Dr. Andrea Hutchinson, CEO, LP, awarded the Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award

Each year, the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) recognizes the best in the field. This year, CARE Counseling is proud to share that one of our co-founders and CEO of CARE Counseling, Dr. Andrea Hutchinson, LP, has been awarded the Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award.

Recipients of this award must be someone who has made significant contributions to the field and discipline of psychology in the State of Minnesota.

Since founding CARE Counseling in 2014 exceptionally, as an early career psychologist, Dr. Hutchinson established an outpatient therapy practice within an urban setting that has now grown to four locations and over 70 providers. Even more remarkable is Dr. Hutchinson’s commitment to cultivating a community of ongoing learners to promote ethically and culturally responsive care. Specifically, Dr. Hutchinson has developed a practitioner-scholar, generalist training platform to support emerging clinicians in providing the highest standard of mental health care possible to our community.

Dr. Hutchinson also demonstrates an incredible commitment to our greater Minnesota community and the field of psychology. In the fall of 2020, Dr. Hutchinson and her leadership team launched CARE More, a non-profit community initiative created by CARE Counseling for the purpose of creating systemic change within the mental health community. Through fundraising, 100% of proceeds from CARE More products fund the cost of textbooks for BIPOC students pursuing master’s and doctoral programs in psychology. Since its launch one year ago, CARE More has raised over $60,000 for the University of St. Thomas.

Another notable contribution to the field and practice of psychology that Dr. Hutchinson initiated in 2020 was sharing resources with mental health professionals and organizations at the onset of the pandemic.  CARE Counseling launched a free resource hub for the mental health community, sharing internal clinic processes and strategies, trainings on utilizing telehealth, and over 200 intervention ideas for working with children, adults, couples, and families that clinicians can utilize in telehealth sessions. To see the expansive scope of resources made available to the field, please visit: https://care-clinics.com/covid-19/

CARE is dedicated to providing a great professional experience for its clinicians so that in turn, the clinicians will provide a high-level standard of care to our community that is inherently sustainable. CARE Counseling continues to flourish and is here for your mental health needs. If you or someone you know would like to book an appointment, please reach out to us by calling call CARE Counseling at (612) 223-8898 or click here.

Learn More about the other award winners: https://www.mnpsych.org/assets/2021%20Awards%20Program%20Handout.pdf

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