Shelley S Berven, MSW, LICSW Shelley considers herself a family and systems therapist at heart. Her early years spent working in community-based residential and school-based mental health settings taught her to understand and appreciate more fully the difficulties individuals and families may experience when interacting with various, often difficult, systems. Shelley feels she’s been providing mental health services to emerging adults since being a resident assistant in college when many of life’s challenges initially emerge. Shelley enjoys caring for her friends’ and neighbors’ dogs while awaiting the discovery of the perfect four-legged hound who is out there waiting for her, she’s sure. Shelley has specialized training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).
Kathrine Brathen, MA, LP Kathrine 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. Kathrine’s 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.
Jeanne Forbes, MSW, LICSW Working from a person-centered approach, Jeanne views therapy as a collaborative experience and seeks to help her clients feel comfortable, hopeful and understood. She believes we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are without judgment. Jeanne provides clients a safe, supportive environment in which to explore the issues and challenges they face. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a MSW and MPH from the University of Minnesota. She has over 20 years of experience with wide ranging areas of expertise in a variety of settings with diverse populations: children, young adults, individuals and families. She has experience working with issues related to adoption, crises, special education, disabilities/special needs, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, phase of life changes, grief and loss and general life stressors. “I find my greatest reward as a therapist in helping my clients explore ways to make the change sin their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope.”
Rosalie Harmer MA, LP Rosalie is a seasoned psychotherapist experienced in DBT and other eclectic therapies including art therapy. Rosalie established the DBT program at Chrysalis, A Center for Women and worked there until 2006. She offers a deep wisdom to her clients and provides them with a warm, genuine relationship from which to build on. Rosalie previously worked at Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center and Southwest Family Services. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis.
Jodie Holzman MSW, LICSW Jodie collaborates with Highland Park Counseling in their DBT Skills Training Program. She currently co-facilitates the Tuesday Women’s DBT Skills Training Group. Jodie graduated from University of Oshkosh Wisconsin with a BSSW and from University of Denver with an MSW. She has experience with Head Start, Early Head Start, Homeless Community and Chrysalis, A Center for Women. Jodie has been in private practice since 2005, has a busy life away from work and cherishes the many wonderful relationships she’s involved with. She enjoys treating men and women and looks forward to providing clinical supervision for Social Workers, a new area of expertise.
Glenda Janzen, MSW, LICSW Glenda is one of Highland Park Counseling Associates, LLC’s newest psychotherapist. Glenda was raised on a farm and has practical and down to earth problem solving skills. She is often found running around her neighborhood with her large, goofy dog who thinks everyone they meet should pet him and let him lean on them. Glenda started running later in life and believes it is never too late to learn a new skill. She finds that running gives her a good physical workout and calms the mind. Glenda enjoys the outdoors, art shows and finds dabbling in art fun and relaxing. She is trained as a Clinical Social Worker and relates counseling to a jigsaw puzzle where you start fitting together common colors, sizes and shapes to see the whole picture. Glenda applies this to how she works with clients. She enjoys working with adolescents and mature adults and everyone in between. Glenda feels her younger clients keep her current on the hip trends and remind her how old she really is and that her older clients offer sage advice and make her feel young. Glenda is providing services to adolescent (14+) and adult clients.
Kate Jergensen, MSW, LICSW Kate is a licensed Independent Clinical 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 previously worked 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. Kate co-facilitates the Tuesday evening Adult DBT Skills Training Group.
Andrea Robertson, MSW, LICSW Andrea is Highland Park Counseling Associates, LLC’s newest psychotherapist. Andrea brings with her a wealth of clinical experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in Day Treatment setting and outpatient clinical settings. She is co-facilitating the Adolescent Family DBT Skills Training Group and the Emerging Adult DBT Skills Training Group.
Janet Schank, PhD, LP Dr. Schank collaborates with Highland Park Counseling Associates, LLC in providing general mental health services to older adolescents and adults. Dr. Schank is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience providing mental health therapy to individuals on a variety of issues: stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, conflict resolution, communication issues, chronic pain and domestic violence. Dr. Schank’s 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.
Ruth Spiegel MA, LMFT, LADC Ruth 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 currently offers Individual DBT Therapy as well as general psychotherapy for adolescents, adults and couples. Ruth previously worked 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.
Terri Ulschmid, MA, LPCC Terri is a licensed professional clinical counselor. Terri has worked as a mental health clinician for over 18 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 Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. Terri gradated with her MA in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s of Winona in Minneapolis.