Focus XII

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.

Contact Information:

Phone: 320.252.2425

Fax: 320.529.1976

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.

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.


Danielle Eller-Hollerud – BS, LADC

Danielle graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science in Community Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counseling.  She joined CMMHC’s Focus XII program in 2018 as a Chemical Dependency Technician and is currently an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Danielle’s areas of expertise include relapse prevention techniques and education, relationship wellness, co-dependency, and co-occurring disorders.


Casey Howard – MHP, BS, LADC

Casey completed her Chemical Dependency program and is currently attending St. Cloud State University working toward her Master’s in Rehabilitation and Addictions Counseling.  Along with meeting with clients individually at Focus XII, Casey facilitates groups focused on emotional regulation, psychoeducation, and skills development.  She also works at Northway IRTS as a Mental Health Practitioner (MHP).