Summer Therapy Program for kids and teens

Aris Clinic Will Again Offer Its Intensive Outpatient Summer Therapy Program in 2021

The global pandemic may be waning but, understandably, it’s been a very hard year for kids, teens and families. The stress has intensified mental and behavioral issues, and Aris Clinic is seeing the effects. To help meet the growing need for early (or earlier) intervention, Aris Clinic will again offer its nature-based Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) beginning Monday, June 14.

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Early intervention can help struggling kids

Star Tribune Article Says Kids’ Mental Health at ‘Boiling Over’ Point

After a very difficult year, we’re finally moving past COVID. But the psychological impact on kids and teens has reached a boiling over point, according to a new article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Aris Clinic is seeing the surge.

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Mental health awareness month

Hurray, Hurray the Month of May … is Mental Health Awareness Month

At Aris Clinic, we love springtime, and especially May when we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. But we know kids, teens and families are hurting from the psychological effects of COVID. We’re seeing that intensity in our clinic, and we can’t stress enough the importance of early intervention to prevent mental and behavioral issues from becoming debilitating.

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Aris Clinic Launches 2020 Intensive Outdoor Summer Therapy Program

The deeply painful events happening in the Twin Cities, in addition to the global pandemic, have hit school-aged kids hard, socially and emotionally. To help those most vulnerable, Aris Clinic, a pediatric behavioral health provider, is offering a new, outdoor, nature-based version of its Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) beginning Monday, June 8.

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Aris Opens Second Behavioral Health Clinic in Woodbury

Written By: Madeline Kopiecki, Woodbury Magazine, Mar. 1, 2020
When Dr. Shalene Kennedy started her rotations after graduating from Creighton University School of Medicine, her days revolved around surgery; trauma surgery, vascular surgery. Surgery, surgery, surgery. She had…

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New Branding Won a Hermes Creative Platinum Award

Our new logo reflects our passion to empower healing and hope, and our unique approach to combine holistic techniques, nature based healing, psychotherapy and psychiatry. Others are noticing too – We are sincerely honored that our new brand just won a Hermes Creative Platinum award!

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Minnesota Kids Need More Mental Health Services. Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs Could Be One Solution.

Written By: Andy Steiner, MinnPost, Oct. 7, 2019
To Dr. Shalene Kennedy, the need is obvious — and ongoing. More than two decades ago, when she was in med school, training to become a psychiatrist, she chose to focus her future practice on children and adolescents…

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Amid Pediatric Psychiatrist Shortage, Aris Opens Second Clinic

Written By: Hannah Black,, Sept. 4, 2019
Dr. Shalene Kennedy hates having to tell families in crisis there’s a waiting list at her pediatric mental health clinic. The wait is 3-4 weeks at its peak, though some families must wait even longer. Kennedy hopes a second…

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Aris Clinic – Woodwinds Grand Opening Video Highlights

South Washington County Cable TV, Sept. 26, 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended the exciting grand opening of our new (and second) Woodbury clinic. If you missed the big day, see highlights from this video compiled by South Washington County…

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Why Is My Child Struggling?

Written By: Chad Cartier, Minnesota Parent, Sept. 1, 2018
What parent or guardian, at some point, hasn’t doubted his or her ability to parent well? Add a family crisis or a child’s behavioral health challenges, and that doubt can morph into debilitating shame. Worse yet, is fear of…

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