Behavioral Health



Laura Skogen, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Professional

“Walking with people facing change is a privilege I feel fortunate to have on a daily basis.  Finding the right therapist for you is not a one-size-fits-all proposition; that relationship sets the stage for meaningful change in therapy.”

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” 
-James Baldwin

 To schedule an appointment, call 218.847.0629 (Detroit Lakes) or 218.736.5431 (Fergus Falls).

Individual, Family and Relationship Counseling

Laura provides individual and family counseling for adolescents and adults.

Areas of specialization:

  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Trauma and abuse recovery
  • Grief and loss adjustments

Laura strives to provide high quality, compassionate care. Her approach is to meet individuals and families where they are and treat them as experts on their own lives. She utilizes practical and research-based models to provide thorough assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health concerns.  Laura combines a forthright, curious stance with humor and passionate commitment to maximize the overall health of the people she serves. 

Laura has been with Lutheran Social Services for ten years and licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 1999.  Her Master of Social Work was earned at Augsburg College after a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University.  She developed ongoing interests in community and rural mental health, collaborative treatment of eating disorders, pain management and integrating mental health treatment into primary care prior to moving to the Fergus Falls area in 2007.  In addition to providing outpatient care in Fergus Falls, Laura is the clinical supervisor for Family-Based Services in Otter Tail, Clay, Kittson, Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties.