Outpatient Program


Village Ranch offers a range of therapy options for children and their families.

Our team of experts address the challenges of struggling with depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotional and behavior challenges, conduct disorders, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and sexual-specific issues.

Diagnostic assessments are usually completed within one week of your first contact with Village Ranch. We will consult with you on your child’s plan and adjust it, if necessary. From there, therapy is conducted in our offices.



We offer:

CTSS Skills Training:

  • Anger management

  • Social skills

  • Assertiveness, problem-solving and conflict resolution

  • Impulse control

  • Interpersonal and friendship building skills

Skills training is proven to reduce the risk of psychiatric hospitalizations and the need for residential treatment. Services are usually provided twice a week, with two hours of skills-based therapy per session, however, all treatment plans are individualized and may vary. Progress is evaluated every 90 days.

Adoption Support Services, providing post-adoption attachment support and educating pre-adoptive parents about the effect of past abuse and neglect on their pre-adoptive child.

Sexuality-specific Services to address sexual behavior concerns. This includes individual, family and group therapy, as well as sexual health curriculum regarding boundaries and respect for children ages 4-12 and teens age 13-19.


Is it covered under insurance?

Most private insurers cover the cost of outpatient therapies, outside of skills training.

Skills-based services are covered by state medical assistance, under the state of Minnesota’s Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS), which establishes policies and practices for certification and coverage of mental health services for children. Services are also available to those families who do not receive medical assistance. Village Ranch will work with families to develop a sliding-scale fee schedule.

We always recommend that you check with your insurance company about coverage of your specific Village Ranch services.