Mental and Behavioral Health


St.Vincent Mercy Stress Center, a not-for-profit corporation, is committed to providing quality services to assist chemically dependent individuals and their families in recovery through programs of prevention, intervention, testing and treatment.

Types of Conditions and Treatment

Although many of our patients at the Stress Center are being treated for anxiety and depression, our professionals also provide treatment for substance abuse and addictions.

We aim to empower men and women in ways that give dignity, hope and a healthier sense of self while in recovery from misuse, abuse or chemical addiction.  The group is designed to help patients learn in a familiar, safe environment.

We provide mental health services to adults, teens, and children when help is needed, whether for behavioral problems, emotional issues, or addiction struggles.

Not Just for Adults 

Children aged 4 and up may also be seen at the Stress Center for problems, such as:

  • Adjustments to problems in the family 
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) 
  • Depression  
  • Developmental disorders 
  • Grief and loss

Studies show dramatic improvements when individuals participate in addictions treatment. You are worth a happy and hopeful life! Don’t wait—please call (765) 552-4611.   

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We are staffed by highly skilled mental health professionals and are committed to providing counseling services for the community. Regardless of the kind of problem, each patient works with his or her therapist to determine which plan of treatment will work best.

The Stress Center clinicians, all experts in their fields, include:

  • Gail Joy Smith, M.S.W., licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, national board-certified addictions specialist
  • Jodi Behlmer, M.S., licensed mental health counselor
  • Charla Hazen, M.S.W., licensed clinical social worker 

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  • 1448 South A Street
    Elwood, IN 46036
    (765) 552-4611
  • Monday - Wednesday,
    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to noon