Meet the Team​

George, Director of Operations
Located in: Williston

George is one of the founders and a member of the Board of Directors. He is "The Business Guy." He steps in wherever needed and is instrumental in all that we do. He often works behind the scenes, nights and weekends to ensure things are running smoothly. He works with grant writers, manages staff, does fund raising, greets people and even answers the phone if needed. He is an all around good guy that does what needs doing. George loves riding his Harley, play golf and working in his garage.

Brenda, Clinical Director, MSW, LICSW, LAC, SAP

Located in: Williston, Tioga, Watford City

Brenda is the Clinical Director who carries licenses of Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor. She is one of the founders and sits on the Board of Directors. She travels back and forth between Watford City, Tioga, and Williston. Brenda represents the clinical side of the agency, supervises staff, participates in public forums and see's clients in all three cities. She also loves riding her Harley, spending time with George, her husband, and taking naps. 

Sandy, Office Manager
Located in: Williston

Sandy oversees our staff throughout all locations and keeps things running smoothly. She is indispensable and invaluable to our daily operations. Sandy loves her friends, likes to travel, and loves spending time with her family... especially her grandchildren.

Kathy, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Located in: Watford City

Kathy is a dual licensed counselor. She see's clients for substance use evaluations, out patient programming, and mental health. She travels to both Williston and Watford City. Kathy is a person who is always smiling, takes very good care of herself, loves her family, enjoys running and shopping. She loves working with children.

Donna, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Located in: Williston

Donna does wonderful work in therapy for adults and adolescents. She is a North Dakota native that lived in New York for much of her life. We are grateful she has returned to her roots. Donna loves her little dog, Beans. She spends a great deal of time with her family. She has a great sense of humor and keeps us all laughing.

Clara, Board of Directors

Clara helps us from a distance. She is a member of the Board of Directors and assists us with policy and procedure and some of the other legal aspects of being a not for profit business. She is a woman of integrity, is honest, and by far one of the most wonderful women in the world. Clara spends time with her husband and serves others in many different capacities. Her gracious and kind heart is evident in the way that she treats everyone around her. She is truly one of a kind.

Tara, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Located in: Watford City

Tara comes to us from California even though she has lived nearly all over the world. She works mainly in our Watford City office and has extensive experience with many treatment modalities. She works well with clients of all ages. She has a great sense of humor, unique style and is a person we all love to spend time with. She spends a lot of time with extended family and we are so very glad her husband brought her to North Dakota.

Joshua, Licensed Certified Social Worker
Located in: Carson

Josh came to Summit with ambitions to serve rural communities without access to services. He has an eclectic history, including work in suicide and sexual assault response and prevention, resilience, foster care, and more. After retiring out of the military, Joshua joined us to work part time in an office in Carson, ND because of his passion for people and can also see clients in Bismarck, as needed. Joshua is creative and has varied interests. So when not working, flying, or raising a family, he looks for time to ride motorcycle, kayak, travel, bake bread, read, hunt, bike…you get the idea. Joshua has a masters in social work and theology, a commercial pilot’s license, and speaks German fluently. He moved to rural North Dakota to fulfill a dream and raise a family on this beautiful prairie.

Tessa, Licensed Professional Counselor
Located in: Bismarck

Tessa was born in California and raised in North Dakota. She specializes in trauma with over twenty years of experience working with women's issues, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. She sees clients of all ages and helps them through emotional or mental health concerns. She also provides support to families with children with Down Syndrome. Tessa loves spending time with family and friends, and traveling when time allows. She enjoys reading, swimming, movies, walking, and participating in local Designer Gene events. She is working in the Bismarck office.

Greg, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Located in: Bismarck

Greg comes to us as a graduate from the University of Mary in Bismarck. He drives to Watford City three Saturdays and one long weekend a month. Greg will be in the Bismarck office Monday through Thursday. Greg is on the Pastoral Care staff at New Song Church in Bismarck, is a co-leader of the Celebrate Recovery Program in Bismarck and is certified in Prepare and Enrich, a program for couples entering into relationship or struggling with the relationship they are in. Greg keeps himself very busy with remodeling, work, celebrate recovery and his precious family. He takes his responsibilities as husband, father and grandfather very seriously but the most important relationship he has is with his Lord, Jesus Christ

Barbara, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Located in: Dickinson and Watford City

Barbara comes to us from the Dickinson area. She has advanced license in the counseling field and is certified as a clinical supervisor. She has worked in the State Human Services System and as a Supervisor for the Village Family Services System. She works with individuals, couples, and clients of all ages. She has experience with EMDR, CBT, and play therapy. Barbara works in the Dickinson location. She is currently writing a children's book and is collaborating with family for the illustrations. We are looking forward to the day when we can have a sneak peek.

Angela, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Located in: Bismarck

Angela has experience in counseling areas of Depression and Anxiety, Complex Medical traumas including disabilities, suicide ideation, concerns with hoarding, Complex Grief and Ending Stages of Life. Angela joins Summit Counseling in the Bismarck Office. As a native North Dakotan, her beginning started on small farm by Carson. Angela is dedicated to people-first philosophy, approaching challenges with the care and compassion required for successfully reaching goals and pursuing dreams. Angela has worked with people with disabilities and their families for over 20 years; ranging from 3 years to 94 years of age. Angela is devoted to the success of our community and building a strong healthy community for our children. Purpose, value, and self-worth are key areas in building a positive approach to growth. Angela enjoys spending time with my family, volunteering, fishing, and riding motorcycle. Angela is a dog lover and appreciate muscle cars. She also serves on professional organizations of NDMCHA and RMH.

Brandi, Licensed Addiction Counselor
Located in: Bismarck

Brandi has experience working with individuals in the correctional system, homeless population, military service members, and dual-diagnosed clients. She is also working toward becoming licensed in clinical mental health counseling. She is currently in the North Dakota National Guard where she serves with the public affairs unit. She enjoys working out, yoga, traveling, spending time with loved ones and reading. She is working in the Bismarck office.

Jennie, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Located in: Bismarck

Jennie is originally from central Minnesota. She has recently moved to Bismarck due to her husband's job. Jennie has three children that keep her busy! She loves to craft, quilt, camp, attend music festivals, and spend time with her friends and family. She loves to laugh and to help others find the joy and sparkle in life! She enjoys working with older adolescents and adults. Jennie has over nine years of therapy experience specializing in DBT, CBT, and motivational therapy interventions. She is working in the Bismarck location.

Lynsey, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Located in: Bismarck

Lynsey is a North Dakota native who is passionate about providing mental health services for youth and families. She finds special areas of interest in evidence-based trauma treatments, advocacy, and court preparation. Lynsey incorporates Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Play Therapy to best meet the needs of her clients. She holds certification as a Train-the-Trainer for the GEMS CSEC program and sits on the Board of Directors for Invisible Innocence, a local nonprofit aimed to support survivors of human trafficking. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, kayaking, yoga, reading, volunteering, and being with friends and family.  

Miranda: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Located in: Williston

Miranda recently moved to Williston from Nebraska as her husband started a business in Williston. She graduated from UNO with a bachelor's in psychology and master's in social work. She loves spending time with her husband and their little dog. Most of the time you can find Miranda and her husband outside either fishing or going for walks. She loves running, trying new kinds of workout programs, and spending time with friends and family. Fall is her favorite season which is usually consumed with lots of football. She particularly enjoys working with clients who are experiencing anxiety and depression. Her specialty is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Miranda works with most populations by typically provides therapy with clients ranging from adolescents to middle aged adults

Claire: Licensed Professional Counselor
Located in: Williston

With a warm presence and a love for her work, Claire seeks to create a soft place to land for anyone needing support. Claire has practiced in Florida, Texas and North Dakota in outpatient and residential programs. She works with adults, children, families and couples. Claire welcomes any concerns that you would like to bring to counseling, and especially loves working with anxiety, depression, trauma, social concerns, relationship issues, and personal growth. Claire hopes to empower her clients by helping her clients set clear and achievable goals, and teaching her clients tools to help them grow, all while honoring the reality that each person, couple, or family knows what's best for them. Claire sees therapy as a collaborative process and truly loves to walk with her clients toward health and well being. When she isn't in the office, you can find Claire stretching and breathing on her yoga mat, snuggling her unwilling cat or her very willing pit-bull, hiking and exploring these beautiful wide open spaces, or working with her overly opinionated horse.

Aimee: Licensed Addiction Counselor 
Located in: Bismarck

Aimee has experience working with adult individuals in the correctional system and adolescents who struggle with Substance Use Disorders. She also has experience working with families and providing education to them about addiction. She has worked as a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the State of ND for 10 years and is also licensed as a Registered Clinical Supervisor. Prior to being licensed in ND, she was a program director in MN that specializes in adolescent dual-diagnosis. 

Anna: Licensed Professional Counselor
Located in: Bismarck

Anna received her Bachelor's in Social and Behavioral Science in 2009, and her Masters of Science in Community Counseling in 2014. Her previous work experience involved working with the pediatric and adolescent population's at private practice clinic's, work at a domestic violence and sexual assault agency, and lastly, work at a treatment facility for teens. She specializes in working with infant through adolescents and uses experiential play, art, and sand tray therapeutic modalities along with others. Anna is certified in AutPlay therapy for children on the spectrum or other neurodevelopmental disorders. Some of her professional highlights include work with anxiety, depression, autism, adjustment, anger, self-esteem, self regulation, social skills, trauma, parenting, mental health difficulties, attachment difficulties, divorce/separation difficulties for children. Anna was born in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota but has made her home Bismarck for the last 9 years with her husband, and 3 children. In her spare time Anna keeps very busy with her 3 year old boy, and 1.5 yr old twins! She enjoys riding horse, outdoor activities, and spending time with loved ones.