Faces of Rosecrance: Karly Bergstrom
October 20, 2017
Karly Bergstrom is a Unit Specialist at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus and has been with the organization for 9 months. She is passionate about helping teens develop coping skills for the mental health disorders they face. Rosecrance recently expanded specialized programming for adolescents with mental health disorders, which can include mood disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal behaviors, and more. Karly sees first-hand how these illnesses can affect the mind and body. “If there is a client who’s struggling due to a rough phone call or family session, I’ll pull them off the unit and we’ll take a walk or do something to help them cope. I try to get them to open up and figure out the root of the problem, why it causes so much anxiety, and how we can move forward.” Karly works with other staff members to create an individualized plan for clients who need extra accommodations that may differ from the standard schedule for the day. Whether it be an extra walk through the Healing Garden or five minutes alone in their room listening to music, Karly ensures that each client’s unique needs are taken into consideration.