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Off Campus Counseling

On Campus at the Center for Wellness & Counseling (free for Augsburg students)

Disclaimer:  CWC is not endorsing any of the following services; our intent is to make you aware of possible resources in the community that may be helpful.


Loveland Therapy Fund  Financial assistance for Black women to obtain therapy (free 4-8 sessions).  Next window for applications opens in January 2021.

Open Path is a national non-profit network of mental health professionals that are committed to providing therapy at reduced rates.


Note:  During the pandemic, many of the following services are only providing online therapy.  Please check their websites or call for information before going to a specific agency, as “walk-in hours” may not be currently available.

Low cost / sliding fee counseling services

Unless otherwise noted, most of the listed agencies provide services on a “sliding fee scale” which slides according to income, in some cases down to $0.  Many of the agencies do take insurance, and if you are income-eligible, will work with you to apply for government health care programs that will cover the costs of counseling (such as MA and Minnesota Care).  Some programs are able to provide services based on the county that you live in.  For information about whether you may qualify for Medical Assistance (which fully covers outpatient mental health appointments) or MNCare, contact Health Access MN, a free service that supports Minnesotans in signing up for free or reduced cost insurance.

Walk-In Counseling Center   612-870-0565  (south Minneapolis; also some hours at Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul)  ***During COVID-19 WIC is providing phone or online counseling services***   Free counseling services by volunteer mental health professionals on a short-term basis.  20 minutes by bus from Augsburg (take the 2 Route west towards Franklin, at bus stop on south side of Riverside by Augsburg; get off at Chicago Avenue and walk south a few blocks).  Also a St. Paul location at Family Tree Clinic.  The first appointment is walk-in (or during COVID, call in during specified hours on the website), then you schedule follow-up sessions with your counselor.

People’s Center — Behavioral Health Services   612-332-4973  (one block west of Augsburg on Riverside)   Sliding fee available for uninsured clients

Community-University Health Care Center — Mental Health   612-301-3433   (near the Franklin Avenue light rail stop)  Sliding fee scale, free to Hennepin County residents if below poverty level. Individual and family counseling, cultural transition counseling, family violence counseling, medication monitoring, mental health day treatment, sexual assault counseling (specialize in working with Somali women). African-American, American Indian, Spanish-speaking, and Asian and African bicultural staff available.  CUHCC Psychiatric Triage Helpline  612-301-0876

Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic   651-224-0614  (downtown St Paul, near light rail) Provides quality and culturally competent mental health care to adults and families, particularly those who cannot afford the full cost of care. Services include individual, group, couples, family psychotherapy, and medication management. Length of therapy varies depending on need.  College students with “high deductible” insurance policies eligible for sliding fee scale.

Face to Face    Individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 11-24 with or without insurance; LGBTQIA+ Inclusive.  Walk-in appointments Tuesdays 11-5pm (during COVID, telehealth services not walk-in).    1165 Arcade Street, St. Paul   651-772-5555

Indian Health Board   612-721-9807   (Minneapolis Phillips neighborhood, south of Franklin a few blocks) Trauma-informed approaches for healing.  Serving the American Indian and non-native community.  Rides may be provided to clients.

Native American Community Clinic   612-870-8086 press 2    (Minneapolis on Franklin Ave, 10 minutes by bus) Group and individual therapy, appointments and walk-ins.  Sliding fee scale if you do not have insurance.

Communidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio    612-746-3500  Minneapolis office  (1/2 hour by bus; Route 22, transfer at Lake Street to Route 21 westbound)

Northpoint Health & Wellness (North Minneapolis)  612-567-6142   1011 West Broadway  Sliding fee scale available if qualify based on income.  Schedule appointment, or use walk-in behavioral health hours (call for current behavioral health walk-in hours).

The Family Partnership  (Minneapolis) – Confidential, professional counseling to individuals and families regardless of ability to pay. Individual, couples, group, and family therapy, and medication management. Specialized counseling services: community counseling, credit counseling, family violence prevention and intervention, GLBT counseling. Locations downtown Minneapolis, Lake Street, Northwest Hennepin, and South Hennepin. 612-339-9101

Wilder Foundation Adult Mental Health and Recovery Services  During COVID, appointments available via phone or video.  Mental health and substance use recovery.  Diverse team who speak in English, Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Oromo, Somali, Karen, and Khmer.   651-280-2310 (near Lexington Parkway light rail station in St. Paul)

Headway Emotional Health Services    Located in Richfield and Golden Valley.  Sliding fee available to lower income clients.  Call Intake Coordinator at 763-746-2411 to see if you qualify.  Offers therapy, EMDR, DBT.

University of St. Thomas Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services    651-962-4820   (downtown Minneapolis)  Services provided by supervised graduate students.   Therapy, testing, DBT.

Reclaim!   612-235-6743  Queer and Trans youth and family therapy.  “If you are uninsured or underinsured (have a high deductible, or co-insurance percentage that would be a barrier to care) you are invited to contribute roughly what you make in an hour in exchange for an hour of support.”

Vet Centers    Free counseling for veterans; Brooklyn Park and New Brighton Centers.

Westminster Counseling Center    612-332-7743  Downtown Minneapolis.  Counseling provided by pastoral counselors with advanced degrees in psychology.   Sliding fee based on income.

Lutheran Social Services    612-879-5320  (Minneapolis)   Free counseling for veterans state-wide.

Hennepin County Mental Health — Information and Referral Nurse – Adult Outpatient Program provides a full range of outpatient mental health services to adult residents of Hennepin County, including individual, couple, family and group therapy, and medication management. Also has an Aftercare and Community Treatment Program which provides long-term, supportive psychotherapy and medication maintenance for persons who experience serious and persistent mental illness. 612-347-5770

Jewish Family Service (St. Paul) – Individual/couple/family counseling, group counseling and support groups. Provides services to all community members and ethnic groups. Priority given to residents of Ramsey County. 651-698-0767

Ramsey County Mental Health   Adult outpatient program for Ramsey County residents providing a full range of outpatient mental health services including urgent care mental health resources. 651-266-7890

La Clinica  (St. Paul) Family Support & Mental Health Counseling


Counseling Clinics (requires health insurance)

Fairview Counseling Center — Minneapolis    (612-672-6999)  Across the street from Augsburg.  Must be referred by a Fairview MD that patient has an ongoing relationship with.

Smiley’s Clinic

Psych Recovery   (counseling, DBT, and medication management)   University Avenue and 280, short bus ride from Augsburg

Minnesota Center for Psychology  (individual and group DBT, including college student group DBT)   University Avenue near 280, short bus ride east on Franklin from Augsburg)

Kente Circle     Professional therapy services for individuals, couples, and families; embraces community and diversity.  Reduced fees available on a limited basis.  South Minneapolis (40 minutes by light rail/bus)

University of Minnesota Outpatient Psychiatry Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program  (across the street from Augsburg)

Lutheran Social Services Mental Health  Minneapolis   612-879-5320  Insurance based or sliding fee scale (does not slide to low fee).  Individual, family, and group therapy and medication management, 24 hour emergency service. Staffed by licensed psychologists, licensed social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, chemical dependency professionals, and psychiatrists. Specialized counseling to help people with disabilities.



Christian Counseling Centers

Westminster Counseling Center    Downtown Minneapolis.  Counseling provided by pastoral counselors with advanced degrees in psychology.   Sliding fee based on income   612-332-7743

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Counseling Service   Counseling by licensed mental health counselors and a pastoral counselor.   Low cost for members, moderate cost for non-members.  612-927-7335




LGBTQIA+ Counseling Support

Counseling, Health & Support page – Augsburg LGBTQIA+ Services

Going to Therapy as a QTPOC, Without Being Harmed, Erased, or Baffled


Online Counseling Referrals

Find a Therapist — Psychology Today   (can search by location, specialty, and insurance)

EMDR Referral Directory    List of therapists in MN trained in EMDR, a special form of therapy that helps in healing from the big and small traumas of life.

Licensed Psychologists/Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers/Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:

See your insurance plan for a referral to a “behavioral health” therapist covered by your insurance. Some therapists in private practice will also provide services on a “sliding fee scale” basis that adjusts according to your income (on a very limited basis).  Psychologists licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology have either master’s or doctoral degrees in psychology or related fields, and have met minimum standards for education and training. They are obligated to subscribe to ethical standards as set forth by the Board of Psychology, including confidentiality standards. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers typically have a master’s degree in clinical social work and are licensed by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.  Licensed Professional Counselors have a minimum of a master’s degree and are licensed by the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists have a minimum of a master’s degree and are licensed by the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

CWC will provide referrals to private practice therapists and clinics in the community (you are encouraged to schedule a meeting with a counselor to discuss a referral tailored to your needs).