Dakota Family Services Expands Clinical Team

Dakota Family Services Expands Clinical Team

Dakota Family Services Expands Clinical Team

Kelly Readel, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor is joining Dakota Family Services, Fargo, as a therapist. Beginning July 1, Readel will provide outpatient counseling services to adolescents and young adults, ages 14 to 25 years old, and their families.

Readel will provide addiction assessments and outpatient services for substance use and mental health issues.  She will also work with clients who are struggling with trauma, life adjustment, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Readel has been working with individuals (adults and adolescents) suffering from substance use and mental health disorders for the past 12 years. She uses a variety of therapy techniques and has extensive training in Chemical Dependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  

When working with patients who have trauma in their life, Readel believes in treating them before the trauma encompasses their whole life.  She loves to see them grow with their new skills and understanding of who they are.

Readel received both her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Science, and a master’s degree in Counselor Education, from North Dakota State University. In addition, she participated in the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners Supervised Clinical Training Program to receive licensure for substance use disorders.  

Readel joins Christy Wilkie, LICSW, Clinical Supervisor and Therapist, and Dr. Meryl Willert, a child psychologist, at Dakota Family Services in Fargo. DFS accepts most health insurance plans. Call Dakota Family Services at 701-364-2950 for details. 

Dakota Family Services (DFS) is a group of compassionate, practiced experts providing outpatient care—in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary setting—for children and adolescents with complex behavioral health issues. Learn more at DakotaFamilyServices.org.

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