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 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. She 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.
Heather completed her associate’s degree specializing in chemical dependency at Fond Du Lac College. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Heather has worked in a variety of settings, throughout her profession, which furthers her understanding of the stages of recovery. Her areas of expertise are health realization, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, law of attraction, person-centered treatment and 12 step modalities. She has a passion for holistic healing which she utilizes in her counseling approach by addressing the person as a whole being.