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Adult & Children’s Mental Health Case Management

Children’s Mental Health Case Management

Children’s Mental Health Case Management (CMHCM) services are activities that are coordinated with family community support services and are designed to help children with a severe emotional disturbance and the child’s family obtain needed mental health, social, educational, health, vocational, and recreational services.

A case manager assesses a child’s changing needs, develops a plan with other service providers and the child’s family to best address the child’s needs, links the child and family to appropriate community resources and monitors the effectiveness of planned services.
-Source: Minnesota State Statute

Washington County Community Services contracts with Canvas Health to provide all of its state-mandated Children’s Mental Health Case Management services. CMHCM is a voluntary service and is delivered in partnership with the child and the child’s family.

Who is eligible for CMHCM at Canvas Health?

  • Children residing in Washington County
  • Children who have a mental health diagnosis
  • Children who meet criteria for a Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED)

What is needed for a Referral?

  • A Diagnostic Assessment, Psychiatric Assessment, or Psychological Evaluation that has been completed within the last 6 months
  • A Severe Emotional Disturbance Determination (SED) statement from a licensed mental health professional
  • A completed Canvas Health CMHCM Referral Form

 

Adult Mental Health Case Management

Adult case managers assist adults with severe mental health needs in receiving mental health, social, educational, employment, and other necessary services in order to improve functioning and remain in the community. Mental Health Case Managers assess the strengths and needs of the client and family, connect them with the appropriate level and intensity of mental health care, coordinate services, organize care teams, and monitor the effectiveness of services. Case managers also assist with access and placement in residential care, treatment foster care and respite care, etc.

Who is eligible for adult case management?

  • Adults residing in Washington County
  • Adults must meet criteria for severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI)
  • Individual must have PMAP insurance

What is needed for referral?

  • Diagnostic assessment completed within the last 12 months
  • Completed referral form

Appointments and Referrals (Washington County Residents Only)

Children's Case Management

Referral Form

Email
Lori Swenson, Case Management
lswenson@canvashealth.org

Phone
(651) 251-5065

Fax
(651) 251-5204

Adult Case Management

For questions regarding eligibility criteria or the referral process, please reach out to us!

Phone
(651) 251-5020

Email
Danielle Eliasen; Program Administrator
deliasen@canvashealth.org

Fax
(651) 251-5204

Meet The Team

Dickens, Gena – Professional 22

Gena Dickens, LICSW

Children's Mental Health Case Management Supervisor

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington
County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Rule 79 Targeted Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 23 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

Cammack, Amanda

Amanda Cammack

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Targeted Case Management – Children
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

Clements, Lindsay

Lindsay Clements

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Rule 79 Children’s Mental Health Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 17 years of providing services to children and families.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

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Caitlin Deaton

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Case Management – Children’s
  • Ages Served: 0-18

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

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Ryan Esselman

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

I approach new and existing clients with the theme in mind of meeting them where they are at. It is important to building a strong foundation of rapport before growth can be made.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Children’s Case Management
  • Ages Served: 6-26
  • Abuse, Addiction, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Grief, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Shame, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have been working in the Mental Health field for 12 years working with children with mental health concerns. I have specialized in ABA services with children with Autism from 2010 to 2018 in home, in school, and clinic based. I then moved on to CTSS services in home for 3 years.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science, University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

Farmer, Saydie

Saydie Farmer, LICSW

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Rule 79 Children’s Case Management
  • Case Management (Children’s)
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 4 years.

Education

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

Khaopraseuth, Susie

Susie Khaopraseuth

Children's Mental Health/CADI Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Rule 79 Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have more than 6 years of working with children in mental health.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice - Portland State University

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

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William Lee-Kramer

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic
  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Case Management (Children’s)
  • Ages Served:0-26
  • Abuse, Addiction, ADHD/ADD (Children), Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Domestic Violence, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Grief, Hoarding, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parenting Issues, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia Disorder, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Harm, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Shame, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have more than 3 years of experience working with children diagnosed with ASD and related disorders in clinic, school, and home-based settings. I also have experience working as a behavioral and supervisory E.A. in the MN public school system, as well as experience as a lead pre-school teacher for ages 2-5.

Education

  • BA - University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

Morris, Erica

Erica Morris

Adult Mental Health Case Manager

My professional philosophy is mental healthcare is healthcare. Every daily life action or decision starts with a thought. It’s important that our minds are healthy, so that we can make healthy choices that keep us safe and well.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic
  • Stillwater Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Adult Case Management
  • Ages Served: 18+
  •  Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), Case Management

Professional Experience

I’ve served people in various capacities for just over 20+ years. I started early as a teen camp counselor for a YMCA program that engaged youth specifically with ADHD and that sparked my career. I’ve been a CNA, Palliative Care Worker, Assisted Living Care Manager, Direct Support Professional, Group Home (Lead, Supervisor, and House Manager), Mental Health Counselor, Adult Day Program Case Manager, Housing Stability Case Manager, 245 D Program Manager and Consultant for 245 D programs, CADI Case Manager, Adult Mental Health Case Manager (Hennepin and Dakota County). I’ve been “people-ing” for a long time now, and I enjoy what I do!

Education

  • BS-Kennesaw State University
  • Currently-Capella University
  • Past-Howard University

Referral & Appointment

For questions regarding Adult Case Management’s eligibility criteria or the referral process, contact Danielle Eliasen, Case Management Program Administrator; (651) 251-5020; deliasen@canvashealth.org.

Moses, Sarah

Sarah Moses

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic
  • Cottage Grove Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

Professional Experience

I have more than 4 years of experience working with children in mental health.

Education

  • BS Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Child Advocacy Studies
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

Children’s Case Management Referral Information

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management, lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

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Hannah Ruikka

Adult Mental Health Case Manager

My personal philosophy mental health is a huge part of healthcare. Mental health can impact every part of your life and it is something that really needs to be as important as other parts of your health.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Adult Mental Health Case Management
  • Ages Served: 19 and older
  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI

Professional Experience

I have worked in several different areas in the realm of healthcare. From working with seniors in activities to more recently a career counselor helping students. I love helping people be the best they can be.

Education

  • Psychology- Metropolitan State University

Referral & Appointment

For questions regarding Adult Case Management’s eligibility criteria or the referral process, contact Danielle Eliasen, Case Management Program Administrator; (651) 251-5020; deliasen@canvashealth.org.

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Brandi Sedesky-Robinson, BSW

Adult Mental Health Case Manager

My professional philosophy is that there is no health without mental health. As reported by the World Health Organization: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Adult Case Management
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Case Management

Professional Experience

I’ve been in the social services field for a handful of years. From being a patient care coordinator at a mental health clinic, to working with youth as a youth support specialist, working with families and adolescents in a day treatment program, and have over a year experience as a CADI waiver case manager. I love what I do, and I can’t wait to continue to see how much I grow here within Canvas Health.

Education

  • BSW- The College of St. Scholastica
  • MSW- (Currently) Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Referral & Appointment

For questions regarding Adult Case Management’s eligibility criteria or the referral process, contact Danielle Eliasen, Case Management Program Administrator; (651) 251-5020; deliasen@canvashealth.org.

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Brandi Sheehan, LSW

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Rule 79 Children’s Mental Health Case Management
  • Ages Served:3-18

Professional Experience

I have been providing services to children and families for more than 8 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

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Laura Urtel

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Rule 79 Targeted Children’s Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 16 years of experience providing services to children and families.

Education

  • BA Sociology/Psychology

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

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Ben Widbin, LICSW

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Rule 79 Children’s Mental Health Case Management
  • Ages Served: 0-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 17 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Appointments & Referrals

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management Program Administrator; lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

Wilberg, Nate

Nate Wilberg

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Rule 79 Children's Mental Health Case Management

  • Case Management (Children)
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 18 years working with children with significant emotional, behavioral, and/or developmental challenges.

Children’s Case Management Referral Information

For questions regarding Children’s Case Management, contact Lori Swenson, Case Management, lswenson@canvashealth.org; (651) 251-5065

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