Teri L. Scharpen.

Teri L. Scharpen

My belief and faith shape how I see the world, the trainings, and the areas of expertise I pursue and resources I utilize.

In my work with clients and the counseling models I use, I utilize prayer, biblical principles, and Scripture.



Christian Family Solutions Counseling Care & Services

2720 Superior Drive NW, Suite 103
Rochester, MN 55901


[email protected]


Commonly Provided Services

  • Adolescent therapy
  • “Adult survivor” (childhood sexual assault)
  • Bible-based/Christ-centered counseling
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dealing with crisis
  • Divorce adjustment
  • Divorce/separation
  • Employment issues/co-worker conflicts
  • Evaluation for clinical depression/anxiety disorders
  • Extended family issues
  • Faith-related questions/doubts impacting mental health
  • Family of origin issues
  • Grief/loss
  • Identity/self-image issues
  • Life coaching
  • Marital/partner relational issues
  • Parenting
  • Stress reduction/management
  • Transition/change issues

Areas of Specialty & Certifications

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

In training for certification in Terry Reed’s Relational Life Therapy (a model designed for work with couples)

Training in Pia Mellody’s model of Post-Induction Therapy

Acting on Hope course (certificate of completion)

Degrees & Credentials

Bachelor of Arts—Psychology
Master of Arts—Marriage & Family

Places of study:
Winona State University
Argosy University–Twin Cities, Eagan Campus

Professional Associations

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors (MACC)

References Available

Pastor Wayne Schoch, Christ Lutheran Church, Zumbrota

Sarah Stelzner, MSW, LICSW, Highland Meadows Counseling Center

Mandy Hyland, MSW, LICSW, Highland Meadows Counseling Center

Church Affiliations

WELS—Christ Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, MN

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