8669 Eagle Point Blvd
Lake Elmo, MN 55402
 
  (651) 379-0444

  Mari Boyd, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

A Mental Health Therapist: My Approach

I am a positive, down-to-earth therapist who will support and encourage you in your efforts toward change, personal growth and emotional healing. My style is relational and conversational. I believe trust comes when you become comfortable with your therapist and develop a safe working relationship. I often see my role as that of a coach and I have tools that I can give you which you can then use to make changes in your life and relationships. 


As a Christian, my faith is very important to me and represents the core of who I am. Yet God has not called me to preach or evangelize, but to live out that faith throughout my life. I will always respect your own beliefs and I practice a 'client led' approach to speaking about faith and spirituality within the context of therapy. 


Professional Background

Education
 
 
MA, LMFT
 Bethel Seminary
 St Paul, MN
BS, Psychology
 Northwestern College
 St Paul, MN
License
 
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Minnesota
Employment
 
Counseling Care
 Lake Elmo, MN
Military Affiliation
Military and Family Life Counselor

Personal

My husband and I have been married since 1979, representing several decades of good times and hard work. Marriage does not always come easy and I have never lost sight of the work involved in keeping our marriage strong and thriving. Marriage has also provided me with one of the most transforming opportunities of my life. When I finally accepted that I could not change my husband, I realized I had to focus on changing and fine tuning myself. Imagine that!


We also have an adult child and two wonderful golden retrievers, Bella and Casey, pictured here. They keep me thinking about the beauty, purity and simplicity of the world around me. And... I will talk about them unceasingly if you ask.