Behavior and Mental Health Services

At St. Alexius Medical Center, we understand the delicate issues involved with mental and behavioral health. We pride ourselves in providing competent and compassionate care through our Behavioral Health Continuum. All psychiatric and mental health services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals.

Our comprehensive treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners. All clinicians are licensed in their specialty area.

Support the Behavioral and Mental Health Center of Excellence

Who are we?

Our unique Continuum consists of Archway Mental Health Services, the Partial Hospitalization Program and the Psychiatry Center. Together, these facilities have the professional capacity to address a variety of mental and behavioral health concerns, as well as the increasing need for services in our area.

Our professional services include psychiatry, psychology, neuropsychology, nursing, social work, addiction counseling and occupational therapy.

For appointments and referrals please call 1-800-732-9980.

Our Staff

Kevin Dahmen, MD
Terry Johnson, MD
Michael Mirzai, MD

Nurse Practitioners/ Clinical Therapy
Cheryle Bitz, NP
Val Wangler, LICSW

David Brooks, PhD, ABPR, ABPN
Lea Berentson, PsyD
Craig DeGree, PhD
Marny Lang, PsyD
Sara Horner, PsyD

Contact Us

One call is all it takes to access any of the services provided by St. Alexius Medical Center. We provide around the clock behavioral health support for the emergency rooms and medical- surgical units at St. Alexius Medical Center.

Our services are covered by most health plans so help is there when it is needed. If you would like more information about our services, or if you have any questions, please call 1-800-732-9980 or email at

For inquiries to the Partial Hospitalization Program directly please call 701-530-7212.

St. Alexius Medical Center is located at:
900 E. Broadway Ave.
PO Box 5510
Bismarck, ND 58506-5510