Outpatient Program Staff

 

Name Position

Mike Anderson, MSW, LICSW

Mike Anderson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College in Decorah, IA, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.


Mike has been employed at the Northwestern Mental Health Center since 1996.  He provides psychotherapy services at the Center’s Crookston and Fosston sites.  Mike enjoys working with teens, families, adults and couples.  He also facilitates the Domestic Abuse Treatment Program for men who have been abusive to their partners.  Mike has advanced training in the areas of serious and persistent mental illness, men’s issues, depression, and domestic violence.


                                                                        

Janet Denison, MSW, LICSW

Janet Denison, Outpatient Director, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She obtained a B.S.W. from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and a M.S.W from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. She currently holds dual licensure as an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Janet has worked within the field of mental/chemical health for over 20 years and has worked at the Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc. since 2008. She enjoys working with teens, adults, and couples with a variety of concerns. Janet’s focus is primarily strength orientated. She views physical, emotional mental and chemical health issues in a holistic manner and has a special interest in the role of Spirituality in the healing process.

Janet is an Advisory Board Member for the Department of Human Services (Alcohol and Drug Division), Clinical Director of the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Pilot Project, founding board member of the Recovery Church in Crookston, and a Steering Committee member of the Polk/Red Lake DWI Courts. Janet has clinic hours in Crookston at the Northwestern Mental Health Center and at the Essentia Clinic in Ada, MN. She is married and has an adult son and daughter. In her spare time, Janet enjoys kayaking, biking, traveling and being involved in her families’ and community activities.

Chris Green, MSW, LICSW

Chris Green is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has been employed with Northwestern Mental Health Center since 2007. He obtained both his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Social Work from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. Chris provides psychotherapy services at the Center’s Crookston site. He enjoys working with adolescence, families, adults and couples. Chris has special interest in trauma, grief and loss issues, and the role of spirituality in the healing process.

Michal Jorgens, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Michal Jorgens is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She works with a wide range of individuals, and specializes in working with the most severe disabilities.  She earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.  Dr. Jorgens works part of the week in the outpatient clinic doing testing, psychological evaluation and individual therapy.  She is also the Director of residential services for the Mental Health Center’s programs at Northwestern Apartments in Crookston.  Dr. Jorgens has an extensive background in developmental disabilities, having provided administration and consultation to such programs for over 15 years.  She was appointed to and served on the Governor’s Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities.  Michal’s APA internship training included forensic evaluation, inpatient psychiatric treatment and assessment, and assessment and treatment of developmentally disabled adults.  Dr. Jorgens has served as an adjunct faculty at University of Minnesota, Crookston, since 1995.

Shannon Kronlund, MSW, LICSW

Shannon Kronlund is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker. She obtained both her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Social Work from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.Shannon has been employed at the Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc. since 2002 and completed her Masters internship here as well. Shannon enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. She also greatly enjoys working with families and was previously a part of the Children and Family Services division of the Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc. as a Professional In-Home Family Therapist.Shannon has specialized training in play-therapy and Functional Family Therapy. She has office hours in both Crookston and East Grand Forks.

Paul Michels, M.D.

Consulting Psychiatrist

James Schober, M.A., LP

Jim Schober is a master’s level licensed psychologist with over 27 years of experience. He is also Nationally Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviroal Therapy (TF-CBT). His role includes individual therapy, diagnostic assessments and psychological evaluations.  Jim works with children, teens and adults in the Crookston and East Grand Forks offices. He also completes school based diagnostic assessments at numerous schools in Northwestern Minnesota. He has a particular interest and passion for working with children and teens.  Clients, who see Jim, present with a variety of mental health conditions including – trauma/abuse, depression, anxiety, adjustment related problems to stressful events, autism, ADHD and oppositional defiant behaviors.  His treatment focus is centered on cognitive behavioral therapy including training in TF (trauma focused)-CBT.  Psychological evaluations include a specific interest in evaluating and testing for ADHD/ADD.   Jim is married, has two adult children and enjoys playing golf, fishing, watching sports particularly Vikings football and North Dakota Hockey along with biking, walking and the great outdoors.