Bridget Forst is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) in the state of Minnesota. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) and minor in Corrections from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Bridget continued her education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she completed her Master’s degree in Social Work with a certificate concentration in Mental Health & Substance Misuse. Bridget is also a current non-clinical supervisor with the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Counseling Approach and Clinical Focus:
While completing her Bachelor’s degree, Bridget worked and interned in a few different settings including: Adult Foster Care for individuals with mental illness, ARMHS (adult rehabilitative mental health services), and probation. Bridget also has almost five years of experience working in a county setting as a mental health case manager. Bridget worked as an Elderly Waiver case manager shortly after graduating from MSU, Mankato in 2018 where she assisted elderly clients and their families to get connected with medically appropriate community services. Bridget then continued her work in a county setting as an adult and children’s mental health case manager.
In addition to her work as a therapist, Bridget currently works as an adult mental health case manager and substance use assessor. Bridget will work with anyone above the age of 5. Some areas that Bridget has an interest in working with include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, OCD, and psychosis.
A message from Bridget:
“I believe we all have internal strengths and resiliency we can build upon. Sometimes this involves taking a deeper dive within ourselves to cultivate those strengths. I utilize a strength-based perspective, which includes taking a solutions-focused approach as well as integrating aspects of CBT and DBT skills to help you reach your goals. Therapy can be a powerful way to help organize, make sense of, and reshape those certain thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can often make life feel difficult. Let’s sift through the weeds together.”
Master of Social Work Degree, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Social Work Degree, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
Minor in Corrections, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
Minnesota Board of Social Work