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Greater Minnesota Family Serivces

  • Greater Minnesota Family Services was founded with the goal of working together with the family, area schools and county agencies, to create a coordinated and effective service and supports for families.
    School & Family Mental Health
    Providing Services for Youth with a Mental Health Diagnosis                
    The School Mental Health Program is an early intervention and education program that exists to support and promote the social, emotional, and mental well-being of school-aged children within the school setting. The goal is to help youth feel more competent, confident, and successful in school, at home, and with peers. Referrals can be made by contacting the SFMH counselor in your school, by contacting our main office at 2320 East Hwy 12, Suite 2, Willmar, MN 55355 or by phone at 320-214-9692.Online referral forms can be found at

    Referrals are made by:

    • Parent
    • Teacher
    • School Administrator
    • Community Service Provider 

    Our School & Family Mental Health Program Provides:

    • Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment Planning
    • Individual and Group Counseling
    • Family Sessions Upon Request
    • Skills Training that Focuses on Healthy Coping Skills, Managing Emotions, Conflict Resolution and Other Social skills
    • Problem-Solving and Support for Anxiety, School Behaviors, Grief, Family Change, Crisis Assistance and Other Issues
    • Resource and Information on Parenting Issues, School Concerns and Mental Health Information
    • Summer Programming with Recreational, Social and Educational Activities
    • Community Resource and Referral Information


    Q & A About School and Family Mental Health
    How long does the School & Family Mental Health Program last? 
    Though the needs of each student varies, on average a student may benefit from services from anywhere between 3 months to 2 years.

    How long do sessions with the SFMH counselor last? 
    Depending on the need, average sessions may last anywhere between 30-90 minutes.

    How do I know if the student is making any progress? 
    The SFMH program utilizes a variety of tools to assess each student’s progress. The SFMH counselor regularly consults with a team of mental health practitioners to discuss each case.  Additionally, every 3 months, the counselor meets with a qualified mental health professional to review the outlined goals and determine the progress made. The SFMH counselor also administers two methods of evaluation in 6-month increments as requested by the Department of Human Services (State of MN).

    Are these services CONFIDENTIAL? 
    Yes! These services are confidential. However, only with parent permission, progress and goals may be shared with the school and/or other community programs.
    Greater Minnesota Family Services is licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Rule 29 Mental Health Clinic and CTSS Provider.

    Greater Minnesota Family Services (Main Office)

    2320 East Highway 12 • Suite 2 Willmar, MN 56201

    Phone 320-214-9692 • Fax 320-214-9924  

    Greater Minnesota Family Service SHELTER CARE (Youth residential mental health program)

    Highway 40 West • 3619 SW 15th Ave. Willmar, MN 56201

    Phone: 320-235-3664 • Fax 320-235-1671

    Director: Teigan Hierlmaier