Therapist, Clinical Director, ARMHS Treatment Director
Valerie Hawkinson obtained her MSW (Masters of Social Work) from UMD in 2013, and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). One specialty Valerie has is previous experience working with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities, and their families. She has received extensive training providing in home intensive behavioral therapy to children with special needs and/or children with extreme behavioral outbursts. Valerie uses her previous knowledge to continue providing individual therapy to children with any diagnosis, their parents, and their siblings. In addition, Valerie utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Task- Oriented Therapy, and Person- Centered therapy approaches to provide holistic and culturally competent services to individuals, couples, children, and families.
Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services
The purpose of ARMHS is to provide mental health rehabilitative services to people with serious mental illness using evidence-based and best practices to foster recovery and self sufficiency by helping recipients reduce symptoms of mental illness and functional limitations and barriers related to mental illness, and learn illness management and recovery skills. The focus of this service is in regaining or restoring lost capabilities as a result of the onset of a mental disorder.
Who is eligible for ARMHS?
An eligible recipient is an individual who:
is age 18 or older
is diagnosed with a medical condition, such as mental illness or traumatic brain injury, for which adult rehabilitative mental health services are needed
has substantial disability and functional impairment in three or more areas so that self sufficiency is markedly reduced
has had a recent diagnostic assessment or an update by a qualified professional that documents ARMHS services are medically necessary to address identified disability and functional impairments and individual recipient goals
What services are provided through ARMHS?
Basic living and social skills
Transition to community living services
How can I make a referral to the ARMHS Program?
Referrals can be made by calling (218) 999- 0051 or by filling out the ARMHS Referral form, and sending it with an updated diagnostic assessment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ARMHS referral form is available through the forms section on this website or by clicking