The Crossroads Program

Our Focus & Goal

To help individuals in early recovery rebuild their lives while assisting them in developing and maintaining a support network to guard against relapse.
To help residents attain the necessary skills to live an addiction free life. We accomplish this by: 

Assisting residents in addressing the issues that have kept them in a cycle of addiction. 

Guiding development of a support network that encourages positive change and recovery. 

Teaching how to reach for help and how to implement the feedback received. 

Encouraging short and long term goals that create the life each resident deserves.

Our Three-Phase program

  • Attend all Crossroads group meetings weekly
  • Have a one-to-one session with assigned counselor at least once a week
  • Be actively involved in securing a temporary or permanent sponsor/mentor
  • Attend an outside support group meeting whenever possible
  • Need to be employed, in school, or doing volunteer services after 30 days
  • Attend two groups at Crossroads weekly. One must be your assigned primary group and the other you may pick from to commit to weekly (Recovery Maintenance, Meditation and Mindfulness, Recovery Engineering, and others)
  • Have a one-to-one session two to three times per month
  • Be employed, attend school or do regular volunteer work (minimum of 25 hours per week)
  • Attend an outside support group whenever possible
  • Have a sponsor or mentor that you meet with on a regular basis
  • Movement from phase II to phase III requires a minimum of 3 months at Crossroads and approval from counselor that you are ready to move phases
  • Attend your primary group each week
  • Have a one-to-one with your counselor once per month.
  • Be employed, attend school or do regular volunteer work (minimum of 25 hours per week)
  • Attend an outside support group
  • Have a sponsor or mentor that you meet with regularly
We work with adults seeking to heal themselves from the grips of addiction. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability or veteran status.
Crossroads is committed to ensuring an environment that is free of discrimination and to fostering a climate in which all residents participate, contribute, and grow to their fullest potential.

On-Site Therapy

Each resident is assigned a therapist upon admission so that they will receive Individual Therapy throughout their stay.

Below are the Therapy Groups that our program offers:

Once a month our Executive Director John Rundquist, leads a community meeting that every Crossroads resident is required to attend. The meeting is designed for the residents to learn about new changes and updates to the program, to welcome new residents to the community, and to hear from an alumni of the program talk about their experience during their stay and how their recovery continues to flourish. Following the meeting everyone meets for food and fellowship to celebrate recovery.

This group is designed to be a place where individuals process what is going on for them in their everyday lives as well as within their recovery while giving and receiving the support of their peers. Each resident attends one primary group per week, run by their therapist at Crossroads. Residents remain in a Primary Group throughout their stay.

During weekly meetings in this group, Evan Lieberman leads discussion on topics related to staying sober and gambling free while guarding against relapse.

In this group, residents identify one specific problem that is standing in the way of them having the recovery life they hope for. The group facilitator and the rest of the group brainstorm with the individual ways they can address the problem they identified. Group ends with each group member identifying what they are going to work on that week to move their problem towards solution.

Primary therapist Jessica Koep brings her expertise in teaching self-care to our residents through practice of mindfulness and meditation. In this group, they will practice guided meditation, breathing techniques, and many other positive ways to practice self care. 

This optional closed 8 week group run by our therapist Jessica Koep focuses on the issues of co-dependency and how to appropriately address them in recovery. Each resident is provided a book on co-dependency and given written assignments that are processed in a group setting.

Our Team

Crossroads employs three state licensed drug & alcohol counselors with over 50 years of combined experience.

John Rundquist, BS, LADC, ICGC is the Executive Director of Crossroads. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in human services, is licensed as an alcohol and drug counselor with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, and is a nationally certified gambling counselor. John has over 20 years experience in the addiction field and has worked with adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of treatment settings. John brings a strong commitment to the recovery process and a collaborative approach to his leadership of the Crossroads Program and his work with our residents.

Evan Lieberman, LGSW, LADC is a program therapist at the Crossroads Aftercare Program. He is a Licensed Therapist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. He has worked with a diverse clientele across the mental health and substance abuse spectrum. Evan’s passion has been working with clients and families with substance use and mental health disorders since 2008. Evan worked for the University of Minnesota Hospital with adolescents and adults in psychiatric crisis. Following his work at the hospital he has contracted with a variety of treatment centers, sober living houses, group homes, community organizations and mental health clinics to provide services to their clients.

Jessica Koep, LGSW, LADC is a program therapist at the Crossroads Aftercare Program. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor as well as a licensed graduate level social worker. She has been working in the field of addiction and mental health for the last 10 years and has a passion for treating individuals with dual diagnosis. Jessica has experience working with adult men, women and folks in the LGBTQ community in both residential and outpatient settings. She believes that one size does not fit all when it comes to recovery and hopes to help the population served how to find what will work for them individually. Jessica has worked at Touchstone Mental Health, Wayside House and NuWay House.

Nadine Gall is a financial and recovery coach for the Crossroads Aftercare Program. She has been providing support to individuals in early recovery from alcohol, drug, and gambling addiction at Crossroads since 2007. Nadine completed Recovery Coach training through Minnesota Recovery Connection and Financial Coach training as a volunteer at Prepare + Prosper. She has a passion for helping people in recovery improve their personal and financial lives.

Nadine is also the office manager for Crossroads. She welcomes residents and visitors, organizes the building and office operations of Crossroads, manages calendars for the counseling staff and handles bookkeeping tasks.