Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

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.

Contact Us for More Info

St. Cloud Office

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Phone

320.253.4120

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Fax

320.253.4179

Serving Stearns County & Sauk Rapids

Elk River Office

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Phone

763.274.3500

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Fax

763.274.1165

Serving Sherburne & Benton Counties
(except Sauk Rapids)

Monticello Office

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Phone

763.271.5340

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Fax

763.271.5350

Serving Wright County

Meet Our Team

Our staff members support the individuals we serve with empathy and guidance during challenging times in their lives. As experts in their field with connections to community resources, all clients receive specialized services tailored to meet their specific needs.

Elk River Team

Rebecca Reichard

Rebecca Reichard

MSW, LICSW

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Enhanced Illness Management &
  • Recovery
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Solutions Focused Therapy
Rebecca Reichard – MSW, LICSW

Specialties:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Enhanced Illness Management &
  • Recovery
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Solutions Focused Therapy

Rebecca Reichard

MSW, LICSW

Rebecca has a master’s degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. Before joining CMMHC in 2008, she worked primarily with adults in community-based case management, ARMHS, vocational programs, and residential settings. Rebecca is a board-attested licensing supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work. She currently serves as the Team Lead for the Elk River ACT team.

Monticello Team

Walter Rush

Walter Rush

MD

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Walter Rush – MD

Specialties:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Walter Rush

MD

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.

Kelly Zwick

Kelly Zwick

MS, LPCC

  • Adults with Serious & Persistent Mental
  • Illness (SPMI)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar l & ll
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Disordered Eating
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Major Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
Kelly Zwick – MS, LPCC

Specialties:

  • Adults with Serious & Persistent Mental
  • Illness (SPMI)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar l & ll
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Disordered Eating
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Major Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Kelly Zwick

MS, LPCC

Kelly completed a Master of Science degree at St. Cloud State University in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She previously worked as a Speech Pathologist in school districts and also interned and worked for CentraCare, developing a behavioral program for adults at the Bariatric Center. Kelly started at CMMHC in 2016 as the Vocational Specialist in ACT. In 2019, she transitioned to Monticello as a Clinical Trainee, where she provided therapy. Currently, Kelly serves as the Team Lead for the Monticello ACT team.

St. Cloud Team

Ashley L. Anderson

Ashley L. Anderson

MSW, LICSW

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Community Mental Health Treatment
  • Psychosis
Ashley L. Anderson – MSW, LICSW

Specialties:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Community Mental Health Treatment
  • Psychosis

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 (LICSW) and is currently the Team Lead. Ashley is a board-attested licensing supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work.

Kent Davis

Kent Davis

MD

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Kent Davis – MD

Specialties:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Kent Davis

MD

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.

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Central Minnesota Mental Health Center (CMMHC) has been a trusted community resource for mental health services since 1959. Our headquarters are based in Saint Cloud and we have additional office sites in Buffalo, Elk River, Monticello and Waite Park.