- Mental Health Center
Mental Health Center
About the Mental Health Center
The Mental Health Center is an outpatient community mental health clinic which provides diagnostic assessment, therapy and consultation services to the residents of Scott County.
Mental health is as necessary as physical health. Mental health struggles can affect our life and the lives of those around us. There is help to increase positive Mental Health and live a mentally healthy life.
Therapy or crisis appointments
- You may call Mental Health Center Intake at 952-496-8481 during business hours (8am - 4:30pm) to schedule an appointment. Same day crisis appointments are available.
- Before or after business hours, a message may be left on the Mental Health Center Intake team confidential voicemail at 952-496-8481. Your call will be returned the following business day.
Mental Health Crisis
- 8am - 4:30pm: Call 952-496-8481 for crisis appointment during business hours.
- 4:30pm - 8am: Call 952-818-3702 for Scott County Crisis Response mobile services.
- In a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
A mental health crisis can include but is not limited to:
- Talking about hurting self or others
- Self-injury, but not needing immediate medical attention
- Emotionally distraught, very depressed, angry or anxious
- Highly unpredictable or unusual behavior
We Stand with You
The Scott County Mental Health Center stands in solidarity with our communities of color and all historically marginalized groups against racism, hatred and injustice of all kinds. As your community mental health center we strive to be a place of healing, respect and safety for all. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that honors the diversity of all individuals, groups and families.
Services provided by the Mental Health Center include:
- Individual, Couples and Family therapy and counseling
- Group therapy:
- A variety of therapy groups are available at the Mental Health Center. Individuals may call the Mental Health Center to ask about current groups.
- Medication/psychiatric consultations
- Crisis intervention and emergency assessments
- Mental health diagnosis and evaluations including clinical interviews, mental status examinations and psychological testing
- Consultation services to schools, court services, hospitals and other community programs and agencies
- Community Education
- A variety of educational topics are provided through the Mental Health Center. Topics could include issues in parenting, stepfamilies, mental illness and other mental health concerns.
- Parent Education Group
- A 6-week educational program for parents, foster parents, educators and guardians.
- Adolescent /Parent Skills Training Group
- Anger Management Groups for men and women
Scott County Mental Health Center is a provider for most health plans including Medical Assistance and Medicare. For those without insurance, a sliding fee based on income is available to Scott County residents.
Referral sources may include:
- Case Managers
- Child Protection
- Court Services
- Employment and Training Counselors
- Health plans
- Individual psychotherapists
- Self referrals
To access all Mental Health Center services, contact the Intake Team at 952-496-8481.
People of all types may benefit from individual, family, or group therapy including:
- Individuals and families who are coping with a variety of losses, changes or transitions.
- Individuals coping with depression, anxiety or other mental health problems.
- Individuals who are experiencing a serious mental illness.
- Individuals and families experiencing relationship problems and conflicts.
- Parents and guardians of children or teenagers who are experiencing difficulties.
- Children and teenagers having problems with family or peer relationships, school, depression, irritability or other mental health problems.
The staff includes licensed clinical psychologists, consulting psychiatrists and clinical social workers.
The Mental Health Center is a licensed, Rule 29 clinic.
A licensed Psychologist holds a Masters or Doctorate degree in Psychology or a related field. They are clinically trained to work with a variety of clients and provide a variety of therapies and assessments. Doctoral level Licensed Psychologists also provide evaluations through a variety of established clinical measurements.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Workers have earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and completed all training requirements needed to practice independently in the State of Minnesota. Licensed Clinical Social Workers provide individual, couples, family or group therapy in a clinical, home or community setting.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists have earned a Master’s degree in a social, mental or behavioral health field and completed all training requirements needed to practice independently in the State of Minnesota. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists provide individual, couples, family or group therapy in a clinical, home or community setting.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors have earned a master’s or doctoral degree in a counseling or a related field and completed all training requirements needed to practice independently in the State of Minnesota. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors provide individual, couples, family or group therapy in a clinical, home or community setting.
A Psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. They prescribe medications and follow up services to reduce symptoms and improve mental health.