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Personalized, Supportive, and Empowering Therapy Services, Available Online or In-Person Across Minnesota.

 

You are high achieving, successful and creative...

People appreciate you, and might even consider you charismatic. You’re unique, unconventional, deep, empathetic, and insightful. 

So, what gives?

Why does it feel like you're constantly pushing through obstacles and never quite getting to the life you've always imagined? You know that feeling when you're just going through the motions, overwhelmed and unfulfilled? And the stress, oh my goodness, the stress! It's like a never-ending cycle of anxiety and exhaustion, with no energy left for yourself or your loved ones.

Stress can really steal your joy, can't it?

Despite your accomplishments, you don't feel aligned with your external success, constantly striving to be enough while battling feelings of low self-worth.

You feel like you’re constantly struggling to balance your ambition with your relational needs. You find yourself overwhelmed and stressed by the daily challenges of life. Desperately trying to balance a gazillion projects at once while also showing up for yourself and others. Your mind never stops thinking and creating. You never feel fully present in the moment. You are always striving to do more, learn more and achieve more. You can hyper-focus like nobody’s business when you feel inspired, but it is so irritating, even rage-inducing when someone interrupts your flow. In the wake of getting lost in your process, you unintentionally let other important things slide, like paying the bills or texting your best friend back.

You struggle with maintaining healthy relationships, putting others' needs before your own out of fear of rejection. 

Your desire for validation and tendency to people-please make it hard to say “no” so you impulsively say “yes” and end up regretting it when you realize your plate is already WAY TOO FULL. Yet you keep doing it because all you want is that external validation that you are indeed “good enough” and “worthy of love.” Sadly, the rejection you’ve experienced in life cuts deep and prevents you from believing it.

At the end of the day, all you want to do is crawl into bed and forget about the world.

But even then, your mind won't let you rest. You start questioning everything you've done, every decision you've made, and wonder if you'll ever be good enough. It's like you're your own worst critic, right? Plus, you're spending more time worrying about the past or the future instead of enjoying the present moment. And don't even get me started on those late-night binge sessions with Netflix and whatever vice you use to self-medicate. We've been there too.

But you know what? Effortless perfection is a myth.

We can't have it all together all the time. And you know what else? It's okay to not be okay. We don't always have to impress or people please. It's time to start living for ourselves and our own values. 

So let's ditch the self-doubt, worry, and fear and start living life on our own terms!

Maybe you've always felt a little different, but your success has kept you from seeking support.

At the Art of Healing, we understand you. You value individuality and creativity, empathy and compassion. You care deeply about the world around you and want to make a positive impact. You're insightful and motivated for therapy, but you need someone who is smart, compassionate, and willing to challenge you to explore your psyche in a deeper, more meaningful way.


If you're ready to discover a new way of relating to yourself and others, to experience the transformational power of therapy and find relief from the overwhelm and stress of your daily life, We are here to help. Let's work together to help you reach your full potential and feel confident and fulfilled in all aspects of your life.

These mountains you are carrying, you are only supposed to climb. - Zebian

Meet the Therapists

Minda Sanborn, LMFT

Minda Sanborn, LMFT

Hi, I'm Minda (She/Her). It's my passion to support individuals like you in enhancing your mental well-being and embracing a fulfilling life. With specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I offer a compassionate and personalized approach to therapy. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of anxiety, depression, trauma, and other stress-related symptoms, empowering you to cultivate resilience, reclaim your inner strength, and embark on a transformative healing journey.
Erin McKeen LMFT, ATR

Erin McKeen LMFT, ATR

Hi, I'm Erin (She/Her). At the heart of my practice is a genuine commitment to your well-being and personal growth. With a compassionate and holistic approach, I create a safe haven where you can explore and resolve internal conflicts, overcome challenges, and unleash your full potential. Through the power of art therapy, play therapy, EMDR, and DBT skills, we'll embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and healing. Together, let's navigate life's complexities, nurture your strengths, and cultivate lasting positive change.
Melody Olson, MA

Melody Olson, MA

Hi, I'm Melody Olson MA (She/Her), and I am dedicated to creating a nurturing and empathetic environment where healing and personal growth can flourish. My approach to therapy is integrative, combining cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, somatic experiencing, and mindfulness-based practices. When working with children/teens I integrate art, music and play. Join me on a transformative exploration of self-discovery, empowerment, and healing. Together, we will navigate life's complexities, harness your innate strengths, and foster lasting positive change.
Jenna Vissell, LMFT

Jenna Vissell, LMFT

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Hi, I'm Jenna (She/Her) and I'm here to offer you a safe and nurturing space where profound connections are forged, and your unique experiences are honored. In our collaborative work together, we'll focus on challenging outdated patterns, amplifying your voice, and cultivating a sense of social justice and joy. Specializing in relational therapy, I welcome all types of relationships. I also offer nature-based therapy that harnesses the wisdom of nature. Together, we'll foster a deep sense of connection, grounding, and support as you embark on a transformative path towards vitality and purpose.

At The Art of Healing, we celebrate diversity in all its glorious forms. If you are seeking understanding, compassion, and empowerment, you have found your community! Join us in embracing the beauty of neurodiversity, the strength of sensitivity, and the freedom of self-expression. Embrace your uniqueness and together, let's create a space where you can truly be yourself and shine your brightest!


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Highly Sensitive People

Highly Sensitive People

We understand that traditional talk therapy may not always resonate with Highly Sensitive People (HSP). Our gentle and supportive approach prioritizes sensory awareness and emotional expression, empowering you to navigate your emotional experiences with understanding and acceptance.

ADHD and Neurodiversity

ADHD and Neurodiversity

We take a comprehensive approach that goes beyond deficits for neurodiverse individuals, including those with ADHD. Our strengths-based approach, innovative treatments, and holistic modalities such as art therapy, EMDR, and Nature-Based Therapy empower you to feel grounded, centered, and in control of your life.


Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness or experiencing medical trauma can be incredibly challenging. We understand that everyone's journey is unique, and our compassionate therapists prioritize your emotional well-being, providing a safe space to process your feelings, navigate the ups and downs, and improve your overall quality of life. 

Children and Teens

Children and Teens

Our affirming and strengths-based child and teen-centered approach fosters emotional regulation, self-awareness, and self-expression. Through various modalities, including playfulness and creativity, we create a nurturing space for children and teens to thrive.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Dive into the depths of self-expression and embrace the power of art therapy. This transformative modality allows you to go beyond words, connecting with your intuition, inner world, and sense of purpose. Discover personal growth, self-awareness, and enhanced well-being through the creative process.


Adult Art Therapy

Adult Art Therapy

Experience the power of self-reflection and healing through art therapy. Our mindfulness-based approach, rooted in self-compassion and trauma-informed care, provides a safe space for you to navigate difficult life transitions, manage chronic stress, and reconnect with your inner self.

Brainspotting

Brainspotting

Break free from feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or blocked in your life with Brainspotting. This cutting-edge therapy approach taps into your body's innate capacity for healing and transformation. With Brainspotting, you can access and process deep emotional experiences, leading to breakthroughs and newfound freedom.

Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

We understand the impact of trauma on your life. Our trauma therapy sessions incorporate evidence-based approaches, including EMDR, Brainspotting, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Together, we create a warm and welcoming space for healing, empowerment, and regaining control of your life.


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Life's challenges can feel overwhelming, and it's okay to seek support. Our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services offer practical skills to manage intense emotions, improve relationships, and overcome self-destructive behaviors. Discover resilience, coping strategies, and the path to thriving.


Nature-Based Therapy

Nature-Based Therapy

Immerse yourself in the healing embrace of nature and animals. Our therapy sessions take place outdoors or in the presence of animals, offering a profound sense of peace and connection. Experience the transformative benefits of nature as you embark on your healing journey.


Relational Therapy

Relational Therapy

We create an inclusive and accepting environment where all relationships are valued. Whether you are a family member, non-monogamous partner, or part of the LGBTQIA+ community, we welcome and celebrate your unique connections. Our goal is to support you in developing stronger, more meaningful relationships, overcoming obstacles, and finding fulfillment.

Therapy for Creatives

Therapy for Creatives

We understand that standard therapeutic approaches may not always resonate with the unique rhythms of creative minds. Our gentle and supportive method embraces sensory awareness and emotional expression, providing a nurturing space for you to navigate the depths of your  emotions with understanding and acceptance.

Spiritual Exploration

Spiritual Exploration

We recognize that traditional therapeutic methods might not fully embrace the depth of your spiritual exploration. Whether you're delving into your beliefs, pondering existential questions, or yearning for a deeper connection with your inner self, our sessions provide a nurturing environment. Here, your spiritual experiences are not just acknowledged—they are explored and celebrated.

Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

Gifted and Twice-Exceptional

Gifted and 2e minds often navigate a complex emotional landscape. In this supportive environment, we empower them to express and understand their emotions, fostering resilience, self-discovery and skill building. Together, we explore the depth of their emotional experiences and navigate them effectively.

Somatic Work

Somatic Work

We place a strong emphasis on the connection between your mind and body, acknowledging how your physical experiences play a crucial role in your psychological well-being. This approach is designed to explore and address emotional or psychological issues by working with the body. Throughout the sessions, we'll use specific techniques that focus on releasing tension, processing trauma, and promoting your overall mental and physical health.

Therapy for Children and Teens

High Sensitivity

Our therapists are committed to being highly sensitive affirming, utilizing a compassionate and tailored approach to assist highly sensitive children and teens in embracing their unique traits, managing overwhelm, and nurturing their well-being.

Neurodiversity/ADD

Our therapists are dedicated to being neurodiverse affirming, taking a strengths-based approach to help neurodiverse children and teens thrive and navigate life's challenges with understanding, respect, and empowerment.

LGBTQIA+ Children and Teens

Our therapists are LGBTQIA+ affirming and are confident in providing therapy to help children and teens explore their identities, navigate challenges, and find acceptance and support in a safe and inclusive space.

We understand the power of a holistic approach to healing.


Through our holistic aproaches, we offer a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your inner landscape and cultivate resilience. Our team of compassionate therapists are dedicated to empowering you on your path to personal growth. We believe in the transformative potential of creative expression, the healing connection with nature, and the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Together, let us embark on a profound exploration of your inner world, uncovering the wisdom that resides within.