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Get help. Refer a patient.
Find hope. 888-364-5977

Sometimes An Eating Disorder Crisis Can’t Wait

When you urgently need crisis intervention or support and your primary therapist is unavailable or has not been assigned yet, The Emily Program offers walk-in counseling and referrals for our clients over age 18 who have completed our intake process. Walk-in services are currently available at our St. Louis Park and St. Paul (2265 Como Ave) locations in Minnesota only. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to your local Emergency Room. Contact us if you have questions.

How Do You Know If It’s A Crisis?

Ask yourself: Do I need help with this emergency today or can it wait until my next appointment with my primary therapist?

The Emily Program Walk-in Counseling and Referral therapists understand eating disorder treatment and crisis intervention. We offer it to our clients in case of an emergency situation that we can help stabilize with support, feedback, and referral to services outside The Emily Program.

Crisis situations may include:

  • Acute increases in the severity of depression, anxiety, or suicidal/homicidal thinking
  • New or advanced symptoms related to your eating disorder
  • Onset of stressors, such as a conflict at work, loss of a loved one, domestic violence, or the consequences around chemical abuse

Walk-in counseling is not intended to take the place of individual therapy

St. Louis Park walk-in services:

Please call our St. Louis Park office at (651) 645-5323 ext. 1400 for available times throughout the week (Monday-Friday).

Counseling sessions are 20 to 45 minutes in length.

St. Paul (2265 Como Ave) walk-in service hours:

Please call our St. Paul office at (651) 645-5323 ext. 1100 for available times throughout the week (Monday-Friday).

Counseling sessions are 30 minutes in length.

To utilize our walk-in counseling and referral service at St. Louis Park or St. Paul, 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.

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