ARMOR is an adolescent day treatment program that provides a higher level of counseling care for adolescents with significant behavior and mental health issues. Our day treatment groups will incorporate trauma-focused CBT and DBT-inspired programming.
ARMOR stands for Assertive Relationships, Mindful Openness, & Regulation. We chose this name because it expresses the values and mission of our program and organization.
We know that some teens struggle with mental health or behavioral problems and need help in learning how to make positive changes. By utilizing trauma-focused care and DBT-inspired programming, the ARMOR program will provide tools to help teens make those positive changes, reduce risk for out-of-home placement, and gain stability in school and in the community.
This program falls under services available through Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS). Our Lakeville and Mankato clinics are certified to provide CTSS services under Minnesota Statutes 245B.0943.
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If you have further questions, please contact us at 800.438.1772.
Who is day treatment for?
• Children and adolescents
• Those for whom a lower level of care (outpatient counseling) was
• Those struggling with:
– Aggressive behaviors
– Self-injurious behaviors
– High-risk behaviors
– Emotional outbursts
– Authority defiance
– Relational conflicts
Length of Treatment
• Average length of treatment is 2-3 months
• be assigned a therapist, who will work individually on their specific
• spend much of their time learning and growing in group therapy
• be excused from class to participate in group therapy for 3 hours/day
• meet with a prescriber to see if medication might be helpful
• meet with a psychologist to review comprehensive psychological
How to Refer
To learn more or determine if a teen would be a good fit for the program, call us at 800.438.1772.
What is the cost of day treatment?
Day treatment services are available for those with commercial insurance and also for those with Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare through our CTSS program. Please contact us at 800.438.1772 to learn more.
Our ARMOR team is staffed by licensed psychologists and master’s-level therapists and trained mental health practitioners who will meet with clients in person.