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West Central Area Services


In addition to the services we provide specifically in West Central Minnesota, we also offer many services statewide. If you don’t see your city or county listed on this page, give us a call at 888.881.8261 or an office near you. We will be happy to assist you in finding the resources you need.

Chemical Dependency Education Programs

At our Alexandria location, we offer education programs related to substance abuse and chemical dependency. Through these educational programs, children and their parents/guardians have the opportunity to learn about the risks and effects of substance use, assess the impact substances have in their own lives, and ask questions in a safe, supportive environment.

  • Yield is an informational course about the risks and effects of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. The program is designed for teens, but parents and guardians are strongly encourages to attend.
  • Choices is designed for teens who may already have challenges with chemical use. Through education about chemical dependency, decision-making, safety and communication, teens and their parents/guardians have the opportunity to explore both short and long term effects of substance use.

To sign up or learn more, call our Alexandria office at 320.762.5124.

Incredible Years Parenting Program

The Incredible Years Parenting Program is a 12-week program that teaches you the ins and outs of parenting. From time-outs and consequence to incentives and reward, our staff will teach you parenting techniques that are both effective and mental health conscious. Dinner and childcare will be provided free of charge at each session.

To sign up or learn more, call our Alexandria office at 320.762.5124.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Childhood emotion and behavior disorders often influence the way parents and children interact. Through a combination of observation, therapeutic coaching and skill building, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) strengthens the relationship you have with your child and positively impacts your child’s emotions and behaviors. To schedule an appointment or learn more, call your local office:

To schedule an appointment or learn more about PCIT, call our Alexandria office at 320.762.5124.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Our team recognizes the immense impact trauma can have. For children and families who have experienced trauma, TF-CBT is an effective and recommended treatment option. In this trauma-focused therapy, our staff will help your child and family manage feelings, talk about trauma in a safe and supportive space, and develop plans for feeling safe in the future. To schedule an appointment or learn more about TF-CBT, call your local office:

  • Alexandria: 320.762.5124
  • Sauk Centre: 320.762.5124

Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)

TI-CPP is a trauma-focused therapy for parents and children ages birth through five years who have experienced trauma and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, or behavioral issues. This therapeutic treatment is used to support and strengthen parent/child relationships, restore a sense of safety and attachment, and foster healthy child development.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about TI-CPP, call our Alexandria office at 320.762.5124.