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Mental health

Expert mental health and chemical dependency treatment in Hutchinson

Seeking care for mental health concerns or addiction can be intimidating. At Hutchinson Health, we understand – and we’re here to help. Our compassionate mental health professionals offer their experience and services to clients of all ages in a comfortable, confidential setting.

Recognized for excellence statewide, Hutchinson Health is committed to providing accessible, comprehensive mental health services close to home, where your care team knows you best. Our team of board-certified psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other mental health experts are skilled in treating all types of mental health conditions, including alcohol and substance dependency.

With care options that include outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient chemical dependency services, and intensive inpatient treatment, we can find the best treatment plan to fit your unique needs.

If your situation is severe, call 911 right away. Or call our 24-hour crisis line at 320-484-4585.

What we treat

We offer compassionate, comprehensive treatment for even the most complex mental illnesses. Conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Emotional issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting and family issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Substance and alcohol use
  • Thought disorders

Our team

We’ve created faster, easier access to mental health services by adding additional providers and services, with no referral necessary.

Our highly skilled team of mental health professionals consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, social workers, nurses and licensed alcohol and drug counselors. When you call, our trained scheduler will ask you questions and match you with a specialist experienced in dealing with the challenges you face.

Mental health services we provide

Whether you need to talk to someone every other week or need more intensive treatment, we provide personalized treatment options so you can begin to feel more like yourself again. Our services include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Psychological evaluation and testing
  • Neuropsychological evaluations and testing
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family and couples therapy
  • Mental health education
  • Chemical use assessment and treatment
  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – adolescent and adult

Outpatient mental health treatment

Outpatient services are offered to both adults and children in a caring and confidential setting at the Mental Health Clinic in Plaza 15 at 1071 Hwy. 15 in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

At Hutchinson Health, you and your therapist will create an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Your treatment plan will include the frequency of your appointments (whether they’re weekly, bi-weekly or monthly), additional referrals as needed, and goals.

Depending on your needs, treatment methods may include a combination of cognitive behavior therapy (identifying and changing negative thoughts and behaviors), dialectical behavior therapy (practicing mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness), talk therapy and other strategies for managing your mental health concerns.

These sessions are typically 45 minutes long. Our therapists specialize in both individual and family therapy for adults and children ages 5 and up.

Substance use disorder program

Hutchinson Health offers caring, supportive and non-judgmental outpatient services to help people break free from substances and live a healthier, happier life.

Our substance use disorder program is scheduled in the evening, in an effort to maintain our clients’ school, employment and family activities. The program helps clients ages 13 and older, who need intensive-outpatient programing (IOP group), or individual substance use counseling.

Programs and services offered

  • Outpatient one-to-one substance use counseling
  • Intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment
  • Chemical use assessments
  • Screening, Brief Interventions, and/or Referral to Programing (SBIRT)
  • Individualized treatment
  • Client care coordination

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT is a skills-based program that aims to identify negative thinking patterns and push for positive changes in thoughts, behaviors, mood and relationships.

The DBT program at Hutchinson Health is designed for people who have experienced some or all of the following challenges over a significant period of time:

  • Difficulty managing emotions
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Frequent suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Frequent emergency room visits or hospitalizations
  • Long-standing difficulties in interpersonal relationships

The DBT program at Hutchinson Health aims to balance supportive validation of the client’s current difficulties while also focusing on helping them adapt to life’s circumstances through learning and practicing new skills.

Because DBT is a skills-based program, clients may be given a book that includes psycho-education and worksheets to complete. Homework and diary card completion are expectations for individuals in the DBT Program.

Call us to take the next step

  • For outpatient services, including individual and group therapy, call 320-484-4610.
  • For the chemical dependency program, call 320-484-4610.
  • For our 24/7 crisis help line, call 320-484-4585.

Inpatient mental health treatment

For patients who are experiencing more severe mental health needs, we also have an inpatient mental health unit within Hutchinson Health Hospital. This enables our experienced team of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses to provide round-the-clock care for those who are suffering from mental, emotional or behavioral health crises.

Our secure inpatient psychiatric unit is for adults and adolescents who are in crisis or are suffering from sudden intensification of their mental illness. They are unable to keep themselves, or others, safe. Inpatient care is a short-term hospitalization for people who need acute care for crisis stabilization and psychiatric emergencies.

Inpatient care involves a psychiatric assessment and a medical consultation, as well as a combination of individual and group therapy, coping and life skills education, medication management, discharge planning and recreational activities. The amount of time spent in the inpatient hospital setting varies from person to person. Your care team will talk with you about how long they anticipate your hospital stay to last, and let you know what to expect.