Shelley S Berven, MSW, LICSW Shelley’s early training was in community-based residential, hospital and school-based mental health settings where she learned about the various systems individuals live, work and often struggle within. Shelley enjoys working with older adolescents, young adults and adults who are experiencing emotional struggles or have relationship concerns. Shelley has specialized training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), domestic violence 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.
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.
Andrea Robertson, MSW, LICSW Andrea brings with her a wealth of clinical experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in day treatment and outpatient clinical settings. Andrea leads the Young Adult DBT Skills Training Group and co-facilitates the Adolescent Family 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.
Lauren Royce, MSW Intern, Lauren Royce is joining the Team at Highland Park Counseling Associates for this academic year as an MSW-level intern pursuing her Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg University. Lauren will be participating in HPCA’s DBT program as well as treating some individual clients.
Cori Boehm-Peterson LICSW, Cori Boehm- Peterson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field with children, adolescents and families since 1996. Her experiences have been in Child Protection, Shelters for Youth, Therapeutic School Programs and Mobile Crisis Team.
Brynn Stember-Albrecht, MSW, LICSW, I am passionate about the process of therapy, and I love my work as a therapist! I am energized by working with a variety of ages of individuals, from children to older adults. I particularly enjoy working with young adults. I intend to meet each client with acceptance and compassion, meeting clients where they are at in the therapeutic process. It is my aim to collaborate with clients to reach their therapeutic goals and explore the concerns that they would like to examine more deeply.