Kalene Sharstrom – Credentials & Areas of Expertise

Kalene Sharstrom, M.S., LAMFT, is currently accepting new clients at Coler Hanson Therapy Professionals in downtown Fargo, ND. Please take a moment to review Kalene’s degrees, licenses, trainings, certifications, accreditations and areas of expertise…


  • Master’s Degree: Human Development and Family Science – Couple and Family Therapy, NDSU, 2015
    • ThesisTransgender Couples’ Experiences and Beliefs of Couple and Family Therapy
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Concordia College, 2011
    • Emphasis:Neuroscience

Therapy Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
       State of North Dakota


Therapy Experience

    • Child and Adolescent Therapist:  Prairie St. John’s, Fargo, ND, 2014-2015, 2016-current
      Began my career at Prairie St. John’s as an intern in 2014. Following graduation and time at LSSND, I returned to Prairie St. John’s. I work in a team setting to treat children, adolescents and their families in the partial hospitalization program. I conduct group, individual and family therapy, as well as case coordination, management and assessments.
    • Clinical Therapist: Luther Hall, LSSND, Fargo, ND, 2015-2016
      Worked at Luther Hall, a residential treatment center for youth ages 11-17. There, I provided the residents with individual, group and family therapy, as well as engaged in other parts of their treatment and programming. I worked with a team to assess residents’ progress.
    • Therapist Intern:  Family Therapy Center, Fargo, ND, 2012-2013
      I worked with clients (individuals, couples and families) to treat a variety of clinical issues in an LGBT-affirmative and gender inclusive outpatient setting.


Professional Memberships


Specialized Therapy Training

    • IATP: In 2016, I completed training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
    • NDSU: As a part of my master’s degree, I received training to provide LGBT-affirmative and gender inclusive therapy


Other Experience

  • PresenterPresented my master’s thesis at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations annual conference in Minneapolis, MN

Contact Info

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


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