Alex Carlson, MSW, LGSW

Community-Based Services

I am a licensed graduate social worker. I have worked with children, families and groups to help cope with issues such as mental illness, life transitions, decrease in mental/physical functioning, divorce, suicide, self injurious behavior, LGBTQ concerns and working with trauma.

I work to ensure that my clients know that they are competent, worthy, and heard; my philosophy is that I am the gentle "guide on the side". I work hard at building rapport with clients, and looking at all aspects of their lives to find their strengths to help them through whatever concerns they are facing. In addition, I find great benefit in using humor, and try to help clients see the positives in whatever situation they may be persevering through.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Grief, loss, and bereavement concerns
  • Trauma focused interventions
  • Developmental repair/in-vivo regulation practice
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Working with mental health concerns post-stroke


  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)
  • Completed Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training
  • Mental Health Practitioner


  • Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW) - University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Psychology with a minor in Sociology (BS) - University of Minnesota, Duluth

To inquire about or make a referral for community-based services, contact our Client Coordinator at 612.455.8643 or complete our online referral form.

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