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Carissa Fenster, MS, LPC

Carissa has education in art, school counseling, and clinical mental health counseling.  She has taught art and worked in many capacities in Bismarck schools.  Carissa's approach to counseling is holistic, looking at the whole person: mind, body, and spirit and person-centered, focusing on fostering a trusting and caring relationship in therapy.  Carissa utilizes art, play, and sand tray therapies.  She enjoys working with both youth and adults. 


When she is not working Carissa enjoys spending time with her family, being involved with her church family, and playing sports.



  • Certified in EMDR

  • Everyday Parenting and Family Check-up

  • Experiential Play Therapy: Trained by Developer Dr Byron Norton

Check out a playlist of videos featuring Carissa, here.

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