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Trauma and Stress Clinic

Treating the root of the problem, not just the behaviors

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Community Programs

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trauma and stress clinic


Our Trauma and Stress Clinic

Life can be challenging and stressful for children and adults. We get sick, divorced, move or separate from a loved one, have accidents, lose loved ones, witness violence, get bullied, and experience a host of other events in the course of our lifetime. Any of those experiences can cause traumatic stress.

Research suggests that more than half of all youth will experience a traumatic event by the age of 18, but these events can occur throughout our lives. When one member of a household is affected by a traumatic or stressful event, the whole family may feel the impact.

Our compassionate, experienced therapists at our trauma and stress clinic offer individual and family therapy to help with a wide range of concerns, including school adjustment problems, depression, anxiety, difficulty dealing with loss or family changes, abuse, traumatic experiences, attention problems, and parent-child conflicts. Counseling focuses on building strengths and gaining skills to be successful in all areas of life. Services may be provided in the office, in the comfort of the client’s home or an alternative environment like a school or childcare setting.

Our outpatient clinicians support clients of all ages with individual, couple, relationship, and family therapy. We provide guidance, support, skill building, and healing around many common issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Abuse
  • Traumatic experiences, including grief and loss
  • Parenting issues
  • Our team is committed to bringing positive change through evidence-based practices through TF-CBT.

What to expect at our clinic:

  1. Before we begin treatment, we’ll provide a thorough clinical assessment that’s appropriate for your child’s age and development.
  2. We’ll then provide an explanation and overview of the treatment model we plan to use and the expected length of time for therapy.
  3. We’ll want you to be involved in developing your child’s (and/or your) treatment goals.
  4. We’ll want your involvement and support (as the caregiver or parent) in each session. This is critical for therapy to be effective.
  5. Your child will participate in therapeutic activities that are appropriate for their age and development.
  6. Your child will receive individualized, respectful, evidence-based treatment provided by a licensed, experienced therapist.
  7. Throughout the process, you’ll experience a client-centered, family-focused, and collaborative approach to treatment.

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Our Community Programs

Family Support Program

We believe many youth in the child welfare and behavioral health system could remain in their homes if they had access to timely and effective family-focused supports. The goal of our Family Support Program is to prevent youth from needing out-of-home placements by providing intensive case management, respite care, and parent-to-parent mentoring services. This program can also help youth successfully transition back home following an out-of-home placement.


School-Based Case Management Program

To support children and their caregivers throughout our community who need mental health services, we provide a strengths-based service within local schools. Our case managers work closely with each student in the program—as well as the student’s family and their school team—to implement an individualized care plan that supports the child and the family’s needs. Our case managers also help these children and families access medical, social, educational, and other services necessary for appropriate care and treatment.



Meet the Team

Our team of licensed therapists specializes in evidence-based trauma-focused therapy, and we’re passionate about supporting you and your family in your healing journey. The following therapists at Nexus-PATH Family Healing are currently accepting new patients:

Our Therapists


Nicole Brown, LMSW


Nicole joined the Minot Nexus-PATH office as a therapist in February of 2020. Nicole graduated from the University of North Dakota with her bachelor's degree in Social Work and received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She has lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Texas but being a native North Dakotan, she's always found her way back to the state. Nicole has ten years of experience in child welfare in various roles, primarily focusing on foster care. She loves reading, running, and spending time with her husband and four kids. 


Shawna Croaker, LCSW

Therapist and Clinical Program Supervisor

Shawna has over 18 years of local experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. She received her BA from Minnesota State University Moorhead and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Nexus-PATH, Shawna was the Director of the Children’s Consultation Network for 10 years, where she provided therapeutic services to young children and their caregivers and advocated for prevention and early intervention services.

Tracey Klobuchar

Tracey Klobuchar, LMSW


Tracey received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2009 and her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota in 2017. Tracey has worked at Nexus-PATH since 2012 in a variety of foster care roles prior to joining the clinic. She also has prior experience working in school settings, college counseling, and juvenile justice.  Tracey loves her Minnesota summers at the lake, as well as exploring and learning about new places and people. She also enjoys knitting, cooking, and gardening.


Amanda Logan, LCSW


Amanda joined Nexus-PATH in 2015 with 12 years of local experience providing mental health and therapeutic support to children, and 5 years of experience as a Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner. She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Benedict and her master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas – St. Catherine University MSW program. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading and spending time at the lake with her wife and their dog, Moose. She loves a good rummage sale and enjoys traveling.

therapy dog


Certified Therapy Dog

Moose recently joined our clinic team after completing her training through the FM Dog Obedience School in Moorhead, Minnesota. She works with her owner, Amanda Logan, LCSW, to support children and youth in their therapy work (upon request and approval). Moose understands the courage it requires to face one’s fears, as she has weathered many scary thunderstorms. A true professional, Moose’s passion for helping others is as unwavering as her love for treats.


Heather Simonich, MA, LPC

Operations Director and Therapist

Our Clinic Administrator

Heather has been leading the team at Nexus-PATH Family Healing since 2015. In addition to her work with Nexus-PATH, she routinely provides trauma-informed care training and consultation to child-serving organizations across North Dakota. Her previous experience includes 14 years with the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, as well as time spent working as the Program Coordinator and Trainer for the Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Most recently, Heather collaborated with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to create a professional development curriculum for elementary educators that are now being provided to school districts across the state. Heather has also published professional manuscripts on topics related to child traumatic stress. She is a 2012 Bush Leadership Fellow and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Our Locations

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Administrative Office

1202 Westrac Drive, Suite 400 Fargo, ND 58103

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Bismarck Office

600 South 2nd Street, Suite 220 Bismarck, ND 58504

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Devils Lake Office

1820 East Walnut Street, Suite 5 Devils Lake, ND 58301

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Dickinson Office

1674 15th Street West, Suite 3 Dickinson, ND 58601

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Fargo

1202 Westrac Drive, Suite 100 Fargo, ND 58103

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Grand Forks Office

4324 University Ave Suite C Grand Forks, ND 58203

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Jamestown Office

300 2nd Avenue NE, Suite 202 Jamestown, ND 58401

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Minot Office

1425 21st Avenue NW, Suite A Minot, ND 58703

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Turtle Mountain/Belcourt Office

P.O. Box 1970 Belcourt , ND 58316

Nexus-PATH Family Healing Williston Office

1319 2nd Ave West, Suite 104 Williston, ND 58801