Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)

Back Row: Mary Girtz, Monica Baso, Sarah Elstad, Tami Leigland, Laura Kirlin, Marilyn Spensley, Shawn Anderson
Front Row: Spike Wellman, Susanne Holmen, Hyacinth Mosse, Stacy Luetgers, Jean Greseth

Not Pictured: Laura Kempnich, Cindy Johannessohn, Lisa Smith, and Nathan Wright (Med Education).

What is ARMHS?

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, also know as ARMHS, is a community-based service that helps adults with mental illness manage their symptoms while living in the community.  By reducing mental health related hospitalizations, the program is able to reduce the cost of care and improve the quality of life for people in the program.

ARMHS Practitioners provide individualized skills training in the following areas:

  • Preventing relapse and hospitalization
  • Communicating with others
  • Managing and maintaining your home
  • Gaining access to community resources
  • Budgeting and shopping
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Managing and preventing a crisis
  • Coping with mental health symptoms
  • Finding and maintaining employment

Location of Services

ARMHS services are generally provided in your home or community, based on your needs and preferences. Lake Country Associates is certified to provide ARMHS services in Hubbard, Wadena, Becker, Beltrami and Cass Counties.

Cost of Services

Rehabilitative Services are generally covered through insurance, carriers such as MA, GAMC, PrimeWest, Minnesota Care, and other insurance carriers. Contact Lake Country Associates at 218-366-9229 for more information about our programs or to make a referral.

Download an ARMHS Referral Form


Feedback from LCA clients:

The receptionist staff have been amazing.  They are friendly and caring.  You can tell they enjoy their job.

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

My counselor helps me out when I need it most.  I can always count on them to say the right things, even when I don't want to hear it.

I always feel that my therapist is listening to what I have to say and helping me come up with practical ways to deal with things.

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

My children's counselors are awesome.  I've seen huge progress in both my kids.

I love coming to LCA.  Everybody is so friendly and make you feel so much better.

The staff members are always well informed and ready to help/answer questions.

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

Listens to both my child and me.  Getting us through some very difficult times with care and compassion.

It is a very comfortable atmosphere.  Everyone is flexible and understanding!

Easy to work with.  You can tell they genuinely care about their clients.

Quick and easy to get an appointment.  Friendly, helpful staff.

I had a person to talk with about my problems and my problems are getting better.

She's thinking through things with me instead of just giving directions.  It shows that she cares.

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

Easy to get to.  Very friendly people willing to help.

Our counselor wanted to meet our entire family to find out how to better help our son.  She offered lots of suggestions and things to help us in the long term.

I appreciated being treated normally, even though I was getting help with a difficult situation.

The receptionist knew my name after the second visit...very friendly!

They were open to my opinion of which counselor I see.

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

My child's therapist is awesome!  So helpful and relates well to the whole family.

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

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

I'm so appreciative of my therapist's knowledge, skill and understanding.

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

You are all warm, welcoming and so very helpful!  Thank you!!

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

Her thoughtfulness and her knowledge of helping people with depression is what I need to achieve my goals!

The front desk staff had a positive attitude and was patient with me.

Everyone was very helpful.  I'm glad I called to get help!

My therapist was very, very kind and is an awesome problem solver.

When we come in for an appointment, the reception staff always has a friendly smile on her face.

My therapist is great!  Of all the therapists we've had over the years, she understands our family and kids the best.  Very helpful!

Greatly appreciate having the option of Christian Counseling and being able to filter issues through that lens!

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

Talking with my therapist is helping, instead of holding it all in.

Location is great and the staff is excellent with customer service.  Therapy is also professional and comfortable.

My son and daughter are making steps toward our family goals!

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

My ARMHS staff is awesome!  She has helped me make progress in many areas of my life.  I have better relationships now.

I am so thankful I was directed here!

All the staff were friendly and helpful.  They answered all my questions.

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

They work with your schedule and do whatever they can to help you.

The appointment times work well with my schedule.  My children get along well with their therapists.


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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 – Thursday
    8:00 to 5:00
  • Friday
    8:00 to 12:00

Menahga Office

  • Open by appointment

LCA offices may be closed over the noon hour. 

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LCA Fax Number (all offices):


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