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Valley Medical Welcomes Dr. Amy Patella for Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Amy Patella

Valley Medical and Wellness is excited to welcome Dr. Amy Patella to our growing team of mental health counselers. Dr. Patella is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Psy.D. degree from the Chicago School of Clinical Psychology. She comes to Valley Medical and the Twin Cities from the Ozark Center in Joplin, Missouri.

Dr. Patella will be offering mental health counseling services to existing Valley Medical pain and addiction patients. She'll be working out of our Woodbury clinic as well as seeing patients remotely via telemedicine.

Valley Medical warmly welcomes Dr. Patella to the VMW team. She joins our other mental health therapist, Emily Pavlik, in offering counseling to those Valley Medical patients who can benefit from their help. 

About Mental Health Counseling at Valley Medical

Many addiction patients can benefit from mental health counseling to help them deal with their substance abuse issues. Mental health counseling can help patients recognize their patterns of abuse, commit to treatment, and develop a relapse prevention plan. 

Mental health counseling is also useful for patients suffering from chronic pain. Unstable mental health can interfere with one’s ability to effectively manage chronic pain. Mental health counseling can help coach these patients on  behavioral techniques to better manage their pain.

About Valley Medical and Wellness

Valley Medical and Wellness is a premier clinic for chronic pain management and addiction treatment. Addiction treatment includes therapies and support to help with dependence on opioids and other pain pills, methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, heroin, and alcohol.

At Valley Medical, we strive to help people get their lives back chronic pain and addiction. We offer a comprehensive approach to treatment that focuses on overall wellness, along with progressive and knowledgeable medical treatments. Our goal is to improve our patients' health and comfort, so they can return to being their best selves. 

Make an Appointment Today

To make an appointment with one of our providers, call 612-444-3000. Our fax number is 612-444-9000. We have offices across the state in Bemidji, Burnsville, Minneapolis, Rochester, and Woodbury, Minnesota. 

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Michael Miller Michael Miller Michael Miller is a Business Process Writer at Valley Medical and Wellness. He's an established writer with more than 200 books and thousands of articles published over the past three decades. He writes on a variety of topics, from healthcare to technology to music. He is also a member of the Interstellar Foundation, dedicated to telling the story of humankind via NASA spacecraft traveling beyond the solar system.

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