May is Mental Health Month! All kids deserve kind, safe, welcoming places to grow.

School-based Therapy

Meeting kids where they learn and supporting the adults who help them grow

Classrooms have become more intense than ever

In the last few years, faculty and staff have reported a meteoric rise in children needing mental health services. As one of the largest providers of direct school-based mental health services, Washburn Center partners with teachers, administrators and parents to help children thrive academically, developmentally and socially.

Washburn Center therapists are currently serving in over 50 schools in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Burnsville-Savage-Eagan and several specialized settings.

Strengthening community by working within local schools

Washburn Center therapists are proven to boost better school experiences for youth and staff

Mental health and school success are closely related since untreated mental health issues are often significant barriers to learning. Schools report following outcomes: reduced suspensions, decreased behavioral issues, reduced need for special education, improved attendance and improved academic performance.

Washburn Center’s experienced, licensed mental health professionals provide these services in partner schools:

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Consultation with school administration and parents, including classroom observation and recommendations for early intervention
  • Trainings on children’s mental health for teachers and parents
  • Prevention services to enhance resiliency and general functioning for kids
  • Coordination of services and communication with parents, school staff and other care providers such as pediatricians, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, etc.

Help is here.

Washburn Center’s partnership with schools has increased access to mental health services as schools continue to expand offerings at elementary, middle and high school levels.

For more information, call 612-871-1454.