Located in St. Cloud, Focus XII Residential is an abstinence-based program that serves men 18 and older who are chemically dependent and have recently completed a licensed chemical dependency treatment program. Services are provided in an educational setting through group therapy and on a one-to-one basis. 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.
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 Ste
arns, Benton, Wright and Sherburne counties, as well as other
counties by contract.
Meet Our Providers
Michael O’Neal – LADC, ADCR
Michael has been a licensed chemical dependency counselor in the state of Minnesota for the past seven years working in both residential and outpatient services and currently serves as Program Director. His experiences and work includes; thorough screening and the assessment process, intake procedures, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, case management, crisis intervention, extensive client education, consultation with other professionals and effective record keeping. Mike utilizes several therapeutic approaches including but not limited to –cognitive/behavioral therapy, family systems, co-occurring education and treatment, the disease model of addiction, existential and reality therapy. Mike’s current work experience has allowed him to develop relationships with clients over a ninety to a hundred and twenty day period, offering consistent reminders of the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of the complex disease of addiction. It has also provides him with rewarding examples of “why treatment works and why the work that we do is so vital”
Leah Holzem – LADC
Leah is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the Board of Behavior Health and Therapy of Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies and a Master’s Certificate in Chemical Dependency, both from St Cloud State University. Leah has experience working with both adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including intensive outpatient and medically assisted treatment. She utilizes motivational interviewing, client-centered treatment, and 12 step modalities. Leah is passionate about recovery and assisting others in meeting their personal goals.
Katherine Omlid – BS, LADC
Katherine is licensed by the state of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her expertise lays in the area of substance misuse, specializing in assessment, crisis management, group therapy, case management and other daily job duties as assigned. In addition, she has extensive experience working with mental health professionals, outside support agents and working as a team for the benefits and care of the clients she serves. In addition, therapeutic modalities include, but are not limited to: Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Relapse Prevention which are utilized to assist clients in meeting their own unique needs/goals. Katherine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Community Psychology obtained from St. Cloud State University in January 2006.
Heather has been a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the Board of Behavior Health and Therapy of Minnesota since 2008. She has experience working with adolescent, adult, male and female clientele. Heather has worked in a variety of settings, throughout her profession, which furthers her understanding of the stages of recovery. Her passion is in holistic healing which she utilizes in her counseling approach by addressing the person as a whole being.