Watercourse Counseling Center works to improve the emotional health and well-being of our diverse community.
Watercourse Counseling Center was formed as The Mental Health Collective in 1999 to improve the emotional health of our diverse community. Our mission is to provide affordable, accessible, and culturally appropriate mental health services in community locations; to solve problems through community partnership; and to mentor mental health professionals and others in community outreach and collaboration.
Together, we can make a difference: Since 25% of the population will experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime (50% of those by age 14, 75% by age 21), we focus our efforts across the age spectrum.
Watercourse Counseling Islands in the Schools
In order to make services accessible to children and families in the community, we partner with Minneapolis Public Schools to operate mental health clinics at five locations. Students can access school-based services more quickly than community services. Over 85% of students and families referred to school-based mental health support are able to connect with our services, while only 10-15% of families referred outside of schools are able to connect with the services they need.
Our services are designed to support and enhance education outcomes for students at risk. 80% of students who participate in school-based mental health services either stabilize or reduce their suspension rates, greatly increasing their chances of being successful in school.
Our Community Clinics: North and South
Our community clinics in North and South Minneapolis provide individual, family, couples, and group counseling. In keeping with our values, we offer a range of options for paying for services, including a sliding fee scale.
Each year, 90-95% of our clients express high satisfaction with the services they receive.
We strive to provide service to diverse communities in Minneapolis. We have experienced counselors who offer:
• Support for GLBT issues
• Services in Spanish and Somali
• Supportive programs for immigrants’ adjustment to life in our community
• Outreach and support to seniors and their caregivers, partnering with local agencies to offer senior groups and operate a community garden.