling adolescents she provides an inviting and warm environment that gives young people the space and courage to express their thoughts and feelings. She believes that every adolescent deserves to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. Keri is also passionate about helping couples navigate the complex dynamics of their relationship. Committing to counseling with your partner can provide the support and empowerment you both need - when you need it most. Keri is here to walk alongside you in your healing journey.
(701) 436-2528 View (701) 436-2528
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Michelle L Zimney
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Michelle Zimney; MS, LPC is experienced working with children, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma. Michelle is trained/certified in several evidenced-based treatment modalities such as Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT- Tapping), and Reunification & Family Therapy. Prior to working as a clinical therapist, Michelle was a child and family advocate. Michelle is passionate about her work with families; helping them to overcome adverse life experiences.
Michelle Zimney; MS, LPC is experienced working with children, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma. Michelle is trained/certified in several evidenced-based treatment modalities such as Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT- Tapping), and Reunification & Family Therapy. Prior to working as a clinical therapist, Michelle was a child and family advocate. Michelle is passionate about her work with families; helping them to overcome adverse life experiences.
(701) 401-5203 View (701) 401-5203
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Christina Striegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Waitlist for new clients
I am experienced in working with individuals ages 18 and up and couples. I have experience working with those struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other emotional difficulties. I take a collaborative approach to help those I work with accomplish their goals.
I am experienced in working with individuals ages 18 and up and couples. I have experience working with those struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other emotional difficulties. I take a collaborative approach to help those I work with accomplish their goals.
(701) 557-0371 View (701) 557-0371
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Lauren Folmer
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58504  (Online Only)
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy with a strengths-based, person-centered approach to client relationships. My goal for individuals in therapy is to empower the individual to lead a healthy and productive life through a variety of techniques, depending on their unique goals. I also have a passion for working with youth and young adults and will utilize play therapy with children. I am experienced in working with interpersonal issues, depression, trauma, cognitive delays, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy with a strengths-based, person-centered approach to client relationships. My goal for individuals in therapy is to empower the individual to lead a healthy and productive life through a variety of techniques, depending on their unique goals. I also have a passion for working with youth and young adults and will utilize play therapy with children. I am experienced in working with interpersonal issues, depression, trauma, cognitive delays, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
(701) 248-8121 View (701) 248-8121
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Abigail Landenberger
Counselor, MS, LMAC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Hello! My name is Abby and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed master addiction counselor. I am EMDR trained and enjoy helping work through their traumas. I accept clients ages 14 and up. I would love to help you meet your personal mental health goals!
Hello! My name is Abby and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed master addiction counselor. I am EMDR trained and enjoy helping work through their traumas. I accept clients ages 14 and up. I would love to help you meet your personal mental health goals!
(701) 414-4548 View (701) 414-4548
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Hailey Jorris
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I work with women to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and boundaries. I have a special passion for premarital counseling. I enjoy working with clients who are ready to dig deep, engage in present-day issues, and are ready to be empowered to make changes that will impact the trajectory of their future. I love to help clients develop self-awareness and use handouts, podcasts, and books as resources to take therapy outside the office.
I work with women to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and boundaries. I have a special passion for premarital counseling. I enjoy working with clients who are ready to dig deep, engage in present-day issues, and are ready to be empowered to make changes that will impact the trajectory of their future. I love to help clients develop self-awareness and use handouts, podcasts, and books as resources to take therapy outside the office.
(701) 543-6849 View (701) 543-6849
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Dan Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58501
Dan has a strong passion for working with children (7 years and older), families, and adults. He believes that individuals struggling, both adults and children, are most often extraordinary survivors of difficult life circumstances and that the therapist’s job is often to discover and build on strengths. Dan’s favorite quote is, "Children want to do well and will if they have the necessary skills to meet the demands of the environment they find themselves in." – Dr. Ross Green
Dan has a strong passion for working with children (7 years and older), families, and adults. He believes that individuals struggling, both adults and children, are most often extraordinary survivors of difficult life circumstances and that the therapist’s job is often to discover and build on strengths. Dan’s favorite quote is, "Children want to do well and will if they have the necessary skills to meet the demands of the environment they find themselves in." – Dr. Ross Green
(701) 409-2984 View (701) 409-2984
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Greg Molinaro
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
I am a full-time Conventional and Christian Counselor in Bismarck working with individuals and couples. I help individuals from ages 21 and older who are going through Anxiety, Depression, overcoming Trauma and PTSD, or struggling with Life Changes and Challenges. I enjoy helping couples strengthen their relationships or restoring broken or struggling relationships.
I am a full-time Conventional and Christian Counselor in Bismarck working with individuals and couples. I help individuals from ages 21 and older who are going through Anxiety, Depression, overcoming Trauma and PTSD, or struggling with Life Changes and Challenges. I enjoy helping couples strengthen their relationships or restoring broken or struggling relationships.
(701) 380-5065 View (701) 380-5065
Photo of Brandi Arndt, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brandi Arndt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58501
Brandi provides individual and family therapy for individuals (and their families) ages 3-18. She offers a DBT skill-based group. Brandi is skilled in working with trauma, behavioral problems (often secondary to ADHD, autism, ODD, or conduct disorder), and mood, anxiety, and stress.
Brandi provides individual and family therapy for individuals (and their families) ages 3-18. She offers a DBT skill-based group. Brandi is skilled in working with trauma, behavioral problems (often secondary to ADHD, autism, ODD, or conduct disorder), and mood, anxiety, and stress.
(701) 760-4655 View (701) 760-4655
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Tana R. Hoornaert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LBSW, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I enjoy working with clients struggling with a multitude of stressors. I have a history of working with the geriatric population which is meaningful for myself personally. But, I also enjoy meeting and getting to know adults of all ages as they move through the challenges of different phases of growing. Much of my focus, since graduating, has been on trauma informed care for clients. I also enjoy working with adults with ADHD and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I enjoy working with clients struggling with a multitude of stressors. I have a history of working with the geriatric population which is meaningful for myself personally. But, I also enjoy meeting and getting to know adults of all ages as they move through the challenges of different phases of growing. Much of my focus, since graduating, has been on trauma informed care for clients. I also enjoy working with adults with ADHD and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(701) 557-8625 View (701) 557-8625
Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.