Jennifer Bertsch, Psychologist in Minnesota

Jennifer Bertsch, PsyD

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Experienced psychologist working with adults and adolescents from a strength-based approach.

Dr. Bertsch earned her Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology in 2002 from the California School of Professional Psychology. She also earned a Master’s Degree in forensic psychology. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, CA, where she provided psychotherapy and conducted psychological, cognitive, personality, and forensic evaluations for adults. Her training includes treatment of adolescents and adults with severe and persistent mental illness, development disabilities, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality pathology, relational issues, grief and loss counseling, women’s issues, identity issues, LGBTQIA+ populations, and chemical dependency. Dr. Bertsch is trained in providing individual, marital/couples, and group therapy.

Dr. Bertsch has experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including crisis facilities, correctional environments, hospital settings, and private practice. In 2009, Dr. Bertsch and several colleagues opened a private practice in the South Metro. Her focus at that clinic included providing outpatient mental health services, clinical supervision, and managerial oversight. Her theoretical orientation is best described as integrative with emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches. Dr. Bertsch uses a collaborative, strength-based, and empowering approach with her clients. Additionally, Dr. Bertsch enjoys engaging in consultation and providing supervision to her colleagues and other organizations.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Neuropsychological Issues
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • American Indian Or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Blind And/Or Visually Impaired
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Military Families
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Out Of Network
Self-Pay Only

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
California School of Professional Psychology