Client Bill of Rights

The following information is required by the State of Minnesota:

Mental Health Client Bill of Rights

Therapists:

Todd Monger, MA, LPCC, NCC, ACS. 

910 Elliot Avenue, MH 221
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 343-3513

Educational Background: B.S.W. in Social Work; M.A. in Professional Counseling; licensed by the State of Minnesota.

Amanda Cornelius, MA, LPCC.

910 Elliot Avenue, MH 227
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 343-3511

Educational Background: B.A. in Business; M.A. in Counseling Psychology; licensed by the State of Minnesota.

Beth Rinka, Intern [M.A. in progress]

910 Elliot Avenue, MH 227
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 343-3514

Educational Background: B.A. in General Art; M.A. in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy in progress at Adler Graduate School.

Katie Lewandowski, Intern [M.A. in progress]

910 Elliot Avenue, MH 227
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 343-3514
 
Educational Background: B.A. in Psychology; B.A. in Sociology of Law, Criminology & Deviance; M.A. in Counseling Psychology in progress at Bethel University

Rights:

"The state of Minnesota has not adopted uniform educational and training standards for all mental health practitioners. This statement of credentials is for information purposes only."

The client has the right to expect:

  1. Reasonable notice of changes in services or charges.
  2. To know the practitioner’s theoretical approach to therapy.
  3. Complete and current information concerning his or her assessment and recommended course of treatment.
  4. Courteous and respectful treatment and freedom from verbal, physical, or sexual abuse by the practitioner.
  5. That a client’s records and transactions with the practitioner are confidential, unless release of these records is authorized in writing by the client, or otherwise provided by law.
  6. The right to be allowed access to records and written information from records in accordance with the State of Minnesota statutes, section 144.335.
  7. The right to know that other services may be available in the community, including where information concerning services in available.
  8. The right to choose freely among available practitioners, and to change practitioners after services has begun.
  9. Coordinated transfer when there has been a change in the provider of services.
  10. The right to refuse services or treatment.
  11. To assert the client’s rights without retaliation.

If at any time you are dissatisfied with the course of your treatment please discuss your concerns with your therapist; with Dr. Tom Burkman, Vice President of Accademic Affairs; or The Office of Mental Health Practice of Minnesota Department of Health at (651) 282-5621 or 1-800-657-3957.