Children’s Therapeutic Services and Support (CTSS)

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.


CTTS provides services in 24 schools, pairing with SLMH therapists. However, telehealth is an option when a child is sick or to engage parents.


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 – CTS 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.


Internal providers can refer clients using the internal referral form listing the school’s location. Identifying baseline and target objectives for skill-specific needs during the intake process and development of the Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) helps Mental Health Professionals provide appropriate services.

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Central Minnesota Mental Health Center (CMMHC) has been a trusted community resource for mental health services since 1959. Our headquarters are based in Saint Cloud and we have additional office sites in Buffalo, Elk River, Monticello and Waite Park.