Counselors Office

As school counselors, we are here to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

Candace Kornelsen
Elementary and Middle School Counselor, Fort Ransom Counselor and 504 Coordinator

 (701) 683-4108


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Kerri Zahrbock
High School Counselor and 504 Coordinator

 (701) 683-4106

News from the Counselor’s Office

2021-2022 Scholarship List

  ****Make sure to be checking the college websites for scholarships they have to offer. Some colleges have separate scholarship applications that need to be filled out for students to be considered eligible. Website listing additional scholarships available for...

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Counseling Resources

A Message from the LPS School Counselors Dear Students & Families, As a counseling department we want to ensure all students continue to have access to school counseling supports. If you have any questions or concerns for your child or you know your child was...

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Sponsored SAT/ACT Prep

The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Project with National Rural Education Association enters its 17th year. Selected by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) as their official SAT/ACT. Prep course for all 19,500 member high schools and 12 million students....

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Community & Surrounding Area

Counseling Resources

School-Based Mental Health Counseling @ LPS

The Village Family Services​

Micah Curtiss, LPCC

Services: Children & Adolescents

Areas of Specialty: ADHD, Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma

*Contact your child’s school counselor to start the referral process*

Sheyenne Valley Counseling Services (Lisbon)

Kris Long, LPS

Services: Children, Adolescents & Adults

Phone: (701) 683-5086

Abuse Resource Network (Lisbon)

Several licensed professionals available

Services: Group or Individual Therapy – Children (4+), Adolescents & Adults

Areas of Specialty: 24-hour Crisis Line, Advocacy (personal & legal), Counseling, Short-Term Safe Housing, Emergency Needs, Victim/Witness Assistance

Phone: (701) 683-5061

*Any person over the age of 4 who has witnessed any type of violence (doesn’t have to be physical, can include emotional trauma) at anytime in their life can utilize any service provided through ARN.

Abound Counseling (Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, *Telehealth*)

Several licensed professionals available

Services: Individuals & Families

Phone: 1-(800) 985-7942 

Catholic Charities (Valley City)

Jennifer Eberle, LPC

Services: Individuals, Families & Couples

Areas of Specialty: Using creative interventions such as play, sand tray, music & art

Phone: (701) 235-4457

*Also have locations in Fargo & Wahpeton

Solid Ground Counseling (Valley City)

Amy Tahran, LPCC

Services: Individuals (15+) & Couples

Areas of Specialty: Anxiety, Depression, Aggression, Parenting, Grief, Relationships & Substance Abuse

Phone: (701) 840-8056

Fees: Sliding fee scale for self-pay clients (will work to ensure you receive services)

NDSU Community Counseling Services (Fargo)

NDSU Graduate Counseling Students providing services

Services: Individuals & Couples

Phone: (701) 231-9750

Fees: Sliding scale (won’t refuse services for inability to pay)

*Evening hours available

The Village Family Service Center (Fargo)

Licensed Counselors, Therapists & Socials Workers available

Services: Individual, Group & Family

Areas of Specialty: Provide care in a wide variety of areas

Phone: (701) 451-4900

Child & Family Service Center (Fargo)

Elizabeth Brossart, LPCC

Services: Individual, Group, Families & Couples

Areas of Specialty: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Related Issues, Self-Injury, Work Related Stress

Phone: (701) 893-3419

Crisis Resources

Emergency Services​

Dial 911

FirstLink  24-Hour Crisis Line (for any mental health concern) 

Dial 211 OR (701) 235-7335 (SEEK)

FirstLink 24-Hour Suicide Lifeline

1-(800) 273-8255


(701) 293-6462
Toll-Free: (888) 293-6462

National Suicide Hotline

1-(800) SUICIDE
1-(800) 784-2433

Abuse Resource Network 24-Hour Crisis Line

(701) 683-5061

Prairie St. John’s (Fargo)

(701) 476-7216
Toll Free: 1-(877) 333-9565

Sanford Child & Adolescent Partial Hospital Program (Fargo)

(701) 417-5710

(800) 437-4010

Other Resources

Ransom County Food Pantry

(701) 683-6133

Ransom County Public Health

(701) 683-6140

Ransom County Social Services

(701) 683-6158