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Who We Are

Benson Psychological Services, PC (BPS) started 20 years ago as the private practice of its President and CEO, Dr. Stacey Benson. Today BPS is an independent mental health clinic which employs, trains or contracts with psychologists, psychiatry residents, LICSWs, LPCCs, LMFT’s and students of various levels of training, and continues to expand to serve you better.

Our skilled and experienced clinical staff provide mental health care for a wide variety of behavioral health concerns. They are knowledgeable, compassionate and have advanced clinical training which allows them to provide the highest quality of care, in a relaxed, comfortable enviroment that promotes health and wellness. The staff at Benson Psychological Services respect the unique personhood of each client, and balance this with their expert knowledge of empirically validated treatment in order to provide an individualized treatment plan, tailored to employ strategies that have the best likelihood of helping you achieve your goals.

We accept most major insurances and most often we can accommodate an initial intake within 1-2 weeks.

What We Do

At Benson Psychological Services, PC we strive to provide the highest level of quality care to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. We work with a full range of mental health concerns to include depression, anxiety, ADHD, disruptive behaviors, relationship issues, sexual concerns, domestic violence, self-esteem, sleep disorders, chronic pain, compulsive shopping, hypersexuality, grief and loss, school concerns, and much more.

We provide psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to help in the assessment of ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Executive Functioning Deficits, Diagnostic Clarification,  and many other issues

Additionally, we provide a wide range of forensic services to include Risk Assessments (Violence/Sexual), Sexually Dangerous Individual Civil Commitment Evaluations, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Waive Miranda, General Competencies, Criminal Responsibility, Parental Capacity, Child Custody, Parenting Coaching, Psychological Injury, and much more.

Why We Are Different

The elite clinical and forensic team at Benson Psychological Services, PC are trusted leaders in the community. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of care that balances cutting edge research on best practices, with respect for the uniqueness of each individual client. They are active in professional organizations on both a local and national level and have taken board and leadership positions with the North Dakota Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the North Dakota Board of Counseling Examiners. They are frequently sought out to speak on local radio and television, and have provided training to a number of professional organizations in the Fargo/Moorhead area and beyond.

Our expert clinical team combines their wisdom and compassion to bring about healing. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of care that balances cutting edge research on best practices, with respect for the uniqueness of each individual client.

Our forensic experts come with years of experience and are committed to excellence.  Our staff have testified in District, Federal and Military court and have received advanced training in report writing and expert witness testimony from the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Sex Offender Civil Commitment Program Network, the American Psychology and the Law Society and many more local and national organizations.

How We Can Help

It can be overwhelming to find a provider; there are so many places to choose from, and if you have never been in counseling before, you don’t know what to expect, what to ask, or even what to look for to help you find that person that can help you become “you” again. Relax…you’re here…and that’s an awesome start!

Start by looking over the bio’s of our providers and see if any of them stand out to you.  You can also call us at 701-297-7540 and one of our intake coordinators will ask you some questions to help match you with the best therapist for you.

While waiting for your appointment, you will be sent a link that has all our opening paperwork and forms to fill out.

During your initial session, your provider will ask you more detailed questions about your background and history and what brought you here today. Once they know you better, they will work with you to create a treatment plan. A treatment plan is like “Google Maps”, it can show us where you are now and where you want to be when we are done. It can also help us identify the “roadblocks” that have gotten in the way of getting there in the past.   Once we know all that, we can find the best way to get you to where you want to be.

Often, that is through something called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Basically, that means we will help you understand the ways that your thoughts affect your feelings and how your feelings affect your behavior. Changing what you FEEL often starts with changing how you THINK. We will help you to challenge those negative thoughts that run through your head….because depression tells lies.  Depression might tell you that you are stupid, that no one loves you, that no matter what you do you will never get better.  We know that this is a lie.  You might not know that yet, but that’s ok, that is what we are here for.  We will help you challenge these negative thoughts with more realistic ones, when you start to do that,  you will begin to notice you feel better, and when that happens you will begin to notice you are doing things you used to do, things you have missed doing, things that make you feel like “you.”   It doesn’t happen overnight…..but it does happen.

Benson Psychological Services, PC is committed to the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act and as such we strive to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to access our services.

Contact Us

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Dr. Stacey Benson

President, CEO

Dr. Jessica Mugge


Mckenzie Schueller


Richard Benson

Executive Director

Jamie Barnett


Joely Davidson


Dr. Eileen Stone


Dr. Justin Boseck


Madeline Rutherford

Support Staff/Psychometrist

Usha Singh


Randi Berglund


Charlene Grahm

Support Staff

Cherie Williams

Office Manager

Rachel Thiel


Rhaegan Kiland


Lisa Fry


Angela Diggins

Board Certified Psychometrist