Mission

Hope Realized for Individuals and Families Since 1978

To help our clients experience lives of quality, TSA brings to the community mental health expertise and evidence based practices in a spirit of innovation and excellence.

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc provides meaningful and effective mental health services to support individuals health and family well-being. We have been providing services since 1978 and continue to be experienced and well trained professionals who deliver excellent services, care about clients, appreciate collaborative relationships with colleagues and strive to help our communities in Minnesota by helping children, youth, individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, develop and thrive.


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Our History

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc (TSA) opened on August 1, 1978. The 70’s were at the end of the second progressive era with new laws and policies emphasizing mental health and intervention services for children and youth. The importance of family counseling as an intervention was being recognized. TSA’s first program was, and still is unique in Minnesota; a foster home based intensive mental health treatment program with an emphasis on family involvement. Judges, probation officers and social workers in Pine, Chisago, Kanabec and Isanti County as well as local schools all had a hand in the design of the program. In fact, TSA offered the first family counseling in Pine County and was the first out of home care program in Minnesota to require weekly family counseling. 


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Funding

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc provides professional services and bills according to specific funding source rules and expectations.  We also bill according to our professional industry's standards for best practices.  Service provision is determined based on specific service requests, client need, client eligibility and appropriate funding source availability. These may include: Medical Assistance (MA), Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP's), Private Insurance, County Purchase of Service Contract, and Private Pay. TSA has developed capacity, expertise and commitment to be knowledgeable, accurate, and provide quality services with attention to billing procedures to best serve clients and the entities that pay for the services. 


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Associations

AspireMN

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc is a proud member agency of and in good standing with AspireMN. A professional association of therapeutic providers, AspireMN is a leading voice in maintaining and strengthening high-quality care and treatment for children receiving specialty mental health services in the State of Minnesota. The work of AspireMN includes legislative and governmental agency advocacy for children’s issues, public education, professional development and peer consultation to our members.

TSA’s Executive Director served as President of the Board of AspireMN in 2006 and 2007.

 

Quality Parenting Initiative

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc is also a proud founding member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI). QPI is a nationally founded program focused on the reform of the child welfare system, specifically addressing Foster Care. The Child and Adolescent Treatment Foster Care Programs of TSA have committed to supporting our foster parents, the children and their birth families through TSA's original roots of specialized support, complimented by the Quality Parenting Initiative focus.

Children's Defense Fund - Minnesota

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Leave No Child Behind mission is to ensure every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. They pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown.

MinnesotaHelp.info

MinnesotaHelp.info is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota find human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help. It is especially rich in resource information for seniors and their caregivers.

MN ADOPT

MN ADOPT promotes and supports successful adoptions for Minnesota children and families. MN ADOPT is contracted by the Department of Human Services and is dedicated to supporting and sustaining families who adopt Minnesota Waiting Children by providing online resources and referrals to therapeutic and crisis services, support groups, adoption information and comprehensive training opportunities.


                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

Clinical Staff

Our caring and experienced Mental Health Professionals and Practitioners are located in a variety of service locations:


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What Others Have Said...

    

"Linda has been an invaluable help and all she has done for me and my family means the world to us." - Client

“TSA, specifically Melissa, has really made a positive impact on my life.” - Client

"You and your agency are absolutely top notch.  I am so glad that we found TSA for our client way back when.  It has been a journey for our client but she couldn’t have had better care and services.  Thank you to you and the team…Marcy and Red, Scott, and Ellen."   - County Social Worker, Karen Johnson 

"I have been so pleased with the service I have received from TSA; from the referral process and scheduling to the service itself.  I felt so cared for and Becky went out of her way to get my services scheduled. Everyone was so patient and caring. I was shown kindness and was treated very respectfully. I have been to other places and have never been treated as respectfully as I was at TSA.  I had my first appointment with Lisa today and was so impressed with Lisa’s care; I left feeling like I was heard and will make some good progress.  I have a friend who could benefit from therapy and I am going to recommend TSA to her." - Client

"What you guys have going on there as a program…is amazing! We could not be more grateful!"   - Parent of a child in Day Treatment

"Working on my client's case with the ATP and Day Treatment programs has been one of the most successful cases I have worked on. The success of this case has been discussed during county meetings and others agree."   - County Social Worker

"I could not be happier with the services my child is receiving and the growth and change that has happened for my child and family as a result. You have 'got it going on'. I am always impressed with the care, kindness, and respect you as staff bring to team decisions, services, and interactions with my child and family."   - Parent of a child in Day Treatment

 

Intern and Practicum Students

2017-2018 Academic Year Interns Continuing their Internship through the Summer

  • Moronard Lee, Outpatient
  • Katrina Lussier-Erickson*, Outpatient

2018 Summer Interns

  • Hope Bauer, Foster Care Based Programs
  • Mike Bousu*, School Based Services
  • Kelsey Sarver, Volunteer with North Branch Day Treatment

2018 - 2019 Academic Year Interns

  • Ravae Anderson, North Branch Day Treatment 
  • Mike Bousu*, School Based Services
  • Rebekah Huff, Pine City Day Treatment
  • Ciara Duffy-Gideon, Pine City Day Treatment, Foster Care Based Services
  • Teresa Lam, In-Home Family Based Services
  • Alex Mass*, North Branch Day Treatment
  • Bethany Miletich, North Branch Day Treatment
  • Paula Noonan, School Based Services
  • Jake Olson, School Based Services
  • Nicholas Pranke, In-Home Family Based Services
  • Samantha Rogers, Outpatient
  • Brittany Thunstrom, Foster Care Based Services & Pine City Day Treatment
  • Jasmine Vasquez, School Based Services
  • Darci Wikelius, Outpatient 

*Denotes interns who are also staff members of Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc.

 

For more information about our internship program, visit our Internship & Practicum Opportunities page.