Adult Day Treatment
Adult Day Treatment (DT), available at our St. Cloud and Buffalo sites, serves adults with a primary diagnosis of serious or serious and persistent mental illness. Recipients may also have co-occurring chemical use diagnoses and/or brain injuries. Treatment is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals and practitioners under the guidance of a qualified clinical supervisor. The goals of Day Treatment are to reduce or relieve the effects of mental illness and provide training to enable recipients to live in the community with improved functioning at work, school and in social relationships. Day Treatment uses therapeutic interventions which include:
~ Group psychotherapy~ Mind and body integration strategies
~ Motivational interviewing~ Illness management and recovery
~ Integrated co-occurring diagnoses strategies~ Social skills education and practice
~ Individualized treatment planning
Weekend Windup (WWU)
WWU is a social recreational program hosted by the St. Cloud Adult Day Treatment Program which provides fun opportunities to build and practice social skills on-site and in the community. WWU is intended for current or past DT clients or clients referred by a CMMHC provider.
Always Mindful of Recovery (AMORE)
Offered by our DT staff, AMORE is an outpatient group therapy for people who are phasing out of the Adult Day Treatment Program. AMORE is also for people who may not have been in DT but might benefit from a group format along with individual therapy.
St. Cloud OfficeBuffalo Office
Mondays 1:00-2:30pmTuesdays 3:30-5:00pm
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Meet Our Providers
Brandon Stavish – MS, LPCC
Brandon completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in alcohol & drug studies from Minnesota State University Mankato and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Cloud State University. Before joining the CMMHC team, Brandon worked in the Mental Health Unit of the St. Cloud hospital. Brandon is currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the St. Cloud Adult Day Treatment program. Brandon’s areas of specialties include substance use disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, harm reduction, and trauma informed care.
Ashley Becker – MS, LPCC, CRC
Ashley completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology as well as her master’s degree in counseling psychology from St. Cloud State University. In addition, she holds her Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the St. Cloud Adult Day Treatment program. Before joining the CMMHC team in 2012, Ashley worked in the Adult Behavioral Health Unit of the St. Cloud hospital. She is currently the interim Program Manager for our Adult Day Treatment Program in St. Cloud. She is also lead therapist for the AMORE group, which is a therapy group designed for adults with SPMI/SMI to continue in their recovery once they complete or outgrow Day Treatment. Ashley’s areas of expertise are motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), illness management and recovery, trauma informed care, IDDT/trans-theoretical model and multi-cultural counseling.
Cathryn J Nissen – MS, LGSW
Cathryn completed a master’s of social work degree through St. Cloud State University and is a Licensed General Social Worker (LGSW). Cathryn describes herself as “on my third act”. Cathryn was the Director of Youth Development at a community development agency before beginning her second act in Human Resource Management. In 2013, Cathryn returned to social services in pursuit of a master’s degree in social work. Cathryn was a foster care provider, has experience working with victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking, county agencies, group homes, people with developmental disabilities, and those with serious and persistent mental illnesses. In her current role with CMMHC, Cathryn is a Day Treatment Program Clinical Trainee Therapist, providing client centered psychotherapy and other intensive therapeutic intervention for adults diagnosed with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.