Jeni Kolstad is a LICSW and received her social work education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma, and uses methods from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She works well with adolescents and adults and has an interest in working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ. Jeni also has an interest in working with addiction and serious and persistent mental illnesses. Jeni is the Executive Director of the South Central MN Pride organization in Mankato and is a board member for the Greater Mankato Diversity Council. She works with both organizations towards a community that is inclusive and accepting of all. She is married to her wife of 15 years and has 2 adult children.
Jeni joined the Open Door Team in 2017. She has worked in the social work field since 2009.