Walk-In Counseling & Referral Services
The Emily Program's St. Louis Park office now has walk-in hours available to Emily Program clients.
Our Walk-in and Referral Service is available to all Emily Program clients who have been through the complete intake process, are over age 18, and in urgent need of crisis intervention or support. In other words, when your primary therapist is not available in a timely manner or while you are awaiting a primary therapist (after intake evaluation). This service is currently only available at our St. Louis Park location.
What Qualifies As An Emergency?
The Walk-in Counseling and Referral team is made up of a group of therapists who are well versed in both the treatment of eating disorders and crisis intervention. Walk-in counseling is not intended to take the place of individual therapy. Instead it is a service that can help clients in emergency situations via support, feedback and referral to services outside The Emily Program that will promote stabilization.
Some common uses of walk-in services revolve around acute increases in the severity of depression, anxiety, suicidal/homicidal thinking, and eating disorder symptoms. Sometimes situational stressors promote the use of walk-in services (e.g. conflict at work, loss of a loved one, domestic violence or the consequences around chemical abuse). The question that will help you determine whether or not to use walk-in services is, “Do I need help with this emergency today or can it wait until my next appointment with my primary therapist?”
St. Louis Park Walk-In Service Hours:
Monday 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00-5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00-11:00 am
Friday 9:00-11:00 am
Counseling sessions are 25 to 45 minutes in length. To utilize this service we ask that you arrive 30 minutes before walk-in hours to complete the needs assessment. Depending on the number of clients in need, there may be a wait.