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What makes Connections Health Solutions different?

Our roots are in crisis services. And our patient-centered approach includes a range of psychosocial services, as well as medication-assisted treatments, to help patients achieve stability in the least restrictive setting possible.

We live by our mission and values

Although each of our programs is tailored to meet the needs of the specific clients and communities served, all of our clinical operations are built upon a common mission, vision, and values.

  • Our Vision:

    To assist anyone with any behavioral health need at any time.

  • Our Mission:

    To provide high-quality behavioral health care that is person-centered, evidence-based, culturally sensitive and which expects recovery from mental illness.

  • Our Values:

    Connections Health Solutions provides care that is:

  • timely


  • safe


  • accessible


  • effective


  • least restrictive


  • consumer

    & Family

  • partnership

    In Partnership
    with community

Built on a foundation of expertise in behavioral health

Connections Health Solutions was founded in 2009 by Dr. Chris Carson and Dr. Robert Williamson, who had both previously developed and implemented numerous crisis centers and programs in Texas and Arizona. Since then, the Connections team has grown to include a full staff of medical directors, nurses, therapists, recovery coaches and other support functions. Today, we are consistently recognized as a national leader and innovator in the field of behavioral health services.

Chris Carson, MD, MBA

A nationally recognized leader in managed behavioral health systems, Dr. Carson has extensive leadership experience, as well as a strong background in crisis services. In 2001, he pioneered the creation of a crisis center in Dallas, Texas that was recognized by Mental Health America for its “outstanding contributions to community mental health.” A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Carson received his MD from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and earned his MBA from the University of Arizona.

Robert Williamson, MD

Specializing in emergency psychiatric care, Dr. Williamson’s experience in hospital settings runs deep. In 2010, after Connections Health Solutions assisted Banner Health in developing and managing a crisis program, Dr. Williamson served as the first Medical Director of the Banner Psychiatric Center. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Medical Association, and received his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Tailored to the needs of the individual patient

Regardless of their issue, we treat the whole patient – mind, body, and spirit – to create individualized recovery plans for their goals. Because we believe one size does not fit all. This philosophy of individualized care maximizes the likelihood of successful recovery, and gives patients hope for a better life.

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Providing behavioral health professional Services

In addition to providing individualized care for our own patients, we also partner with other organizations and communities to solve problems for their behavioral health needs. We do it through comprehensive consultation services that maximize access, quality of care, and reimbursement for people with psychiatric and substance use treatment needs.

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