Day Treatment

Program Description:  Day Treatment is an intensive rehabilitative mental health service for youth whose mental health is significantly impairing their functioning in school, home and community environments. Day Treatment operates for 3 hours a day, 5 days per week, year-round. A youth’s home school district is responsible for academics and ensuring that the youth’s schedule covers core classes during the time they will be on school grounds.


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Mental Health Services in Schools

Description of Services: Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc (TSA) is a community provider who provides mental health services for children, teens and their families in their school environment. TSA Mental Health Therapists and Skills Workers partner with school staff to find the best time in a student’s day to schedule a mental health session and collaborate to determine best ways to support a student in the school environment. TSA provides two types of Mental Health Services in Schools; School-linked Mental Health Services (SLMH) and School Based Mental Health services. SLMH services are funded by insurance coverage and/or grant support which is funded by the MN Department of Human Services. TSA SLMH service providers are located in offices at the schools in Pine and Chisago counties. School Based Mental Health Services are routinely provided by TSA staff members at schools within the districts of Forrest Lake, Wyoming, St. Paul and Anoka and are funded through insurance or private pay.   


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Child Treatment Foster Care Program

Program Description:  The Child Treatment Program (CTP) is a foster care based, comprehensive treatment program that combines the normalization of family living with the benefits of coordinated therapeutic treatment services.  Foster parents are ready to nurture, provide guidance and limits, offer tenderness and care to meet the needs of each special, unique child.  The child’s Treatment Team**, consisting of foster parents, Mental Health Professionals and the Case Manager, meet to attend to specialized treatment and care plans for each client.   The Treatment Team** model is the heartbeat of the program in the delivery of services to children and their families.  Quality foster care, meaningful therapeutic services, coordinated efforts, and partnerships with families produce positive outcomes for children.  Our program attends to the unique needs of clients with a multitude of issues. We are experienced in working with youths and their families with a myriad of mental health and chemical health challenges, family issues, and childhood trauma experiences.  We encourage and invite family involvement in the treatment experience!


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Adolescent Treatment Foster Care Program

Program Description: The Adolescent Treatment Program (ATP) is a foster care based, comprehensive treatment program that combines the normalization of family living with the benefits of coordinated therapeutic treatment services.  Foster parents are ready to nurture, provide guidance and limits, offer tenderness and care to meet the needs of each special, unique child.  The youth's Treatment Team**, consisting of foster parents, Mental Health Professionals and the Case Manager, meet to attend to specialized treatment and care plans for each client.   The Treatment Team** model is the heartbeat of the program in the delivery of services to children, youth and their families.  Quality foster care, meaningful therapeutic services, coordinated efforts, and partnerships with families produce positive outcomes for children.  Our program attends to the unique needs of clients with a multitude of issues. We are experienced in working with youths and their families with a myriad of mental health and chemical health challenges, family issues, and childhood trauma experiences.  We encourage and invite family involvement in the treatment experience!


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Teen Mom and Child Foster Care Program

Program Description:  The Teen Mother and Child Program is a foster care based, comprehensive treatment program that combines the normalization of family living with the benefits of coordinated therapeutic treatment services, specifically designed to help the adolescent how is pregnant or who is parenting a child.  The program recognizes the special needs of the adolescent who has emotional and behavioral problems and who is facing the challenges of parenting.  This specialized program is an adjunct to our Adolescent Treatment Program, following the same treatment principles as the ATP but serving a very distinct clientele: adolescent mothers and/or expecting adolescent mothers.  Foster parents are ready to nurture, provide guidance and limits, offer tenderness and care to meet the needs of each special, unique child and teen parent; while coaching, supporting and modeling parenting for the teen parent.  The teen mom's Treatment Team**, consisting of foster parents, Mental Health Professionals and the Case Manager, meet to attend to specialized treatment and care plans for each client.   The Treatment Team** model is the heartbeat of the program in the delivery of services to children and their families.  Quality foster care, meaningful therapeutic services, coordinated efforts, and partnerships with families produce positive outcomes for children.  Our program attends to the unique needs of clients with a multitude of issues. We are experienced in working with youths and their families with a myriad of mental health and chemical health challenges, family issues, and childhood trauma experiences.  We encourage and invite family involvement in the treatment experience!


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Full Family Foster Care

Program Description:  A special type of service provided at TSA is our Full Family Foster Care Program.  This program offers community based foster care placement for adult mothers and their child(ren) in a TSA foster home.  The Full Family Foster Care Program is designed to eliminate the need for separation of child(ren) and mother when the need for county intervention and assistance is required due to parenting issues that are present, conditions of home environment do not meet the needs of the children in the home, or when the  family is experiencing homelessness. Placing parents and children together in a foster home allows for the parent to receive on-site supervision, parent coaching and mentoring from foster parents.

Like its partner programs, our Full Family Foster Care Program is a foster care based, comprehensive treatment program that combines the normalization of family living with the benefits of coordinated therapeutic treatment services.  Foster parents are ready to nurture, provide guidance and limits, offer tenderness and care to meet the needs of each special, unique child and their parent.  The assigned Treatment Team**, consisting of foster parents, Mental Health Professionals and the Case Manager, meet to attend to specialized treatment and care plans for each client.   The Treatment Team** model is the heartbeat of the program in the delivery of services to children and their families.  Quality foster care, meaningful therapeutic services, coordinated efforts, and partnerships with families produce positive outcomes for children and their parents.  Our program attends to the unique needs of clients with a multitude of issues. We are experienced in working with youths and their families with a myriad of mental health and chemical health challenges, family issues, and childhood trauma experiences.  We encourage and invite family involvement in the treatment experience; and this program directly supports the parents of children in out of home placement by offering placement for the parent alongside the child in one of our specialized homes!


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Respite Care

Description of Service:  TSA provides respite care services to children and their families who are in need of time-limited breaks in caring for their child(ren).  Respite is a collaborative parenting effort with the sending and receiving families of the child.  Both TSA foster parents and the sending family will work together to provide a safe, nurturing and cohesive respite experience for the child.  As the child is matched with a TSA foster home, the length, frequency and duration of the respite experience is determined by TSA, the child’s family, and county worker. 


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Shelter Care

Description of Service: TSA provides shelter care services to children who are in need of emergency foster care placement.  TSA foster parents work to provide a safe, structured, nurturing and caring foster care experience for the child throughout the child’s shelter placement.  TSA and the foster parent will work collaboratively with the referring worker to address the unique needs of the child and the child’s case plan as presented by the referring worker.


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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Service Description: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health services are for infants, toddlers, and young children with impairing mental health symptoms and/or developmental needs.  These services allow for the assessment and treatment of infants and young children.  The assessment process includes a DC:0-5 Diagnostic Assessment.  Additional psychotherapeutic services may include Family Psychotherapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and/or in-home Family Skills services.


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Outpatient Services

Description of Services: TSA provides professional mental health services to individuals and families of all ages.  Our clinical staff come from the fields of psychology, clinical social work, and marriage and family therapy and are licensed professionals and/or have advanced graduate training in a mental health field. 

Services generally start with a comprehensive assessment to address presenting problems/concerns.  This helps to identify appropriate recommendations for service needs.  Psychotherapy is one of the services that is most commonly provided in our outpatient setting.  This refers to a range of treatments that can help with mental health problems, emotional challenges, and some psychiatric disorders.  Psychotherapy aims to assist individuals to better understand their feelings and to provide tools to help individuals cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way.  Psychotherapy services can assist people experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns.  Whether you and/or a family member are wanting help coping with individual or family concerns or assistance in enhancing your relationships with others, our professional therapists are committed to helping clients find meaningful, hope-filled lives.


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Community Based Skills Groups

Program Description: Community Based Skills groups are an opportunity for clients to learn and practice important emotional and behavioral coping, social, communication and daily living skills within the context of a group setting with peers of a similar age. Oftentimes, skills groups are an important addition to individual therapy and provide an opportunity for youth to practice skills that will help them cope with various mental health challenges they are facing and working through in therapy.   


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In-Home Family Based Services

Description of Services:  We believe the best way to provide services to a child is through strengthening and empowering the family as a unit.  This is the heartbeat of the philosophy of In-Home Family Based Services (FBS). FBS services are unique in that most often the treatment is offered in the client's homes. FBS services are designed to respond to each family's unique needs, therefore, the treatment approach is tailored to fit individual families. 


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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Overview of Services:  TSA’s therapists for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provide culturally affirmative and language specific mental health services to children (birth to 22 years), who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing and their families; and who are also experiencing difficulty due to emotional or behavioral problems.  Our services include individual and family psychotherapy and rehabilitative services (CTSS), which can include individual, family or group skill building services to help strengthen the emotional, behavioral and social functioning of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their families.

The therapists in the deaf and hard of hearing program have a broad range of understanding about the physical and mental health challenges and needs of children who have mild to profound hearing losses.  They understand how these needs influence behavior, school performance, family life, and social relationships.  They are well versed in addressing communication needs and language barriers. Therapists in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program are fluent in American Sign language (ASL) and are familiar with Deaf culture.  


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Assessments

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc provides Diagnostic Assessments, Psychological Evaluations and Specialized Assessments. Diagnostic assessments are required before a client can receive mental health services as they assist with determining therapeutic treatment needs and eligibility for specific services. Psychological Evaluations provide a more in-depth assessment of a client's emotional, behavioral & psychological presentation. The Specialized Assessments TSA provides focus on the needs of the children in the context of a family unit.  


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Supervised Visitations

Sometimes families experiencing internal strife or families involved with Child Protection Services need supervised visitation services. TSA provides this service specific to individual family need, as requested.  This service may be provided in a community setting (such as a public park), appropriate family home, TSA office or other agreed upon setting.  Safety is a must and all parties must agree to primary supervised visitation rules.  Supervised visitation services are focused on best meeting the child(ren)'s needs. The adults visiting the children need to cooperate with the professional providing the supervised visitation service with an emphasis on safety, age appropriate interactions with the child, child-centered activity and overall child well being in their experience of visitation. 


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Professional Training, Consultation and Supervision

Training Services

Therapeutic Services Agency's professional staff provide training sessions tailored to meet your group's training needs. We provide training to mental health service providers, foster parents, adoptive families, GAL's, County Social Workers, etc. We provide training on the following topics and may also develop additional training workshops in response to your requests.


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