Family Therapy

Family life can be difficult whether someone in your family has a mental health issue or not. The natural ups and downs of life affect everyone in the family, and if a major development or a health diagnosis happens, it can affect the dynamic. We understand that the strength and health of the family unit is fundamental to everyone in it, which is why we offer therapy for the entire family and include it as part of some of our other programs.

Our outpatient family therapy can help with everything, from managing emotions to managing severe and persistent mental illnesses. Located at our Richfield 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 is for families, couples, and individuals. 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 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 and Brooklyn Center locations. You can find more about them here.

How do I get started?

You can contact us (763) 746-2411 to talk with our new client experience team, ask any questions you may have, and get set up with your first appointment.

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 DA, or diagnostic assessment -- 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!

Therapy for Children

Our outpatient therapy is the “traditional” therapy where your child has a standing appointment with one of our therapists. It can help with everything from managing emotions to managing severe and persistent mental illnesses. Our outpatient therapy teams are trauma-informed to best empower everyone to live an emotionally healthy life.

Case Management

Having a child with severe and long-term mental health needs can be overwhelming, confusing, tiring, and expensive. To help, our case management team reduces stress and provides clarity without adding cost. We work to improve access to resources and services that can help children and families.

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.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Have Said

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.

Willie Bridges, Office of the Hennepin County Attorney

Our son cares about himself and others around him… He has regained hope and faith in life, and as a family, we have a huge increase in the positive interaction and time we share. Thank you for giving us so much.

Headway Parent

I just want to say thank you for the support provided by Headway. We have had our new full time staff, Liz, for a week and many positive outcomes are being felt building wide.

Shannon McParland, Principal, Sioux Trail Elementary

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