Finding Freedom From Anxiety

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You are Not Alone

The National Institutes of Health reports, “Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 American adults each year.” With millions of Americans facing anxiety, Bethel Church is committed to combatting the stigma around anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns by talking about it in a safe and non-threatening space.

At times, we struggle to know what to say. We decided to jump-start a conversation by inviting local experts to visit with us about anxiety.

There is Hope

On Thursday, November 15th, more than 1,100 people tuned in to hear how they could find freedom from anxiety. The Anxiety Talk featured three local, distinguished professionals who shared their wisdom by addressing anxiety cognitively, behaviorally, and biblically and concluded with a Panel Q&A. The bios of the speakers are available below the video.

Thank You to Those Who Shared

Thank you to our speakers and event sponsors for making this free to share with the public. Thank you to Michelle Brown and Tom Berg for sharing personal stories of their journey with anxiety. Thank you to our event sponsors:

Next Steps

After watching the video, if you have questions about counseling at Bethel or would like to know more about future talks at Bethel Church, please contact Loree Veith at 701.232.4476 or via email.

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Dr. Jon Ulven, Ph.D.
Dr. Ulven graduated from the University of Kansas with a Ph.D. in psychology and specializes in the diagnosis and non-medical treatment of mental health concerns at Sanford Health in Fargo. Through a variety of techniques including psychological testing, counseling (individual, couple, family or group), and behavioral modification programs, he helps people who are mentally or emotionally disturbed adjust to life. Conditions often treated include depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders.

Dr. Renae Reinardy, Psy.D.
Dr. Reinardy received her doctorate at Argosy University in Washington, D.C. She is the Director of the Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change. Dr. Reinardy specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, hoarding disorder, and related conditions. She has been an adjunct professor at the doctoral level and has presented numerous times at national conferences and at local meetings and trainings. She is also the Program Developer of Courage Critters, an online and plush animal system. Dr. Reinardy has been interviewed on Good Morning America, North Dakota Today and the Joy Behar Show. She has also had her treatment techniques featured on Dateline NBC and A&E’s Hoarders. Dr. Reinardy can be contacted at

Heather Bjur, LMFT
Heather holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota. She is passionate about meeting people in their brokenness and pain with acceptance and grace. The calling on her life to offer hope and healing through the Gospel stems from her personal experience of God’s restorative love and grace in her own brokenness. A firm believer that all people, made in God’s image, have gifts to offer one another, she focuses on the healing power of relationship. Learn more about Heather at

Tamara Madler, MSW
Tamara Madler holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor. She specializes in anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, mental illness, grief, anger, infertility, and behaviors that have resulted in correctional problems. She offers counseling at Solutions.