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The mission of Salk Middle School counseling program is to inspire and empower all student to contribute positively to our communities.

Goals of Salk Middle School program to strengthen students' unique capabilities and enable the youth to participate in a global society as responsible citizens: 1. Provide a comprehensive school counseling program to facilitate students' academic, social, and emotional development 2. Help students identify their interests and abilities 3. Help students enhance productivity, self-expression and control 4. Assist students with accurate decision-making and conflict-resolution skills 5. Providing mental health resources in our area that align with the student's needs. 



Listed below are a few counseling and family resources available in the Elk River area.  Please check with your current health insurance provider to determine if any of these resources are covered under your health care insurance policy. Other counseling resources are listed in your local phone book.

Counseling Resources

Brunetti Consulting 763-428-4060
21308 John Milless Drive, Suite 101B
Rogers, MN  55374-4875

Bridging Hope Counseling                      763-291-5505
Heidi Waldoch, MA, LAMFT
21000 Rogers Drive, Suite 200
Rogers, MN  55374

Central MN Mental Health Center  (Elk River)   763-441-3770 
253 8th Street NW, Suite A
Elk River, MN  55330                      

Innovative Psychological Consultants      763-416-4167
7236 Forest View Lane N
Maple Grove, MN  55369

Prevail Counseling Group  (Ramsey)   763-427-2590
6893 139th Lane NW
Ramsey, MN  55303

Lutheran Social Services     1-320-251-7700

    ****Appointments in Big Lake and Buffalo

Northwinds Counseling Service   (Rogers) 763-424-1888
21395 John Milless Drive, Suite 400
Rogers, MN  55374

Fairview Northland Counseling Centers  (Elk River) 763-241-5870   
(Princeton) 763-389-6326      
Pathways Psychological Service  (ElkRiver) 763-241-8157

Nystrom and Associates  (Otsego) 763-746-9492 9245
Quantrelle Avenue
Otsego, MN 55330

Maple Grove Counseling Center 763-494-8699
13700 83rd Way N  #205
Maple Grove, MN  55369

The Center for Hope and Healing  (Elk River) 763-633-5111
11070 183rd Circle NW
Elk River, MN  55330

Parasol Wellness Collaborative   763-703-6962
9201 Quaday Avenue NE, Ste 205, Otsego MN 55330
21308 John Milless Drive, Ste 202 Rogers, MN 55374
9700 63rd Avenue N, Ste 200, Maple Grove, MN 55369                                                                

Mental Health Resources (Barb Bishop) 763-271-5332

    ****Helps to navigate and coordinate services, tap into clinics, etc.

Family Resources

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN
15 Sixth Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN  56303

Rivers of Hope
P.O. Box 511
Monticello, MN  55362

Bridge for Runaway Youth - 612-377-8800 (24 hours)
Public Health Department - 1-800-433-5237
Sexual Assault. Rape Crisis Center - 1-800-237-5090
Alcoholics Anon.  - 763-441-3770
Crisis Counseling Hotline - 1-800-635-8008 (24hours)

Karen Mendel
6th grade Counselor
763-241-3455 ext. 2511  
Erin Higgins
7th grade Counselor
763-241-3455 ext. 2579  
Tess Hatfield
8th grade Counselor
763-241-3455 ext. 2524    
Tim Dokken
Counseling Secretary
763-241-3455 ext. 2510