School-based Therapist

  • Nystrom & Associates

    At Rockford Area Schools, there is school-based mental health services available to students. Therapists are in each school for professional counseling. There are a number of reasons a therapist would see students such as depression or sad mood, self-harm, anxiety or worry, difficulty adjusting to a change in the family system, grief, behavioral concerns, and other mental health concerns. How to get started:

    1. Please contact your school counselor in each school regarding your concerns and observations.
    2. The counselor will send you a referral form.
    3. Sign the referral form, and return it to the office via email as soon as possible.
    4. The school-based therapist will contact you to set up an appointment.

Mental Health Resources

  • Virtual Calming Room

    Wayzata High School has created a Virtual Calming Room. This site has great resources for students to learn and utilize new tools to regualte their emotions. 

    Virtual Calming Room

    Tips for keeping social connections strong while practicing social distancing

    Resilience and Routines for Families during the Pandemic

    Protect your Family's Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Stuck at Home: Parent Hacks for Homeschooling, Social Connection and More

    Useful Websites and Links for Students and Parents

    Click on the link below for various mental health resources and apps that students can use from home.

    Useful Resources

    Mental Health Resource List

    Social Work License Maps has compiled a comprhensive list of resources for anyone seeking information about and/or help for a range of mental health issues.

    Please use the following link for more information:

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota

    NAMI can help answer questions on navigating the mental health system. NAMI also offers many support groups for families and persons with a mental illness.

    Please use the following link for more information:

    NAMI also has some great COVID-19 related resources that can be found here.

    Minnesota Mental Health

    Minnesota Mental Health was developed to provide mental health information and resources for children and adults in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties.

    Outpatient Programs Offered by PrairieCare

    Anyone of any age can call 952-826-8475 for a Free Needs Assessment to determine what level of service may best serve them.  If it’s not a service provided by PrairieCare, we will do our best to offer a referral that is better suited.

    PrairieCare Mental Wellness resources

NAMI Newsletter

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) publishes five newsletters with parent resources for mental health related topics. To sign up to recieve these newsletters, click here.

Day Treatment Options for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  • MN Adult and Teen Challenge

    We offer effective and affordable programs throughout Minnesota with campuses in Minneapolis, Brainerd, Duluth, Rochester and Buffalo. We offer both a long-term, faith-based recovery program and short-term licensed treatment program, allowing us to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years.

    Hazelden Betty Ford Addiction Treatment Center

    The Hazelden Betty Ford treatment center in Plymouth, Minnesota, is our national center for youth and families. Located just west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, our Plymouth campus is home to specialized alcohol and drug addiction rehab programs for adolescents, teenagers and young adults. Inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs at our center for youth and families are developmentally appropriate, personalized and evidence-based. Addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are addressed at the same time, providing an integrated treatment approach that offers our patients the best opportunity for lasting recovery.

    Specialized programs and services for adolescents, teens and young adults include screening and brief intervention, comprehensive assessment and evaluation, inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab, animal-assisted programming, post-treatment planning, and family/parent education and support.