Speaking and Training

Church Ministries and Youth Workers

I have been involved in youth ministry for over 30 years. My passion for youth ministry began in college where I volunteered for Young Life. After graduating college, I worked as a youth minister in Duluth, running a drop-in center and developing an outreach ministry. I continue to work in ministry as a psychologist, volunteer, and trainer. I have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities for growth that people in ministry encounter when working with families on a daily basis. Currently, I am using my training as a counseling psychologist to provide workshops to pastors, youth ministers, volunteers, youth, and parents. My focus in workshops is to provide practical information and skills training for people involved in ministry. I have a mind-body-spirit approach which focuses on integrating spirituality in helping people heal and grow in their faith.

Training Topics for Church Ministries and Youth Workers

  • Crisis counseling
  • Suicide
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Adolescent Development
  • High-Risk Behaviors
  • Counseling Skills
  • Leadership Training
  • Boundary Training
  • Burnout and Stress Management
  • Peer Ministry Training

Current and Former Church Ministries and Youth Worker Clients

  • Youth Leadership
  • Bethel Seminary
  • Luther Seminary
  • Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • Churches from a variety of denominations in Minnesota and across the country
Contact Dr. Harrington