Our Mental Health Providers
Laura Larson, MS, LPCC - Mental Health Director
Laura Larson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from North Dakota State University in Fargo. Laura has provided mental health services in the Minot community for over 25 years. Employment history includes providing mental health services at North Central Human Service Center, followed by working in private practice for many years. Laura also worked at the Child Adolescent Partial Hospitalization (CAPH) program in Minot, providing group, individual and family therapy services. Laura is currently the director of mental health services at Northland Health Centers and also provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Laura has specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), art therapy, play therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT therapy.
Karen Berg, LICSW
Karen Berg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received a Bachelor of Social Work Degree at Minot State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of North Dakota. Her employment history includes Ward County Social Services and PATH, as well as Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and Dakota Family Services, where she provided individual, family and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults with various mental health needs. Karen has specialized training in sand tray therapy, DBT, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), equine-facilitated CBT, EMDR and play therapy.
Missy Gartner, MA, LPCC
Missy Gartner is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is a Minot native who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Counseling, both from the University of North Dakota. Missy provided individual, family, and group therapy at Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson and North Central Human Service Center before joining the Behavioral Health Team at Northland. She provides therapy to adolescents and adults. Missy enjoys working with a wide variety of mental health issues, specializing in trauma work. Specialized trainings include EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT, and CBT.
Jenny Hills, LICSW
Jenny Hills is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work Degree at Minot State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Florida State University in 2014. Her employment history includes Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center and North Central Human Service Center. Jenny provides therapy services and works with all age groups. She has also facilitated group work such as Adolescent DBT, SPARCS, and children’s mindfulness. Specialized trainings include play therapy, DBT, TF-CBT, and EMDR.