Counseling in Park Rapids & Bemidji


Lake Country Associates provides counseling and support for people of all ages.  Our experienced therapists can help your family improve communication and move forward in a positive direction.  We can assist people in dealing with trauma, depression, chemical dependency, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions.  Our therapists serve children, teens, adults, couples and families in a confidential and supportive environment.Peaceful rock scene

Established in 2009, Lake Country Associates is committed to providing comprehensive, ethical services to our clientele, our referral sources, and the communities we serve.  Our staff of professionals take pride in tailoring their work to meet the needs of the individual.

How can we help?

Lake Country Associates provides a broad array of services to persons of all ages from early childhood to mature adulthood including:

Our experienced staff of counselors provide therapeutic services at our offices in Park Rapids and Bemidji, MN.  ARMHS Practitioners serve program recipients within a 25-30 mile radius of Park Rapids, MN.

Adult and Children’s Psychiatric services are provided by the Rural Psychiatric Associates (RPA) at our Park Rapids office.  Psychiatrists from RPA are available by appointment 1-2 days a week, most often through telemedicine.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist, call the Rural Psychiatric Associates directly at 701-732-2500 or visit their website at:


We accept most public and private insurances. We also contract with Employers Assistance Programs (EAP).

Lake Country Associates is a host site for the National Health Service Corp (NHSC) and is proud to offer affordable services, which include a sliding fee scale for those who qualify.


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LCA Brochure 5.14.18

Community Resource List 5.9.18

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Client Comments

“Meeting with my therapist has been making my life and relationships a lot less stressful.”

Office Hours

Park Rapids Office

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
    8:00 to 5:00
  • Wednesday
    8:00 to 7:00
  • Friday
    8:00 to 1:00

Bemidji Office

  • Monday – Friday
    8:00 to 5:00

Menahga Office

  • Open by appointment

LCA offices may be closed over the noon hour. 

Important Numbers

Park Rapids Office Phone:

Bemidji Office Phone:

Menahga Office Phone:

LCA Fax Number (both offices):


24-Hour Crisis Line:

Lake Country Associates continues to serve our community and take new referrals.  Here's an update on our programs as of 8/4/20:

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services:

  • SUD groups, assessments and individual appointments continue via telehealth.  New referrals continue to be accepted.  Download a referral form from our forms page or call LCA at 218-366-9229.

All Outpatient Mental Health Offices:

  • Appointments continue via telehealth and/or in-person appointments.
  • New referrals are being accepted.  Download a referral form from our forms page or call LCA at 218-366-9229.

Lake Country Cottage Drop-in Center and ARMHS:

  • Individual ARMHS services will continue via telehealth and/or in-person appointment.
  • ARMHS Groups will be held on Wednesday and Thursdays via telehealth. 
  • The Lake Country Cottage Drop-in center is closed during the pandemic.

Rural Psychiatric Associates (RPA) appointments:

  • Call RPA for more information at 701-732-2500.  At this time, do not come to the LCA office for your appointment.

Lake Country Associates is committed to the health of our clients, our employees and our community.  We will continue to monitor the situation and share any further changes of services on our website and on our Facebook page.  If you have symptoms or feel that you may have been exposed to the virus, please contact your health care provider for direction on your symptoms.  More information about COVID-19 can be found on the website of the Center for Disease Control.  If you are new to telehealth, see the video instructions below for setting up your computer.  You can also use telehealth with a smart phone or a tablet computer.