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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

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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

Dr. Shannon Alexander, PhD, LP

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Benson Psychological Services, PC of Fargo, North Dakota
Psychological Evaluations

 
 

Benson Psychological Services, PC provides a wide variety of psychological evaluation services. Our skilled clinicians are ready and able to complete psychological evaluations with subsequent court testimony on many issues.

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Dr. Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

Dr. Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP

 

 
Dr. Stacey Benson, PsyD, LP
  Dr. Stacey Benson
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Stacey Benson is the President and CEO of Benson Psychological Services, PC. Dr. Benson was born in Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from Moorhead State University before attending graduate school at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She did her internship in a federal prison (FCI-Tallahassee), and her residency at Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo, ND. Dr. Benson was the chief psychologist at a community mental health center in Fargo for 10 years, prior to resigning to focus full time at her private practice. .

Dr. Benson is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience providing clinical and forensic work. Dr. Benson provides forensic evaluations, expert testimony and clinical consultation to attorneys on a wide variety of forensic cases, but with specific expertise in working with individuals charged or convicted of a sexual crime. She has testified in state, federal and military court and has testified numerous times in Civil Commitment hearings of Sexually Dangerous Individuals. Other areas of forensic specialties include competency evaluations, criminal responsibility, threat assessments, violence risk, psychological injuries, parental capacities and more.

Dr. Benson belongs to local and national organizations and has taken leadership roles in both. She has been a board member of the North Dakota Psychological Association since 2005 and served as President for two of those years. She is currently serving her 6th term as North Dakotas Council Representative to the American Psychological Association. Dr. Benson has met with Senators Byron Dorgan, Kent Conrad, Heidi Heitkamp and Representative Earl Pomeroy to lobby for issues directly related to the provision of quality mental health services and issues related to access to care. Dr. Benson is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), the Minnesota Association of Sexual Abusers (Mn-ATSA), the Sex Offenders Civil Commitment Providers Network (SOCCPN), the North Dakota Psychological Association (NDPA), the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) and Division 46 (Media and Technology). She is an alumni of APA’s Leadership Institute for Women. Dr. Benson is a certified trainer in the Static 99R, Stable 2007 and Acute 2007, the most well studied and most used assessment instruments for sexual offenders in the world, and she has trained providers in Minnesota, North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

She taught Human Sexuality at North Dakota State University from 2000-2016 and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota’s medical school, where she supervises 4th year psychiatry residents on their forensic rotation. In 2014 she co founded the non-profit STAND, which provides sex offender treatment to men and women throughout the state of North Dakota, with current offices in Fargo, Jamestown, Bismarck, Minot, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Dickinson, and Williston.

She has spoken at the University of North Dakota Medical School's Grand Rounds, at the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Merit Care, Sanford, Prairie St. John's, the North Dakota State Penitentiary, the North Dakota Psychological Association, the Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Annual Conferences, and on local radio and television regarding sexual offenders.

Dr. Benson has been nominated for Teacher of The Year by the Psychiatry Residents of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, for APA's State Leadership Award by the North Dakota Psychological Association, for MSUM’s Distinguished Alumni Award and she was awarded YWCA’s Women of the Year 2018 in the category of Health and Wellness.

Click here to open Dr. Benson's 2018 Curriculum Vitae.

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  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 provides comprehensive evaluations pertaining to sexual re-offense risk, sexual dangerousness, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, competency to waive Miranda rights, false/coerced confession, parental capacity, child custody, sensitive employment, disability matters, adoption qualification, spinal cord stimulator, gastric bypass, ADHD, and diagnostic clarification. She also 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. In addition, Dr. Mugge provides training and support services, case assessment, and consultation to individuals and agencies, with specific services to include co-parent coaching, workplace violence training, and evidence review (including forensic interview reviews).

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, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies, 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. Kelly C. F. Smith, PsyD, LP

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

 

 
Dr. Kelly C. F. Smith, PsyD, LP
  Dr. Kelly C. F. Smith
PsyD, LP
   
Dr. Kelly Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist who completes evaluations related to adult and juvenile sexual and/or violent reoffense risk, parental capacity, adoption qualification, sensitive employment, learning disabilities, chronic pain, and diagnostic clarification. She also provides evidence-based individual and group treatment for a wide variety of mental health conditions. Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate education at Colorado State University. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Southeast Human Service Center and a psychology residency at Benson Psychological Services.

Her experience includes provision of clinical services in community mental health clinics, state prisons, an academic health science center, residential settings, and mobile crisis settings.

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Dr. Stacey Benson
PsyD, LP
 

Dr. Dion X. Darveaux
PhD, LP

  Dr. Jessica Mugge
PhD, LP
  Dr. Kelly C.F. Smith
PsyD, LP

Psychological Evaluations
  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  Learning Disabilities
  Diagnostic Consultation

Diagnostic Consultation

BPS provides a full range of psychological testing to aid in the diagnostic process.

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  Pre-Employment Screening

Pre-Employment Screening

BPS has conducted evaluations for individuals who have applied for Homeland Security jobs, or other sensitive employment. We also have provided mental health clearance evaluations for military persons seeking to be deployed overseas.

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  Pre-Surgery Evaluations for Bariatric Patients

Pre-Surgery Evaluations for Bariatric Patients

BPS provides the mandatory psychological evaluations for individuals who are about to have Gastric Bypass surgery. These evaluations include psychological testing and a clinical interview to assess for specific areas required by insurance.

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  Pre-Neurostimulator Evaluations for Chronic Pain Patients
  Pre-Screening Evaluations for Couples Looking to Adopt

Pre-Screening Evaluations for Couples Looking to Adopt

BPS conducts evaluations for couples who are in the process of adoption. We have contracts with adoption agencies and also work with individuals.

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  Disability Evaluations
  Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations
  Parental Capacity Evaluations

Parental Capacity Evaluations

Parental capacity evaluations are conducted when concerns have been raised about an individual's ability to be an effective and appropriate parent. Procedures include a comprehensive clinical interview, a battery of psychological and parenting testing, and other procedures as needed on a case-by-case basis. The final report will offer comments on the individual's parenting strengths, opportunities for growth, and overall mental health; as well as recommendations if appropriate.

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Adult Sex Offender Evaluations
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Independent Evaluator for Civil Commitment cases
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Child Custody Evaluations
  see Forensic Services

Juveniles Who Have Committed a Sexual Offense
  see Forensic Services

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