About Us

At Transformation House, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, fostering positive change and resilience in the face of substance use and mental health challenges.

Who We Are

Transformation House is a behavioral health care provider specializing in substance use disorders and mental health treatment services. Rooted in the Minneapolis North Metro Area, with three residential facilities, outpatient programs, a psych clinic, and sober living we offer superior quality treatment and exceptional support for families, social workers, criminal justice case managers, and referents.
Our multidisciplinary team takes a holistic approach to each individual’s diagnosis, cultural and socio-economic background, to identify needed changes, set goals for the future, developing client-centered treatment plans.

Who We Are

Transformation House is a behavioral health care provider specialized in substance use disorders and mental health treatment services. Rooted in the Minneapolis North Metro Area, with three residential facilities, outpatient clinics, and sober living we offer superior quality client-centered treatment and exceptional support solutions for families, social workers, criminal justice case managers and referents.  

At Transformation House, our multidisciplinary team takes a holistic approach to each individual’s diagnosis, cultural and socio-economic background, to identify needed changes and set goals for the future, developing tailored treatment plans. The warm surrounding of our residences creates an atmosphere that is conducive to abstinence and growth.

In loving memory of Betty Mathews

In loving memory of Betty Mathews founder of Transformation House
(November 5th 1938 – October 7th 2020).

Family Owned and Operated

Transformation House began as the dream of Betty Mathews. What started in 1971 as a shelter and emergency housing facility has grown into one of the premier agency for substance use and mental health treatment in the state of Minnesota. Our passion and expertise have empowered our family to heal thousands of people, recovering from the stigma of addiction and mental health problems.

In loving memory of Betty Mathews

In loving memory of Betty Mathews founder of Transformation House
(November 5th 1938 – October 7th 2020).

Family Owned and Operated

Transformation House began as the dream of Betty Mathews. What started in 1971 as a shelter and emergency housing facility has grown into one of the premier agency for substance use and mental health treatment in the state of Minnesota. Our passion and expertise have empowered our family to heal thousands of people, recovering from the stigma of addiction and mental health problems.

In loving memory of Betty Mathews

In loving memory of Betty Mathews Founder of Transformation House (November 5th 1938 – October 7th 2020).

Family Owned and Operated

Transformation House began as the dream of Betty Mathews. What started in 1971 as a shelter and emergency housing facility has grown into one of the premier agency for substance use and mental health treatment in the state of Minnesota. Our passion and expertise have empowered our family to heal thousands of people, recovering from the stigma of addiction and mental health problems.

Family Owned and Operated

Transformation House began as the dream of Betty Mathews. What started in 1971 as a shelter and emergency housing facility has grown into one of the premier agency for substance use and mental health treatment in the state of Minnesota. Our passion and expertise have empowered our family to heal thousands of people, recovering from the stigma of addiction and mental health problems.

Family Owned and Operated

Transformation House began as the dream of Betty Mathews. What started in 1971 as a shelter and emergency housing facility has grown into one of the premier agency for substance use and mental health treatment in the state of Minnesota. Our passion and expertise have empowered our family to heal thousands of people, recovering from the stigma of addiction and mental health problems. 

Mission

Offering substance use disorders treatment and mental health services. Transformation House strives to provide hope, enhance quality of lives, preserve families and communities, by delivering superior quality services to our clients, and effective solutions to case managers and referents.

Vision

By staying true to our mission and values, continuously raising the standard for client-centered care, customer service and team member engagement, Transformation House will be the leading provider in integrated behavioral health, becoming the first-choice of families, industry professionals, and referents.

Values - What We Believe In

Our programs are designed to provide a client-centered, personalized treatment experience based on integrity, honesty, compassion, and respect:

Unconditional Acceptance

Embracing individuals with unwavering acceptance, fostering healing and growth through genuine empathy and understanding

Evidence-Based Practices

Guiding our approach with proven and research-backed methods, ensuring the highest standard of care through evidence based practices

Therapeutic Alliance
Measurable Clinical Outcomes

Our commitment to measurable outcomes drives our practice, enabling us to track progress and ensure effective, impactful treatment.

At Transformation House, we ensure our employees have access to fair compensation, work-life balance and growth opportunities, while promoting excellence, accountability, and teamwork: 

Innovation

Through continuous innovation, we pioneer new approaches, technologies, and strategies to advance the field of behavioral health and enhance client outcomes.

Innovation

Through continuous innovation, we pioneer new approaches, technologies, and strategies to advance the field of behavioral health and enhance client outcomes.

Radical Truth & Radical Transparency
Meritocracy

Embracing a meritocracy, we recognize and reward individuals based on skills, abilities, and contributions, fostering a culture of excellence and growth.

Meaningful Work & Meaningful Relationships

We believe in the power of meaningful work and meaningful relationships, engaging in purpose-driven endeavors that foster personal growth and fulfillment.

Values - What We Believe In

Our programs are designed to provide a client-centered, personalized treatment experience based on integrity, honesty, compassion, and respect:

At Transformation House, we ensure our employees have access to fair compensation, work-life balance and growth opportunities, while promoting excellence, accountability, and teamwork: 

Unconditional Acceptance

Embracing individuals with unwavering acceptance, fostering healing and growth through genuine empathy and understanding.

Innovation

Through continuous innovation, we pioneer new approaches, technologies, and strategies to advance the field of behavioral health and enhance client outcomes.

Evidence-Based Practices

Guiding our approach with proven and research-backed methods, ensuring the highest standard of care through evidence based practices.

Meritocracy

Embracing a meritocracy, we recognize and reward individuals based on skills, abilities, and contributions, fostering a culture of excellence and growth.

Measurable Clinical Outcomes

Our commitment to measurable outcomes drives our practice, enabling us to track progress and ensure effective, impactful treatment.

Meaningful Work & Meaningful Relationships

We believe in the power of meaningful work and meaningful relationships, engaging in purpose-driven endeavors that foster personal growth and fulfillment.

Our Team

Our Leadership Team

Our diverse team brings together a wealth of experience from various fields, ensuring a comprehensive and holistic approach to behavioral health solutions.

Cristian Chiesa

CEO

Michel Cramer Bornemann, MD

Medical Director

Ashley Burke, LADC

Treatment Director

Logan Sheppard

Director of Operations

Josephine Ball, PMHNP

Psych Services

Patrick Dixon, CNP

Medical Services

Program Components

Transformation House’s multi-disciplinary team works together to remove or mitigate barriers to our client’s success, attempting every therapeutic intervention.  Leveraging our expertise in coordinating with social services and the justice system, we empower clients by providing essential tools and life skills. Our programs boast a higher-than-industry-average success rate, with a significant percentage of clients confidently graduating by meeting the requirements to regain child custody or exiting probation.

Transformation House multi-disciplinary team will work together to remove or mitigate barriers to our client’s success, attempting every therapeutic intervention. 

Program Components

Transformation House’s multi-disciplinary team works together to remove or mitigate barriers to our client’s success, attempting every therapeutic intervention.  Leveraging our expertise in coordinating with social services and the justice system, we empower clients by providing essential tools and life skills. Our programs boast a higher-than-industry-average success rate, with a significant percentage of clients confidently graduating by meeting the requirements to regain child custody or exiting probation.