School Based Mental Health

Lee Carlson Center serves all ages but our primary focus is on children, adolescents and teens.

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.

Because many families lack the financial resources and have other barriers to getting mental health treatment, schools are an important access point for services.

Lee Carlson Center has a 25+ year relationship with many of the districts we currently serve.

Referrals for the program come through principals, student assistance teams, school social workers or counselors. Interested families can also contact our school-based therapists to learn more about the intake process.

Lee Carlson Center’s School-Based services are offered in more than 26 schools from early learning centers to high schools and has grown to six districts

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 Area Learning Center
  • 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

  • Elm Creek Elementary
  • Garden City Elementary
  • Palmer Lake Elementary

St. Anthony-New Brighton School District

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

To learn more or to schedule an intake, call 763-780-3036.

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