Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
Year Joined: 2023
Years of Experience: 20
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota - BA in Social Work, 1994
University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, Twin Cities Campus - Master of Social Work (MSW) 2004
Board Approved Supervisor
Areas of Experience
More About Jennifer Wiseman
I have a keen interest in helping people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I am interested in helping people cope with the ordinary, and not so ordinary stresses in life. I like to help people of a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, particularly those who identify as LGBTQ. I have special knowledge of coping with serious health issues, such has chronic kidney and liver disease, and those going through organ transplant from my work and research in this field. My clinical experiences range from working in community-based mental health with people who are experiencing long term, chronic mental illnesses, to helping people who are experience an acute psychiatric illness or suicidality who may have just recently had a hospital stay. I enjoy seeing people recover and grow and enjoy their lives again.
Building a trusting, therapeutic relationship with my clients is central to my work. My theoretical perspective is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is an evidenced-based treatment modality whereby we explore your thinking patterns and styles that impact your behaviors, seeking to understand and change them in order to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also use DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) skills to help people with this process. Motivational Interviewing techniques help me understand where clients are at in their readiness to make change. Narrative Therapy is another modality that I like to draw upon to help client's make sense of their own stories.
I love spending time with my wife, 16 year old son, and our Golden Retriever, Bailey. As a family, we like travel, hike, camp, and bike. I am a runner, and enjoy training for local 5k, 10k, and half marathon races. I love to do long distance biking, and together with my family, we typically do a few charity bike rides every summer. I am also a rower with the Long Lake Rowing Crew. I play the flute and enjoy taking private lessons and playing in small ensembles. One of my passions is cooking, and I can frequently be found pouring over cookbooks or the New York Times food section to find my next recipe.