Located in St. Cloud, Focus XII Residential is medium intensity, abstinence-based program that serves men 18 and older who are chemically dependent and have recently completed a licensed chemical dependency treatment program. This program is licensed through both the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Department of Health. With 24-hour staff coverage, this program provides a positive, structured living environment which serves as a transition from the highly structured treatment facility to independent community living while receiving 15 hours of substance use disorder treatment programming per week.
Our treatment model is based on:
~ Cognitive behavioral therapy~ Rational emotive behavioral therapy
~ Personal resiliency therapy~ 12-step model of Alcoholic Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous (encouraged but not required)
We are licensed through both the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Department of Health and serve residents of Stearns, Benton, Wright and Sherburne counties, as well as other counties by contract.
Meet Our Providers
Leah Holzem – LADC
Leah completed her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice studies and her master’s certificate in chemical dependency from St Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Leah worked at a Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) program prior to joining to CMMHC team in 2014. She served as LADC with Focus XII for 5 years prior to her current role as the Program Director at Focus XII. Leah has had years of experience working with the clients at Focus XII, as well as past experience working in a variety of other settings including intensive outpatient and medically assisted treatment. She is skilled in motivational interviewing, client-centered treatment, and 12 step modalities.
Katherine Omlid – BS, LADC
Katherine completed bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency counseling from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She joined the CMMHC team in 2006 and has worked in our Buffalo, Monticello and St. Cloud offices. Kathrine is currently the Lead Clinical Chemical Dependency Counselor in Focus XII. Her expertise is in chemical dependency assessment, crisis management, case management and behavioral interventions. She has a passion for helping clients strengthen life skills, community involvement and gaining supports in the community.
Melissa Valentine – BS, LADC
Melissa completed her bachelor’s degree in community psychology from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Prior to joining the CMMHC team in 2012, Melissa worked in residential and outpatient CD treatment placements. Her areas of expertise are adult and adolescent chemical health assessments, drug and alcohol education classes, outpatient and residential programming and detoxification services.