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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

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

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

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

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

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

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.

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

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!

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

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

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

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.

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

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

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

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

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

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

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

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

Important Numbers

Park Rapids Office Phone:

Bemidji Office Phone:

Menahga Office Phone:

LCA Fax Number (all offices):


24-Hour Crisis Line: