Courtney has been working with Minnesota CarePartner for three years as a Mental Health Practitioner providing home- and community-based services to clients with mental illness. Along with this experience, she has an extensive background in delivering quality care to clients in the home health/group home setting as a Direct Support Professional. The types of clientele that would receive her care had a wide variety of health issues which include both mental and physical needs. Courtney continues to find reward in assisting her clients at Minnesota CarePartner. She will continue to gain knowledge in the field of mental health and offer her professional services throughout the north metro/metro areas.
Language or Cultural Specialty: English
I am very happy to work with my community as an ARMHS Practitioner. I’ve been providing services to individuals struggling with mental health and mental wellness for over 10 years. I have both personal and professional experience in the difficulties that mental health disorders can bring. Being that I am a person of color, my focus is primarily for those in my community who are disproportionately affected and underserved. My family has had challenges navigating our own mental wellness, as it is a lifelong commitment to ourselves to know and understand that our mental health is paramount in living a healthier, happier life.
I know my calling is to bring awareness, understanding, and much needed resources to my community. My life experiences coupled with my education (A.A.S. in Human Services) will be invaluable to the work I’m doing with MN CarePartner. I’m very pleased and humbled to be working with MN CarePartner to get my community on the pathway to healing, understanding, and growth.
ARMHS & CTSS Practitioner
Brittany Richert holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University and is in her final year of getting her Master’s in Social Work from St. Catherine University. She plans to pursue her LICSW and would like to work in mental health policy development as well as continue to directly serve clients in the community. At MNCP she is an ARMHS and CTSS skills practitioner, helping children and adults build their repertoire of coping skills and skills for daily living. Brittany has worked with teenagers in a variety of settings including residential treatment, public and charter schools, in the home, and at summer camp.
She enjoys being a “Jack of all trades” with the ability to work with many different people of all ages and backgrounds, but she has specific experience with people on the Autism spectrum and people who struggle with suicidal thoughts. Brittany brings Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) practices and skills coaching into her work. Outside of work, Brittany enjoys spending time with friends, family, and every dog she gets the pleasure of meeting. She also likes to play video games, spend time in nature, and she recently joined a kickball league. Brittany values social justice and equity, believing that every individual’s story is important and that everyone deserves to live their life according to their terms.
ARMHS & CTSS Practitioner
Abbi was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. From a very young age, she had the desire to be a Social Worker. She has held her LSW for two years now, and has been working as a Mental Health Practitioner and ARMHS Worker at MN CarePartner for the last 7 months. Prior to that, she was an ILS worker and ARMHS worker at a different company. Abbi is passionate about social justice and police reform, and volunteers her extra time helping those who are unsheltered in our community.