Lee Carlson Center provides exceptional and affordable mental health services for families, children, youth, and adults in our community.



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Who we are:

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the primary provider of outpatient mental health services in Anoka County and surrounding areas.  Each year we impact the lives of 6,000+ individuals, families and caregivers.

A beacon of hope and healing for over 35 years, our mission is to provide exceptional and affordable mental health services to families, children, youth and adults.

Paid Positions

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Therapist II)

We are recruiting a licensed therapist for our School-Linked and Mental Health Programs. 

We are seeking applicants who are passionate, self-motivated, and committed to learning and sharing their clinical skills and knowledge with a dynamic team in order to provide mental health services to children and adolescents.  Prefer candidates who thrive on working in a semi-autonomous work environment requiring flexibility and priority setting.

The primary objective of this position is to provide mental health assessment and mental health therapy.  Clinical work will occur primarily at school and clinic sites as well as in home when necessary.  This position will practice independently

and provide professional and confidential assessment as well as individual, family and group psychotherapy services to help clients address issues including emotional/behavioral problems, environmental conditions and social difficulties, as well as perform other assignments under minimal supervision.  The position will also include working closely with school personnel and other professionals in a mental health care coordination, consultation and training role.

The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Therapist II):


  • Provides school, clinic and in home individual, family and group therapy to clients

  • Completes diagnostic assessment including assessment of mental health concerns, treatment plans, CASIIs, DQQ, and all required charting and insurance documentation in a timely manner

  • Provides in service training to school staff as needed

  • Provides referrals to navigators for MN Sure if families do not have health insurance

  • Collaborates on care coordination with school and other involved professionals

  • Attends school meetings (IEP meetings, Student Intervention team, etc.)

  • Provides consultations with parents and school staff

  • Offers mental health crisis intervention for student clients

Education and/or Experience Required:  Licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota including credentials as an LMFT is required.  Board-approved supervisor status with the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy preferred.  Must have experience working with children, youth, adults and families with diverse clinical issues.

Competitive Salary and Benefits provided with many other perks including but not limited to reimbursement of license exam fees, training in evidence-based practices, integration with our cutting edge innovative practices and dynamic holistic model of care, credential development and professional development.

Please send a resume and cover letter with interest to redwards@leecarlsoncenter.org.


Unpaid Volunteer Opportunities:


Marketing/Design Intern

You will work with the Development Director and play an active role in the marketing, communications, and graphic design development for Lee Carlson Center.  This internship will focus on developing and implementing strategies to market the agency to relevant audiences, including the use of viable social media avenues, other resources, and maintaining and/or updating the agency's website. 


A.  Contribute to the development and execution of print and digital communications content strategy to build awareness of LCC and its programs with major stockholders.

B. Contribute to content development for social media sites and develop a content calendar for all Lee Carlson Center social media sites

C. Assist with re-design to create new templates for brochures, rack cards, flyers, print ads, e-blasts, and website, newsletters (both print & online)

D. Design print and digital materials for fundraisers and events and for the launch of new programs and services


  • a degree in or currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, Marketing/Communications or another related field or a professional or recent grad or student who would like to give back, share their experience, and/or build their resume with a very unique experience

  • is a self-starter who can work independently with minimal oversight, takes initiative, self-manager, flexible, creative, organized and has a strong attention to detail

  •  has a high level of enthusiasm, follow through, and a drive to get things done

  • is passionate about creating great design

Resumes to: Patty Halvorson at phalvorson@leecarlsoncenter.org

To learn more or to set up a time to talk, contact Patty at 763.230.7836.