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Welcome to the Mental Health Systems, PC (MHS) website. If you are a potential client or another provider looking to refer a client, we look forward to working with you!

MHS was founded in 2002 by Dr. Mark Carlson and is co-owned by Dr. Lane Pederson, an internationally recognized DBT expert and the author of The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Manual: Practical DBT for Self-Help, and Individual & Group Treatment Settings and DBT Skills in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings.

MHS serves the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area with clinics conveniently located in Edina, Woodbury, and Maple Grove. For over 10 years, MHS has helped thousands of clients in the Twin Cities using evidence-based practices to inform and improve treatment outcomes.

MHS is a Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) certified and nationally accredited provider of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In contrast to many other providers, we provide DBT services across levels of care, customizing therapy to each individual client. We also work with clients and their existing health care providers in a collaborative fashion, building treatment teams that work.

MHS is a leader in practice-based evidence, tracking clinical outcomes with the Treatment Outcome Package (TOP) and with a longitudinal hospitalization study. Our outcome data shows that our clients achieve clinically significant improvement in reported symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and substance use, and that our clients who have a history of hospitalizations show a statistically significant reduction in hospitalization rates.

Most importantly, MHS is committed to providing each of our clients high-quality, individualized psychological care in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

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