Developed with support from the National Institute of Mental Health, NAVIGATE is a clinically proven treatment approach for psychosis that seeks to improve quality of life by helping individuals resume normal life activities, including school, work, and relationships. 

What is psychosis?

"Psychosis" means being out of touch with reality. Symptoms of psychosis include abnormal perceptions, such as auditory or visual hallucinations, or unusual beliefs and behaviors. Individuals may feel they are in danger or are being monitored or followed, all based on imaginary ideas (delusions). Thinking may become disrupted, disorganized, and illogical. Psychosis is common, occurring in approximately 3 out of 100 people. These conditions can cause great distress to the individual and their family and friends. Fortunately, psychosis is treatable. The sooner an individual seeks treatment, the better the outcome.

NAVIGATE serves individuals who are:

  • 15-40 years of age
  • Experiencing a recent onset of symptoms of psychosis
  • Interested in at least one of the five mental health services offered by the program

How does NAVIGATE work?

Individuals can choose to enroll in one or more of the NAVIGATE services:

Individual and group therapy:
Therapy (counseling) helps individuals learn about treatment options and new skills for coping with symptoms, all while focusing on resiliency and recovery. We assist in developing plans and goals, and act as a resource to help individuals attain them. We also offer individual and family support groups where we invite experts from the field to provide education and information to both individuals and their families.

Individualized medication evaluation and management:
Medication helps to reduce symptoms and prevent relapse. Our prescribers use a shared decision making approach when considering prescription medications.

Supported employment and education:
Professionals assist individuals find, maintain and/or resume work and school activities. We might meet with individuals in the community on a regular basis (at their home, coffee shops, libraries, etc.), assess employment and educational goals, attend information sessions or tour schools, arrange and attend informational interviews, and obtain accommodations at school or on the job.

Family therapy:
Family therapy provides education on psychosis and its treatment, and helps family members to support their loved one's recovery goals. We discuss topics including facts about psychosis and medication, coping with stress, relapse prevention planning, self-care and effective communication.

Case management:
We offer professional assistance in conjunction with community resources to address essential living needs like housing, insurance, and food.

M Health NAVIGATE is supported by funds provided from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


Psychiatry Clinic
Park Place East, Suite 255
5775 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Office: 952-525-4500


To Refer

University of Minnesota
Psychiatry Clinic Intake Department
Phone: 612-273-8700, option 2



Scott Curran, MSW, LICSW
Director and Family Clinician

Melissa Dalhoe, MSW, LICSW
Director and Family Clinician

Melanie Bourke, APRN, PMHNP-BC
NAVIGATE Prescriber

Kayla James, MSW, LGSW
Individual Resiliency Trainer

Laura Linner, AM, LGSW
Individual Resiliency Training & Family Clinician

Christa Reader, MSW, LGSW
Individual Resiliency Trainer

Melissa Rosewall
Supported Employment and Education Specialist

Craig Chapman
Supported Employment and Education Specialist