Meet our Providers

Angela M Cavett, PhD, LP, RPT-S

Dr. Cavett is a child and adolescent psychologist who provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and families.  Dr. Cavett earned her Masters from St. Mary's University of Minnesota (1999) and Doctorate from the University of North Dakota (2002) and completed a child clinical psychology internship at Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck, New York. She has 20 years post-masters and 17 years post-doctoral experience. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Cavett provides therapy related to mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, abuse/trauma issues, attachment, behavioral problems, and pervasive developmental disorders. Dr. Cavett is trained and/or certified in the following evidenced based treatments: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Theraplay, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR), Mindfulness, Attachment Therapy, Yoga Calm, Beat The Odds Drumming Circles, AutPlay, Child Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy and Integrated Attachment Informed Model.

She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credentialed through the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Cavett provides supervision for licensed clinicians working towards the Registered Play Therapist or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credential. She has been an invited presenter internationally on child psychopathology, development and treatment. She is the author of numerous chapters and the book Structured Play-Based Interventions for Engaging Children and Adolescents in Therapy (2010). She has served on several committees for the Association for Play Therapy and the North Dakota Psychological Association Board of Directors. She is the 2018 Service Award Recipient for the Association for Play Therapy, a national organization that provides training and credentialing for play therapists.

Cathy Hjelle, LICSW, LPCC


Cathy Hjelle is licensed in North Dakota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Counselor and in Minnesota as Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Cathy has provided mental health services for twenty-five years with much of her professional career serving the Fargo-Moorhead area. As a practicing mental health clinician Cathy has provided therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Mental health issues addressed in a therapeutic setting include the following: anxiety, depression, mood disorder, grief/loss issues, ADHD, trauma related issues, behavioral problems, and adjustment related issues. Work experience and training have provided specialized focuses in trauma, attachment disorders, and family therapy. Cathy has received specific training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Assisting clients in achieving goals that often includes more effective communication, better interpersonal relationships, and improved mental health takes place in a supportive setting frequently utilizing rational emotive behavioral therapy.

Dera Johnson, PsyS, NCSP


Dera Johnson is a licensed school psychologist in the state of North Dakota, specializing in the assessment of children aged birth through 21 years of age. Dera also specializes in developing school interventions and behavior plans, as well as conducting Functional Behavior Assessments. Dera obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Concordia College in 2001, her Masters degree in School Psychology from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2007, and her Specialist degree from Minnesota State University in 2009.


Dera has 12 years of experience working in local school districts, and completes assessments at Chrysalis to help obtain programming for children, as well as guide treatment options for practitioners. She has received specialized training in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders, but also completes assessments for learning disabilities, mood disorders, and attention-deficit disorders.

Jessica Hotchkiss, MS, LAPC, CCLS, NCC, GC-C


Jessica Hotchkiss is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor joining the Chrysalis Behavioral Health and Training Center team. Jessica has been working with children and families since 2012. She has worked in both the clinical and school settings with the majority of her career spent in the hospital environment, helping families cope with the impact of new diagnoses, medical experiences, trauma, grief and loss. Jessica received her Masters in Counseling from North Dakota State University in 2015 and is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Counselor Education. In addition to her counseling license, Jessica is also a Certified Grief Counselor and Certified Child Life Specialist, combining her expertise in developmental theory and end-of-life support. Her passions include trauma work, attachment, anxiety, existential and relational-cultural theory, bereavement, and chronic/terminal medical conditions. She has given presentations at the local, national and international level on working with children and families, resiliency in stressful events, and grief. Jessica is excited to be joining the team and will be available to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Joely Davidson, LPCC

Mental Health Therapist


Joely Davidson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor joining the Chrysalis Behavioral Health and Training Center team. Joely has worked in both outpatient and in-home settings providing individual and family therapy. She graduated from the University of Mary with her Master’s degree in counseling in 2013. Joely believes that therapy is tailored specifically to the individual and families that she serves. As a counselor, Joely’s goal is to support individuals and families during difficult times in their lives so that they can feel empowered to reach their goals. In addition to providing individual and family therapy, Joely has training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and training from the mental health professional group within the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) to support individuals and couples through their infertility journey. Her passion includes trauma work, anxiety, depression, adjustment/life transitions, grief, behavioral problems, and infertility.

Joely is excited to join the team and will be available to work with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Erin Rocheleau, MA, LPCC

Clinical Therapist

Erin obtained her master’s degree in counseling, with an emphasis in Vocational Rehabilitation and her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services from the University of North Dakota. Before obtaining her master’s degree she worked in the disability field for many years. This fostered a passion for working with individuals with disabilities. She has clinical experience in creating and implementing groups for individuals with developmental disabilities and severe mental Illness, coordinating mental services for homeless and at-risk young adults, Intensive In-Home Family Therapy, and Outpatient mental health services for children and adults of all ability levels. Erin combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and Play therapy techniques using a holistic approach. Erin has specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cogitative Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Structural Family Therapy and Yoga Calm. Erin is currently accepting adults and children six and up.


Kirsten Husebye, MS, LPCC

Mental Health Therapist


Kirsten Husebye is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (ND) who treats children, adolescents and adults. Kirsten has worked as a counselor for 11 years, and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling in 2009. Areas of focus and interest include treating children, adolescents and adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, adjustment and stress related concerns, anxiety and depression. Kirsten also has specialized training and 10 years of professional experience in providing child, adult and family therapeutic services following separation, interpersonal violence, abuse or neglect. Kirsten also completed training and practice in an integrative health setting with a focus on providing support and behavioral health services to people with chronic illness diagnoses. Kirsten has completed training and practice in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and also integrates practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and mindfulness training within a collaborative and empowering approach.

Emily Sturn, LPCC

Mental Health Therapist


Emily is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, who provides treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Emily earned a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University (2015). She is currently working on a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from North Dakota State University. She is credentialed by the National Board for Certified Counselors and licensed by the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners.


Emily specializes in creative counseling approaches and works with individuals, families, and couples using a trauma-informed and attachment-based perspective. She has a special interest in relationships, including parent/child relationships and couples counseling, as well as infertility and struggles related to pregnancy. After obtaining her Master’s degree, Emily lived and worked in Montana for 2 years where she gained experience with children ages 0-6 and their families. During this time, she received training in parent/child interactions, as well as prenatal, perinatal, and post-partum issues. Her doctoral studies are preparing her to be a supervisor and educator, which she would like to incorporate in the future. Emily is passionate about providing person-centered, relational, and creative interventions and is excited to join the team at Chrysalis. She will be available to work with individuals, families, and couples across the lifespan.

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