Watercourse Counseling is dedicated to centering, cultivating and valuing our communities.

Combatting Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Thanks to the OneMPLS Fund

Read more about how Watercourse Counseling Center staff combat burnout and compassion fatigue.

"My grandmother always said, your mental health is just as important as your physical health."

Ms. Sarah Washington

Understanding current trends in youth mental health, learning the warning signs and recognizing how to provide support throughout school and environmental disruptions.

"It is vital to make sure our youth stay social. When they isolate themselves that is when anger, doubt, resentment, hunger, and cold settle in."

Siddeeqah Shabazz, Executive Director of Kulture Klub Collective

Youth need social support and connection to thrive.

"This is not a one-person, one-company, one-organization job. It is work that has to be done in partnership with families, communities, schools, and with providers."

Dr. Saida Abdi, PhD, MSW, LICSW, Director of the CIRCLE Project in Minneapolis

The CIRCLE Project aims to provide trauma-responsive, culturally, and linguistically relevant mental health support to East African and Latinx children, youth, and their families in Minneapolis.


We work with general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, self-care, self-esteem and stress management in both office-based and school-based settings.


We strive to provide service to diverse communities across Minneapolis. We have experienced therapists and counselors who offer many services.


Gifts from people like you enable us to offer community and school-based mental health service.  Please give today!

Child and parents meeting in a room with a therapist.


If you are interested in services, fill out our Interested in Services form and a staff member will reach out with more information. To learn more about our school-based and clinic-based services, visit the Our Services page for more details.

"It's an honor to help kids gain a deeper connection to themselves, especially those parts of them that are hurt or misunderstood. So much healing can happen in a space where kids feel unconditionally accepted, heard, and respected."

- Jasmine, School-based Therapist

"My daughter has been going to therapy and is sad when she misses it. She has separation anxiety and was crying in class. Now she is in the talent show. Watercourse is an amazing opportunity. Her therapist is very professional and caring."

- Parent

"My child has more confidence as her creativity has unfolded. She is always happy to go to therapy." 

- Parent

"[Our school-based therapist] worked to get my son engaged and comfortable, mixing work and play, getting him to open up. This has been a positive experience from the very first session. Thanks for helping my son 'turn it around' so beautifully. Having a genuine, warm therapist with a sense of humor is such a blessing!"

- Parent

Conversations on Mental Health: Cultural Brokers Address the Stigma in Broader Communities

Fostering deeper conversations and exploring perspectives, as Cultural Brokers address mental health stigma and supporting our communities.  To engage broader communities and ...
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Newsletter Alert – The Latest Updates

Thank you Medica Foundation! Support through a grant from the Medica Foundation has granted us the opportunity to expand our clinic-based services. ...
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Thank you for attending our Open House

Thank you for joining us at our open house on October 25! We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to see our mission in ...
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You’re invited! Mingle and meet the team at our Open House

Watercourse Counseling is hosting an Open House! As a valued member of our community and supporter of Watercourse Counseling, you are invited ...
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Finding Our Way Beyond Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

Community conversations: Lessons learned and shared while unfolding the mental health stigma in the Black community and looking to our collective future.  ...
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Martha Olsen: Celebrating a Legacy of Service 

Pictured from left to right: Janis Moebus, Chris Loth, Martha Olsen, and Chad Kerlin. In 1999, the Mental Health Collective, now known ...
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We appreciate any support you can provide. Gifts from people like you enable us to offer community and school-based mental health services.

To make a donation, click the yellow button hovering on the bottom-right of this page!


Click the "Make a Payment" button below to pay today.

If you need immediate support, call 911.

Contact Community Outreach Psychological Services (COPE) if you require crisis support:

Hennepin County Minneapolis: 612-596-1223

Ramsey County St. Paul: 651-266-7900

Outside the county: 27-47-47

COPE has bilingual and bicultural staff available for face-to-face, phone, and video visits and uses interpreters when needed—available 24/7.

Or call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, a free 24-hour hotline, at 988.