Adolescent Programs

Adult & Child Case Management

Carlton, Lake and St. Louis Counties contract with HDC to provide case management services to adults and children with serious mental health issues. Case managers work closely with individuals and families to help them access needed supports and services to maximize independence, mental health, and community integration.

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, St. Louis

Behavioral Health Home Services

A Behavioral Health Home (BHH) is an innovative, integrated healthcare service delivery model that is recovery-oriented, person and family centered. It allows for better individual experience and better outcomes than those achieved in traditional services. It is a healthcare service, not a physical home.

Our BHH Team collaborates with the individual and healthcare providers to develop an individualized plan of care. Coordination with behavioral health, primary care, family practice, pediatric, and all healthcare providers is key to the services in the Behavioral Health Home model.

BHH serves all ages.

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Lake, St. Louis

Children’s Therapeutic Services & Supports

CTSS is designed to help children under the age of 18 with mental health, emotional and/or behavioral issues. This service is based on the unique and changing needs of the child and is designed to improve the child’s functioning within the family and community. CTSS activities take place in the child’s home and the community and referrals for services come from County Social Services. CTSS is available in St. Louis and Carlton Counties.

Available Locations: Carlton, St. Louis, Lake, Cook

Eating Disorders Treatment

Eating disorders are highly complex, bio-psychosocial problems which require specialized care for effective treatment. The Human Development Center’s Eating Disorders Treatment Program, led by Dr. Carolyn Phelps, provides expert specialized care to people of all ages suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating/Compulsive Overeating, regardless of gender. We provide help to females and males of all ages, who:

  • Self starve
  • Diet constantly
  • Purge, vomit, use laxatives or diet pills
  • Binge eat or eat compulsively
  • Over-exercise
  • Over-train
  • Have body image problems
  • Think obsessively or excessively about food, weight, shape and/or physical appearance
  • Are experiencing problems after bariatric surgery

We also address the special needs of eating disordered athletes, dancers, and patients with co-existing and co-complicating medical (e.g., diabetes) and psychological (e.g., depression, anxiety) problems.

The Eating Disorders Treatment Program offers the following services:

  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Individual Outpatient Therapy
  • Intensive Outpatient Therapy
  • Family/Couples Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Psychological Evaluation for Bariatric Surgery
  • Training and Education

Confidential, expert, professional help is available by calling (218) 728-4491

Available Locations: St. Louis

First Episode Psychosis

The First Episode Psychosis Program uses NAVIGATE, a team-based treatment focused on resiliency and recovery. When you enroll, you and your family will meet with a mental health professional to answer questions and discuss a treatment plan. Treatment plans are based on your needs. Staff are your partners to help you and your loved ones accomplish your goals. HDC offers five services to help you meet your goals: 1. Support to learn skills, cope with stress, and identify your strengths. 2. Education and care for you and your support team, such as family and friends. 3. Help staying in, or returning to, work and school. 4. Assistance obtaining community resources, like insurance, food, and housing. 5. Counseling on medications to reduce symptoms and prevent relapses will work to carry it out to completion.

Available Locations: St. Louis County

Please contact HDC at 218.302.8734 and ask for the First Episode Psychosis Program.

Project Reach Out

Project Reach Out works to improve the network of support to both youth and their families through confidential and voluntary crisis intervention referral service. Each year, many Wisconsin families are confronted with a crisis such as a teen runaway. Teens run for a variety of reasons. These reasons can include; unresolved conflict, lack of communication and differences over roles, rules, and expectations. Project Reach Out can help you during these difficult times. This program’s goals are to alleviate the problems of runaway and homeless youth by insuring that each community has access to 24 hour crisis intervention services; to reunite youth with their families when appropriate, and encourage the resolution of inter-family problems through mediation and other services; to strengthen family relationships and encourage stable living conditions for youth; and to help youth decide upon a constructive course of action and constructive decision making in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Most services are offered for free or a minimal fee. For more information call (715) 394-9177 or our 24 hour hotline at 1-800-777-7844.

Available Locations: Douglas

Additional national crisis line resources for runaway youth include:

  • National Runaway Switchboard at 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
  • National Suicide/Crisis Hotlines 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) and 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Alcohol Substance Abuse Information Center 1-800-784-6776
  • Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474
  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • American Pregnancy Hotline 1-866-942-6466
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Trevor Helpline (for gay and questioning youth) 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)

Project Reach Out is available in all eight NW counties of WI, which include Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn counties.


These services are provided at all HDC locations and include evaluations, treatment, and medication management of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. Our staff of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses are skilled in pharmacology for children and adults.

Services are offered at our offices as well as several contracted locations, to include juvenile centers, children’s residential treatment programs, and correctional facilities. Psychiatry also has services available via ITV to Cook County and other locations. Most major insurance plans are accepted; we also have a sliding fee scale for uninsured clients.

Current access is limited to clients receiving other service(s) at HDC.

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, St. Louis

Psychological Testing & Assessments

Services performed at HDC include psychological evaluations and assessments with children and adolescents (Cook County) and adults (St. Louis County and Cook County) by a licensed psychologist or under the direction of a licensed psychologist and may include assessments personality, behavior and /or intelligence testing. Psychological testing for those seeking Bariatric Surgery or other medical procedures requiring psychological evaluation are available in the St. Louis County office.

Available Locations: Cook, St. Louis


HDC offers therapy in individual, family and group settings. Some of the problems addressed by HDC’s therapists include depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, life stress, family and marital issues, pain management, eating disorders and anger management. Services are open to children, adolescents & adults. Most major insurance plans are accepted and sliding fee is available with eligibility requirements for uninsured clients. Psychotherapy is available in our Cloquet, Duluth, Grand Marais, Moose Lake, Superior, and Two Harbors offices.

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, St. Louis

School Based Services

HDC works cooperatively with most school districts in our services area to provide therapy/counseling at school sites, and at HDC clinic locations.. Referrals come from school personnel at each location.

Available Locations: St. LouisCarlton, Lake, Cook

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