Hans C Skulstad, MA LMFT
has been working with athletes and their families at all levels and sports
throughout his career to achieve athletic and life goals. He and his wife
created the MN Center for Sports and The Mind to integrate their passions
for sports and for working with people.
He served as the 2013 Chair of the Hobey Baker
Memorial Award and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the
Hobey Baker Foundation, and the Minnesota Director of the Hobey Baker Boys
High School Character Award. He has been a coach, and served on committees devoted to fair play.
He received his Masters in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St Thomas.
Jennie Gorres, MS LMFT has been working professionally with individuals of all ages for over 13 years. Jennie has a powerful interest in sports and competition, dating back to the days when she was a leader of her high school sports teams and a three-sport athlete. Currently Jennie works with clients to conquer emotional obstacles to goal achievement. She uses unique techniques to overcome distressing performances that continue to haunt athletes. With a Bachelor's
Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Child Development and Family Science, Jennie specializes in the changing and complex needs of young athletes.
Mark Bertelsen, MA is a lifelong athlete who has seen firsthand what lack of mental skills can do to athletes and their performance. His passion for sports and the importance of the mind drives his passion for working with athletes of all levels and ability. He currently works with clients to remove obstacles that stand in their way from reaching their full potential. He received his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University and is currently working towards his licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
John Kaiser, MA LMFT brings a unique set of experiences to the Minnesota Center for Sports and the Mind. In addition to 10+ years working with adolescents and young adults as a counselor or therapist, John has been a Minnesota State High School League referee for 18 years and has officiated numerous MSHSL basketball and football state tournament games. John also officiated D2 and D3 basketball for five years. Prior to obtaining his MA in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary's University and post master's certificates from Saint Mary's and the University of Minnesota, he worked in public relations and marketing roles with the New York Knicks, and with broadcast partners of the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. John views his role with the Minnesota Center for Sports and the Mind as an opportunity to help athletes meet their potential.
7575 Golden Valley Road STE 133
Golden Valley, MN 55427