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@northerncitiestherapy.com or 763-438-4971 and sees clients at both
the Elk River and St. Francis locations.

“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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Ashley Smith, MA, LPCC

My goal as a therapist is to help support clients to make sustainable and healthy changes to create the life they want to live. I believe in whole-body wellness, and that healing comes from a place of balancing acceptance with the willingness to change. I specialize in working with adults who may be seeking self-help in areas of growth and personal development, and who may be experiencing changes in mood, depression and anxiety, new job transitions, and relationship conflicts. Additionally, I work with school-aged children (10+) and adolescents, and their families, who are experiencing challenging behaviors, such as school refusal, friendship conflicts, fighting with siblings, anger outbursts, disordered eating habits, and poor academic performance. I provide therapy from a solution-focused, trauma-informed point of view, and I often incorporate the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies into session. I enjoy adding art and body-movement interventions to create a well-rounded approach, and believe that a therapist’s role is one of a “sounding board” – there to actively listen and hold space, reiterate ideas and provide feedback, and to facilitate validation and growth within. I have been working with clients since 2015, serving rural communities in hospital, in-home, school-based, and now outpatient settings. I am licensed through the state of Minnesota as a Licensed

Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), and graduated from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota with my Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services.

Ashley can be reached at ashley@northerncitiestherapy.com or 763-220-0157 to schedule an appointment. She sees clients at the Elk River location.

Jennifer Yates, MA, LGSW

My goal is to provide a safe and empowering environment for clients to share problems and stressors.

Since 2008, I have worked with clients struggling with a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, addiction, co-occurring disorders, family strain, low self-esteem/confidence, audism, isolation, and communication barriers.

With a background in the co-occurring disorders, educational system, deaf mental health, and homeless services; I provide a person-centered approach to recovery and self-discovery.

I have worked with the deaf community since 2009 and am fluent in sign language, graduating from Saint Paul College with interpreting and transliterating degree. My additional training as an intervener allows me to better work with DeafBlind individuals. Furthermore, I have worked with individuals experiencing addiction and use a harm-reduction approach to meet clients where they’re at.  

I am currently under supervision with Cindy Meyer, MA, LMFT, LADC pursuing my licensure to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Jennifer (Jen) can be reached at jennifer@northerncitiestherapy.com or 763-244-2978 or (Video Phone) 612-268-5734 to schedule an appointment. She sees clients at St. Francis and Elk River locations.

Zach Sears, MSW, LGSW

My goal as a therapist is to help clients resolve their inner turmoil and begin to achieve their desired lifestyle. I utilize methods that center around either replacing negative or maladaptive thought processes with positive, adaptive thought processes or being able to challenge persistent negative thoughts such as both broad Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, with some Motivational Interviewing methodology as well. I am also a firm believer in the duality between the body and the mind, having knowledge of Integrative Medicine practices as well.

I have been working with clients and their families since 2017 in residential treatment settings for adolescents, school settings, and within college recovery program settings. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults.  I also have some background as an adult correctional officer at the county level and am able to utilize that knowledge to support clients in my work.

I’m licensed through the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and I am currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) under the supervision of Cindy Meyer, MA, LMFT, LADC.

Zach can be reached at zach@northerncitiestherapy.com or 763-200-6131 to schedule an appointment. He sees clients at the St. Francis location.

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