Senior Mental Health Services
Volunteers of America-Minnesota's Senior Mental Health Services program provides a range of high quality, age-specific, mental health therapy services for individuals 55 and older. Our services are geared towards assisting individuals navigate any number of life’s challenges and are committed to strengthening our participants’ ability to live life to its fullest extent.
- Volunteers of America-Minnesota, 7625 Metro Blvd, Suite 140, Edina, MN 55439
- Volunteers of America-Minnesota, Mental Health Clinic, 5905 Golden Valley Road, Suite 100, Golden Valley, MN 55422
- Coon Rapids Senior Center, 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
- Park ElderCenter, 1505 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
- Keystone Community Services, 2000 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104
- In-Home services are available to eligible clients within our in-home service area who have medical conditions or mobility issues that prevents them from coming to our office locations. Service Area Map
Information and Referral:
- Mailing Address: Volunteers of America-Minnesota, 7625 Metro Blvd Edina, MN 55439
- Office Days/Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Program Phone: 763-225-4054
- Program Fax: 952-945-4109
- Fees: Fees for Senior Mental Health Services are approved for reimbursement by Medicare, Medical Assistance, and most major health insurance plans. Private pay by clients is accepted. Our billing department will verify health plan coverage and get prior authorization as needed.
Our licensed mental health therapists have dual competency in mental health and older adult concerns, while taking our time to center services on the unique needs of each individual participant. Program therapists’ can address many different presenting issues including:
- Stress (including grandparenting & caregiving stress)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Bipolar Mood Disorder
- Grief & Loss
- Adjustment to Life Transitions
- High-Risk, Self-Sabotaging Behaviors
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal Ideation
- Frequent Hospitalization
| Program Services
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment (all locations)
This is an in-depth examination that precedes all clinical services that is conducted by a mental health professional or mental health practitioner who is being supervised by a mental health professional. The purpose of this meeting is to understand an individual’s current life situation, summary of personal life story, sources of stress, current functioning, current mental health symptoms/ diagnoses, and history of mental health or chemical health problems. Preliminary screening can also be completed for cognitive impairment with recommendations for appropriate follow up testing if necessary. Based on identified strengths and goals, the program therapist will summarize the findings and provide options for treatment, which may include recommending one or more of the program services below.
- Individual Psychotherapy (all locations)
This is one-on-one “talk therapy” between participant and program therapist. Work within individual therapy is based on goals identified by the participant and program therapist and are geared towards promoting an individual’s emotional well-being & stability.
- Family Psychotherapy (all locations)
This is “talk therapy” between participant, program therapist, and one or more members of the participant’s family (ie. spouse, children, or grandchildren). Work within family therapy can be in conjunction with work in individual therapy and is based on identified goals to strengthen healthy family interactions and the emotional well-being of all present.
- Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management for program clients only (Park Elder Center)
This is an evaluation completed by a board certified psychiatrist who has additional competencies in geriatric psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and addition psychiatry. During this evaluation program psychiatrist will assess a participant’s current mental health symptoms, history of mental health or chemical health symptoms, current functioning, mental status, and provide treatment recommendations. These recommendations may include recommendations for psychiatric medications and program psychiatrist can provide ongoing monitoring through medication management services. Psychiatry services are only available to individuals who are participating in other VOA, MN Senior Mental Health Services and requires that a comprehensive diagnostic assessment be completed by a program therapist first before a psychiatry appointment can be made.
- In-Home Psychotherapy
These services are available to eligible clients within our in-home service area who have medical conditions or mobility issues that prevents them from coming to our office locations. Service Area Map
- Presentations to general public, older adult communities, and service providers on mental health issues related to older adults are available at request.