Coping Skills that Change your Brain
A Miller-Dwan Foundation Community Webinar
At Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being in Duluth, youth use specialized coping skills to help them address their mental health challenges. But these skills, called Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills or DBT aren’t just for kids. They can help anyone whether your struggling with illness or not. Join Amberwing Psychotherapist and Certified DBT Trainer, Chelsey Harju, to learn more about these easy-to-learn skills. With practice they can change your life.
Chelsey Harju has been a psychotherapist at Amberwing since 2013, previously working in day treatment for Northwood Children’s Services. She received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2008. Chelsey participated in intensive DBT training from the Treatment Implementation Collaborative, DBT-C (DBT for Children) specific training from Behavioral Tech and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training from the Center for Mindfulness and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For 5 years, she worked in the partial hospitalization program at Amberwing. Currently, most of her professional time is spent doing outpatient therapy and diagnostic assessments. She is passionate about DBT and is committed to sharing it with our community in as many ways as possible. She has trained several of our local school districts and is in the process of creating content for a DBT video series as a collaboration between Amberwing and the Miller-Dwan Foundation. Chelsey and her husband have two children, ages 2 and 4, and does not hesitate to admit the impact DBT has had in her relationships and her own mental well-being.