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Hoffmann Counseling Services opens on South Broadway

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Hoffmann Counseling Services of New Ulm staff includes Mental Health Professional Rachel Swenson, MSW, LICSW, left; and Clinical Supervisor Lindsay Boettger, MA, LPCC. The women have been working out of their new office at 1227 S. Broadway since Sept. 16, 2019.

NEW ULM — Hoffmann Counseling Services, a comprehensive mental health clinic for families, children and adults, opened Sept. 16 at 1227 S. Broadway.

Staff includes Clinical Supervisor and New Ulm native Lindsay Boettger, MA, LPCC. A 2004 New Ulm High School graduate, she worked at St. Peter Counseling Center as an outpatient therapist and at other outpatient clinics and agencies before returning to Hoffmann Counseling Service in St. Peter in September 2018.

“I’m glad to work out of this office back in my hometown,” Boettger said. She will see people from birth to adulthood, doing assessments and using play therapy. She also specializes in problematic sexual behavior.

Her husband Mark is a self-employed photographer. They have two children, ages three and five.

“I love spending time outdoors, especially kayaking on the Cottonwood River,” Lindsay said. “We also hunt rocks. Our house is full of them.”

Mental health professional Rachel Swenson, MSW, LICSW, is a Wausau, Wi. native has 20 years experience including 11 years in child protection for Brown County Human Services. She has nine years experience in outpatient, mental health therapy.

Rachel and her husband Kris, the Sibley County Human Services Supervisor, enjoy camping and spending time with the family.

The office also includes two in-house mental health practitioners, Amber Reed and Holly Andersen.

The clinic is part of a five-county Children’s Therapeutic Support Services network covering Brown, Blue Earth, Nicollet, Sibley and Waseca counties. The program is for children under 18 diagnosed with an Emotional Disturbance (ED) or meet criterial for Severe Emotional Disturbances (SED) and adults age 18-20 diagnosed with mental illness (MI) or that meet criteria for Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI).

Services include skills training and psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups; plus crisis assistance.

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) is a program that helps patients with mental illnesses function independently in their homes. The program touches on basis living and social skills, community intervention, medical education and transitioning to community living.

Clients can be referred to Hoffmann Counseling Services by doctors and schools or clients can call the office themselves. The clinic accepts most private insurance and all Minnesota Health Care insurance.

For more information, call 507-3540-2444.

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com.

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