Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) provides comprehensive, community-based care and support to adults with serious and persistent mental illness. A multi-disciplinary team assists clients with developing the skills needed to live successfully in the community and avoid future hospitalizations. Our services are provided by highly skilled staff who have relatively small caseloads; so, they are able to provide long-term, continuous care in a personalized manner. Our team includes psychiatrists who work closely with each client to appropriately manage their medications. ACT services are designed for community settings and delivered in places or situations where problems arise rather than in an office or clinic setting. Our services are customized to individual needs and staff is available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year.
We have three ACT locations:
~ St. Cloud – serves Stearns County and Sauk Rapids
~ Monticello – serves Wright County
~ Elk River – serves Sherburne and Benton Counties except Sauk Rapids
Acceptance into the program is made in a timely manner through a team decision-making process with input from the clinical supervisor and psychiatrist. The length of the waiting list also affects timing of acceptance into the program.
For more information, contact:
St. Cloud OfficeMonticello OfficeElk River Office
Phone: 320.253.4120 Phone: 763.271.5340Phone: 763.274.3500
Fax: 320.253.4179Fax:763.271.5350Fax: 763.441.9057
Meet Our Providers
Elk River Team
Rebecca Reichard – MSW, LICSW
Rebecca completed her master’s degree in social work from St. Cloud State University. Before joining the CMMHC team in 2008, Rebecca has worked primarily with adults in community based case management, ARMHS, vocational programs and residential settings. She currently serves as the Team Lead for the Elk River ACT team. Her areas of expertise are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solutions Focused Therapy, enhanced illness management and recovery, motivational interviewing and smoking cessation. Rebecca is a board attested licensing supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Kent Davis – MD
Kent completed his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of North Dakota. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Kent joined the CMMHC team in 1992 and works with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program.
Jamie Sunnarborg – LICSM, LADC
Jamie completed her master’s degree in social work and her post baccalaureate certificate in addiction studies from the University of Minnesota. She is an independent Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Prior to joining the CMMHC team, Jamie was a county case manager and worked in an intensive outpatient program. She is currently a Therapist on the Elk River ACT team. Her areas of expertise are trauma informed care, integrative approach, crisis de-escalation Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and EIMR.
Lance Johnson – MA
Lance completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in public health and his master’s degree in community counseling from St. Cloud State University. Prior to joining the ACT team, Lance gained experience working with diverse populations in various roles at St. Cloud Hospital, CMMHC, Village Family Service Center and Village Ranch. He currently serves as the Team Lead with the Monticello Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team. He has provided therapeutic services to individuals of varying ages struggling with mental health issues as well as addiction. Through his work and experience, Lance has developed strong skills related to trauma informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), choice theory and Reality Therapy.
Walter Rush – MD
Walter received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1997 and completed his Psychiatric Residency Training at Dartmouth in 2003. He has ten years’ experience with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Dr. Rush is on the American Association of Community Psychiatrists Board of Directors.
St. Cloud Team
Catherine LaGow – MS, LP
Catherine completed a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Minnesota, a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and her master’s degree in community counseling from St. Cloud State University. Before joining the CMMHC team, Catherine was employed as a Language Arts teacher at Technical High School in St. Cloud. She became a licensed psychologist in 1987 and has held many positions at CMMHC. She currently serves as Team Lead with the St. Cloud Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Her areas of expertise and special interest are providing advocacy, resources and clinical services to individuals with serious and persistent mental health issue.
Ashley L. Anderson – MSW, LICSW
Ashley completed her bachelor’s degree in social work and her master’s degree in social work from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Ashley joined the CMMHC team in 2012 where she is currently the Assistant Team Lead. She is also a board attested licensing supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Ashley’s areas of expertise are psychosis, community mental health treatment and clinical supervision.