MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nystrom & Associates (“Nystrom”) today held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new behavioral health clinic in Fargo.
This is the company’s first clinic in the state and its 53rd location across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota.
The clinic opens for service on February 13 and will include in person and tele-therapy and psychiatry services.
Several local officials were on hand today, including Fargo Mayor, Tim Mahoney.
“Nystrom is an important addition to our community because it helps increase access to care for people struggling with mental health and addiction,” he said.
More than 300,000 people in North Dakota live in a community without enough mental health professionals, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
“Outpatient clinics like Nystrom can help people manage their mental health challenges, have a better quality of life and avoid getting care in more costly settings like emergency rooms,” Mayor Mahoney said.
Mark Peterson, CEO of Nystrom & Associates, noted that this is the first of what the company hopes will be several locations throughout the state. “We see this as a real opportunity to improve access to mental health care at a time when more people are living with behavioral health conditions,” he said.
“We have a strong and caring team at the clinic with deep connections in this community,” said Anh Le Kremer, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Nystrom. “We are opening with several providers and will add to that over time.”
The number of individuals suffering from mental health and substance use issues has increased nationally over the past few years. In North Dakota, nearly 30% reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in February of 2021, and more than 19% were unable to get needed counseling or therapy.
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About Nystrom & Associates
Nystrom & Associates is a group of professional care providers from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, substance use disorder, and nursing. With 1,600 employees in 53 locations in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, Nystrom provides care to individuals and families struggling with personal, emotional, marital, or psychological problems. Nystrom also offers tele-behavioral health and addiction services: www.nystromcounseling.com.