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Canvas Health offers several treatment programs for adults with significant mental health challenges, including Adult Day Treatment and Group Therapy. Canvas Health currently offers Adult Day Treatment Programs at its Oakdale mental health clinic.

Adult Mental Health Day Treatment

In some cases for those with significant mental health challenges, a period of intensive daily treatment is necessary to bring about meaningful change. Adult Day Treatment focuses both on the process of recovery as well as on the development of skills clients can use to cope with mental health symptoms.

We accept Medicare as well as other insurance and payment methods for these programs.

Adult Day Treatment Groups

Canvas Health runs a series of groups based on client needs:

Connections Day Treatment – 12-week program w/ recommendation to attend aftercare support groups 1-2 times for 4 months. This treatment focuses on teaching skills to cope with mental health symptoms and lifestyle changes to support wellness. Illness management and recovery curriculum is used as well as support and validation. The program utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psycho education, and expressive therapies to teach and practice coping skills and wellness/lifestyles changes for managing impact of mental illness.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Adult Day Treatment – 20-week program w/ recommendation to attend aftercare support groups 1-2 times for 4 months. DBT is an evidence-based comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that emphasizes mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance. DBT is helpful for clients struggling with suicidal thoughts or other self-damaging behavior

Following graduation from our Connections or DBT Day Treatment program, all clients are encouraged to attend IOP aftercare groups. Canvas Health offers a variety of adult IOP groups multiple days per week in 60 to 90 minutes sessions for mental health challenges. There are 8 to 12 people in a group at a time. Please note: You do not have to complete Day Treatment to join IOP groups.

PACE – This program meets once per week for 1 hour per day. This program best fits clients who are typically lower-functioning and benefits from a slower –paced program. This is NOT for the developmentally delayed, based on client’s ability to process information, learn and retain skills. In this program you will learn DBT Skills and symptom management in a structured format.

DBT Skills Aftercare – This program meets once per week for 1½ hours. This program is best for adults who are completing a more intensive program schedule or those who struggle with ineffective decision making, emotional dysregulation, and tolerating distress. DBT Skills are reviewed and reinforced at each session. Group therapy is provided in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment. Some experience with DBT concepts is required. This is ideal for aftercare to DBT Adherent or DBT Day Treatment. Groups are either in-person or hybrid (both in person and virtual).

Symptom Management – This group meets once per week for 1 or 1 ½ hour (s) per day. This is a support-based group for client’s struggling with mental health symptoms and co-occurring disorders. This group is focused on sharing experiences, problem solving, review of coping skills and general support. This group would benefit clients who are looking for more general peer support and review of skills learned in Day Treatment.

Download an Adult Day Treatment/Group Therapy referral form.

Adherent Adult DBT Skills Training – A group for clients aged 18 and older who struggle with suicidal ideation, self-harm, impulsive behaviors and/or frequent hospitalizations.  We support clients to learn skills to help them maintain personal safety, reduce problematic behaviors and improve their relationships.  This is an evidence based practice that includes group, individual therapy, and  coaching calls to support clients to make lasting changes.
For more information about the Adherent Adult DBT Skills Training Program, please call (651) 777-5222.

Referrals and Appointments

Oakdale Day Treatment Program

Referral Form

(651) 251-5020

Danielle Eliasen; Program Administrator

(651) 251-5110

Adherent Adult DBT Skills Training Info:


(651) 777-5222

Meet The Team

Arnett, Sheri – Professional 22

Sheri Arnett, MSW, LICSW

Adult Day Treatment Therapist

Every individual is worthy at their core, and also have internal and external strengths to discover. My joy is in the client’s journey of self-discovery and acceptance. My responsibility is to provide the education, skills, and coaching that equip them to be intentional as they build their lives as they want it to be for themselves, their relationships, and the common good. Life is hard, and it is in our self-awareness and communication/coping skills that we are able to make the shift to a meaningful and satisfying life.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Specialty Areas

  • Adult Day Treatment
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Dysregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Reproductive Health – miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Chronic Pain, Grief, Self-Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

Crisis Mental Health assessments and interventions (in different capacities for over 30 years); Mental Health Adult Day Treatment group facilitator; Death Investigator; Medical Social Work; Life long learner.


  • Bachelor of Social Work - Bethel College
  • Master of Social Work - Augsburg College
  • Certification as Clinical Trauma Professional

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

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