Minnesota Community Based Services

Mental Health Community Services Offered in Minnesota

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services

Our ARMHS Program is available to individual adults with a form of Minnesota MA (or PMAP) for insurance who also meet the diagnostic criteria outlined by the state. With a focus on developing life-long skills, an ARMHS Provider tailors services to the client’s current needs. For one person that might look like practicing strategies for managing paperwork and bills. For another, it might be modeling and then rehearsing softer social skills to reduce anxiety. Regardless of the task addressed, attention is paid to the mental health symptoms that challenge that effort. While the client may be sorting through boxes to prepare for a move, they are also learning to recognize responses in themselves, identify triggers, and then work together to find strategies to reduce those symptoms. Those learned skills can then be applied to future tasks or situations, building on a foundation of accomplishment. 

ARMHS Providers meet with clients in their home, out in the community, or virtually to support independence. While ARMHS is not a substitute for Case Management, Housing Stabilization, ILS, PCA, PHP, or other intensive programming, it does strive to coordinate with the other supports in place or to help connect a client to new services. Our ARMHS Providers utilize a range of approaches to connect with their clients and engage in productive sessions. Clients should expect to meet weekly with their Skills Worker.

Ellie staff has specialized training to better serve the LGBTQIA+ community through ARMHS support. With a greater understanding of the additional challenges our LGBTQIA+ clients face we are prepared to help them move toward measurably improved outcomes. We embrace the full spectrum of gender experience and support client expressions of their individual identity. 

Ellie staff also has specialized training to better support our BIPOC clients that may benefit from ARMHS Programming. Through the lenses of respect and compassion, we respond to the lived experience of the individual as well as the generational challenges and roadblocks created by a society that we are dedicated to improving.

In-Home Therapy 

In-Home Therapy services are available to clients with a form of Minnesota MA (or PMAP) for insurance and who have a demonstrated barrier to a more traditional model of care. Some of these barriers can be transportation, medical needs, or mental health symptoms. In-Home services seek to challenge those obstacles and provide high-quality care in the home, out in the community, or virtually. We offer talk therapy that meets the needs of individuals (both adults and minors), families, and couples. Our providers employ a variety of therapeutic approaches and offer individualized care to support clients with their goals and to improve over-all well-being.

Children’s Therapeutic Services & Supports Program

The CTSS Program at Ellie Mental Health brings an intentional and coordinated approach to therapeutic supports for children who meet the diagnostic criteria of emotional disturbance or mental illness. This program is available to children and young adults enrolled in Minnesota MA, a PMAP plan, or MinnesotaCare. An Ellie CTSS Therapist works with the child and the caregivers to develop an understanding of the diagnosis and to address the ways that diagnosis impacts a child’s functioning both at home and in the community. For children, this often looks like reducing behavior challenges unique to the school setting, navigating sibling relationships, developing frustration tolerance, recognizing trauma responses, improving peer interactions, or addressing depression and anxiety. Caregivers have the guidance to learn effective tools to support the needs of the individual child as well as the family unit. With all of that in place, we then connect a CTSS Skills Provider to reinforce those strategies by practicing the skills associated with demonstrated growth in the identified areas. Clients should expect 2 or more appointments per week.

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