Our Center for Families outpatient program in Minneapolis is helping to address the gap in mental healthcare and teenage counseling in the Twin Cities. We provide integrated, evidence-based care for primary mental health concerns, including teen anxiety, depression, and PTSD, as well as co-occurring issues like substance use and eating disorders.

Center for Families’ integrated model of care incorporates individual therapy, family therapy, and group experiential activities like yoga, art, music, and outdoor adventures on nearby Bde Maka Ska lake and other locations around the city.

Local Teen Counseling in Uptown Minneapolis

Our Therapeutic Day Program in Minneapolis is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) that blends clinical and experiential modalities with academics, using an accredited curriculum and specialized tutoring.

At our uptown Minneapolis teen treatment program, adolescents may find themselves exploring the local community, kayaking on Bde Maka Ska lake, doing yoga or Recovery Fit classes, making art, or participating in improv theater, all facilitated through a therapeutic lens. Our experiential groups help teens build strong peer connections and learn healthy coping mechanisms to replace maladaptive behaviors.

We provide transportation for clients to and from the program, to optimize access and convenience for families.

Integrated Care

Each client receives a tailored treatment plan, designed by a multidisciplinary team including board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, family and individual therapists, nurses, certified experiential therapists, and registered dietitians.

Our clinicians are highly trained in a variety of evidence-based individual and group modalities, including Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Relapse Prevention.

Our program provides:

  • Clinical and experiential therapy to address primary mental health disorders and co- occurring issues
  • An integrated approach that addresses each aspect of teens’ mental and physical well- being
  • Multidisciplinary treatment teams of medical, clinical, and academic experts who collaborate to optimize treatment plans
  • In-depth psychiatric assessments and care, including medication management
  • Gender-affirming care for LGBTQIA+ adolescents that mitigates the potential impact of gender dysphoria.

We work closely with advisors from The Trevor Project, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization providing crisis support, advocacy, and research on LGBTQ mental health.


All calls are always confidential.

Tailored Academic Programming to Keep Teens on Track with Their Education

Our on-site Therapeutic Day School ensures that students in our Minneapolis PHP program continue to progress in their education and build executive functioning and organizational skills.

  • Up to four hours of academics daily
  • Special education teachers and tutors
  • Weekly scholastic plans developed with patients’ schools
  • Transition plans to support successful reintegration
  • Support with IEP and 504 plans
  • Guidance on college applications and practice interviews

Teen in Campus Classroom at Center for Families Therapeutic Day School | Teen Treatment Programs | Center for Families

How Do I Know If My Teen Is a Good Fit for Outpatient Treatment in Minneapolis?

Group of Teens Participating in Teen Treatment | Teen Treatment Programs | Center for Families

Our Minneapolis teen PHP provides full-day programming, 5 days a week. This level of care is ideal for teens who are able to remain at home but need more structure and support than weekly therapy can provide, and would benefit from a strengths-based academic component designed to address proficiency gaps and nurture interests and talents.

In Center for Families’ PHP level of care, Minneapolis teens who need mental health support receive guidance to build strong relationships, learn and practice healthy coping skills, grow their self-worth and resilience, and reestablish trust and connection with themselves and their loved ones.

Our Address

Minneapolis, MN

3033 Excelsior Blvd. Suite 10
Minneapolis, MN 55416