Partial Hospitalization Program


Children’s Minnesota has expanded its acute mental health services with the opening of a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adolescents. This program was developed to address the urgent need for intensive mental health services for children and adolescents.

The PHP at Children’s Minnesota supports children and adolescents, and their mental health providers, by offering intensive, full day, multi day treatment when patients need more care than outpatient therapy but do not or no longer need to be hospitalized.

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harm or self-injurious behavior
  • Panic disorders/panic attacks
  • Cognitive coping skills
  • Psychological education
  • Movement therapy (yoga, meditation)
  • Music and art therapy
  • General wellness and nutrition
  • Individual therapy and supportive check-ins as needed
  • Family therapy
  • Medication management sessions with a psychiatrist
  • Case management and referrals for ongoing treatment

Related specialties


Lakeville providers include:

  • Joel Spalding, MD – Psychiatrist and Medical director of Acute Mental Health Services
  • Sarah Boman, DNP, PMHNP – Advanced practice provider
  • Kelly Gandhi, RN – Program nurse
  • Claire Lindgren, LGSW – Program therapist
  • Amariah McCarthy, LGSW – Program therapist
  • Lindsay Nyseth, RN – Program nurse
  • Mariana Pereyra-Pitts, LICSW – Lead program therapist

Roseville providers include:

  • Claudia Campo-Soria, MD – Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Outpatient Child Psychiatry
  • Monique Barlow, RN – Program nurse
  • Anna Bohlinger, PhD, LMFT – Lead program therapist
  • Matthew Bolin, LICSW – Program therapist
  • Belle Khuu, LGSW – Program therapist
  • Siv Palmer, LGSW – Program therapist
  • Aaron Taubenheim, RN – Program nurse
  • April Tuftee, LICSW – Program therapist

Referral and intake process

Kids ages 6 – 18 (if still in high school) must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a diagnosed or suspected behavioral health condition that may benefit from the partial hospitalization program
  • Symptoms are serious and / or disabling related to an acute behavioral health condition or symptoms from a severe and persistent mental disorder have not improved or cannot be adequately addressed through a less intensive level of care
  • Marked impairments in their daily life, including any of the following:
    • Marked impairments that preclude adequate functioning in areas such as self-care, and/or other more specific role expectations such as school attendance or progress
    • Problem solving
    • Decision-making
    • Relating with family, peers and others
    • Addressing safety issues
    • Complying with medications
    • Managing time in a meaningful way

To refer patients who are not within the Children’s Minnesota system, please call the Children’s Minnesota Physician Access Line:

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