Getting Started

Beginning therapy can be intimidating even if you’ve 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 negative or traumatic in itself.

Everyone's experiences and goals are different, so we have a variety of programs and over 200 therapists, mental health workers, and staff to meet you where you are and tailor your therapy to your needs. If you begin with us in one area and need to add one or transition to another, we can help you make that change without needing to find a new organization.

We work with over a dozen insurance companies to keep things accessible: Aetna | Blue Cross Blue Shield | Cigna | Health Partners | Hennepin Health | Humana | MA | Medicaid | Optum | Preferred One | Tricare | UBH | UCare | United

If you’re ready to begin therapy with us, you can request an appointment below. If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for yet, you can either take the quiz below or contact our new client experience team – they’re here to help you!


Request an Appointment

What If I'm New To Therapy?

If you’re considering therapy, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all Americans have seen a therapist or counselor at some point in their lives, and another third say they’re open to it.

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. Once your therapist knows more about where you are in your life, they’ll be able to help you start your journey towards the life you want. 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.

Take the quiz below to learn about our programs, or you can contact us with any questions you may have.

Get Started!

What Type of Therapy is Right For You?

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What Type of Therapy is Right For You? 3


I'm looking for help for an adult.

I'm looking for help for a child.

I'm looking for help for a family.

I feel stuck and want some guidance.

Something happened suddenly that's thrown me.

I have a severe and persistent mental or emotional health issue.

I'm looking for general therapy.

I'm looking for a support program.

I'm not sure which I want.


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