FAQ’s

General Information

Where are we located?

Our office is located at 20288 Hwy 15 N, Suite 100 in Hutchinson, MN.

Why Choose SteppingStone for your therapy needs?

We are a small clinic dedicated to the needs of our clients.  We care about your family’s needs outside of the therapy realm. We will strive to give you the personal professional services your family deserves.

 Who Does SteppingStone serve?

Our clinic has the capacity to serve all ages; however, we specialize in working with children from birth to age 15 and their families.

What services do you offer?

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health/Behavioral Health, including EMDR, alcohol and drug assessment/counseling, and Child/Parent Psychotherapy, as well as professional consultation and training, parenting classes and social skills groups.  Our professionals are also qualified to teach workshops in their areas of expertise.

We hope to add Speech/Language Pathology services in the future.

Behavioral/Mental Health

Why is infant mental health so important? 

Extensive research has shown that the quality of experiences in the first 3 years of life has a profound impact on later development, including how children perform in school and their ability to form satisfying relationships with family, teachers, friends and others.

What Is “Good” Mental Health?

Good mental health for adults means the ability to have a job, maintain a home, and engage in healthy relationships. For young children, good mental health means being able to develop secure, trusting relationships, expressing emotions appropriately, and interacting with others.

Occupational Therapy

Why see an Occupational Therapist?

Our profession defines “occupations” as anything you do that takes up time.  When something in your life prevents you from completing your “occupations”, (this can be due to illness, injuries, developmental delays, and/or disability) that is when you see an occupational therapist.

Can children participate in Occupational Therapy?

Individuals of all ages can participate in occupational therapy.  We associate the word ‘occupation’ with work, so for adults work can be their actual job, balancing a checkbook, preparing meals, or getting dressed.  The ‘occupation’ of childhood is to develop the skills necessary to become functional and independent adults (this is done through playing and learning).  For children this can include working on daily activities such as getting dressed, brushing their teeth, playing with their peers, hand-eye coordination, handwriting, and positively dealing with anger and frustration.