Bernadine (Bernie) Janzen, MS, LPC
Bernadine (Bernie) Janzen has worked in the juvenile justice system of California. She has also been a group home foster parent, a group home counselor, and a trainer in physical and mental wellness and is an adoptive parent of two siblings who experience attachment challenges. Bernie is a co-founder of and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Attachment & Bonding Associates (AABA) for 7 years. She has her Masters of Science in Children Community Based Mental Health from Vermont College & South New Hampshire University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska. She is a registered clinician with the International Association for Treatment & Training of Attachment of Children (ATTACh). Ms. Janzen has worked for the last 3 years with families whose children experience attachment disorders.
Bernadine (Bernie) has participated as a board member for the ATTACh organization for the last 3 years. She has facilitated the ad hoc marketing committee and is currently working on reviewing the policy and procedure manual for the group. She is a national speaker on issues of childhood attachment and the healing of the “new family” these children come to live within. She provides consulting and contract work to the Alaska Attachment & Bonding Associates.
Bernie believes that all families who provide homes for children with attachment difficulties need specialized therapy as well as trained families and friends and professionals and communities that will support their families in the challenging work ahead.