Outpatient Therapy for Adults

Our outpatient therapy can help with everything, from managing your emotions to managing severe and persistent mental illnesses. Located at our Richfield, Golden Valley, and Brooklyn Center sites five days a week, our outpatient therapy teams are trauma-informed to best empower everyone to live an emotionally healthy life.

What is outpatient therapy? Is it for me?

Outpatient therapy is the “traditional” arrangement where you go to your therapist on a regular basis. It’s for a wide range of people with a wide range of needs: Our outpatient teams currently have clients from as young as two to as old as 95. It’s helpful for anything from feeling “stuck” in life, to handling something bad that happened suddenly, to severe and ongoing mental illness.

Outpatient therapy isn’t just for individuals, either – it’s for families and couples, too. Our clinical team provides individual, family and couples therapy at all three of our locations. We include family therapy as a component of our adolescent Day Treatment program [link to Day Treatment page] as well.

If you’re still not sure if outpatient therapy is right for you, you can contact us at (763) 746-2411 or info@headway.org with any questions you have.

What kinds of therapy do you do in outpatient therapy?

Our therapists are trained in a variety of kinds, or “modalities,” of therapy, including talk therapy, play therapy, strengths-based therapy, mindfulness, and many more. All our therapists are trauma-informed as well. Your therapist will determine the best modality to suit you and your needs.

Where are your outpatient locations?

We offer outpatient therapy at our Richfield, Golden Valley, and Brooklyn Center locations. You can find more about them here. [link to Locations page]

I’ve never been to therapy before – what is it going to be like?

It’s normal to find therapy a bit intimidating, especially if you’ve never gone before. It’s a deeply personal thing, often begun because something has happened to push you across the line from “I can deal with this on my own” to “I need help to handle this,” and that event is frequently adverse or traumatic in itself.

To help ease the process of getting started, we’ve streamlined our intake process and taken away the typical introductory packet of personal questions. Instead, at your first appointment – called a diagnostic assessment, or DA – a therapist will have a conversation with you to talk about why you want to begin therapy. After that, they’ll make a recommendation for which of our therapists will be best suited for you and your needs, and our new client experience team will schedule your regular appointments with them.

If you want to know more about what to expect with therapy, don’t be afraid to ask our new client experience team or your therapist questions, either – they’re here to help you!

This service is partially supported by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

Adult DBT

This program is for individuals who are suicidal, self-injurious, and have difficulty managing their emotions and sustaining relationships. DBT helps people learn to become more mindful of their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors; regulate their emotions and become more resilient; manage distress and increase impulse control; and improve relationships and self-respect.

Assessment + Testing

Psychological testing seeks to understand a person’s strengths as well as clarify the source of psychological symptoms. Results of testing are used to create recommendations that empower our clients to live an emotionally healthy life. We also conduct re-evaluations to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments to recommended action plans.

Home Resources

Looking for things you can start doing right away, at home? Our therapists and mental health workers have written some guides, tips, and articles to help.

I have been living with mental illnesses since I was 13, and hospitalized more than 10 times since I was 19. After being in therapy for the last six months, I feel more stable than I have in my whole life... I love what they have done for me.

Headway Client

I've worked with Headway for over ten years and the quality of the services they provide to youth and their family has been excellent. The staff genuinely care about their clients and want them to be successful, and they hold their young clients accountable for their behavior.

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Michael had no long term horizon, didn’t care about anything, was disengaged and had no foundation to start the recovery journey… Today he is a productive senior in high school involved in extra-curricular activities and thinking about college. Headway gave us traction, a positive track record of real accomplishments, and a new beginning.

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