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Mental health therapy for adults, adolescents & children.
Mental health, behavioral health, therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD.
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Lacy Suby, MSW, LCSW

Founder & Psychotherapist

 

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mental Health Therapist, I certainly understand that many of us endure difficult events throughout life, some of which may be traumatic. As a result, you may find yourself struggling with emotional difficulties, faltering to find your way out.

 

As a therapist, my goal to is to assist my clients in understanding the life events that they have endured and how those events may contribute to emotional difficulties, as well as resilience. I seek to challenge my clients to look at themselves and situations they have experienced from a different perspective, to dig deeper into the root causes of their struggles and guide them towards healing. I seek to help them understand that when struggles are released, they are allowing themselves a second chance. This is a chance to cultivate rooted resilience, transcend their misfortunes or trauma, connect with their inherent right to thrive and create something more beautiful.

 

Currently, I treat adolescents and adults (ages 15 and up).  I value my clients and seek to create a nonjudgmental, open and trustworthy atmosphere regardless of your gender identity, sexual preference, lifestyle choices, religion, cultural background or race. My sessions are interactive and focused on your needs, allowing you to identify your goals while we work together to attain them.

 

I received my Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of North Dakota. I have been practicing as a therapist in an outpatient setting since 2017 and previously provided services to children and families in the areas of medical social work and child welfare for seven years. I have received training in a variety of supportive therapeutic modalities and continue to build upon my knowledge by engaging in ongoing training to receive the most up to date research regarding evidence-based practice techniques to best serve the needs of my clients, with a specific area of interest being in trauma treatment. The two primary modalities I use in my sessions are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing). I am experienced at providing therapy services to individuals with a variety of challenges including adjustment concerns related to life transitions and other various stressors, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief and loss, self-harming behavior and concerns related to various types of abuse.

Casey Davidson, MSW, LMSW

Psychotherapist

 

Casey Davidson received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree, later furthering her education by receiving her Master of Social Work degree, both from the University of North Dakota. She has been providing social work services to an array of clients within the community for over eight years. Casey’s career consists of experience working with children, adults and families in a variety of settings, including service coordination, child welfare, family preservation, hospital social work, and in-home family therapy.

 

Casey strives to meet her clients where they are in their environment in a manner that is free from judgement. Her goal as a mental health therapist is to empower clients, guiding them to identify and overcome obstacles of living the life they strive for. Casey’s background and experiences have assisted her in working with people from a trauma-informed lens. She believes strongly in staying up to date in evidence-based treatment modalities and receiving ongoing training to continue her career development and provide clients with effective care. She currently treats adults and children ages 8+.

Alana Johnston, MSW, LCSW

A. Johnston Therapy, PLLC

Psychotherapist

 

Alana was born and raised in rural North Dakota. She received undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Social Work from the University of North Dakota. She has been working in the social work field for several years, giving her the opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills in working with children, adults, families, and other professionals. Alana has social work experience in a variety of settings, to include outreach for the elderly, family preservation, in-home case management, children’s mental health case management, school social work, and child welfare. Alana continued her education and attained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Dakota. She has since added to her experience by providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Alana continues to expand upon her career development by forming her sole proprietorship to provide mental health therapy within the space of Level Up Mental Health Collaborative.

 

Alana approaches her work with a trauma-informed focus. She recognizes the prevalence of trauma and its impact on an individual’s overall well-being and strives to understand the whole of the individual who is seeking therapy. Alana focuses on her client’s strengths to empower them to build a strong foundation to fall back on when there are setbacks in life. She values the importance of human relationships, authenticity, self-determination, integrity, and respect, and these values shine through in her work with clients.

 

Alana is trained in the trauma-specific, evidence-based treatments of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and she is clinically informed in Eco-systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her areas of clinical interest for treatment include trauma and attachment, family systems/relationships, parenting, hoarding, domestic violence, abuse and neglect, divorce, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, workplace trauma, and generational trauma.

 

Alana lives with her husband and their two children. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family as well as fishing, gardening, kayaking, and listening to music.

 

Phone: 701-330-2071 

Fax: 888-298-8879

Christina Loh

Level Up MHC Office Management

 

Christina is from a small town in rural North Dakota. She received her Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Sociology from the University of North Dakota in 2009. 

 

Christina has 15 years of experience in public service. Her career has involved serving people from all walks of life by helping them find jobs, succeed through college, and access many other services. Christina has also done lots of volunteering for social activities for the Greater Grand Forks community, including visiting with the Veterans of North Dakota for the Veterans History Project, coaching for Sunflake Soccer, and coaching youth in First Lego League robotics teams.  She was the president of the North Dakota Eligibility Worker Association, and she served on the board of Cafe Hygge. Christina is a long-term member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a current board member of the Dakota Science Center.

 

Christina has three grown children and a fun husband at home. She continues to give back to the community by providing foster care. She is happy to bring her expertise to Level Up Mental Health Collaborative, an organization that shares her philosophy that “Leveling Up” is a lifelong process.

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