About Us


Our Mission

To provide exceptional and affordable mental health services for families, children, youth, and adults in our community.


Our Vision

The organization’s vision is to be the agency of choice providing accessible, person-centered and creative services, strategies and solutions that promote mental wellness in our community while honoring the uniqueness and dignity of every individual.


We Believe

  • There is an interdependence between client and family, and that strong families lead to strong communities.
  • We can best help our clients by being a compassionate diagnostic voice, teaching them to advocate for themselves.
  • It’s important to diagnose early and accurately in a welcoming environment.
  • In working closely with schools and community partners to provide much-needed mental health services throughout the community.
  • Our greatest asset is the quality and dedication of our staff. With over 100 years of combined mental health expertise, we’re extremely proud of our entire team.


Highlights and Milestones in Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being's History: 1979 - Agency founded: Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and...

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146 clients responded to our client satisfaction survey: 99%
reported that they felt treated with dignity and respect by their clinician....

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Board & Leadership

Board: Vickie Pitney, Board Chairman. Occupation: Retired Administrator for Special Education, Anoka-Hennepin School District...

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Program & admin staff

Program Staff: Asha Ahmed, MA, Therapist I. Education: MA, St. Mary’s University. Location Served: Garden City Elementary. Years Experience: 5...

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Annual Report

Check out our latest annual report. Download our 2016 Annual Report...

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Strategic Plan

Check out our Strategic Plan. Download our current Strategic Plan...

strat plan 2017-2019