Outpatient Chemical Dependency (OPCD)

CMMHC is licensed by MN Department of Human Services to provide Outpatient Chemical Dependency (CD) Treatment Services to adults and adolescents with both chemical and mental health disorders. Treatment services for adults are available in St. Cloud, Buffalo, and Monticello, with additional programming specific to adolescents in Monticello. Customized to the circumstances and culture of each individual, the services emphasize evidence-based practice models which improve quality of life through the strategic integration of substance abuse and mental health services. We promote addressing both mental health and substance abuse through collaboration of treatment plans and consultation with a goal of recovery. A multi-disciplinary team works with each individual and encourages family involvement.

Adult Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Programming

Adult Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Programming (IOP) is a group-focused, non-residential substance program offered to adults at our St. Cloud, Monticello and Buffalo locations. IOP offers nine hours of treatment per week with a typical duration of 10-12 weeks, depending upon each individual’s needs and participation. Groups meet three hours each day, three days a week for the first six to seven weeks and two days a week for the remaining three to five weeks. Transition to outpatient or aftercare groups is available for continuing care needs.

Prevention 4 Teens

Prevention 4 Teens (P4T) is an education-based substance use prevention program for youth ages 12-18 who are experiencing problems associated with alcohol or other drug use but do not meet diagnostic criteria for  substance use disorder or more formal interventions. Available in Buffalo and Monticello, P4T provides education, support and guidance for teens and their parents through two sessions with a counselor. The fee for this class is $100 and must be paid in full prior to the class.

For more information, contact:

St. Cloud Office
Buffalo Office
Monticello Office

Phone: 320.252.5010
Phone: 763.682.4400
Phone: 763.295.4001

Fax: 320.252.0908
Fax: 763.682.1353
Fax: 763.295.5086

 

Meet Our Providers

 

St. Cloud Team

Kaitlyn Lewis – BS, LADC

Kaitlyn completed her bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency and community psychology at St. Cloud State University.  She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She joined the CMMHC team in 2018 as an Outpatient Chemical Dependency Counselor. Kaitlyn’s expertise include chemical dependency assessments, adult group counseling, motivation interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and person-centered approaches.

Buffalo Team

Teresa Halloran – LADC

Teresa completed her associate’s degree in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Teresa worked at Maple Lake Recovery Center and Hazelden Center for Youth and Family before joining the CMMHC team in 2012 as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has extensive experience with the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step approach and working with families to address substance use disorder.

 

Andrew Sudbeck – LADC

Andrew completed his bachelors’ degrees in chemical dependency counseling and community psychology from St. Cloud State University. He is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Before joining the CMMHC team in 2016 in our outpatient adult day chemical dependency program, Andrew had been working the the chemical dependency field for 10 years. His expertise lies in the area of chemical dependency evaluations, group counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),  12-Step programs and solutions focused therapy.

Monticello Team

Danielle Brant – MSW, LICSW, LADC

Danielle completed her bachelor’s degrees in chemical dependency counseling and community counseling and her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas. She is a  Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Danielle is the Director of Chemical Health and a Licensed Therapist out of our Monticello office. Her expertise lies in the area of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders at the individual, couples, and family systems level.   In working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families, Danielle assists clients with presenting concerns that typically include depression, anxiety, ADHD, separation/divorce, behavioral concerns, criminal justice involvement, and life transitions.  Danielle uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach, holding the strong belief that individuals are the experts in their own lives.

 

Abby Charlson – BS, LADC

Abby completed her bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency counseling and community psychology at St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Abby  has worked in residential treatment, halfway houses, and outpatient settings with various age groups, cultures and genders. Her expertise is in utilizing the group process, family system, relapse prevention, independent life skills, stress management and motivational interviewing. Abby believes in incorporating various counseling methods to help assist clients reach their goals in all areas of their lives while recovering from addiction.

 

Jessica Elfering – BS, LADC

Jessica completed her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology and her master’s certificate in chemical dependency from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Prior to joining the CMMHC team, Jessica spent her career in the chemical dependency field. She is currently the Chemical Dependency Float Counselor and provide group sessions and chemical dependency evaluations at our St.Cloud, Monitcello and Buffalo offices.

 

Karen Glover – BS, LADC

Karen completed her bachelor’s degree community psychology and chemical dependency from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She has worked with diverse populations in residential, intensive outpatient and correctional settings before joining the CMMHC team in 2018 as an Outpatient Counselor. Karen has expertise in 12 step programs, substance abuse disorder assessments, group facilitation, relapse education and prevention, family systems in recovery and  cross addiction.

 

Catherine Wurm – BA, LADC

Catherine completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Argosy University with a concentration in chemical dependency. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), the supervisor for the Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment program and the primary counselor for the morning Adult Chemical dependency Treatment Group at our Monticello office. Catherine specializes in providing chemical use assessments for individuals of all ages as well as chemical dependency treatment services for adults. She utilizes viewpoints and techniques from various theories and practices to assist clients in obtaining their own individual goals as well as overcoming obstacles to live the best possible life.