Adolescent Day Treatment Program Teen Day Treatment Program

Mental Health & Trauma Day Treatment Programs

Programs for males and females provide a safe, structured environment to help teens overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. Teens can enroll in the program at any time. This program is a qualifying CTSS service.


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Christian Family Solutions provides adolescent day treatment services in select clinic locations. These services provide a higher level of counseling care for teens with significant behavior and mental health issues. Our day treatment groups incorporate trauma-focused CBT and DBT-inspired programming.

Our day treatment is:

  • Gender-specific groups
  • Trauma-informed and DBT-inspired therapy
  • 3 hours per day of group therapy, plus individual and family therapy
  • Groups that run Monday through Friday
  • 5 days a week for recommended average length of treatment of 3 to 5 months


This program can help with these problems:

  • Aggressive behaviors

  • Self-injurious behaviors

  • High-risk behaviors

  • Emotional outbursts

  • Authority defiance

  • Relational conflicts

After the teen completes day treatment, our treatment team will work to create an appropriate aftercare plan.

Adolescent Day Treatment Program Overview

The teen will:

  • be assigned a therapist who is trained in the best evidence-based care for adolescents, who will work with them on their specific goals.
  • spend much of their time learning and growing in group therapy.
  • be excused from class to participate in group therapy for 3 hours each day.
  • meet with a prescriber to see if medication might be helpful.
  • meet with a psychologist to review comprehensive psychological testing.

Parents will:

  • be asked to come in for an hour each week to meet with their teen and their teen’s therapist.
  • learn new parenting skills to meet the needs of their teen and understand their teen better.
  • After the teen completes treatment, the team will work to create an appropriate aftercare plan.

What is the cost of day treatment?

Most services are covered through commercial insurance policies, CTSS, or MinnesotaCare.

Where does treatment take place?

Christian Family Solutions
8670 210th St W
Lakeville, MN 55044

Lakeville Clinic Information


Christian Family Solutions
44 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Mankato Clinic Information


Telehealth Options

Telehealth Information

How can a teen be referred?

  • Teens can be referred by their parents, school, or outpatient providers.
  • Call 262.345.5560 to speak to a staff member. They will ask more about the teen and schedule a diagnostic assessment with the program psychologist to determine if day treatment is the best fit.
  • Prior to beginning a teen day treatment program, a parent or legal guardian will need to meet with our staff to review program expectations. A separate meeting will also be scheduled to sign consents for treatment.

Staff Information

Each member of the team has a background in treating children and adolescents with challenging emotional and behavioral issues and brings unique experience to the group setting. Our team consists of Mental Health Technicians, Mental Health Professionals, Experiential Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors, under the clinical direction of a Licensed Psychologist.


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We promise to:

-Serve all patients

-Offer discounted fees for patients who qualify

-Not deny services based on a person’s race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or inability to pay

-Accept commercial and state insurance, including Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)