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For children who are Washington County residents and who have a severe emotional disturbance (SED) and complex needs, the Canvas Health Family Treatment Program is an alternative to out-of-home placement. It provides flexible, culturally competent in-home and community-based therapy and treatment services that work to build positive family relational patterns and reduce disruptive behaviors and reduce the need for out of home placement.

In-home treatment includes 24-hour on-call service crisis intervention and ongoing treatment provided by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who coordinate service with schools, hospitals, treatment facilities and other service providers. Specific family problems vary from case to case, but may include parental mental illness, emotional, sexual or physical abuse, delinquency, truancy, or parenting problems that limit daily functioning.

This program is only available to residents of Washington County, ages 6-17 who are at risk for out of home placement (residential treatment, group home, foster home).

Referrals - Washington County Residents Only

Download the Referral Form

Referral Form

Fax
(651) 251-5204

Questions

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

Email
Barb Tester, Program Support
btester@canvashealth.org

Phone
(651) 251-5024

Meet The Team

DeanGorall

Dean Gorall

In-Home Family Treatment Supervisor

I believe that mental and emotional health problems experienced by children and adolescents arise from a combination of biological and environmental causes and these causes can be historical or existing in the client’s current lives. I believe one of the ways to be helpful to these clients is by having their family systems that surround them function as well as possible, both for the client and all family members.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Family therapy with children and adolescents where the problems for the child or teen have become significant enough that there is current risk of out of home placement.
  • Ages Served: 6-17

Professional Experience

I began providing in-home family therapy 28 year ago, have been providing these services with Canvas Health in Washington County for the past 17 years, and have been supervisor of the In-Home Services/Family Treatment program at Canvas health since May 2018.

Education

  • Family Relations and Child Development - Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D. in Family Social Science - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Referral Information

This program is available for Washington County residents. To make a referral, complete this form.

Kelly Showalter

Kelly Showalter

Family Treatment Practitioner

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • In-Home Family Treatment

Referral Information

This program is available for Washington County residents. To make a referral, complete this form.

Laxee

Laxee Thao

Family Treatment Practitioner

With curiosity and empathy, I want to create a safe space for families and individuals to discover, heal, and change. I understand that healing, restoration, and change is a process and one that I am intentional about.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Family Treatment Program
  • Bilingual: English and Hmong
  • Ages Served: 5-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems,
    Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm

Professional Experience

I have experience providing in home therapeutic services for individual and family.

Education

  • Master of Arts - St. Mary’s University

License and Credentials

  • Master of Arts - MA

Referral Information

This program is available for Washington County residents. To make a referral, complete this form.

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