Nicola Herting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children and families impacted by trauma. Dr. Herting received her MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND and completed her predoctoral internship at VCU Health System in Richmond, VA. Dr. Herting devoted her post-doctoral training to the area of child abuse and maltreatment at the Child Advocacy Center at CHKD in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Herting is the Clinical Director of the Sanford Traumatic Stress Treatment Center and the Sanford Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth (TCTY). Dr. Herting has experience in providing evidence-based treatment and psychological assessments for children and their families in a variety of settings including integrated medical and behavioral health centers, inpatient pediatrics, acute child and adolescent inpatient unit, and community mental health centers.
Dr. Herting is trained and certified in various evidence-based therapies including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Herting is passionate about reducing barriers and increasing access to evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for traditionally underserved populations, specifically rural populations and racial/ethnic minorities. Dr. Herting is committed to training clinicians in trauma-informed care and is involved in several statewide evidence-based trauma treatment and screening implementation initiatives in North Dakota and trains nationally on delivering trauma-focused treatment over telehealth. 

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