Adult Services

You do not have to struggle with mental health challenges alone.  At Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, we provide support and guidance for adults through a variety of techniques.  Together we design a model of care that meets your mental health and wellbeing.

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Therapy

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center offers a wide range of mental health care for adults.   In addition, we offer an array of  specialized practices including;

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  a form of psychotherapy treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a therapy approach used to treat people who are experiencing posttraumatic stress symptoms.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that can be used in treating a variety of mental illnesses.  The treatment focuses on high-risk, tough-to-treat clients.
        • The United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce counties is a proud supporter of our Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program in Goodhue county.

Psychiatry

Our expert psychiatrists and nurse practitioners help you manage your mental health, whether it is working with a therapist or taking medications and working with the psychiatry team to maintain stability of your mental wellbeing.

People seek help from a physiatrist for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, thoughts of suicide, or hearing voices.  Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.

Medication Services

We support clients, 18 years old and older, in understanding their medications, how to take their medication correctly and consistently, and how to communicate their medication information with their providers.  We coordinate with county case management, pharmacies, guardians, prescribers, and more. The medication room staff members are very dedicated and skilled practitioners who have gone through additional training to learn psychotropic medications, side effects, and how to dispense medications in an appropriate manner.

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Psychological Evaluations

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center offers Psychological Evaluations for adults including diagnostic assessments for:

  • ADHD – Attention Problems
  • Cognitive and Learning Difficulty
  • Developmental Delays
  • Adaptive Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Mood Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and symptoms associated with trauma
  • Clarification of mental health diagnosis
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Intellectual Assessment

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services help assist adults, over 18 years old, develop the skills necessary to make positive change in their lives.  Through the program, mental health practitioners teach, coach, support, and do “along with” the client as they navigate the path of their illness.

Areas of focus may include:

  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Community resource utilization and integration skills
  • Crisis assistance
  • Relapse prevention skills
  • Health care directives
  • Budgeting and shopping skills
  • Healthy lifestyle skills and practices
  • Cooking and nutrition skills
  • Transportation skills
  • Medication monitoring
  • Mental illness symptom management skills
  • Household management skills
  • Employment related skills
  • Parenting skills

The United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce counties is a proud supporter of our Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services group programs in Goodhue and Wabasha counties.

Targeted Case Management

Targeted Case Management is a supported service designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. Case Managers help the adult access resources and services to promote independence and integration in the community.

Substance Use Treatment Services

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center’s out-patient Substance Use program provides tools to help identify and address substance use issues, which may include; underage substance use, driving offenses, misuse of prescription medication, severe alcohol and other drug use disorders. We offer substance abuse assessments, individual substance abuse counseling, and group substance abuse counseling as well as treatment coordination (including referrals to in-patient substance abuse treatment programs and other out-patient treatment programs in the area, mental health services, and community resources). Substance Abuse assessments and counseling services are available for adolescents as young as 9 years old.

Peer Support Services

Certified Peer Support Specialists working at Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center are able to share the tools, skills and information they have learned through their personal mental health recovery and share it with individuals going through the same struggles.  In addition, our organization provides a comfortable and safe space for adults struggling with their mental health, to socialize and support one another.  It is a “drop-in center” model that promotes recovery and growth to help individuals meet life’s challenges and set goals for the future.  There are scheduled group activities and sessions which allow clients who are interested to interact with staff, volunteers, peer support specialists, and university interns.

The Peer Support Network is open:
Monday – Thursday, 9am until 4pm
Friday – 12pm until 4pm

Discussion Groups:
Monday at 9am – Breakfast Club
Tuesday at 9:30am – Breakfast Club
Wednesday at 11am – Life Worth Living
Thursday at 1pm – Lunch Bunch

We are offering a virtual connection for our Mental Health Topic groups.  Click here to join.