About NuVation

Counseling That Works

NuVation Health Services is a licensed mental health clinic in Bismarck, ND that provides professional help to people who are in need of counseling due to life’s challenges such as behavioral disorders, depression, stress, family problems, marital issues and relationship conflicts, among others.

We believe that a sound state of mind and healthy relationships are a key to living life to the fullest. Problems and issues are inevitable but with professional counseling from NuVation Health Services, you are moving in the direction self-improvement and recovery.

Meet Our NuVation Therapists


Theresa Porter, MSW, LCSW

One of our clinical experts, employs a solution-focused and strength-based approach in her treatment process. She has been active in the social work field since 1991, providing expert counseling to both the public and private sectors. Trained to provide EMDR therapy, Theresa focuses on finding ways to help you gain control of your life. She helps her patients in the areas of domestic violence, abuse, anger management, issues in marriage (traditional/non-traditional), children and families, depression and other struggles that get in the way of enjoying a harmonious, purposeful life.

Patty (Teagle) Hulm, MS, LPCC

Patty works with adults and adolescents who are dealing with depression and anxiety, along with other emotional and relationship difficulties. She is trained to offer EMDR Therapy to address a variety of struggles. Additionally, Patty has a passion for working with women who are on their way to becoming mothers. Whether it be struggles with infertility, pregnancy loss, or emotional struggles that begin after the baby is born, Patty has the specialized training to effectively work with women or couples to better cope with these issues.

When desired by the client, Patty is comfortable bringing the client’s Christian faith into their work together.

Christina Striegel, LCSW

Christina is experienced in working with individuals and couples. She incorporates Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques in her work with couples. Christina also utilizes a variety of other techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and strengths-based approach to help her clients achieve their goals. She has experience working with those struggling with stress management, depression, trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other emotional difficulties.

Tana R. Hoornaert, MS, LAPC

 “A burden shared is a burden halved” -Werner Dekarski. Tana R. Hoornaert is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor at NuVation Health Services, PC. Tana practices with an integrative approach with a base in cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused brief therapy for individuals 16 and older. Tana enjoys counseling because it provides an opportunity to help others in need. She is a strong advocate for individual rights. She is also a spouse, mother, dog mom, and avid crafter. Tana’s education background includes a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Masters in Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary.

Chelsea Nucech, MS, LPCC

Chelsea has a passion for helping people struggle less with the things that have caused suffering and connect to the life they want to live. She works with adults experiencing feelings of depression and anxiety. She also has training in and experience with helping those impacted by trauma. She emphasizes individualized care and has a collaborative approach in therapy process. She utilizes evidenced based practices of cognitive behavioral therapies as well as EMDR therapy. Chelsea integrates techniques in therapy to help people experience the present, increase ability to tolerate distress, support a sense of control, take effective action, and decrease dysregulation.

Hope Schiele, MS, LPCC

Hope is experienced in helping children, adolescents, and adults dealing with a wide variety of issues. Her primary objective is helping the individual to see their own potential while learning valuable lifelong skills to assist them through life. She uses diverse techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and other modalities catered to the individual. Hope has experience helping those with depression, anxiety, trauma, abusive relationships, and workplace difficulties. She is passionate about helping people find and maintain safe and healthy relationships. Hope enjoys seeing people from a wide variety of backgrounds and understanding that no two people are the same; she will focus on the person as an individual and incorporate any practices and traditions important to them.

Jenny Perezchica, MS, LAPC

Jenny is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. As a counselor, Jenny provides services to individuals, couples, and families utilizing Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Jenny has experience working with adults and families struggling with homelessness, addiction, and other traumas. Additionally, she has worked with college students who have been struggling with the transitions of moving away from home, stress, friends, and time management. Jenny prides herself on meeting clients where they are at, to provide them a therapeutic space that fosters growth and support. She has an interest in holistic wellness with a focus of helping her clients achieve their best life.

Lauren Folmer, MS, LAPC

Lauren is experienced in working with children and adolescents. Lauren utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy with a strengths-based, person-centered approach to client relationships. Her goal for individuals in therapy is to empower the individual to lead a healthy and productive life through a variety of techniques, depending on their unique goals. Lauren has a passion for working with youth and young adults and utilizes play in therapy with children. She is experienced in working with depression, trauma, cognitive delays, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.

Jen Polk, MS, LAPC

native of Bismarck, Jen works with children, teens, and adults who are struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, past trauma, and coping with life changes. Jen has special interest and experience in treating attachment issues and obsessive-compulsive disorders in children and teens. Jen uses strengths-based approach with cognitive and dialectical behavior and attachment-based play therapy techniques. Jen has received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Theraplay. Jen holds Bachelor’s degree in music from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from University of Mary. Jen enjoys spending time with her sons and her dog, cooking, Legos, hiking, reading, playing piano, and singing with the Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus. 

Casey Schaff, MS, LAPC

Casey is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor who is committed to expanding his knowledge and skills to help his clients. He uses a collaborative approach to healing, using the modalities of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory along with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Casey’s goals are to help others take control of their lives by using a variety of means that work for the individual. The scope of Casey’s practice includes helping with anxiety, depression, stress management and other emotional and behavioral related concerns. He has specific interests in the areas of sport/athlete related issues, body image difficulties and Christian values. Finding a person comfortable talking about religious issues can be complex and challenging. Casey has the ability to incorporate your values system into therapy.

Sarah Olsen, MS, LAPC

Welcome to our newest provider Sarah Olsen!

Sarah is passionate about helping people achieve emotional wellness and realizing their purpose and potential. She believes that compassion and forgiveness towards self and others is the first step towards healing. Sarah works with individuals ages 12 and up, and couples, experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. Sarah uses an integrative approach in counseling, drawing from multiple theories and techniques. She served the community as a Registered Nurse for 12 years before deciding to focus her desire to help others on mental health. Some of her favorite things are cross-country skiing, snowboarding, camping, hunting, and fishing. She is a boy-mom who loves nature, reading and spoiling her dog. Sarah welcomes clients of all faiths and offers Christian counseling for those clients who desire.