Family Services

Family Therapy

Counseling with family members to improve family functioning and relationships through communication and problem solving skills.

Individual Therapy

One-to-one counseling with a licensed professional to help people with various needs, such as adjusting to life stress, coping with trauma, and difficulty in daily functioning.

Parenting Support

Parenting Support Services at Lake Country Associates empower parents to increase their confidence and competence in their parenting abilities; enhance their children’s development, establish positive relationships with their children’s schools and make meaningful community connections.

Children’s Play Therapy

A child’s language is play and toys are the child’s words! Play therapy is a structured approach that uses curative powers inherent in play in many ways. Play helps children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is an innovative, evidence-based program housed within Lake Country Associates in Bemidji, MN. The program is designed to help families with children 2 to 7 years old who exhibit behavior problems that are beyond what is considered normal for their developmental age. PCIT can help children with behavior problems, attention problems, and attachment problems. These children are often described as defiant, un-controllable, overactive, attention-seeking, and/or extremely impulsive.

PCIT teaches parents how to improve discipline techniques and at the same time enhance the quality of the parent-child relationship.

More information about PCIT.

Download our PCIT brochure.

Trauma Informed-Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)

TI-CPP is a relationship-based form of intervention that focuses on the child-parent interactions and on each partner’s perceptions of the other.  This therapy addresses behavioral and mental health problems of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers whose most intimate relationships are disrupted by the experience of trauma.

Download our TI-CPP brochure.

Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences. It is a structured, short-term treatment model that effectively improves a range of trauma-related outcomes in 8-25 sessions with the child/adolescent and caregiver. Although TF-CBT is highly effective at improving youth posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and diagnosis, a PTSD diagnosis is not required in order to receive this treatment. TF-CBT also effectively addresses improving the participating parent’s or caregiver’s personal distress about the child’s traumatic experience, effective parenting skills, and supportive interactions with the child.



If you have questions or would like to request an appointment for family services, call Lake Country Associates at 218-366-9229 (Park Rapids) or 218-444-2233 (Bemidji).

Feedback from LCA clients:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

I am so thankful I was directed here!

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

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

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

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

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

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

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

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

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

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

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

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

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

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

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.


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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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