Patient Services

Behavioral Health

CHSI Behavioral Health

The Community Health Service Inc. behavioral health team provides quality, integrated care for everyone.

Our behavioral health team provides therapy, counseling, and skills support for individuals, couples, and families in a comfortable, confidential setting from our Moorhead and Rochester clinics or via telehealth. Our telehealth services can be accessed by anyone in Minnesota or North Dakota.

We use a variety of evidence-based, culturally sensitive approaches to therapy and counseling, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), psychoeducation, and mindfulness techniques. Our integrated behavioral health team can also work closely with our medical, dental, and victim advocacy programs to provide the full support you need for your complete well-being.

If you or someone you know suffers from any of challenges listed below, please contact us to make an appointment. We provide effective care, and we can help you build a plan for the health and wellness that you want.

- depression
- bipolar disorder and other mood disorders
- anxiety disorders and panic attacks
- chronic or debilitating stress
- grief, loss, and bereavement
- anger management
- restlessness

- life changes and adjustments
- sleeplessness
- lost interest
- lack of motivation
- racing thoughts
- substance abuse
- domestic and/or sexual abuse

We have multiple bilingual staff members and can accommodate all of our patients' language needs with a live, face-to-face video interpreter. Our documents are translated into multiple languages and requests for additional translations can be provided.

CHSI accepts most coverage plans, including private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Patients may also qualify for our sliding fee payment scale and/or discounted prescription drug prices through 340B.

Meet Our Behavioral Health Team

Portrait of Gracia Do.

Gracia Do, LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor &
Behavioral Health Director
Rochester Clinic

Gracia Do is the Behavioral Health Director and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at CHSI. She earned her bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University and her M.S. from St. Mary's University. Gracia brings almost a decade of experience providing therapy to individuals of all ages, and she is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Her expertise includes the treatment of post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and relationship conflicts. Gracia enjoys travel, interior design, working out, and spending time with family and friends.

Gracia's favorite part about working at CHSI is the privilege of taking part in her patients' growth and healing.

To schedule a therapy session with Gracia, please call us at (800) 842-8693.

Portrait of Amber Herbranson.

Amber Herbranson, LMSW

Behavioral Health Therapist
Moorhead Clinic

Amber Herbranson is a Therapist providing care in our Moorhead clinic. Amber earned her M.S.W. from Minnesota State University - Moorhead and completed her clinical rotations at Family HealthCare. She has experience working in the areas of domestic violence, adoption, child welfare, children's mental health, and homeless services. She is licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota, pursuing certification in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and has a special interest in integrated behavioral health. She lives in Moorhead with her fiancé and enjoys reading, traveling, sewing, and spending time at the lake with her family -- including her two children and two dogs.

Amber values the community mission of CHSI and values the ways her practice have given her a better understanding of human strength and resilience.

To schedule a therapy session with Amber, please call us at (800) 842-8693.

Portrait of Julia Pels.

Julia Pels

Behavioral Health Intern
Moorhead Clinic

Julia Pels is a Behavioral Health Intern providing care in our Moorhead clinic. Julia holds a B.A. in cultural studies from Columbia College in Chicago, and she is currently pursuing an M.A. in clinical counseling from Liberty University. She anticipates graduation in December 2024 and licensure as an associate clinical counselor by January 2025. Julia's practice is grounded in existentialist therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and spirituality. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and certified in non-violent crisis intervention and SYMBIS. In her free time, Julia enjoys hiking, meditation, and forensic psychology documentaries.

Julia appreciates the culture at CHSI and the kindness and diversity of our patients and clients.

To schedule a therapy session with Julia, please call us at (800) 842-8693.