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Off-Campus Counseling


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.

MiResource     Referral Database for Mental Health Providers in the Community

Loveland Therapy Fund  Financial assistance for Black women to obtain therapy (free 4-12 sessions).

Lotus Therapy Fund  Asian Mental Health Collective   Financial assistance for Asian Americans (8 free therapy sessions)

BIPOC Therapy Fund

Mental Health Fund for Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color

Open Path is a national non-profit network of mental health professionals that are committed to providing therapy at reduced rates ($40-$70)

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.


How to find free or affordable therapy

Walk-In Counseling Center    Free, anonymous remote or in-person counseling services (phone or computer) by volunteer mental health professionals on a short-term basis. The first appointment is during specific “walk-in hours” as noted on 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 services for uninsured.  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.  Walk-in service is available for mental health care between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hamm 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 no insurance or 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, telehealth. St. Paul   651-772-5555

Indian Health Board   612-721-9800   (Minneapolis Phillips neighborhood, south of Franklin a few blocks) Trauma-informed approaches for healing.  Telehealth services available. Rides may be provided to clients.

Native American Community Clinic   612-872-8086 press 3    (Minneapolis on Franklin Ave, 10 minutes by bus) Group, couples, family and individual therapy.  Telehealth available.  Sliding fee scale if you do not have insurance.

Communidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio    651-379-4200, Option 4 for counseling intake.   Telehealth available.  Minneapolis office on East Lake Street

Northpoint Health & Wellness (North Minneapolis)  612-543-2500.  1011 West Broadway  Sliding fee scale available if qualify based on income.  Schedule appointment, or use walk-in behavioral health hours (call for current walk-in hours).

The Family Partnership 612-728-2061    South and North Minneapolis  Diversity Social Work Advancement Program     Low or no-cost therapy services to under-represented communities (BIPOC, new immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQ+)  Available and South Mpls and North Mpls locations.  Services provided by counseling interns, available September to May.

Wilder Foundation Adult Mental Health and Recovery Services  In person or telehealth.  Sliding fee scale for uninsured people (slides down to $0 depending on income).  Mental health and substance use recovery for “adults from all walks of life”.  Walk-ins available in person or telehealth (see website for hours).  Diverse team who speak in English, Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Oromo, Somali, Karen, and Khmer.  No insurance is needed to get started.   651-280-2310 or request appointment online (near Lexington Parkway light rail station in St. Paul)

Youable    Located in Richfield and Brooklyn Center.  Sliding fee available to lower income clients.

University of St. Thomas Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services    651-962-4820   (downtown Minneapolis)  Services provided by supervised graduate students.   Prioritizes people who are uninsured or underinsured.

Reclaim!   612-235-6743  x4   Queer and Trans youth and family therapy.  Teletherapy.  Low cost sliding fee for uninsured or underinsured (have a high deductible, or co-insurance percentage that would be a barrier to care)

Vet Centers    Free counseling for veterans; St. Paul and Anoka Centers.

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

Hennepin County Mental Health — 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.   Primarily serves individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.  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. 612-596-9438

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

Ramsey County Mental Health   

Minnesota Community Care / La Clinica  (St. Paul) Family Support & Mental Health Counseling




Counseling Clinics (requires health insurance)

Fairview Counseling Center — Minneapolis    (800-468-3120)  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.

Canopy Mental Health & Consulting  Outpatient and online therapy options.  Culturally informed therapy services for historically underserved and marginalized populations in the Twin Cities. Insurance or self-pay.   “There is a flat fee associated with each psychotherapy session depending on the type and length of the session. If these fees are not affordable for you, Canopy clinicians are willing to adjust costs based on your situation and needs.”  612-712-7200


Christian Counseling Centers

Westminster Counseling Center    Downtown Minneapolis.  Counseling provided by pastoral counselors with advanced degrees in psychology.   “If you do not have insurance and have few financial resources, we will work together to find a fee that will be acceptable to you. But we expect every client to pay some amount.”


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

MiResource — database of counseling referrals for the Augsburg community

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.

Neurodivergent Therapists

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).