Brandi Schmidt, MS, LAPC, LAC holds a master's of science in counseling from the University of Mary. She is licensed to treat addiction and mental health. She has experience working with a variety of populations to include veterans, incarcerated, homeless, and every day people wanting to reach the best version of themselves. She specializes in co-occurring disorders of substance use and mental health, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. Brandi is a veteran and currently serves in the North Dakota National Guard as public affairs mass communications sergeant. Brandi is working toward to obtain a yoga teacher certificate to incorporate a yoga-trauma therapy group in the community.
Sue Herzog, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Work) has extensive history with provision of trauma and trust-based therapeutic interventions for children and adults, who have experienced complex trauma.
Sue's training includes certification in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics through the ChildTrauma Academy and EMDR certification through the Maiberger Institute. Sue continues her EMDR training with Ana Gomez through the Agate Institute.
Sue is a graduate of UND's Graduate School with a Master of Social Work. Her previous work experience involves more than twenty years of Social Work services, including case management and clinical therapy at the West Central Human Service Center. She also provided therapeutic services through Dakota Family Services and her own business, Resiliency Clinical Services. Additionally, she taught and coordinated Minot State University's Social Work program in Bismarck for 10 years.
Sue has been with DeCoteau Trauma-Informed Care & Practice, PLLC since 2014
Mackenzie is the Office Administrator at DeCoteau Trauma-Informed Care and Practice. She has been with the company since February 2019. Her duties consist of answering the phone, scheduling appointments, and keeping the office running smoothly. Mackenzie is also a hairstylist at Hi Honey salon and a volleyball coach at Legacy High School. In her free time she enjoys yoga, being with friends and family (and her pup Berkley), and spending time on the river.
Jareb is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and obtained his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University, and is currently working on his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.
Jareb has experience and passion for working with diverse, multicultural populations with focus on youth who are at-risk, traumatized, exploited, and/or justice involved and working with families in conflict and crisis. Jareb is a veteran having served 9 years in the military, with experience working with service members and families in the field of Military Mental Health.
Jareb's areas of focus include trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, military issues, and sexual identity challenges.
Dr. Semchenko obtained a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University. She provides outpatient therapy services as well as psychological testing. She specializes in treating adults, adolescents and children with trauma and attachment symptoms, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Dr. Semchenko has worked in a variety of settings with a diverse client population, including young children, foster/adoptive families, Native Americans, and people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She provides both directive and non-directive play therapy services and utilizes a variety of interventions including Trust Based Relationship Interventions, cognitive behavioral approaches, and EMDR therapy.
Courtney Schaner is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. She obtained her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Mary in 2019. She primarily works with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents using play therapy, CBT, Trauma-focused CBT, Art therapy, along with other evidence-based interventions. She has experience working with a wide variety of challenges in outpatient, home, and school-based settings.
Her specialties include trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, identity, self-esteem, behavioral issues, and autism.
Jen has been with Decoteau Trauma Informed-Care & Practice since 2017. Her duties consist of credentialing providers with insurance companies, medical terminology, insurance company navigation, submitting insurance claims for payment and review and managing all billable contracts. She is also a notary public for the state of North Dakota. In addition to these work duties Jen has 5 children and a grandson, spends many hours doing crafts and sewing, coaches sports for her children and stays active in many community issues.