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CENTRAL MINNESOTA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER…A time to heal, a place to start.

Posted on: September 21st, 2015 by cmmhc@

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)

Gary (Mike) Simpson  –  MSW, LICSW – Clinical Supervisor  has been a Clinical Social Worker with Central MN Mental Health Center since 1981.  He is a graduate of the School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska.  Over the past 32 years he has worked in Outpatient Services, Chemical Dependency Services and Intensive Residential Treatment Services.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team

Kent Davis – MD  has been providing psychiatric services to CMMHC since February 1992. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of North Dakota Dr. Davis graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.  He works with the Assertive Community Treatment program as well as out-patient services in St. Cloud.

Catherine LaGow MS, LP  Program Director  – Catherine is a psychologist with special interest in treatment of serious and persistent mental illness.  Catherine serves as clinical supervisor for the adult rehabilitative teams, including; Assertive Community Treatment, ICRS, Adult Targeted Case Management, and Four County Crisis Response Team.

Integrative Services

Beth Rhoads – MA, MHP  completed a Masters of Arts degree in Adlerian Counseling Psychotherapy through Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN and is working towards state licensure as a LMFT.  Beth’s undergraduate degree is in Community Psychology through St. Cloud State University.  She worked for Head Start as a Family Education Specialist for 10 years and served on the Children’s Mental Health Committee. In addition, Beth co-coordinates both the MN DHS 0-5 Children’s Grant and the MN DHS Adult Integrative Grant. Her current position is Director of Integrative Services and she serves as the Project Director for the SAMHSA Behavioral Health and Primary Care Grant awarded to CMMHC in 2015. Beth promotes a multi-generational, trauma informed, integrative approach with a primary focus on the best service delivery for clients throughout all the programs offered at CMMHC.

Outpatient Therapists

Dawn Benson-Hance MS, LPCC, LSW – is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed social worker who has been providing direct services in the human services field since 1997.  She has been with CMMHC since 2007.   She received her Bachelor’s degree in social work from St Cloud State University (SCSU) in 2007 and her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2013.  Dawn has completed the training needed to provide Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) based interventions to address trauma.  She is passionate about delivering client-centered counseling services for adults with serious mental health disorders.  Dawn has a special interest in providing counseling serving for adult children of alcoholics.

Targeted Case Management (TCM)

Alyshia Bills – MSW, LGSW  is currently the Targeted Case Management Program Manager and is working towards full licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  Alyshia received her bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University and has many years of experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness within both residential and community settings.  Alyshia currently is available to complete diagnostic assessments with adults 18+ to determine program eligibility for Targeted Case Management.

Joel Morseth – LICSW  received his Master’s degree in Counseling from South Dakota State University.  He is licensed by the MN Board of Social Work as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  He worked as a therapist at the St Cloud Children’s Home until 1993.  Joel worked at the Central MN Mental Health Center prior to going into private practice at Midwest EAP Solutions in 2001.  He was also employed as a counselor at St Cloud State University in 2011 before returning to work at Central MN Mental Health Center. Joel has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. His special interest lies in children/teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. He has provided individual, group and family therapy in multiple settings.  Joel provides Clinical Supervision to Targeted Case Management services.

0-5 Integrative Services

Mary J. Linn – MS, LP  is a Licensed Psychologist at the St. Cloud Office Location with over twenty- five years of experience and evidence-informed interventions providing therapy services to children with mental health issues, and their families.  She has a broad base of knowledge and skills regarding mental health issues of ADHD, Oppositional Behaviors, Mood & Anxiety Disorders; the influence of environmental stressors including trauma, loss, and family change; Child Parent Psychotherapy and other evidence based practice to enhance relationship and developmental trajectory for very young children. Mary is a well known speaker in community regarding children’s mental health; works primarily with the Birth to Five Early Child Mental Health & School Linked Mental Health Programs; and Reflective Practice Consultation.  She earned her Master of Science and did her graduate studies in Psychology at St. Cloud State University. Mary has been trained in Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy and working toward being on the National Registry.  Mary also participated in the Infant & Early Child Certificate Program at the University Of Minnesota and is working on Level III Endorsement Evidence Informed Treatment & Child Parent Psychotherapy  with children birth to five.

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