Jodie Holzman MSW, LICSW Graduated from University of Oshkosh Wisconsin with a BSSW and Graduated from University of Denver with a MSW. She has experience with Head Start, Early Head Start, Homeless Community, and Women’s agencies. She is a member of Minnesota Society for Clinical Social Work. Her most recent employment includes: Elim Transitional Housing and Chrysalis a Center for Women and private Practice full-time since 2006. She currently facilitates an adult Dbt group, an adolescent/ family Dbt group, and sees adult women and men for individual therapy.
Rosalie Harmer MA, LP Rosalie Harmer is psychotherapist experienced in DBT and other eclectic therapies. Rosalie established the large DBT program at Chrysalis A Center for Women from 1996 to 2006. She trained most of the DBT therapists now at Highland Park Counseling Associates LLC. She has also worked at Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center, and Southwest Family Services. She is now in Private Practice in St. Paul, MN. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis.
Ruth Spiegel MA, LMFT, LADC Ruth Spiegel specializes in treating the Co-Occurring Disorders of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. She is also trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy, as well as EMDR therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ruth is a staff member at Chrysalis A Center for Women in the Chemical Dependency unit. Ruth is fluent in American Sign Language. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, and St Mary’s University.
Shelley Sears Berven Shelley Sears Berven is a therapist in private practice in St. Paul. She has 17 years of professional experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families as well as facilitating cognitive-behavioral therapy groups (DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for men and women. Shelley specializes in the treatment of trauma using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), cognitive-behavioural strategies and clinical hypnosis. She treats anxiety, depression and impulse control disorders as well as personality disorders. Shelley is a clinical social worker with a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota where she focused her coursework in the Children's and Family Concentration. She has specialty training in EMDR, DBT (Dialetical Behavior Therapy), Clinical Hypnosis and uses a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Short-Term, Solution- Focused interventions.
Kathrine Brathen, MA, LP Kathrine Brathen, MA, LP graduated from Saint Mary's University with a Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services. Kathrine has worked at a local community mental health center and in social service agencies serving people experiencing mental illness, chemical addiction and living in poverty. Her strengths as a therapist include working with people who want to change patterns of shame, depression and emotional hurt into more effective ways of coping. Kathrine works with older adolescents and adults offering supportive psychotherapy with techniques that draw from multiple theoretical backgrounds in a responsive, client-centered manner.
Terri Ulschmid, MA, LPCC is a licensed professional clinical counselor who is in private practice, contracting in St Paul and Shakopee. Terri has worked as a mental health clinician for over 12 years. She provides affirming, collaborative therapy with individuals who are experiencing an array of emotional and relational issues some which include: bipolar, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, depression, crisis management, grief and loss, difficulties with transitions (adjustment issues, separation, divorce and gay and lesbian issues), spirituality, brain injuries (concussions, TBI, ECT), chemical dependency, and trauma. Terri takes a compassionate and mindful approach to therapy. She often uses cognitive-behavior therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. Terri gradated with her MA in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s of Winona in Minneapolis.
Janet Schank, PhD, LP is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience in general practice working with adolescents and adults. Dr. Schank works with individuals and couples on a variety of issues: stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, conflict resolution, communication issues, chronic pain, abuse, and domestic violence. Her previous work experience includes university and college counseling centers, community mental health settings, and a suburban school district. Dr. Schank received her MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota.
Kate Jergensen, MSW, LGSW is a Licensed Graduate Social worker with experience in a variety of mental health settings. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Saint Catherine University/University of St. Thomas. She has experience doing individual and couples therapy along with group and individual DBT. She worked for over four years with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health and behavioral concerns. Kate works from a strengths and solution based perspective and believes that a client can succeed and heal with time and support. Besides co-facilitating one of the DBT groups, Kate works full time as a Clinical Case Manager helping support individuals and their families getting out of inpatient treatment.
Jim W. Johns, MSW, LICSW is Highland Park Counseling Associates, LLC's newest psychotherapist. He will be providing services to adolescent (12+) and adult clients and specializes in treating clients with adjustment disorders, mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders), anxiety disorders, grief and loss concerns, and trauma disorders including the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) via Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy. Jim has extensive experience working with clients experiencing co-occurring mental health and chemical health concerns. Jim is currently completing his training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is experienced in working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Jim works from a strengths based perspective and brings strong clinical knowledge to a validating and respectful therapeutic alliance.