CARE Counseling Recognized as the 9th Fastest Growing Company in Minnesota

CARE Counseling, a leading provider of outpatient mental health services, is proud to
announce its recognition as the 9th Fastest Growing Company in Minnesota by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. This prestigious accolade is a testament to CARE’s unwavering commitment to providing high-quality mental health support to the people of Minnesota.

CARE Counseling’s remarkable growth, with a revenue increase of 201.45% from 2020 to 2022, reflects their dedication to making a real impact on the lives of their clients. Andrea Hutchinson, CEO and President of CARE Counseling, expressed her gratitude to the dedicated team at CARE, saying, “”To be honest, our place doesn’t matter to me as much as what this means. I’m proud because this means more Minnesotans are getting the mental health support they need from truly great therapists. We hire, train, and retain the best therapists! We are only hiring about 20% of applicants; our average GPA is 3.9; our training is sponsored by the American Psychological Association; and our people care so deeply about this work.”

CARE Counseling’s exceptional growth and dedication to service have not gone unnoticed. The company reported 2022 revenue of $15.2 million, representing a remarkable increase from 2020 figures, which contributed to its ascent to the 9th spot on the Fast 50 List.

When asked about the biggest challenge faced by CARE Counseling in the past year and how they overcame it, Andrea Hutchinson said, “This summer, we implemented a new electronic health records (EHR) system, designed to support CARE’s expansion and enable us to assist even more individuals. The EHR transition had its fair share of road bumps, but our team came together beautifully to learn our new system.”

Looking ahead, CARE Counseling is poised for continued growth. The company has expanded its presence with new clinics in Plymouth and Maple Grove, and they are excited to announce upcoming CARE Counseling locations in Eden Prairie and Woodbury.

Andrea Hutchinson also shared her admiration for another growing company, saying, “I admire Motion Physical Therapy. Their CEO, Maggie Henjum, is truly building her company around evidence-based practices and a passion for creating inclusive, personalized plans for optimal recovery. She is leading with heart and it shows.”

Fast Facts about CARE Counseling:

  • Fast 50 Rank: 9
  • Growth Rate: 201.45%
  • 2020 Revenue: $5,052,437
  • 2021 Revenue: $8,192,374
  • 2022 Revenue: $15,230,521
  • Top Executives: Andrea Hutchinson, John Hutchinson
  • Headquarters: St. Louis Park
  • Employees at the end of 2020: 55; Current: 272

CARE Counseling is committed to making a difference in the lives of Minnesotans, and their recognition as the 9th Fastest Growing Company in the state is a testament to their dedication and passion for exceptional mental health care.

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