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 – which serves Stearns County and Sauk Rapids
~ Monticello which serves Wright County
~ Elk River – which 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 Office
Elk River Office
Meet Our Providers
Elk River Team
Rebecca Reichard- MSW, LICSW
Rebecca currently serves as the Team Leader for the Elk River Assertive Community Treatment Team. She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees through St. Cloud State University. She has more than 15 years of experience supporting and guiding people throughout their recovery journeys. Prior to becoming a Team Lead, Rebecca served as an Employment Specialist and Therapist on an ACT Team for many years. She practices from a recovery orientated, strengths based, and trauma informed approach. She is trained in many modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery and Smoking Cessation. Rebecca is a board attested licensing supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Kent Davis- MD
Kent has been providing psychiatric services to CMMHC since February 1992. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of North Dakota Dr. Davis graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He works with the Assertive Community Treatment program.
Lance is a clinical trainee with the Monticello Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University 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 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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, Reality Therapy, Illness Management & Recovery, and Narrative Therapy, as well as various other therapeutic interventions.
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. Dr. Rush is on the American Association of Community Psychiatrists Board of Directors.
St. Cloud Team
Catherine LaGow – MS, LP
Catherine is the Program Director of our St.Cloud team. She is a psychologist with special interest in treatment of serious and persistent mental illness. Catherine serves as clinical supervisor for the adult rehabilitative teams, including; Assertive Community Treatment, ICRS, Adult Targeted Case Management, and Four County Crisis Response Team.
Ashley L. Anderson- MSW, LICSW
Ashley is licensed in Clinical Social Work. She has a special interest in the treatment of serious and persistent mental illness. She received both her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. She has provided ACT services for over five years. In addition to ACT, she has experience with intensive residential treatment services. Ashley is a board attested licensing supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work.