Jese Rugroden, LMFT

Jese Rugroden, LMFT

Therapist Education

Post Master’s Training: Experiential play therapy, Mindfulness based interventions, DBT, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Internal family systems therapy, and Sand Play therapy
Master’s Degree: St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor’s Degree: BS Psychology
Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jese has been in the mental health field for over 11 years. He received his Masters degree in Marriage and family therapy from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis Minnesota. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Jese has been working in a variety of settings over the years. As part of an ACT team in the metro to provide services to clients with SPMI and dual diagnosis. He has worked in the day treatment setting helping at risk teens manage their mental and chemical health struggles. In an IRTS facility in St. Paul he helped clients with SPMI stabilize their mental health and help them learn the skills they need to integrate back into the community. He has also worked as an outpatient therapist worked with adults, children, couples, and families. During his time as an outpatient therapist Jese was also the mental health representative for the Martin County Drug Court Team helping address the mental and chemical health needs of the participates in both the individual and family drug court program.

Jese’s theoretical orientation is postmodern family therapy interventions such has narrative therapy and solution focused therapy. He has advanced training in mindfulness interventions, which can be used to help increase emotion regulation skills and distress tolerance skills in clients, as well as training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Jese also comes to PrairieCare with some advanced training and on the job training using DBT skills he also helps clients address their mental, chemical, and interpersonal struggles. In addition Jese has advanced professional training and work experience using the harm reduction model to address chemical and mental health struggles for adults and teens. He has training in the experiential play therapy model to help children with emotional, behavioral, and trauma based struggles. Jese enjoys working with the family system to help create long lasting change for the clients and their families. He believes that therapy is about creating a safe place for clients to process their struggles on their own time and growing to have a more fulfilling sense of self.

When not doing therapy Jese loves to get outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, camping, fishing, or simply sitting in nature, he has a deep connection with the natural beauty and adventure nature has to offer us if we just take the time to get out and experience it.

Special Clinical Interests
  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Marital issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Serious Persistent Mental illness
  • Mindfulness based interventions to address personal struggles
Additional Info
  • Adults: Yes
  • Adolescents: Yes
  • Children: Yes