Group Therapy

Group Therapy utilizes the experience of group processing and discussion to help people reach their recovery goals.

Groups at Lake Country Associates

  • Anger Management uses evidence-based methods to help individuals learn to manage anger effectively and gain self-control over thoughts and actions.
  • LEARN (Lifestyle * Exercise * Attitudes * Relationships * Nutrition) teaches weight-management principles to develop techniques for lifestyle changes to those who struggle with weight, mood and stress management.
  • Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) is a group for persons with emotional regulation problems to learn coping skills.
  • Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is a skills group for ARMHS recipients focusing on consumer choice in treatment planning.
  • Beginning Meditation teaches ways to calm the mind from distractions and bring it to the here and now.   This group focuses on beginning meditation skills that can be adapted to your life.
  • Stress Reduction is a group providing information on types of stress and focuses on learning ways to reduce and manage stress.


For more information about the groups we offer, download and print our group services brochure.

Feedback from LCA clients:

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

I am so thankful I was directed here!

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

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

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

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

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

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

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.

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

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

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

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.

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

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

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

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

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

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

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

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

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

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

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

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

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

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

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

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

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

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

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

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

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


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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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