Cindy Meyer, MA, LMFT, LADC

When working with clients I often follow a Solution-Focused Therapy approach that is centered around the belief that clients are the experts of their own lives and as a therapist it is my role to support clients in identifying their problems/goals they would like to work on in therapy. Since 2005 I have worked with children, adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, addiction, family strain, low self-esteem/confidence, parenting, grief/loss, trauma, and life transitions.

I have a passion for teaching Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills and often incorporate those skills into my sessions with clients to give them skills they can use right away.
My goal is to provide clients a safe, confidential space where they genuinely feel supported and inspires hope for them as they navigate through challenges they may be experiencing.

As a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) I am able to offer Chemical Health Assessments to those seeking them for personal, professional or legal reasons. My graduate training in addiction studies allows me the opportunity to work well with family members who are seeking a therapist with a greater understanding how addiction can impact the whole family/system.

Additionally, I am trained in other modalities of therapy such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Sand Tray to support clients in areas of trauma work and other areas of mental health.

Trying to choose the right therapist can be difficult, please feel free to reach out with any questions to determine if I would be the right fit for you.

Cindy can be reached at cindy@northerncitiestherpay.com or 763-438-4971.

“A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself.” -Maryam Hasnaa

In addition, to working with clients Cindy is a LMFT, LADC, LPC/LPCC Board Approved Supervisor and provides supervision throughout the community to new therapists and interns as well as teaches at Metropolitan State University. Cindy has presented at the National NADACC Conference on the importance of therapists/counselors seeking supervision and/or regular consultation to ensure best care of clients and self. Cindy offers supervision individually, in dyads as well as group supervision. Cindy is able to see you at her office, in the community or at your place of employment for supervision.

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Makaela Towner, MSW, LGSW

Makaela enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and families with both traditional and non-traditional therapeutic approaches. Additionally, Makaela incorporates kindness and a strengths-based approach into her practice. Makaela has experience working with children and families and enjoys working with family systems to support them in improving communication and relationships.
Makela is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and is able to integrate DBT skills into her work with clients. Makaela earned her undergraduate degree in social work (with a minor in chemical dependency) from Bemidji State University and her master’s degree in social work from St. Cloud State University.
Outside of work, Makaela enjoys spending time with her horses, family, and friends.

Makaela is under the supervision of Cindy Meyer, MA, LMFT, LADC

Makaela can be reached at makaela@northerncitiestherapy.com or 763-595-1093 to schedule an appointment

Emily Hahn-Carlson, Mental Health Practitioner/Graduate Intern

My training at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in the Marriage and Family program has led me to see through a systemic lens, meaning I see issues as part of a system rather than confined to an individual. As your therapist, I want to provide a space for you to feel safe, valued, understood, and respected. I believe you are the expert on your own life, and my role is to help you process, build coping skills, and develop strategies for lasting change.
Healing is something which happens in layers and is a process, one which we can navigate together. You bring readiness for change, and I will bring empathy, attention, respect, and a safe space for you to process.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with many different issues, in particular I have a significant amount of experience working with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Emily is under the supervision of Cindy Meyer, MA, LMFT, LADC

You can reach Emily at emily@northerncitiestherapy.com or 612-512-4639 to schedule an appointment.

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