MHS specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), chemical health services and behavioral health interventions. Our comprehensive treatment programs provide our clients high-quality, individualized psychological care that emphasizes clinical outcomes and the coordination of care between treatment providers.


MHS was founded in 2002 by Dr. Mark Carlson (left) and is co-owned by Dr. Lane Pederson (right). Dr. Carlson and Dr. Pederson are nationally recognized experts in DBT, and Dr. Pederson has trained over 8000 professionals in DBT across 33 US states, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. In addition, Mark is the author of CBT for Chronic Pain and Psychological Well-Being, and Lane is the author of multiple books including The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Manual; Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings; and Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners

A leader in evidence-based practices, MHS tracks clinical outcomes with the Treatment Outcome Package® and with a longitudinal hospitalization study. Our outcome data show that our clients achieve clinically significant improvement in depression, anxiety, and substance use, and that our clients who have a history of mental health related hospitalizations show an over 75% reduction in hospitalization rates. MHS clients also rate our quality of services and therapist skill level above industry benchmarks in client satisfaction.

While our expertise and clinical outcomes speak for themselves, we realize that the foundation of quality therapy rests with strong relationships with our clients and collaboration with their other treatment providers.  If you are a potential client or a professional looking to refer a client to one of our programs, we look forward to serving you.


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