Contact us Monday through Friday 8:00am CST to 4:00pm CST at 715-327-4402

About Community-Based Services

Since 1978, Northwest Passage has been a leader in blending traditional mental health treatment with arts and nature-based therapy. We understand that while the problems facing our clients have evolved, the fundamental needs for authentic relationships and steady guidance remain the same. Our goal is to restore hope in those we work with, influencing and changing how mental health is treated and viewed. We are proud of our innovative approach and strong community partnerships with schools, counties, and other organizations, which allow us to provide comprehensive support to people in need.

Our Services

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Northwest Passage specializes in uncovering the unique strengths and areas of growth for clients with complex needs. Our comprehensive assessments delve deep into understanding each client’s cognitive, academic, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning, offering valuable insights to guide targeted interventions and support strategies.

What Can Be Accomplished?

  • Personalized Insights: Gain a detailed understanding and enable tailored support that maximizes clients’ potential.
  • Informed Interventions: A thorough understanding of underlying factors contributing to a client’s challenges, allowing for precise intervention planning.
  • Collaborative Support: We work closely with educators, family members, and other professionals to develop cohesive plans that address all aspects of development.
  • Empowering Clients: By identifying areas of strength and providing target support, our evaluations empower clients to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.


Group Therapy: Building Resilience

Building Resiliency group therapy is designed around Northwest Passage’s PassageWay Elements to empower clients with essential skills to navigate life’s challenges with confidence and strength. This 8-week experiential group focuses on enhancing emotional regulation, promoting positive relationships, increasing self-efficacy, encouraging problem-solving skills, fostering optimism, developing coping strategies, enhancing communication skills, increasing self-awareness, and providing a safe space for clients.

What Can Be Accomplished?

  • Enhance Emotional Regulation: Recognizing and managing emotions effectively, fostering emotional resilience.
  • Promote Positive Relationships: Facilitate the development of healthy relationships with peers, providing a supportive network.
  • Increase Self-Efficacy: Empower clients to believe they can overcome challenges and achieve their goals.
  • Encourage Problem-Solving Skills: Teach clients problem-solving techniques to address challenges.
  • Foster Optimism: Cultivate a positive outlook on life and an optimistic mindset, even in the face of difficulties.
  • Develop Coping Strategies: Equip clients with strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and negative emotions.
  • Enhance Communication Skills: Improve assertiveness, active listening, and expressing needs and emotions.
  • Increase Self-Awareness: Help clients understand their strengths, weaknesses, and emotions.
  • Provide a Safe Space: Create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable expressing themselves and seeking help.


School-Based Mental Health Therapy

Northwest Passage offers school-based mental health therapy, providing accessible, early, and integrated support to students, contributing to their overall well-being, academic success, and future prospects. Our team of therapists specializes in working with children and adolescents, offering evidence-based interventions tailored to the student’s unique needs.

What Can Be Accomplished?

  • Convenience: Therapy sessions take place at school, reducing barriers to access and ensuring the student receives the support they need without disrupting their academic schedule.
  • Expert Support: Our team of therapists specializes in offering evidence-based interventions tailored to the student’s unique needs.
  • Collaborative Approach: We work closely with teachers, administrators, and parents to support the student’s mental health within the context of their education and home life.
  • Early Intervention: Addressing mental health concerns early can prevent them from impacting the student’s academic success and overall well-being in the long run.


Custom Mental Health Solutions

Decades of experience with children and adolescents provide Northwest Passage with the unique ability to build a custom solution to meet client needs through collaborative research-based solutions. We will work with you to provide the appropriate support, education, and mental health therapy for your situation.


What Sets Us Apart

In over 45 years, Northwest Passage has discovered that lasting change happens when clients engage with their community, explore identity, pursue passions, enjoy nature, nurture relationships, find recreation, adopt healthy eating habits, and stay active. Northwest Passage incorporates the following research-based elements into our approach to support mental health and foster resiliency:

If you have questions, please contact our Director of Community-Based Services:
Erica Premeau | e-mail: | phone: 715.327.7134


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