How we can help you with mental health services
When you are experiencing a mental health or addiction problem, we see, treat, and support you as a whole person – not just your diagnosis or symptoms.
We know that individuals and their life experiences are complex. That is why we offer a wide variety of integrated mental health services and treatments for numerous conditions that can be customized for your specific needs.
Since 1972, we have been a leader in mental health counseling in the Mankato, Minnesota region. ASC’s mental health services have successfully treated adults, teens, children, veterans, and families and couples.
The types of mental health counseling and services we offer
We treat a wide variety of mental health conditions. The most common psychological issues and symptoms we treat include, but are not limited to:
Common symptoms: Situational or ongoing depression, including constant sadness, loss of interest and drive, hopelessness, suicidal thinking, or the pain of loss and grief
Common symptoms: Constant fearfulness, avoiding fearful things and situations, restlessness, irritability, racing thoughts, trouble concentrating, sleep disturbance, panic attacks and obsessive thinking
Common symptoms: Nightmares, emotional outbursts, heightened fear, feeling helpless, hypervigilance, discomfort with people and crowds, flashbacks, hypersensitivity and insomnia
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Common symptoms: Limited attention, hyperactivity, distractibility and impulsivity
Common symptoms: Quick tempered, easily frustrated, rageful reactions, highly stressed, guilt or remorse after outbursts
Common symptoms: Denial, anger, depression, loss of incentive and suicidal thinking related to loss through death, divorce, job loss or other causes
Common symptoms: Uncontrollable seeking of substances, sex and/or gambling, often causing relationship difficulties, dishonesty, secretive behaviors, impulsivity, excessive emotionality and risk-taking behaviors
Types: Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating
How we can help you: our ASC mental health services
Whether you need help as an individual, couple, family or professional, we are here to get to know you, understand your situation, and tailor services to meet your unique needs and goals to support your healing.
When you struggle with a personal issue that negatively affects your well-being, mental health or daily life, we’re here for you. We provide individual therapy for patients age 5 and older to deal with difficulties resulting from traumatic or life-changing events, emotional problems, negative thought patterns, or inappropriate coping mechanisms or behaviors. We’ll help you identify and clarify your problems, figure out what causes them, and understand how to overcome them.
If your marriage or relationship is at an impasse and you need an outside perspective, we are in your corner to help. Our psychologists and therapists offer couples relationship counseling and therapy to help you identify the differences that create challenges in your relationship. They can then help you find solutions that you can incorporate into your life to live better together.
We’re here to help your family when you run into problems that affect your ability to lead effective and happy lives. We offer family therapy and family counseling to help you identify the source of your family’s problems and to build a therapeutic program to reduce or eliminate them. If a child needs treatment as an individual, we also educate the parents in the most effective methods of parenting and disciplining.
We are known regionally for our specialized veteran services which include individual and group therapy for combat and noncombat veterans, reintegration therapy, disability evaluations and more.
The Treatment, Recovery and Education Center for Children and Adolescents (TREC) offers the support, therapy and tools needed to successfully deal with emotional and psychological problems along with any interconnected drug or alcohol abuse problems.
Individuals, attorneys, courts, human service organizations and governmental agencies all turn to us for a broad range of assessments and evaluations, as well as forensic evaluations and expert testimony.
Our team of psychologists and therapists have a deep skillset in a broad range of therapeutic techniques. They will work closely with you to determine which therapeutic methods best meet your mental health treatment goals and needs.
Among the most commonly practiced therapies at our clinic are:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
- Adlerian therapy
- Progressive Exposure Therapy (PET)
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Additional offerings: From forensics evaluations to mental competency testing and more
Individuals, attorneys, courts, human service organizations and governmental agencies all turn to us for evaluations such as intelligence testing, mental competency testing and personality trait testing. Our psychologists are trained in a broad range of diagnostic and assessment techniques, and a variety of recognized testing procedures. In addition, we provide expert testimony and are certified in forensic evaluations.
We conduct tests and evaluations on:
- Behavioral and personality problems
- Neurological issues
- Intellectual and cognitive problems
- Personality traits
- Mental competency
Evaluations of any kind require a release of information that need to be signed for any referral contact. To learn more about evaluation requirements, see our FAQ.