Carlson named West Fargo Schools Behavioral Health and Wellness Coordinator

Carlson named West Fargo Schools Behavioral Health and Wellness Coordinator

WEST FARGO – Malarie Carlson has been appointed as the West Fargo Public Schools Behavioral Health and Wellness Coordinator for West Fargo Public Schools.

Carlson began working with Creative Care for Reaching Independence in 2007 as a support professional, then as a mental health practitioner, before joining the Community Violence Intervention Center in 2013. There she served as the Self-Reliance Coordinator , Wellness Coordinator and Youth Counselor. therapist until she joined the staff of Oak Grove Lutheran School as a school counselor in 2018.

She holds a master’s degree in counseling and student affairs from Minnesota State University at Moorhead and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Dakota State University.

“A significant challenge I see in my current system is access to mental health services,” Carlson said in a statement. “I have direct experience working with children who need services beyond what a school counselor should provide and have also witnessed the difficulty of obtaining services in the community. Strategizing and setting goals to overcome similar obstacles is something I did with my co-worker in middle and high school as this issue is only becoming more prevalent Having the opportunity to do this on a larger scale would be rewarding to help plan and facilitate access to services.


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