About Us

Dr. Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D.Dr. Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D., has a rich and varied background in classroom teaching, public education administration and mental health. She has taught regular and special education students K through 12 and was the education administrator for a juvenile correctional facility, a residential mental health facility, and a day treatment program in the Twin Cities area.

Her educational credentials include undergraduate and graduate school preparation in speech communication, special education, secondary school and special education administration, and clinical psychology. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Hazelden Center for Youth and Families, a residential chemical dependency treatment facility. She is also licensed as a principal and director of special education.

Char co-authored the Minnesota Department of Education teacher training, "Early Warning Signs of Children's Mental Health Disorders" and was awarded the 2007 "Outstanding Service in Education" award from the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH). She was also awarded the "Educator of the Year" for 2010 by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Dr. Myklebust's professional activities include conducting state and national workshops in the areas of positive psychology, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's), trauma, brain-based instruction, children's mental health disorders, and restorative practices.  She is currently involved in promoting Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and mindfulness education in schools.  Char is a MindUp consultant for the Goldie Hawn Foundation.  Her most recent project is coordinating a grant for the Minnesota Department of Human Services called the "Minnesota School-based Diversion Model for Youth with Co-occurring Disorders."