Empowering Your Mental Health Journey

Providing comprehensive psychiatric care tailored to you and your family's needs.
About us

Who we are?

At Brainerd Lakes Area Psychiatry, we believe in the power of individualized care. Our clinic, nestled in the heart of Baxter, MN, is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, and families. With a focus on conditions such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety, our mission is to empower each patient to achieve mental wellness and growth. Led by a team of experienced mental health professionals, we strive to create a supportive, understanding environment where every individual feels valued and heard. Discover the path to better mental health with BLAP.

Our Mental Health Services

At Brainerd Lakes Area Psychiatry, we are committed to offering a range of specialized mental health services designed to cater to the unique needs of each patient. Our services include:

ADHD Treatment

Tailored strategies and support for individuals and families navigating the challenges of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Autism Disorders

Collaborative care and interventions designed to support the developmental needs of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

Depression Management

Innovative treatments available for treatment resistant depression.

Anxiety Solutions

Effective therapies and tools to manage and reduce anxiety, fostering a calmer, more balanced life.

Medication Management

Expert evaluation and management of psychiatric medications to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.


Trauma informed care with solution focused therapies including Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
Each service is designed with your mental health and well-being in mind, ensuring a compassionate and professional approach to treatment. Our team is here to support you and your family every step of the way.

Specialized Mental Health Treatments

At Brainerd Lakes Area Psychiatry, we are proud to offer a variety of specialized treatment options tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients. Explore our advanced therapeutic services designed to provide effective, trauma informed and compassionate care:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

FDA approved treatment for depression, OCD, smoking cessation, and anxiety. Scientists continue to research TMS for the treatment of seizure disorder and autism spectrum disorder.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is particularly effective for treating personality disorders, depression, and self-harm behaviors, providing patients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART is a form of psychotherapy that aims to resolve psychological traumas rapidly through techniques derived from several proven therapeutic practices. It is particularly beneficial for individuals living with PTSD, anxiety, and other stress-related disorders.

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Integrating animals into the therapeutic process, AAT helps to enhance and complement the benefits of traditional therapy. It can be particularly therapeutic for individuals struggling with emotional or behavioral problems, providing comfort, reducing stress, and encouraging positive social interactions.

Why Choose Brainerd Lakes Area Psychiatry?

Fast relief from trauma

Innovative, FDA approved treatments for depression

Trauma informed professionals

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Begin Your Journey with Brainerd Lakes Area Psychiatry

Starting your mental health journey can feel overwhelming, but at Brainerd Lakes Area Psychiatry, we make the process straightforward and supportive.

Here’s how to get started:

Explore Our Services
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Schedule a Consultation
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