Our History

Sioux Trails Mental Health Center began providing therapy services in 1966. We offer an array of behavioral health programs in Minnesota, providing quality services delivered by a skilled staff of trained behavioral health professionals. The agency is a Rule 29 licensed, non-profit, community mental health center. The Center receives funding from county grants and contracts, private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare, state and private grants, and contracts with other community agencies. The agency collaborates with local counties, hospitals, and other service organizations to provide quality client services to residents. Services are available in five communities, and when appropriate, in clients’ home, worksite, school, or community. We strive to create partnerships for recovery, independence, and growth for people with mental health and substance use issues.

Today, our programs include outpatient therapy services, assessment and evaluation services, ARMHS, CTSS, psychiatry/medication services, DBT programs, anger management and domestic violence programs and in school services.

We service four counties and five communities: New Ulm, St. Peter, Gaylord, North Mankato and St. James. When possible, the fees we charge take into account family size and ability to pay. Our services are integrated to serve the whole person and are culturally sensitive, trauma informed and available for the deaf and hearing impaired. We can provide translation services as well.

Hours at all of our locations are: Mondays: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.    Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Sioux Trails is recognized as a community-based provider of innovative health services that are affordable, accessible, responsive, and culturally sensitive.  Sioux Trails demonstrates a positive difference in people’s lives and in the life of the community.

Who We Are

Sioux Trails Mental Health Center is a Rule 29 community mental health center that serves the needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families through child and adult rehabilitative services, outpatient therapy, psychiatry, and school based programs.

The clinic began providing mental health services in 1966 to residents in Brown, Nicollet, Sibley, and Watonwan counties.  We accept most insurance and also have a sliding fee scale for residence of Brown, Nicollet, Sibley, and Watonwan counties.

Sioux Trails currently employees about 50 employees and serves the communities of New Ulm, St. Peter, North Mankato, Gaylord, St. James and surrounding areas.


Sioux Trails received the 2007 Family Friendly Award from the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. This award is given to those organizations that demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of employees and their families in the area of child care, job sharing, nondiscrimination, and investment in their communities.