Where are you located?
Our office is located on the corner of University and Raymond Avenues in St. Paul (near Highways 94 and 280). We are on the second floor of the U.S. Bank building. For address and directions click here.
Is there parking available?
Free parking is available in the U.S. Bank building lot, located directly behind the building. Enter the parking lot off of Raymond Avenue and look for the spots marked with an MCP sign.
Is there a bus stop near MCP?
Yes. MCP is conveniently located on the #16 and #50 bus lines that stop on University Avenue, and the #87 bus line that stops on Raymond Avenue. The light rail will stop less than 1/2 a block away in 2014!
What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. to treat individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality traits. The goal of DBT is to create “a life worth living.” Individual therapy and skills groups are both part of DBT. In individual therapy, clients address safety issues, therapy interfering issues, quality of life interfering issues and other targets/goals. Clients also call their therapist outside of sessions for “coaching calls” to problem-solve and identify skills to try. Skills group is similar to taking a class. In skills group, clients learn and practice skills from four modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotional Regulation. DBT individual therapists and skills trainers attend a weekly DBT meeting to gain support and consult with their colleagues. For more information on MCP’s DBT services, click here.
When are your DBT skills groups held?
Our adult groups are held at various times between 9 am and 7:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We also have a Saturday group for working adults. Adult groups meet either one, two or three days per week and the appropriate skills group for each client is determined upon admission to the program. The Adolescent Multi-Family DBT group meets on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5-7:30 pm or Saturdays from 10am-12:30 pm. The Young Adult DBT group meets on Mondays from 2:30-5 pm or Wednesdays from 12-2:30 pm.
How many people are in a group?
It depends. Most groups average 8 people per session, but can be as few as 3 or as many as 12.
How long does DBT last?
Length of treatment is based on how quickly it takes for a client to reach their goals determined in individual therapy. Clients generally commit to participate in skills group for one year.
Do you provide only DBT?
No. We provide non-DBT individual, couple, family therapy and groups as well as non-DBT therapy groups, Prolonged Exposure therapy and Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS).
What insurances do you accept?
As a clinic, we accept most major insurances, such as Aetna, Behavior Health Plan (BHP), Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Blue Plus, Cigna, Health Partners, Medica, Medicare, Medical Assistance, Metropolitan Healthcare, Minnesota Care, Preferred One, U Care, and United Healthcare, among others. The acceptance of specific insurances can vary among individual providers. Please contact your insurance company prior to beginning services to determine your eligibility.
Do you have a sliding scale?
Our clinic does not have a specific policy regarding a sliding scale fee. However, for self-pay clients, many of our clinicians arrange self-pay agreements on a case by case basis.
Who do I contact with a question about my bill/insurance, etc?
Questions about your account, a bill, or setting up a payment plan can be directed to our billing company, Paragon Billing at 952-835-3938. Questions about your insurance coverage should be directed to your insurance company. MCP is not responsible for determining your coverage. Questions about insurance authorizations can be directed to our Insurance Liaison, Betsy Currie at 651-644-4100 x19. Other questions pertaining to the clinic may be directed to our Clinic Administrator, Kristin Standafer at 651-644-4100 x23.
Can I see someone right away?
Please call the office at 651-644-4100 to check therapist availability. DBT intakes are typically scheduled within one week. Individual therapy and other intake appointments are scheduled depending on the availability of the individual clinicians. We maintain a waiting list, if no individual therapy appointments are available.