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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
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Benson Psychological Services, PC

Dr. Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

Usha Singh, LPCC, NCC, LMFT

Dr. Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP

Dr. Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

Dr. Kelly C.F. Smith, PsyD, LP

June Forde, MS, LPCC

Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC, NCC

Lisa Fry, LICSW

James Pfeifer, MS, LPCC

Dr. Jessica Mugge, PhD, LP

Dr. Shannon Alexander, PhD, LP

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Benson Psychological Services, PC of Fargo, North Dakota
Children and Family Services

 
 

The Children and Family Unit at Benson Psychological Services, PC consists of psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists and clinical counselors with several years of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

In addition to therapy services, our team providers culturallysensitive, trauma informed, functional, norm referenced evaluations that are collaborative with families, caregivers, teachers, pediatricians, and other professionals as appropriate. Our Child Psychologists have advanced training and specialized experience in the assessment and diagnoses of several behavioral health concerns.

Please click on a link below to learn more about these types of evaluations.

Areas of expertise include

Children Services   Family Services
  Autism Evaluations and Follow Up

Autism Evaluations and Follow Up

These evaluations include a thorough assessment of the child-focusing on; cognitive issues, social communication (verbal and non-verbal), speech and language (receptive and expressive language skills) using norm referenced measures, observations, and interview of the child. Additionally, collateral interviews with the child’s parents or caregivers focusing on relevant case history such as health and development, social/behavioral concerns, sensory and adaptive behavior, emotion regulation, family medical and mental health history and other relevant data. Collateral interviews with the child’s teacher and input from a full multidisciplinary team is sought out and included whenever possible.

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  ADHD Evaluations: On and Off Medication Trials

ADHD Evaluations: On and Off Medication Trials

These evaluations include a thorough gathering of relevant background information from client and/or collateral sources on topics such as school/work performance general health, sleep and eating habits, family medical and mental health history, drug use, challenges/symptoms, strengths/skills, screening for related and comorbid conditions. Collateral information from parents, teachers, spouse or others will be utilized using interviews, norm referenced questionnaires and / or rating scales. They also include measures of sustained attention and variability using a continuous performance task and other norm referenced psychological testing as appropriate.

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  Executive Functioning Deficits
  Complex Trauma

Complex Trauma

Clinical Interview with the child and collateral interviews with parents or caregivers, as well as standardized assessment measures and behavioral observations to assess both exposure to, and the potential impact of, trauma across multiple domains of development.

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  Diagnostic Clarification

Diagnostic Clarification

Our team can also help with complex diagnostic issues, such as where multiple co existing psychological disorders are suspected, when there are suspected psychological disorders secondary to medical conditions or substance abuse/dependence, or where other factors have made it difficult to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Psychodiagnostic testing enhances diagnostic accuracy by controlling for subjective opinion, biases and other factors. It uses highly reliable, norm referenced, standardized tests that have been validated in clinical trials.

In addition to diagnostic clarity, such evaluations can grade the severity of the impairment which can lead to using the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment recommendations that have the highest likelihood of success.

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  Depression
  Anxiety
  ADHD
  Autism Spectrum Disorder
  Disruptive Behaviors
  Abuse/Trauma
  Grief
  School Problems
  Sexually Harmful Behaviors
  Adjustment to Life Stressors
  Coping with Long Term or Life Stressors
 
  Collaborative Divorce Practices
  Parenting Skills Training
  Parenting the Love and Logic Way™

Parenting the Love and Logic Way™

Since 1977, the Love and Logic Institute has been dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. They provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children and help them prepare their kids for the real world. All of their work is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic. This six module parenting course was designed to help parents find specific answers and actions for some of those difficult moments in child rearing. These simple techniques are effective with all children, from toddlers to teens.

Dr. Stacey Benson and Donya Blair Tischer are independent facilitators of the Parenting the Love and Logic Way curriculum, a six session parenting program designed to help parents learn how to

  Avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments
  Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
  Set enforceable limits
  Avoid enabling and begin empowering
  Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
  Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
  And much more!

This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!

Why does it work?

  Uses Humor, hope and empathy to build up the adult-child relationship
  Emphasizes respect and dignity both for children and adults
  Provides real limits in a loving way
  Teaches consequences and healthy decisions making

Love allows children to grow through their mistakes, Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices.

This website is not associated with or sponsored by the Love and Logic institute, Inc. Love and Logic is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic was founded by Jim Faye and Foster W. Cline MD., with continued creative and operational direction by Charles Fay, PhD. It is based on the experience of a combined total of over 100 years working with and raising kids and is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic. For more information please go to www.loveandlogic.com or call 800-338-4065.

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  Behavioral Planning
  Family Therapy
  Marital / Couples Therapy
  Step and Blended Family Concerns
  Parenting Concerns
  Adoption
  Reunification Therapy (abuse / parental alienation allegations / return from foster care)
  Parent Psychoeducation Group for parents whose child has engaged in sexually harmful behaviors
     
In addition to clinical services, our team provides forensic services to include intervention, evaluation and expert testimony, in the areas of collaborative divorce, sexually harmful behavior, parental capacity, adoption, reunification therapy and more.
 
Children and Family Services - Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
 
   
   
   
   
   

Our Children and Family services are located in Suite G, with a separate entrance and waiting area from our Forensic Services.


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Dr. Stacey Benson
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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