Coler Hanson Therapy Professionals – About Us

Coler Hanson Therapy Professionals was founded in 2014 by Emily Coler Hanson, M.S., LMFT, CGP in Fargo, ND. Emily is a fully licensed child and family therapist originally from Fargo. She earned her Master’s degree in 2009 from North Dakota State University and has over thirteen years of experience working with children. Emily also brings years of both in-home and in-patient therapy experience, with specializations in autism spectrum disorders, trauma, marriage counseling, crisis intervention and mood disorders. She is accepting new clients in her private downtown office located in the Historic Black Building (office pictured above).

In 2015, Shauna Erickson, M.S., LAMFT, joined Coler Hanson Therapy Professionals, adding a second licensed child and family therapist to the practice. Shauna’s expertise is primarily with children ages 8-18, but she’s also trained and has experience working with adults, couples and families. Another native of Fargo, she’s been a vibrant and welcome addition to Coler Hanson Therapy Professionals. Shauna is also accepting new clients at this time.

In 2017, Kalene Sharstrom, M.S., LAMFT, joined the practice, adding a third licensed child and family therapist to the Coler Hanson Therapy team. Kalene brings several years of clinical therapy experience and has focused much of her practice on serving the needs of adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, peer relationships, bullying and family conflict. She also has experience working with adults, providing marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, couples therapy and parenting support counseling.

You’ll find our practice to be very strength and solutions based, which means we work to develop real world coping skills to help you deal with life’s challenges. This goal-oriented style of therapy has proven highly effective for individuals of all ages, as well as both couples and families who need assistance working through specific relationship concerns. Coler Hanson Therapy Professionals provides highly qualified, highly skilled mental health therapy services that include (but not limited to) couples therapy, pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, and LGBT affirmative therapy. We can work on an individual basis, or we can include your partner or family members to achieve healthy resolutions together.

If you would like to discuss your therapy options or schedule an initial assessment, please contact us at your earliest convenience

Contact Info

Coler Hanson Therapy Professionals
225 4th AVE North, Suite 27G
Fargo, ND 58102


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