School Based Mental Health

Our innovative school based mental health programs focus on early identification and ease of access for 60 schools across seven school districts.

Research has found that half of all mental illnesses like major depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse start by age 14. Left untreated, these disorders can lead to higher rates of violence, school dropout, family dysfunction, juvenile incarceration, chemical dependency and unintentional injuries.  By focusing our services in early learning to elementary school settings through middle and high school settings Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-being builds intentional partnerships with schools and communities to help identify concerns early and eliminate barriers to access for children and their families.

Referrals for the program come through parents, principals, student assistance teams, school social workers or counselors.  All services are provided in a confidential manner with engaged family involvement.

Interested families can contact a professional at their school or directly contact the Lee Carlson Center therapist based in their school to learn more about the intake process.  For help or for more information call the Lee Carlson Center intake line at 763-780-3036

Our on-site school based services are currently offered at:

Centennial School District

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) at Rice Lake Elementary
  • Blue Heron Elementary
  • Centennial Elementary
  • Centerville Elementary
  • Golden Lake Elementary
  • Rice Lake Elementary
  • Centennial Middle School
  • Centennial High School
  • Pines School
  • Karner Blue Education Center

Columbia Heights School District

  • Highland Elementary
  • North Park Elementary
  • Valley View Elementary
  • Columbia Academy
  • Columbia Heights High School

Fridley School District

  • Hayes Elementary
  • R.L. Stevenson Elementary
  • Fridley Middle School
  • Fridley High School
  • Totino Grace High School

Osseo Area School District

  • Basswood Elementary
  • Cedar Island Elementary
  • Elm Creek Elementary
  • Fernbrook Elementary
  • Garden City Elementary
  • Oak View Elementary
  • Palmer Lake Elementary
  • Park Brook Elementary
  • Rice Lake Elementary
  • Rush Creek Elementary
  • Weaver Lake Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary
  • Maple Grove Middle School

St. Anthony-New Brighton School District

  • Wilshire Park Elementary School
  • St. Anthony Middle School
  • St. Anthony Village High School

St. Francis Area Schools

  • Cedar Creek Elementary School
  • East Bethel Elementary School
  • St. Francis Elementary
  • St. Francis Middle School
  • St. Francis High School
  • Lifelong Learning Center
  • Saints Academy

Spring Lake Park School District

  • Centerview Elementary
  • Northpoint Elementary
  • Park Terrace Elementary
  • Woodcrest Elementary
  • Westwood Intermediate School
  • Spring Lake Park High School
  • Spring Lake Park ELC
  • Lighthouse School

Totino-Grace High School

To learn more about our School Based Mental Health Program or to schedule an intake, call 763-780-3036.

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