Resources & Connections


If your child is in need of mental health services, FIRST CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTH PLAN FOR APPROVED PROVIDERS. This list is not a comprehensive list of all available resources in the Twin Cities. However, this list can help to identify local resources for therapy and care, and treatment.


Tom Lutz and Associates Hastings (651) 500-0905 Psychology Express Hastings/Eagan/Lake Elmo 651-505-3273

Individual Therapy and Psychological Assessments

Lorenz Clinic Rosemount (952) 443-4600

Canvas Health Cottage Grove and other metro locations (651) 777-5222 

Nystrom and Associates Cottage Grove, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Red Wing, Woodbury 

Allina Mental Health and Addiction Connection 866-603-0016 *This number is the fastest way to get an initial appointment with an Allina mental health professional; calling a specific clinic limits available options

Associated Clinic of Psychology (ACP) Apple Valley, West St Paul, Hudson (651) 925-6033 

Minnesota Mental Health Clinics (651) 454-0114

Natalis Counseling & Psychology Services Woodbury, St Paul


Family Means Center for Grief and Loss (accepts insurance, sliding fee for uninsured) 

Melrose Center (Eating Disorders) 

The Emily Program (Eating Disorders), Multiple Locations  

Water’s Edge Counseling and Healing Center  (Eating Disorders - outpatient and intensive outpatient programs) 

Rogers Behavioral Health (OCD/Anxiety) 


Hastings Middle and High School-Based Adolescent Substance Use Support Includes support groups, one-on-one sessions, family resources, and assessments. Mike Mader, LADC, HMS (651) 480-7185 Cell (651) 269-6636 HHS (651) 480-7482, [email protected], [email protected] |  

DAY TREATMENT, INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT, PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION (Note: The educational component for these programs varies. Some programs will enroll your child in their school district and provide their education. Some programs will expect the child to stay enrolled in Hastings and attend school part-time or work remotely on their school work. Transportation can be arranged through the school district for programs during the school day. Contact Melissa Schil, HHS psychologist  ([email protected]) to help coordinate the treatment/school transition process).

Aris Clinic Intensive Outpatient Program, Woodbury

Prairie Care Partial Hospitalization, multiple locations

Allina Health/United Hospital Partial Hospital Program (St. Paul & Hastings locations)

Rogers Behavioral Health M Health Fairview Adolescent Day Treatment Program (mental health/addiction) Christian Family Solutions Day Treatment program (half-days) 

Water’s Edge Intensive Outpatient Program (depression/anxiety/trauma, eating disorders, Half-Days) Fernbrook Family Clinic Day Treatment (half-days) OPTIONS Family and Behavior Services (day treatment for co-occurring mental health & substance use) Children’s Partial Hospitalization (Lakeville, Roseville) Headway Emotional Health Hopkins (full day- long term day treatment)


Click here for health insurance options for at-risk, homeless, and vulnerable youth.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health - Minnesota) Online Counseling Programs - Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for Kids and Teens


Lorenz Clinic, Rosemount Nystrom and Associates 


Children and adolescents can have mental health disorders that interfere with how they think, feel, and act. Dakota County provides services to children with mental health conditions based on eligibility. Eligibility is determined by the results of a Diagnostic Assessment by a mental health professional. The assessment looks at the history of the child’s mental health problems, important developmental incidents, and areas of strength and vulnerability. Children's mental health services are voluntary. For additional information on how to apply for these services, call Children’s Mental Health Case Management at 952-891-7459. A screener will discuss your child’s needs and advise you of the application process.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides information about suicide, support for survivors, prevention, research, and more.

Mental Health America Visit Mental Health America’s screening tools page for information on mental health, getting help, and taking action. National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization for individuals with mental disorders and their families. Their website provides resources on mental disorders that are helpful for people who have experienced mental illness and their families, including support groups, education, and training. S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a residential treatment program for people who engage in self-injury. The website includes information about self-injury and about starting treatment. S.A.F.E information line: 1-800-DONT CUT (366-8288)

ANXIETY DISORDERS Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) ADAA promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders. Freedom From Fear The Freedom From Fear website provides information, screening tools and other resources on many types of anxiety disorders.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides ideas about how to stop using tobacco. Includes downloadable resources and contacts for online and phone counseling. Start Your Recovery Start Your Recovery works with leading experts in effectively treating substance use issues to offer people a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) NIDA provides links to information for parents, teens, health professionals, teachers and others about various drug use problems. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAMHSA’s website has information about substance use disorders of all kinds. It includes information for the public, including families, health professionals, schools and individuals. The website also includes a treatment finder to locate a substance use treatment provider in your area.


National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) ANAD includes information about eating disorders, how to seek treatment and support groups for people suffering from eating disorders and their families. National Eating Disorders Association National Eating Disorders Association has stories of recovery from eating disorders, information about seeking treatment and additional resources for school professionals and caregivers. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) The NIMH website has links to more information about eating disorders.

SUPPORT GROUPS Al-Anon and Alateen Al-Anon and Alateen provide information and support for the family members and friends of people with alcohol problems. The sites include lists of meetings in the United States and Canada. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Use the “Find a Support Group Near You” tool on the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance website to find out if a support group is meeting in your area. These are peer-led support groups. Eating Disorders Anonymous Following the 12-step approach used by Alcoholics Anonymous, Eating Disorders Anonymous can help people struggling with eating disorders. The website lists meetings nationwide. Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous include information on support groups for drug and alcohol addiction in your area. 


All resources listed below provide 24/7 support. 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Life Line Dakota County Crisis Response 952-891-7171

Washington County Crisis Response 651-275-7400

The County Crisis Response Unit (CRU) provides 24-hour phone and face-to-face crisis intervention and consultation. The primary goal of the Crisis Response Unit is to assist in stabilizing the immediate crisis, ensure safety for the client, the family, and/or the community, and assist with referrals to the appropriate county or other agency staff as necessary. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network 1-800-273-8255 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crises or emotional distress. Crisis Text Line, Text HOME to 741741 Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot to a cool moment. SAMHSA Hotline (Substance Abuse) 1-800-662-4357 SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a service for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 RAINN will connect you with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474 We work to shine a light on domestic violence by supporting and advocating for survivors, providing hope in times of crisis, and promoting healthy relationships for all.

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ) 866-488-7386 If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or needing a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline.