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



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Domestic Abuse Program

Our Domestic Abuse Program is designed to treat the whole family – from batterer to spouse/partner to the children involved in their lives. It's the only program of it's kind in Anoka County.

Mental health therapists facilitate the men's, women's, children's and adolescent groups.

The program is designed to help all family members heal and move beyond the violence, with an emphasis on the safety of all who participate.

All sessions are conducted at the Anoka County Human Services Building in Blaine:

Human Services Building
1201 89th Ave./Suite 375
Blaine, MN 55434
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763-783-4756 (fax)


Karen Anderson


Clinical Director, LICSW & MScSA

She has over 25 years of experience working with clients of all ages.

She oversees clinical staff at all of our locations.

At DAP, she provides clinical and administrative supervision and co-facilitates the Men's and Women's Groups as needed.

Carolyn Larson


DAP Supervisor, LMFT, & Women's Survivor Group Facilitator

Carolyn joined Lee Carlson Center in 2015 and spent 6 1/2 years working in Ramsey County as a Supervisor of Children's Mental Health.

She has over 22 years of experience working with clients of all ages.

Her areas of expertise include trauma-focused care, EMDR, attachment therapy, counseling for families and couples, women's anger management, depression, and anxiety.



Ives Wittman

Therapist, MA


Ives facilitates group and individual therapy sessions for men who attend the DAP program. He helps clients become experts in their own lives. His philosophy stems from the belief that in relationship and community, we heal and mature.

Sandra Ziegler

Men's Program & Women's Survivor Group Co-Facilitator, LMFT

Sandra co-facilitates both men's and women's groups and see clients of all ages individually. She believes in the systemic view of therapy where both society and family play an important part in shaping who we become as people.