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 for 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 is a licensed independent clinical social worker working as the Clinical Supervisor for Northway Intensive Residential Treatment Services.  Alyshia received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University and has many years of experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness within both residential and community settings.  Alyshia works with clients short-term (up to 90 days) in the residential setting and focuses on psychoeducation and increased symptom management to assist clients in gaining additional stability to promote success in community living.  Alyshia is also an MN Board of Social Work approved clinical supervisor.

Gretchen Moos- MSW, LGSW

Gretchen is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker and Clinical Trainee at Northway Intensive Residential Treatment Services.  Gretchen obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Graduate degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University.  She is currently working towards obtaining her LICSW licensure.  Gretchen has experience working with adult clients in various settings, including: county agencies, corrections, and day training and habilitation facilities.