I am an artist/therapist who offers various forms of counseling to help you connect to what you give value to, focusing on your beliefs, knowledges,* and abilities to work through struggles and build the life you want to live. I take a positive, strengths-based approach to help you create meaningful relationships with your problems in order to relate to them in preferred ways. Together we can transform difficulties into creative projects that move you towards your preferred ways of being. My main practices are art and narrative therapies, as well as EMDR; but I am also interested in mindfulness practices, body-based approaches, and lifelong learning.


I am available to meet privately at :

Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy & Wellness located in The Lyn-Lake Building, 621 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Contact me at: or 612-326-0725.

Therapist Resume, Fee Schedule


Narrative therapy is based in the notion that we make meaning of our lives through the stories we live. These stories are constructed within the larger stories that make up our social, political, and interpersonal contexts.

Jill Freedman, LMFT & Gene Combs, MD,

Evanston Family Therapy Center (EFTC)


For more about narrative therapy, check out:

Dulwich Centre

The Narrative Worldview, by Freedman & Combs, EFTC

The One-Minute Question: What is Narrative Therapy?, by Eric Sween



Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses art materials, such as paints, drawing, clay, collage and even digital media such as photography and tablet technology. Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with psychological, interpersonal and somatic aspects of the creative process and self-expression. In mental health, art therapy is used in many clinical settings with diverse populations including children, adults, and families. As a part of integrative health care, art therapy and expressive arts therapy (art, music, drama, movement, and writing) complement and support traditional and complementary health practices and interventions.

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC,

Independent Art Therapist and Author


For more about art therapy check out:

Art Therapy Blog

The American Art Therapy Association

The Minnesota Art Therapy Association


*I use the plural, knowledges, to recognize that we have multiple ways of knowing: intellectual, somatic, creative, intuitive, etc. I believe that connecting to as many of these ways of knowing as possible creates the most potential for understanding, healing and well-being.