Here is a list of agencies in the Grand Forks Area. Click below on the name of the agency for which you would like to see the individual provider list.
Feeling comfortable with the professional you or your child is working with is critical to the success of the treatment. Finding the professional who best fits your needs may require research. Start by searching for providers in the Grand Forks area above.
Do not be afraid to try out a few places/providers to find one you really connect with, or switch after some time with one. Professionals want you to be comfortable too and may even have a recommendation based on your time with them!
No. You do not need to visit with your primary care provider before seeking mental health help.
If a particular provider does require any pre-authorization, they will walk you through that process.
Cost of services and treatment vary. Most insurances have benefits that include mental health treatment, including many types of therapy and prescriptions. If you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not provide this type of coverage, ask the agency you want to work with if they have payment plans or sliding fee scales. Payment should never be a barrier to seeking help.
Tough days come and go, and circumstances always change. You can visit with a specialist for just about anything! Vent about a tenuous relationship, talk through a conflict at work, or simply have someone you can talk to without fear of judgment. You can go once or have recurring appointments. It is up to you!
Just as there are different types of medications for physical illness, different treatment options are available for individuals with mental illness; these include talk therapies, play therapies, medications, and more. Treatment works differently for different people, so it is important to find what works best for you or your child.
Source: The Kim Foundation
It is not uncommon for people to stop taking their medication when they feel their symptoms are under control. Others may choose to stop taking their medication because of its side effects, without realizing that most side effects can be effectively managed. While it may seem reasonable to stop taking the medication, the problem is that most often, the symptoms will return. If you or your child is taking medication, it is very important that you work together with your doctor before making decisions about any changes in your treatment.
Another problem with stopping medication, particularly for stopping it abruptly, is that you may develop withdrawal symptoms that can be very unpleasant. If you and your doctor feel a trial off of your medicine is a good idea, it is necessary to slowly decrease the dosage of medications so that these symptoms don’t occur.
It is important that your doctor and pharmacist work together to make sure your medications are working safely and effectively. You should talk with them about how you are doing and if there are side effects that make you unwilling to continue treatment. They will work with you to develop strategies for minimizing these side effects or will create a plan for switching to a different treatment that will be a better fit.
Source: The Kim Foundation