Shauna Erickson – Credentials & Areas of Expertise

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


  • Master’s Degree:  Couple and Family Therapy, NDSU, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science (Manga Cum Laude): Psychology, UND, 2011
    • Minors: Biology and Chemical Dependency

Therapy Licenses & Certifications:

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


Therapy Experience

    • In-patient Therapist:  Prairie St. John’s, Fargo, ND, 2013-current
      Shauna began her career as an intern in 2013 before accepting a full time therapy position in 2014. She works in a team setting to treat children, adolescents, and adults in acute care hospitalization. Conducts group, individual, and family therapy, as well as case coordination, management, and assessment.
    • Therapist Intern:  Family Therapy Center, Fargo, ND, 2011-2012
      Worked with clients (individuals, couples, and families) to treat a variety of clinical issues in an outpatient setting.
    • Volunteer Counselor:  Autism Summer Camp, 2013
      Worked with children ages 8-14 on the autism spectrum, facilitating appropriate activities focusing on life tasks education and positive peer interactions.
    • Camp Counselor:  Camp Good Morning, 2008-2009
      Worked with children and teens in helping them cope with their grief surrounding the loss of a loved one.


Professional Memberships


Specialized Therapy Training

    • AAMFT: In 2012, Shauna attended a specialized American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy conference on women and their evolving roles.
    • Crisis Intervention Prevention: Completed training in 2013.
    • Nurtured Heart Approach®: Developed by psychologist Howard Glasser as a response to the lack of effective treatment for “intense” children—including those who fall on the spectrum of ADHA, ODD, Autism, FAS, PTSD, RAD and more—the Nurtured Heart Approach is a strategy that seeks to build richer relationships by inspiring and recognizing appropriate behaviors by energizing children when things are “going right.”


Other Experience

  • Job Shadow: Shadowed Dr. Rod Swenson, neuropsychologist, and observed initial interviews, participated in neuropsychological testing, observed follow-up interviews for patients, and processed cases with Dr. Swenson (August, 2010-December, 2010)
  • Award Winner: Earned Outstanding Graduate Assistancship Award at NDSU for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • PresenterPresented a paper at the 2013 National Council on Family Relations annual conference. 

Contact Info

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


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