Fargo Providers


Wayne Martinsen, MD, MSW - Psychiatrist, Fargo & Minot, Medical Director

Dr. Martinsen diagnoses psychiatric and behavioral health conditions, makes treatment recommendations, and provides medication management for clients of all ages. He is also the Clinical Clerkship Director for the University of North Dakota Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. Dr. Martinsen received his doctorate degree from the University of North Dakota.

Meryl Willert, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist, Fargo

Dr. Willert specializes in psychological testing and treatment for ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, autism, and personality issues. He incorporates a variety of techniques into therapy, including art, music, play, and CBT. Dr. Willert completed his doctoral training at the University of North Dakota and at Spokane Mental Health.

Megan Spencer, Psy.D. - Clinical Psychologist, Fargo

Dr. Spencer provides diagnostic and psychological evaluations and CBT. She is passionate about working with individuals and their families and values the therapeutic relationship. Dr. Spencer received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota.

Vanessa E. Lien, DNP, APRN, NP-C - Nurse Practitioner, Fargo

Vanessa provides outpatient diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and behavioral health conditions, as well as medication management to clients of all ages. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from North Dakota State University. Vanessa learns about each client's needs and wants and helps them meet their goals.

Christy Wilkie, LCSW - Therapist, Fargo

Christy provides outpatient therapy for children and adolescents, ages 5-25. Christy typically uses a CBT approach, but also provides collaborative problem solving and several other types of therapy. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University-Purdue University.

Lucas Mitzel, LMSW - Therapist, Fargo

Lucas provides outpatient therapy for children, adolescents, and adults ages 5-30. He typically practices CBT but also implements other forms of therapy with clients. Lucas earned his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. He believes building relationships with clients is the most important piece of successful therapy.

Allyson Rust, LPCC - Therapist, Fargo

Allyson Rust provides outpatient therapy for children, adolescents and young adults. CBT is her most frequently used modality, but she provides other types of therapy as well such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy with therapy dog Bailey. Ally believes relationship and connection are the sources of healing and growth and she brings those into the therapy she provides. She earned her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University.

Jill Werda - Psychometrist, Fargo

Jill works closely with the DFS clinical team to complete psychological assessments for children and adolescents. Jill completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Western Michigan University in Michigan, and a post-graduate program in Career Development Facilitator Global Certification at Oakland University.