Mental Health
Children’s Therapeutic Services – Brainerd Lakes & Central MN

Children's Therapeutic Services - Brainerd Lakes & Central MN

In addition to the services we provide specifically in the Brainerd area, we also offer many services statewide. If you don’t see what you are looking for, give us a call at 888.881.8261 or find an office near you. We will be happy to assist you in finding the resources you need.Map of Brainerd area



Crisis Nurseries

LSS Crisis Nursery staff understand that to provide a safe and nurturing environment at home, there are times when parents need additional support. We offer short-term childcare for children up to 12 years of age by licensed providers. We also provide crisis counseling and support for families, and information and referrals to additional community resources.

  • St. Cloud: 320.654.1090

Kids & Youth Resiliency Services

Based in St. Cloud and Baxter, our Kids Resiliency and Youth Resiliency Services are asset-building, strengths-based programs that empower kids and youth by building on the skills they already have. Through coaching, counseling and peer connections, kids learn to overcome the challenges they face at home, school and in their communities.

Kids and youth in our resiliency service meet five days per week, spending their time learning individual and group skills, meeting with counselors and connecting with peers. Our services operate out of a house in the community and are designed so that kids feel like they’re “coming home” from school every day.

Since parent/guardian involvement is instrumental in their children’s success,Girl carrying binders on her head. our Kids Resiliency and Youth Resiliency Services also support parents and guardians. Through family therapy and parent education, our staff provides tools to help foster a healthy and encouraging home environment.

To join or learn more, we encourage you to connect with us:

  • Kids Resiliency Service, Baxter | Grades 5-8 | 218.297.2020
  • Kids Resiliency Service, Princeton | Grades 5-8 | 763.220.5358
  • Youth Resiliency Service, St. Cloud | Grades 6-12 | 320.529.9357

School-based Therapy

To make our services more accessible, we place staff in area schools so that your child can receive services during the school day. To qualify, your child must have a mental or behavioral health diagnosis and go to a public school in one of the following areas: Albany, Becker, Elk River, Melrose, Princeton, or Sauk Centre.

To schedule an appointment or learn more, call our St. Cloud office at 320.251.7700.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)Woman holding boy toddler.

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:

  • Brainerd: 218.828.7379
  • St. Cloud: 320.251.7700

Youth Intervention Project (YIP)

Our Youth Intervention Project is a strengths-based program that allows children and youth to receive a combination of therapy and skills training in their local schools. Offered in Sauk Rapids, Princeton, Becker and Elk River, student-family advocates meet to support youth towards successfully achieving their goals.



Behavioral Health Services - St. Cloud