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
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