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A collaborative approach to your mental health.

Doctors Park Mental Health Center provides individuals, families, children, and couples a safe therapeutic setting to question and process though life struggles.  Our services make it possible to work with a diverse team of professionals to foster change, find unique solutions to your specific difficulties, and enhance relationships .

Enriching minds and lives by focusing on personal and familial strengths and well-being.

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Benefits and Risks of Therapy

At Doctors Park Mental Health Center we work with you to help you meet your needs, goals and overall well-being. Therapy is collaborative and may include talking between a therapist and family, couple, or individual client. There are many methods therapists use in sessions, which you will be informed about before beginning. There are several benefits to therapy. Therapy is especially helpful to clients, when willing, to increase awareness of their own feelings, thoughts, and motivations as well as their impact on others and others’ impact on them. Therapy is also helpful in decreasing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and marital/familial issues. Together we will identify areas in your life you would like to improve and work towards accomplishing your goals.

You will find therapy can help you better your relationships with family members, friends, co-workers, and improve your overall life satisfaction. Therapy is often hard work for the client. It includes heightening one’s self-awareness, understanding oneself better and more thoroughly as well as addressing difficult life situations and experiences. You will learn to be aware of your thoughts, feelings, and their impacts on your relationships.
At times it will be difficult to face certain realities; however, this is part of the therapeutic process.  In the beginning before your symptoms can get better they are generally. This is often due to the fact that clients are facing their problems instead of avoiding them, and the pain is addressed. Similar to a fresh wound; you have two options: you can cover up the cut with a bandage and hope it heals or get all the rocks and dirt out, clean it up, and then bandage it.  One temporarily may be helpful but will likely get infected and cause more damage and longer discomfort.  The second may hurt a lot at first but will heal faster and with fewer complications.
It is important for clients to recognize that therapy is not always successful for every individual. Reaching an agreed upon goal is not guaranteed. There is about a 5% chance therapy may make you feel worse. However, typical clients find that therapy causes a significant improvement in their overall well-being.

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A Young Women’s Empowerment Event

Ahuge Thank you to Lindsay Whalen for her time and dedication to St. Cloud Youth! We hope to have her back next year! For pictures from the event check

Elliot’s Diagnosis

In August of 2014 my wife, Jessica, and I began to notice our one-year-old son, Elliot, becoming very moody.  I attributed this to a stage he was going


Have you ever walked by a neighbor’s house and their dog starts barking?   You hear i“Quit! Shut up! Quiet!” and then “WOOFWOOFWOOFWOOF” “Quiet,quiet,quietquiet!”? “WOOFWOOFWOOF!” etc. What is that

Tics and Tourette’s: What Are They and What to Do

The manual for diagnosing mental health disorders, the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders 5) developed by the American Psychiatric Association, defines a tic as