Cassie loves working with individuals and their families to offer education about substance abuse. She brings a gentle, empathetic approach to therapy and is passionate about helping patients make peace with themselves and develop effective coping skills to deal with uncomfortable emotions. Her optimistic personality rubs off on everyone she meets. She believes it is a privilege to watch good people discover the joy of a clearer mind and a less burdened heart. Cassie became devoted to behavioral health after seeking treatment for her mother, who suffered from alcoholism. She felt so gravitated towards this field, and from the very beginning, her goal has been to open a clinic devoted to patient-centered care.
Patient-centered care, by definition, is "treating a person receiving healthcare with dignity and respect and involving them in all decisions about their health." Patient-centered care is the focal point of Beth’s Place, as we strive to empower our clients through their own views, experiences, and overall health outlook. Beth‘s Place team is exceptionally compassionate and considers each individual's unique needs when making clinical decisions.
Tiahna is one of Beth’s Place’s Licensed Addiction and Drug Counselors as well as Beth’s Place Treatment Director. Prior to entering the counseling field, Tiahna obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial and Management Engineering from North Dakota State University. Tiahna joined the field of counseling and obtained her Master’s of Science in Mental Health and Addiction Counseling from the University of Mary with the desire to work alongside individuals as they navigate the unmanageability and powerlessness of addiction and mental health. Tiahna first met Cassie in 2017 when they served together on a discussion panel for Imagine Thriving, formerly part of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Imagine Thriving advocated for the mental well-being of young adults and youth in the FM communities. Tiahna observed her first group in 2017 and has been connected with Beth’s Place since beginning as an internship student. At Beth’s Place our team strives to create an environment that allows individuals to feel supported in their recovery regardless of the stage they are in. Leaning in to the discomfort of vulnerability in early recovery is where Tiahna challenges Beth’s Place clients to be. Beth’s Place team is devoted to serving individuals within the FM area and surrounding communities. We also strive to experience joy and laughter daily, to maintain positive practices of self care, and collaborate as a team to provide continued quality care. Beth’s Place team includes a group of well educated professionals who each provide their own unique approach with the same common goal: to serve others. Tiahna uses an integrative approach to counseling primarily rooted in person centered care and is motivated to continue to guide individuals in unpackaging pain and rediscovering joy.
Ellie joined Beth's Place in 2019 as the Office Manager. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2018 with a Bachelors in Communications, Marketing, and Sales. Ellie first met Cassie without any knowledge or experience in the field of behavioral health. Throughout the last few years she has gained knowledge and a better understanding on the effects of mental health and substance use that surround our community as a whole. Ellie values and believes in Beth's Place model of person centered care. Beth's Place utilizes the Person Centered Care method to meet the patient where they are at and assist them in gaining confidence and tools to achieve their goals. She also believes that the relationship between health and wellness encompasses our ability as humans to help us achieve positive change within ourselves.
Beth's Place is a place of belonging. Here, people can truly be themselves, share their experiences, and not be judged. The clinicians meet the clients where they are at. Beth's Place is a place of safety. Whether it is a group session or an individual session, Beth's Place values confidentiality and creates a safe place to share thoughts, emotions, and personal experiences.
Leah feels most honored when clients allow her to sit with them in their pain, their grief, their shame, and their sadness. Validating client emotions and allowing them to feel those emotions grants the process of healing. Oftentimes, deep-seated beliefs are held within those emotions and past experiences. Leah is well-versed in cognitive behavioral therapy. She enjoys getting to know and understanding clients to help them identify any cognitive distortions or irrational beliefs that have been keeping clients "stuck." Seeing clients break through those cognitive barriers is most rewarding for Leah.
Beth's Place is a community of careers. We are a unique group of clinicians and staff who bring passion and skills creating a true team focused culture. At Beth's Place, you are encouraged to be your authentic self. Person-centered care empowers every person who walks in the doors, clients and staff, to grow into the best, most healed version of themself.
As a current student and lifelong learner, Micayla believes she is well-versed through her experiences and interests in grief, shame, and disability. Patient dignity and compassionate care are values that Micayla holds dear. In the field of Outpatient care, she enjoys witnessing the connection and positivity that is created when individuals feel understood and seen. Healing happens through peace.
Micayla has a B.S degree in Psychology and minors in Human Development and Family Sciences and English Writing from NDSU and is currently in her final year of NDSU's Masters program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While in her Clinical Mental Health program, Micayla found her passion lies in working with individuals with substance use and upon completion of her Master's Degree, hopes to become dually licensed in substance use and mental health.
Mallory started at Beth's Place in January 2022 as the Office Administrator. Mallory got her B.S. in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. Throughout her education and life experiences, Mallory has found a passion for bio-individual perspective in health and wellness. Beth's Place epitomizes this perspective in the field of behavioral health. Beth's Place is a facility that will meet you where you are, fight for you, encourage you, and push you. Each staff member utilizes the heart behind person-centered care for all who come through our doors, all while maintaining care for one another.
Hey everyone! My name’s Mariah and I am in recovery from making some pretty cringe-worthy, destructive and, at times, life-threatening decisions.
Growing up in a small North Dakota farming family with a history of alcohol and domestic abuse was confusing for me. I was never taught how to process my emotions and respond accordingly to the let-downs, grief, and hardships that were thrown my way as a child.
According to the world around me, alcohol seemed to be the solution for everything… and I hated that. I remember intense feelings of jealousy toward alcohol in the fact that my parents were always choosing to be at my grandpa’s bar over staying home and being a “normal” family. I hated it for making my dad so demonic. I hated that it always, always showed up uninvited. And still, I couldn’t wait to be old enough to drink it.
When that day came, I fell hard. Literally– my first time drinking, I blacked out. I was 13 years old.
What started as a seemingly-innocent craving to fit in turned into an addiction. Of course I didn’t understand that at the time; I only knew that it felt like my best friend. I developed problems with my mental health as a result of the trauma I was living through, and alcohol allowed me to relax. I learned to abandon myself, struggled with hyper-sexuality and codependency, and confided in alcohol when I was lonely or afraid. It was the scapegoat for my reactions when I was angry... The adults were right: it truly was the solution for everything.
My motive was clear: to get out of my head (through any means necessary) and to numb out the inherited shame, sadness, and rage.
It’s common among people who are struggling with mental health and addiction, but I truly lived a ‘double life’— getting my Master’s degree and teaching at college while bartending & spending my loan money on booze, weed, cocaine, and pills.
Because I was willing to go to outpatient treatment for my suicidal ideations and chemical dependency in 2019, I was able to turn my life around. I slowly started integrating wellness into my life through inner healing work, nutrition, and fitness. I earned a few wellness certifications and began utilizing my strengths, my story, and finally my degree.
Since then, life has led me to incredible opportunities. Today I’m a Wellness Coach and I help people stop trying to escape the life they’re in so they can start living the life they’re meant to. I know first-hand what it feels like to believe the self-doubt and intrusive spiraling thoughts that keep us in repetitive, destructive habits. As I continue my own wellness journey, I work as a guide to help others through their own.
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to join Beth’s Place as I work toward becoming a Peer Recovery Specialist. Being able to grow within the culture of Beth’s Place is unlike any opportunity I’ve had. Instead of being a destructive force in this community, I look forward to finally giving back.
No matter our past or our story, we do recover."
Timba is a board certified therapy dog. He grew up in the pen in the cities, working with current inmates teaching them love and responsibility.
He still writes to his original owner, who is doing fantastic and sober!
His manners are getting quite poor the older he’s getting, as you can see here sitting on the couch. 0 F’s given is his motto: “I’m a wolf, I do what I want.”
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