Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS)

Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) are for individuals who are experiencing significant difficulty with daily life activities as a result of a serious mental illness. The structured setting and services we offer through this program are beneficial to clients and help prevent future functional deterioration. These services are available short-term (30-90 days) for individuals who meet statutory criteria. IRTS services offer a range of mental health treatment options while providing comprehensive 24-hour care. They focus on supporting clients as they work towards increased functioning that would better support success in community living. These services are located in St. Cloud and are not county-specific.
Treatment components are designed to promote recovery through the use of established rehabilitative principles and best practices based on contemporary research. These include:

~ Illness management and recovery skills education
~ Integrated co-occurring treatment
~ Family education

~ Independent living skills instruction
~ Nursing services
~ Individual and group therapy

Additional needs are addressed through the development of individualized treatment plans. Therapy, nursing care and rehabilitative services are typically covered through Medical Assistance (MA) and/or individual health insurance plans. Individuals who have a source of monthly income (i.e. social security, unemployment, employer disability payments) are responsible for all or part of daily room and board costs.

For more information, contact:

Phone: 320.252.8648

Fax: 320.529.4909

Meet Our Providers


Alyshia Bills – MSW, LICSW

Alyshia completed her bachelor’s degree in community psychology and master’s degree in social work from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Alyshia joined the CMMHC team in 2011 and has held various roles. She is currently the Program Director for the Northway IRTS Program. Her areas of expertise include trauma informed care, person-centered planning and working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI).


Rachel Becker – MHP

Rachel completed her CNA certification. Prior to joining the CMMHC team in 2009, she was a CNA at Cummings Care Center. She is currently the IRTs Program Supervisor.