Welcome


Lora Bertelsen

Welcome to the Bluestem Behavioral Health website. My website is designed to help you understand my particular approach to therapy and help you decide if it is right for you. Finding the right therapist and making the decision to try something new takes courage.

I am Lora J Bertelsen, a Licensed Psychologist and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. My experience includes community mental health, college counseling and the resolution of trauma. Clients have described me as gentle, but direct, with a good dose of humor and perspective. I combine traditional talk therapy with Somatic Experiencing® to aid in decreasing distress and facilitating a sense of safety, mastery, and empowerment. 

Are you curious, motivated and interested in experiencing a mind-body approach to resolving issues, and post traumatic growth? Have traditional approaches to therapy left you frustrated or thinking there must be a better way?

In order to see if we are a fit for working together, I offer a free 15 minute initial consultation by phone. To schedule, contact me at (218) 833-2036 by text or voicemail and I will connect with you to schedule a time for us. During this call I can answer any questions you have and we can get an idea of whether or not this is a good fit. My clinic days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I will do my best to get back to you by the next business day. 

I look forward to connecting with you.