• Delivering Care That Makes a Difference

  • "We’ve been blown away by the compassion and professionalism ARIS shows at every step of the process. You took the time to get to know us all, and you treated the kid as he is, not some ideal that’s not his true identity. Thank you so much for everything – you saved -------’s life."

    Child and Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

    • 3 hours therapeutic group programming
    • 3 hours school programming
    • Daily medication management directed by board certified psychiatrists
    • Family and individual therapy services available
  • Our Care Team

    We are multidisciplinary team of highly trained mental health professionals with a passion for treating children and their families.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Health Services

Aris Clinic - Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Health ServicesAris Clinic provides outpatient clinic psychiatry services as well as an intensive outpatient program for children and adolescents. Dr. Shalene Kennedy, MD founded the clinic to help address the significant lack of mental health services currently available to our children and teens in the Twin Cities. Our goal at Aris Clinic is to be the “last stop” for kids and teens struggling with emotional and behavioral health issues, meaning we will not only address the problems our patients are currently struggling with but provide clear diagnostic clarification and solid recommendations for comprehensive care following discharge. We pledge to do all the necessary work (medication management, group therapy, family therapy, educational and psychological testing, case management and school assistance) to ensure our patients' improvement and transition back to a healthy, stable and productive life.

Chad Cartier, MS, LPCC, NCC

Chad Cartier is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and is board certified as a clinical mental health counselor (NCC & CCMHC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Chad provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy services to Aris Clinic patients and their families. Chad has experience providing mental health services in a variety of settings, including university counseling centers, inpatient hospitalization, crisis assessment, private practice, group home, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient. Chad appreciates the close working relationship he enjoys with the Aris Clinic medical team, teacher staff, and psychiatric technicians, which he believes drives excellent, comprehensive patient care. Chad’s clinical work can be described as drawing from psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and existentially informed psychotherapies. In his free time, Chad enjoys watching Wisconsin Badger sports, Crossfit, military history, severe weather spotting, and both playing and seeing live music.