NCHSC hires mental health pros to serve New Town, Stanley

BISMARCK – The N.D. Department of Human Services’ North Central Human Service Center in Minot has hired John Butgereit and Melissa Gartner to provide mental health outreach services to Mountrail County residents.

Butgereit is a licensed professional counselor and will provide counseling services on Mondays at the human service center’s outreach office at 18-2nd Ave. SE, Stanley. He will work with adults and older teens affected by depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, or grief and loss. At the Stanley office, he joins counselor Heather Kippen, who specializes in child behavioral health issues.

Gartner, also a licensed professional counselor, will provide counseling services on Thursdays to adults and children at the center’s outreach office at 228 Eagle Drive in New Town.

To schedule an appointment with Butgereit, Gartner or Kippen, call North Central Human Service Center at 857-8500, toll free 888-470-6968, or ND Relay TTY 800-366-6888.

The regional human service center provides counseling and mental health services, substance abuse treatment, disability services, and other human services directly or through partnerships with county social service offices and other providers.

The center employs about 120 people, and serves about 3,400 individuals a year from its main location in Minot and outreach offices in Bottineau, Rugby, Stanley and New Town. Information is online at (