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. This has allowed us to add two additional therapists to our team to serve clients at our South Minneapolis clinic. Meet Micheline Mutombo-Harris, MSW, Provisional LICSW and Ashley Nelson, LMFT! Micheline Mutombo-Harris, MSW, Provisional LICSW  practice…

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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 action and engage with our staff, board, and community.  I am grateful to have joined this dynamic team of individuals at Watercourse Counseling who are so deeply committed to addressing the mental health…

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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 to mingle and meet our team—and bring a friend—to our Open House! Enjoy refreshments and a guided tour as you learn more about us and our impact on our community. Event Details: ✨  Date: Wednesday,…

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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.  The stigma surrounding mental health is pervasive in our society, but the Black community, however, often deals with more stigma, discrimination, and compromised care than other communities (NAMI.org). Community Conversations on Mental Health…

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Martha Olsen: Celebrating a Legacy of Service 

In 1999, the Mental Health Collective, now known as Watercourse Counseling Center (WCC), was co-founded by Larry Kivens, Jan Lubov, Pam Burridge Rosch, and Martha Olsen. They established WCC with the goal of meeting community mental health needs, particularly for families and individuals with limited financial resources. They provided low-cost mental health services in South…

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Bridging Community and Culture

A conversation with Dr. Saida Abdi about the newly launched CIRCLE Project in Minneapolis: Collaboration for Immigrant & Refugee Leadership & Excellence Refugee and immigrant children in the United States often face trauma and systemic barriers that include a lack of linguistically and culturally appropriate services, affordability, mistrust, and stigma. These compounding factors decrease the…

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Building Social Connections and Promoting Connectivity

Youth need social support and connection to thrive. Content Warning: mentions of suicide, suicidal thoughts, and ideation. Social connection is an important aspect of life and as human beings, we are inherently social beings. And as human beings, we have a drive and psychological need to connect with others and build relationships – something that…

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Positively Impacting the Mental Health of Youth Through Community and Social Support

Understanding current trends in youth mental health, learning the warning signs, and recognizing how to provide support throughout school and environmental disruptions. Content Warning: suicide, suicidal thoughts, and ideation, some content and statistics may be difficult to process.  If you or someone you know is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 988 or text…

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Combatting Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Thanks to the OneMPLS Fund

Watercourse Counseling Center, along with 29 other organizations, mostly small to medium-sized nonprofits that support children, youth, and families in need, or adults seeking living-wage career and business opportunities, received a grant from the Minneapolis Foundation’s OneMPLS Fund.  The Minneapolis Foundation sought to enhance the capacity of local nonprofits so that they could better meet…

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Statement in Response to COVID-19

Due to our concern for the safety of our staff and our clients, we will be working remotely until further notice and expanding our telemedicine services in order to better serve our community and support the public health efforts in the region. Our staff will be actively contacting current clients to assess their needs during…

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