As an all inclusive clinic, Cedar Valley provides children, teens, families, adults and couples the best mental health care possible. Learn more at cedarvalleytherapy.com
The Aslan Institute in Eagan, MN is an integrative mental health and wellness clinic committed to personal and interpersonal growth and development. Learn more at aslaninst.com
Steve facilitated Easter’s Grief Group and is experienced working with individuals, couples and families. Learn more
Wednesday Evening Mental Health Services
Easter Lutheran has connected with Cedar Valley Center for Child and Family Therapy to provide a professional resource for those who may need mental health services. Cedar Valley provides quality mental health care for children, teens, adults, families and couples through therapy, education and advocacy. Jenelle Thorvilson, mental health practitioner with Cedar Valley Therapy Center, continues to partner with Easter Lutheran Church and its community. If you are in need of services she is also available by appointment and can be reached at email@example.com She accepts most insurances but is also able to offer free and reduced cost services for those without insurance. She can be contacted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Jenelle is employed by Cedar Valley Center for Child & Family Therapy, not Easter Lutheran).
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets at 7 p.m., on the fourth Monday of the month at Advent United Methodist Church, 3945 Lexington Ave. South, in Eagan. For information, call Connie at 952-432-9278.
AA/Al-Anon at Easter: Next Right Thing
Saturdays, 9:15 a.m. – noon
Easter on the Hill, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan (map)
Al-anon/Alateen Support Group
Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. In Minneapolis, call 952-920-3961. For St. Paul, call 651-771-2208.
Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group
AA is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics. Its members state their primary purpose as, “to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.” 651-452-2921
Start Your Recovery
This program works with leading experts in effectively treating substance use issues to offer people a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey. StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and they aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery. Their goal is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources — presented in a user-friendly format and in language that’s easy to understand. Find their website here.
comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Visit their website here.
2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5:30-7 p.m.
Arbors Memory Care, Ebenezer Ridges Campus
13897 Community Drive, Burnsville (map)
This free caregiver support group is co-facilitated by Laura Matuska, LSW Housing Social Worker, Ebenezer Ridges Campus and Victoria Sliva, Director, Ebenezer Ridges Adult Day Program, the caregiver support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except December and July) to provide information and a collegial environment for discussing the challenges of being a caregiver in the community. Questions? Call 952-898-4005.]
Parkinson's Support Group
2nd Thursday of each month, 6 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, CLC Room 200
13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville (map) 952-435-8102 or email@example.com The group welcomes people living with Parkinson’s disease and the family member/care provider. Each meeting will start with and educational topic related to Parkinson ’s disease, followed by safe, confidential support.