cultivate leadership, build community, and advance social justice in mental health

Looking ahead, we know that systems change comes when those affected by the issues are centered in the solutions. Mental health care is changing rapidly, and we are at the center of the next evolution of the mental health system, and CARE Counseling is committed to being at the forefront.


Our clinicians receive ongoing education and training


A strong community directly correlates to CARE’s success.


We are dedicated to building a familial workplace experience

Let us introduce

care counseling’s story

There’s a huge disparity between community mental health centers and private practices.

Providers are typically forced to choose between the higher salary afforded by private practices, or choose to work for a mental health center that provides a strong sense of community, a rich culture and solid support system – though it probably isn’t able to pay as much.

Dr. Andrea Hutchinson and John Hutchinson, MBA, the co-founders of CARE Counseling, are looking to change all that.

CARE Counseling Cares for Twin Cities Community Members – And Their Team, Too…


About working at CARE counseling

Fun Events for CARE Staff

A team that plays together stays together – whether we’re enjoying happy hours, escaping from a puzzle room, providing self care such as hosting CARE’s holiday parties, we play as hard as we work.

Weekly Consult

Clear, open communication is essential to CARE’s success. We do weekly group consult to give the clinicians the opportunity to work through difficult cases, get feedback and new ideas, and share in successes.


At CARE, we want you to enjoy your time out of the office having input into the composition of your caseload are goals shared by both CARE & CARE’s Clinicians.


Healthcare, 401k match, & PTO are just a few of the benefits offered at CARE Counseling…read more here.

Draw Energy from your Office

An office is more than a desk and a couch. We work hard to ensure that our office spaces are inviting, comfortable environments as evident by our decor and furniture. Of course, you are always welcome to provide your own unique touch to your space!

Overall Great Environment

On your break head to our lounge – complete with endless coffee supply! Not to mention great conversation with CARE staff.

Money at CARE

Guess what!? We pay salaries, you will know what your next check will look like EVERY TIME!

Guess what else? We give raises, like a lot of them to make sure our pay is keeping pace with your professional growth

What if I see too many clients?  We will bonus you.

What if I’m awesome? We want you on the team

Do you just hire anyone?  Absolutely not, we only want THE BEST THERAPISTS

Will I have Flexibility?

Yeah you will and we think about flexibility in a few ways…

Clientele: We want you to find clients who give you energy and give you purpose, we want to help you find both.

Modality: We support a wide variety of modalities; it is well known that clinical staff are the ‘tool’ in therapy – we want to support the most authentic version of your authentic self during those sessions as that is the best way to ensure quality client experiences.

Schedule: We are a big fans of ‘flexing’ schedules, it takes a minute to get used to any clinics’ systems but once you have our system down we want you to leverage flexibility.

Clinician Growth

At CARE we never want you to feel like you are stuck in a “growth rut.” To ensure continual professional growth in our clinicians, we provide the following:

  • The value of an individual weekly consult. This meeting with CARE allows you to raise new ideas, voice concerns, and provide input on your caseload.
  • Opportunity to be Supervisor
  • Have input in your schedule. On a quarterly basis you can arrange your schedule in a way that ensures you won’t burn out. 3 day weekends anyone??

Community involvement

  • CARE more CARE more is a non-profit community initiative created by CARE Counseling for the purpose of creating systemic change within the mental health community. There is a need to raise awareness, take action, and call out discrimination. At CARE, we recognize the health disparities in mental health as well as stigma that still exits for many people to receive mental health treatment. Learn more at
  • Community Presentations – At CARE we know that the stigmatization surrounding mental illness is a very real barrier when it comes to people seeking help. This is why we present at schools, and non-profits so that we can play a part in reducing this stigma within our community.
  • Supporting Organizations – We partner annually with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) in order to raise funds, and participate in the 5K run/walk to help support the millions affected by mental illness.
  • Team Initiatives – We want to know what YOU care about! We value the ideas and passions of our staff, and want to ensure that CARE supports these initiatives in any way that we can

Interested in Working with care?

Billing and Fees

We are in network with most MN based insurance companies. We encourage people to call their insurance carrier to verify that their particular policy will cover services. Additionally, our billing team will verify insurance benefits before a client’s first visit assuming we have all the necessary information and enough time prior to the appointment. A direct pay rate, which is a reduced rate, is available for uninsured private pay clients. We have a sliding fee scale available based on family size and income. We will not denied access to services due to inability to pay. This scale is based on the federal poverty line and to see if you qualify, please reach out to Thera-Pay.