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    Center for Psychiatric Care

Providers

Our team of psychiatrists and psychotherapists care for your specific mental health needs in an environment that is calm, comfortable, and compassionate.

Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management

Thomas Peterson, MD
Board-Certified Psychiatrist
Dr. Thomas Peterson is a Board-Certified General Psychiatrist. He is a founding partner and current president of Center for Psychiatric Care. Dr. Peterson graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and also completed his psychiatry residency there. Dr. Peterson provides treatment to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. In addition to seeing patients at CPC, Dr. Peterson provides services to rural communities in person and via telemedicine. He and his wife are active and avid supporters of the arts in Grand Forks and surrounding communities. Dr. Peterson sees patients in Grand Forks, Fargo, Bemidji, Langdon, and Park Rapids is currently accepting new patients.

Bradford Frank, MD
Board-Certified General Psychiatry, Geriatric & Addiction Care
Dr. Bradford Frank is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who joined Center for Psychiatric Care in March of 2013. Dr. Frank graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his residency in both family medicine and psychiatry at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Frank received his Master of Business and Public Administration from Northwestern University, and his Master of Public Health from Yale University. He has more than 30 years of experience in psychiatry ranging from patient care to administrative leadership. Prior to joining CPC, Dr. Frank practiced in Connecticut, New York, and California. He has authored and co-authored more than 15 scientific publications, and has done over 50 teaching presentations to various audiences. Dr. Frank provides on-site care to nursing home patients throughout the region as well as in-office treatment in Grand Forks for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Dr. Frank sees patients in Grand Forks and Fargo and is currently accepting new patients.

Timothy Peterson, MD
Board-Certified Family Physician Residency in Psychiatry
Dr. Tim Peterson is a Board-Certified Family Physician who joined Center for Psychiatric Care in 2007. He has 18 months of psychiatric residency fellowship training and he is currently completing his American Society of Addiction Medicine certification. Dr. Peterson graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Medicine and also completed his family medicine residency there. His psychiatry residency was completed at the University of North Dakota. Prior to joining CPC, Dr. Peterson worked as a family physician in Grand Forks. He has a special interest in seeing patients with addiction disorders. Dr. Peterson sees patients in Grand Forks and Bemidji. He is currently accepting new patients.

Muhammad Azhar, MD
Board-Certified Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. M. Azhar is a Board-Certified Adult, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Azhar earned his Medical Degree from Nishtar Medical College in Multan, Pakistan and practiced as an internal medicine provider and general surgeon for six years prior to completing his psychiatry residency at Nassau University Medical Center in New York. His fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was completed at University of Arkansas Medical Center following his psychiatry residency. Dr. Azhar has been practicing psychiatry for over 5 years. Dr. Azhar sees patients in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bemidji, and is currently accepting new patients.

Benjamin Boche, DO
Board-Certified Psychiatrist
Dr. Benjamin Boche is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. He graduated with his Medical Degree from Des Moines University and completed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Prior to joining CPC, Dr. Boche served as a psychiatrist in the Navy, providing both inpatient and outpatient services to active duty service members, their families and retirees. Dr. Boche provides treatment to adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. He has four years of experience as a psychiatrist. Dr. Boche provides services in Grand Forks and to rural communities in person and via tele-psychiatry. He is currently accepting new patients.

Matthew Pitera, MD
Board-Certified General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Matthew Pitera is Board- Certified in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Pitera earned his Medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry: New Jersey Medical School. After that, he served as the Administrative Chief Resident and the Chief Resident in the department of Psychiatry at the same school before completing his Child and Adolescent Fellowship there. Dr. Pitera brings with him nearly 30 years of psychiatric treatment experience. He sees patients in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bemidji and is currently accepting new patients.

Evaluation and Psychotherapy

Katie Allen, LICSW
Psychotherapist
Katie Allen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who joined Center for Psychiatric Care in 2016. She received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. Katie provides individual psychotherapy, marital and relationship therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Katie utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and strengths based approaches to therapy to help individuals and families to understand and overcome personal struggles. Her treatment areas include insight-oriented psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, emotion/mood regulation, interpersonal and relationship problems, family issues, grief/loss, and trauma and abuse. Katie is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in working with adolescents in juvenile justice systems, with military members, and in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Katie provides psychotherapy services to all ages in Grand Forks and Fargo and also provides services to rural communities via tele-therapy. She is currently accepting new patients.

David Bialik, LICSW
Psychotherapist
David Bialik is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Board-Certified Diplomat in clinical social work. He has been with Center for Psychiatric Care since 1999. David received his Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota and has more than 17 years of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care experience. David provides individual psychotherapy, marital and relationship therapy, family therapy, and is an employee assistance program provider. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

David specializes in:
• Insight psychotherapy
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Depth-oriented psychotherapy
• Development of increased self-awareness
• Development of emotional self-regulation
• Personal relationship problems
• Professional relationship problems
• Coping with and healing from trauma, grief, and loss due to illness, death, or divorce
• Adult survivors of childhood abuse
• Survivors of domestic violence

In addition to providing services in the clinical setting, David is very involved in the profession and has served as President for the National Association of Social Workers in ND. He was also President of the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of North Dakota. David sees patients in Grand Forks. He is currently accepting new patients.

Kim Osowski, LICSW
Psychotherapist
Kim Osowski is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who joined Center for Psychiatric Care in 1997. Kim received her undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work from the University of North Dakota. She has more than 20 years of experience providing therapy and diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Kim provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy. She also specializes in a technique called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a form of therapy that helps individuals cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Kim utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and strengths-based approaches to therapy. She provides insight-oriented therapy with emphasis on utilizing positive coping skills, improving social functioning, and communication skills. Kim sees patients in Grand Forks and also provides services to rural communities via tele-therapy. She is currently accepting new patients.

Bonnie Peterson, LICSW
Psychotherapist
Bonnie Peterson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who joined the Center for Psychiatric Care in 1996. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Dakota and has more than 21 years of experience in the areas of psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and training in the mental health field. Bonnie is the executive vice president of the Center for Psychiatric Care. She is the recipient of the 2008 Athena Leadership Award. Bonnie provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to adolescents and adults at CPC. She sees patients in Grand Forks and is currently accepting new patients.