School-Based Mental Health Services

Our School-Based Mental Health Services began in 1998 to bring community mental health directly to students and their families within a school setting. Today these services are one of the few offered in the Twin Cities metro that embeds therapists in four districts: Robbinsdale, Osseo, Anoka-Hennepin, Intermediate District 287, and Spero Academy (Charter School).

Therapy is provided onsite, making it more accessible for busy families, and reducing variables that may prevent individuals from receiving care. 


Complete this referral form or contact People Incorporated’s Central Access number at 651-774-0011 to make a referral, M-F, 7 am-5 pm.

Referrals can be made by parents, guardians, school staff, and community providers by calling our Central Access Contact Center at 651-774-0011, M-F, 7 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Students enrolled in the following schools are eligible for our School-Based Mental Health Services. Referrals can be made by parents, guardians, school staff, and community providers.

Intermediate District 287

  • North Education Center
  • Ann Bremer Education Center
  • ALC Plus

Robbinsdale School District

  • Armstrong High School
  • Sandburg Middle School
  • Cooper High School
  • Robbinsdale Middle School
  • Plymouth Middle School
  • Forest Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • School of Engineering and Arts (SEA School)
  • Sonnysen Elementary
  • Meadow Lake Elementary
  • Northport Elementary
  • Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion
  • Robbinsdale Transition Center

Anoka-Hennepin Schools

  • Eisenhower Elementary
  • Oxbow Creek Elementary
  • University Avenue Elementary
  • Madison Elementary
  • Andover Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary
  • Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy (CBPA)
  • Northdale Middle
  • Coon Rapids Middle
  • Jackson Middle

Osseo Area Schools

  • Maple Grove Senior High School
  • Park Center High School
  • Spero Academy (Charter School)

Our therapists, social workers, and mental health professionals operate their own outpatient mental health clinic in the school within a private, safe space where they provide the following:

  • Mental health screenings and assessments
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Care coordination and referrals
  • Crisis intervention

Common issues addressed include:

  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Social skills
  • Stress
  • Trauma

School-Based Mental Health Services newsletters

Our therapists create newsletters for the school community that provides mental health tips and helpful information.

View Archived Newsletters

Many of our therapists also use digital learning tools, like Google Classroom and Google Sites, to create a virtual space for students and families to learn about school-linked services and how they can provide support.