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Mental Health Services

Are you struggling to cope with life’s difficulties? Want to talk to a professional who can help sort things out?


Mental Health Services are available in our community for treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions.


WeARE-The Clinic can help refer you to the help you need or see our list of resources below. All resources listed below are LGBTQ+ welcoming.

Life coaching

Enrolled Central Lakes College Student Resources


CLC Social Worker

Central Lakes College has a Social Worker on campus to help support and guide students with a variety of personal needs including: therapeutic support and intervention to students, crisis intervention, connect students with on-campus and community resources, and provide mental health and wellness information to the campus. The social worker will provide access and referrals to transportation, housing, legal, child care, and other needed resources. The Social Worker serves as the Campus Confidential Employee assuring confidentiality for any student needing to report sexual assault.

Kellee Rossina, phone: 218-855-8024, email:, Room C107

CLC Individual Therapy

All CLC students have access to free clinical therapy, available for a variety of mental health related topics including: stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and much more. Students interested in scheduling an appointment with Amanda Mithun, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, from Lakewood Health Systems should contact Gayle Wonders at Amanda provides in-person sessions on the Staples Main Campus and by telehealth to the Brainerd Campus.


Appointments are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:30am-3:30pm. Students may access telehealth services in The Bridge located on the Brainerd Campus.

Learn to Live

Learn to Live offers free and confidential online programs using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help with stress and worry; depression; social anxiety; insomnia; and substance use. Learn to Live also provides on-demand and live-stream webinars on a variety of mental health, addiction, and wellness related topics.

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Community Resources


The Therapist PLC

Mental health and counseling services in Brainerd. 


Patrica Garding, LGSW
Teresia Mortenson, LGSW
Megan K. Mueller, MS, LMFT
Breanna Shellum, MA, LMFT

Crisis Line

Crisis Line and Referral Service, 24-hour help line serving Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties.

218-828-HELP (4357) or 800-462-5525


Warm Line

Warm Line, peer to peer support 844-739-6369, available 5pm-9pm.
Crisis Support Text Line, text: MN to 741741


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

Information and resources on mental health diagnoses.

Mental Health Conditions

Jed Foundation

Information and resources on mental health topics to help teens and young adults.

Steve Fund

Mental Health Support for BIPOC Students. Text STEVE to 741741 to access a culturally trained crisis counselor.

Here to Help

Mental health and substance use information and screening tools.


Help Yourself. Help Others.

Free screenings on mental health, substance use, and wellness topics.

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