ACT is a highly effective community-based treatment to help adults with severe and persistent mental illness live their healthiest lives. Utilizing intensive nonresidential treatment and rehabilitative mental health services, clients work to become independent and integrate into the community as they experience recovery. All areas of well-being are a part of an individual’s treatment plan to reduce the preventable outcomes of mental illness, such as homelessness and substance abuse.
Treatment plans center around a client’s strengths, needs, and aspirations for the future. Comprehensive services offered by ACT can include planning and monitoring treatment, accompanying clients to doctor and dental appointments, assisting with applications, and teaching daily living skills such as cooking, housekeeping, managing money, and finding transportation. Other interventions can include supported employment, co-occurring disorders treatment, and psychoeducation for clients and their families.
ACT uses highly skilled multi-disciplinary teams that have relatively small caseloads. These teams provide long-term, personalized, and continuous care customized to an individual’s needs. Staff is available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Qualifications for Services
Admittance into the program for individuals is made promptly through a team decision-making process, with input from the clinical supervisor and a psychiatrist. The length of the waiting list can affect acceptance into ACT.
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St. Cloud Office
Serving Stearns County & Sauk Rapids
Serving Sherburne & Wright County
Meet Our Team
Elk River & Monticello Team
Nikki Wieberdink | MS, LPCC
Director of Rehab Services
MS, LPCC | Director of Rehab Services
Nikki completed her master’s degree in Community Psychology from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She joined the CMMHC Team in 2004 and is currently the Director of Rehab Services.
Walter received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1997 and completed his psychiatric residency at Dartmouth in 2003. He has ten years of experience with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Dr. Rush is on the American Association of Community Psychiatrists' Board of Directors.
St. Cloud Team
Ashley L. Anderson
Ashley L. Anderson
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 (LICSW) and is currently the Team Lead. Ashley is a board-attested licensing supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Kent has a 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.