Children’s Therapeutic Services and Support (CTSS)

CTSS Skills and Psychotherapy services are housed out of our Waite Park office and serve clients within a 15 mile radius from this location. Services take place in the home or community to help children and their families develop skills to return lost abilities or restore them to typical developmental levels.

This program is available to children and families who access other services through CMMHC.

For more information, contact:

Phone: 320.257.4222

Meet our Providers


Christine Morris – MS, LMFT

Christine completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Calvin College and her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from St. Cloud State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who serves as Clinic Manager in St. Cloud and Waite Park offices. She also the Clinical Superviser for Children’s Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS). Christine has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple, family and group capacities.  Her areas of expertise are CTSS, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and clinical supervision and administration.


Jessica Hayes – BA

Jessica completed her bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She has experience in juvenile residential treatment, ISD 742 and Targeted Case Management at CMMHC. She is currently a member of our Children’s Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS) team.



Erin Simonson – MSW, LGSW, LADC

Erin completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology with emphasis in chemical dependency counseling from Argosy University and her master’s degree in social work from University of North Dakota.  She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She has experience in residential and outpatient chemical dependency treatment programs as well as children’s mental health programs. Erin’s expertise is in Opioid Substance Use disorder, overdose response and prevention and adolescent development.


Laura Vernier – MS, CRC

Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of California, San Diego and her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling education from St. Cloud State University.  Laura has nearly 15 years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities. She joined the CMMHC team in 2012 and is currently a  clinical trainee. Laura has a passion for developing relationships using positive and strength based approaches, being mindful of cultural influences.