Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) are time-limited, flexible mental health services designed to reach treatment outcomes identified in the Individual Treatment Plan (ITP). For children with emotional disturbances, rehabilitation provides services to restore them to a level of functioning that they either had or would have achieved if a mental health disorder had not impaired normal development.
CTSS Skills Mental Health Practitioners work with clients on behavior intervention to decrease mental health symptoms and increase functioning consistent with the child’s developmental trajectory. Our services are designed to enable the child to self-monitor, compensate for, cope with, counteract, or replace deficits or maladaptive skills acquired due to mental illness.
CTSS provides services in 20 schools, pairing with SLMH therapists.
Qualifications for Services
To qualify for CTSS, clients must be ages 0 to 21 and have a therapist complete a comprehensive evaluation in the last year – CTSS must be listed as medically necessary with an Emotional Disturbance (ED) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) diagnosis. Clients must have Medical Assistance (MA) or Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) insurance. Although not required, we strongly encourage those receiving services to have a therapist.
You may submit a referral using our online referral form listing the school’s location you are seeking services in.
Meet Our Team
Mary J. Linn
- Adjustment Disorders
- Age 0 to 5
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Mood Disorder
- Relationship Therapy
Mary J. Linn
Mary has a master’s degree in Community Counseling from St. Cloud State University. Before joining the CMMHC team in 1994, she was a Family Therapist at Gerard In-Home Treatment Program. She is currently the Early Intervention Family Services Clinical Supervisor, providing consultation and training to other community providers and agencies.
Sheri completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, her master’s degree in Child and Family Studies at St. Cloud State University, and her post - graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Cloud State University. She has worked for the Buffalo Hanover Montrose School District since 2001 and as a School Linked Mental Health (SLMH) Therapist since 2009. Sheri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and has been the Program Manager for our School Linked Mental Health program since 2017.