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  Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota   Benson Psychological Services, PC
1308 23rd Street South, Suite G
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone 701.297.7540
Fax 701.297.6439
 
Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
Benson Psychological Services - Fargo, North Dakota
 
 

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

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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, LICSW’s and LPCC's with several years of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Meet Our Providers
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Usha Singh, LPCC, NCC, LMFT

Usha Singh, LPCC, NCC, LMFT

 

 
Usha Singh, LPCC, NCC, LMFT
  Usha Singh
LPCC, NCC, LMFT
   
Usha Singh is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

She has over 9 years of experience in providing counseling to individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, families and groups. She graduated from North Dakota State University and did her internship at Southeast Human Service Center and Wahpeton State College of Science.

Usha has clinical experience in providing Sleep Therapy, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Treatment Program developed at Harvard Medical School.

In addition she has extensive clinical experience in Internet Addiction Therapy, Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Relationship, Self-esteem, Personal-growth, Anger-management, Stress-management, Trauma, Change of Life Stage, and Loss and Grief. She incorporates strength based holistic approach. ×
  Dr. Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP

Dr. Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP

 

 
Dr. Dion X. Darveaux, PhD, LP
  Dr. Dion X. Darveaux
PhD, LP
   
Dr. Darveaux is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. He provides comprehensive psychological evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents (including their families), and adults.

He has special interests in ADHD, childhood depression/anxiety, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disorders, and the disruptive behaviors that frequently accompany these conditions.

Dr. Darveaux received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, specializing in school psychology. His clinical experience includes work as a consulting psychologist for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, various special education cooperatives, and juvenile court services.

He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and has presented at local, regional, and state conferences.

Dr. Darveaux is an Independent Contractor.

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  Jessica Mugge, PhD, LP

Jessica Mugge, PhD, LP

 

 
Jessica Mugge, PhD, LP
  Jessica Mugge
PhD, LP
   
Dr. Jessica Mugge is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment and evaluation of a variety of populations. She completes comprehensive psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults, specializing in ADHD and diagnostic clarification. She also provides evaluations pertaining to sexual re-offense risk, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, sensitive employment, disability matters, adoption qualification, spinal cord stimulator, and gastric bypass. She provides therapeutic intervention for adolescents and adults, specializing in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, psychotic disorders, attentional concerns, and personality disorders.

Dr. Mugge received her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Veterans Affairs Medical Center, specializing in adult neuropsychological assessment and treatment; trauma and deployment recovery; child assessment and therapy; child maltreatment; and geropsychology. Other experiences include providing clinical services within psychiatric and medical inpatient settings and community mental health clinics.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Personality Assessment, and American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41). She was recently elected to the board of trustees of the North Dakota Psychological Association. She is credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

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  Dr. Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

Dr. Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP

 

 
Dr. Eileen Stone, PsyD, LP
  Dr. Eileen Stone
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Eileen Stone is a licensed clinical psychologist who has experience working with people of all ages. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Areas of expertise include treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, adjustment to life stressors, grief and self-harm. Dr. Stone has a special interest in working with individuals who are coping with long term or traumatic medical conditions.

In therapy, Dr. Stone uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to tailor treatment for each individual. She strives to understand the many pieces that contribute to well-being and mental health and works in a strength-based and positive mindset.

Dr. Stone earned her undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and her master and doctorate degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She did her internship sub-specializing in primary care at VA Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Stone completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in child psychology at Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Dr. Stone has been working with children and adolescents in the Fargo area for the last nine years both on an outpatient basis and with those in the medical hospital. She has given a variety of community presentations on a variety of topics related to the well-being of children, adolescents, and adults in our community. ×
Usha Singh
LPCC, NCC, LMFT
  Dr. Dion X. Darveaux
PhD, LP
  Dr. Jessica Mugge
PhD, LP
  Dr. Eileen Stone
PsyD, LP

Dr. Donya Blair-Tischer, LPCC, PhD

Dr. Donya Blair-Tischer, LPCC, PhD

 

 
Dr. Donya Blair-Tischer, LPCC, PhD
  Dr. Donya Blair-Tischer
LPCC, PhD
   
Dr. Donya Blair-Tischer is an LPCC with over 14 years’ experience in the field. After completing extensive training and education with the United States Military she spent 4 years working in a variety of areas treating military soldiers and families. Once completing her service with the Army, she pursued her Masters of Psychology in Marriage and Family therapy at the University of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, Colorado and continued on to her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology.

Dr. Tischer’s interests include individual counseling, marriage and family counseling, parental training, and psychological evaluations. She works extensively with youth and adolescence and is an LGBT affirmative therapist. Her group therapy specializations include psycho- educational groups such as chronic pain management, Love and Logic Parenting and Marriage/ Relationship groups. In addition she has completed Gottman relationship training and utilizes these techniques in her practice in order to facilitate healthier and more effective communication.

Dr. Tischer is passionate about her field and feels her military and civilian education and training allows for a more direct solution focused approach to therapy. She is focused on helping provide a nurturing and progressive environment for clients to achieve their goals She continues to be a member of the American Psychological Association, the North Dakota Psychological Association, and the Minnesota Psychological Association. Dr. Tischer maintains licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Dr. Tischer also maintains a private practice in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Please feel free to visit her site at www.TischerTherapeuticServices.com.

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  June Forde, MS, LPCC

June Forde, MS, LPCC

 

 
June Forde, MS, LPCC
  June Forde
MS, LPCC
   
June Forde is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has experience working with individuals of all ages. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Areas of expertise include children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behavior, adjustment to life stressors, self – harm behavior and parenting education. June has a special interest and experience working with domestic violence, trauma and child sexual abuse.

In therapy, June uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to individually tailor a treatment plan to address the needs of individuals and families. She strongly believes in a collaborative approach with parents, children and providers to achieve and maintain successful outcomes. June strives to empower individuals by accentuating their strengths through person centered, cognitive behavioral and relaxation strategies.

June earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She completed her internship at the Rape & Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead and was subsequently employed as a therapist for the next eight years. June has been working with children, adolescents and families in the Fargo-Moorhead area for the past seventeen years. Her work experience includes crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial hospitalization and outpatient therapy. June has also given a variety of presentations within the community on the impact of domestic violence on children, anxiety and child sexual abuse.

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  Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC, NCC

Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC, NCC

 

 
Angell Naslund, MS, LPCC, NCC
  Angell Naslund
MS, LPCC, NCC
   
Angell Naslund is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and National Certified Counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Angell assists adults who present with a variety of mental health needs, relationship conflicts, life stressors and adjustment issues. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, body image (including obesity), trauma, high-risk and oppositional behaviors; in addition, Angell provides parenting support and education to assist families with managing challenging behaviors, symptoms and stressors. Angell has a special interest in animal-assisted play therapy and enjoys using her canine co-therapist to enhance the therapeutic process when appropriate.

In therapy, Angell uses the therapy session as a unique experience to join with and assist individuals in identifying and understanding their life experiences, strengths and weaknesses. Through empathy and positive regard, she helps clients to self-explore, embrace the change process and grow from their experiences in a supportive and safe environment.

Angell earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has been providing counseling services since 2008. Her work experience includes the provision of clinical services in psychiatric partial hospitalization and day treatment for youth adjudicated for a sexual charge. Most recently, Angell served as an administrator of a psychiatric residential treatment facility, serving as a leader for the facility and overseeing clinical services to ensure quality therapeutic care for residents.

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  Lisa Fry, LICSW

Lisa Fry, LICSW

 

 
Lisa Fry, LICSW
  Lisa Fry
LICSW
   
Lisa Fry is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has over 19 years of clinical experience working with children, teens and adults with an array of mental health conditions. Lisa specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, eating problems, trauma, abuse related issues and numerous life adjusting situations. She has extensive experience with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiac care, obesity, fibromyalgia and renal failure. Lisa has training in interactive play based therapy for children. Play is her treatment of choice to give children a natural way to talk about difficult life events.

Lisa has a personal interest in promoting wellness. She sees good mental and physical health as interconnected. She believes wellness can be achieved through education, support, behavior and lifestyle change to promote health and quality of life.

Lisa attended the University of North Dakota where she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work. She has worked in hospitals, community mental health and several out-patient clinic settings regionally. Lisa enjoys the outdoors. Her activities of interest are gardening, biking, fishing and spending time outdoors. Lisa is married for 23 years and is a working mother raising teens.

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  James Pfeifer
MS, LPCC

James Pfeifer, MS LPCC

 

 
James Pfeifer, MS LPCC
  James Pfeifer
MS, LPCC
   
James Pfeifer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. James has experience and training in treating a wide range of mental health concerns with particular expertise working with depression, anxiety, and concerns related to relationships, traumatic experiences, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, substance abuse, and adjustment to typical life-transitions.

James strives to empower people to take control of their lives by highlighting that the choices they make in how they think and how they behave are fundamentally important to their emotional wellbeing. He also believes in the importance of promoting and working towards integrated physical, emotional, and mental health.

James received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and his Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin. He has been a member of the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners and is currently serving as the board chair. He has served on the North Dakota Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Red River Men’s Action Network, and volunteered with the Big Brother program. He is married and has three children who keep him quite busy. In his free time James enjoys working on old trucks, running, camping, spending time with friends and family, and ardently following the Chicago Cubs.

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Dr. Donya Blair-Tischer
LPCC, PhD
  June Forde
MS, LPCC
  Angell Naslund
MS, LPCC, NCC
  Lisa Fry
LICSW
  James Pfeifer
MS, LPCC

 

Areas of expertise include

Children Services   Family Services
  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
Traumatic Medical Conditions
 
  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.

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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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