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Ben Joseph Lexau, PsyD, LP

Emergency Behavioral Health, Mental Health - Outpatient
I help patients more clearly understand the way their beliefs affect how they act and what they feel.


North Memorial Health – Robbinsdale Hospital

North Memorial Health - Robbinsdale Medical Building

This provider is no longer accepting new outpatient mental health patients. Current patients, appointments with this provider should be made prior to August 30, 2024. Learn more.

Approach To Care

Dr. Lexau is a psychologist and has been trained in various forms of psychotherapy, but he is grounded in the principles of cognitive and behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Specializing in mental health, psychology and chronic pain, Dr. Lexau treats adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety disorders, addictions, personality disorders, chronic pain, cancer, obesity, and serious, persistent mental illnesses.

Dr. Lexau considers his patients’ physical and mental health along with their unique histories, relationships and social and economic circumstances as part of the ‘bio-psycho-social’ model that is essential to treatment. He strives to help patients feel relaxed in therapy while feeling heard and understood. He appreciates how hard it is to share private experiences and works to maintain an open and non-judgmental attitude.



  • B.A. Degree in Psychology – University of Minnesota, 1989, Magna cum laude, member Phi Beta Kappa
  • M.A. Degree in Cognitive and Biological Psychology – University of Minnesota, 1998
  • Clinical Psychology Doctorate (PsyD) – Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, 2001
  • Health Psychology Internship – VA Medical Center Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2001


  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Psychology, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2002



In his free time, Dr. Lexau enjoys spending time with his family, running, reading Scandinavian mysteries, working on his old house, walking his dog, and playing guitar.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare