Christian Family Solutions expands Lakeville clinic
New space increases capacity in day treatment program for teens facing anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges
LAKEVILLE, MN — Christian Family Solutions (CFS) has renovated its facilities at 8670 210th Street West in Lakeville, nearly doubling its square footage and creating more space for its ARMOR Day Treatment Program for Teens. The clinic is home to 15 outpatient counselors and a community-based day treatment program for teens. The new space will enhance treatment services and will allow CFS to increase capacity in its day treatment as necessary to meet community needs.
The ARMOR Day Treatment Program for Teens has steadily grown since CFS began the program in Lakeville in 2018. CFS bought the 210th Street location in 2019 anticipating growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has created more need for mental health treatment, especially for teens. According to Mental Health America, youth ages 11-17 report the highest rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts of any age group.
“We are seeing an increased need for teen day treatment, and we’re also seeing more acute cases,” says Cathy Henry (LICSW), Child and Adolescent Program Manager for CFS. “The new space will allow us to treat more teens in spaces uniquely designed for both group and individual therapy.”
Day treatment can be described as a higher dose of therapy from outpatient counseling. It is often used for children and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health concerns. For those whose symptoms are escalating, day treatment offers more hours of treatment per week along with the accountability of a group setting. Enrolled individuals receive treatment while remaining in their homes and communities. Community-based day treatment can be an important step before hospitalization or residential care is needed, or for those stepping down from hospitalization or residential care.
CFS is currently offering its day treatment program in person, following CDC guidelines. A telehealth version is also available. Anyone experiencing mental health issues should seek professional assistance. Christian Family Solutions can be reached at 800-438-1772 or at www.ChristianFamilySolutions.org.
ARMOR Day Treatment for Teens is designed to provide clinically proven and effective treatment to successfully manage depression, anxiety, trauma, or other serious mental health conditions. ARMOR stands for Assertive Relationships, Mindful Openness, and Regulation, which are the results teens work to achieve through the ARMOR program.
Christian Family Solutions has clinics in Mankato, Lakeville, and Rochester, Minn. Based in Germantown, Wis., CFS provides outpatient counseling, day treatment and intensive outpatient programs through its 50 clinics in 6 states as well as through telehealth. If clients so choose, CFS can integrate its evidence-based methods with Christian faith-based principles according to a client’s needs.