Mari B​oyd, MA, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

EMDR Trauma Therapist

EMDRIA Approved 

Offering In-Clinic & Telehealth Therapy

**Now licensed in both Minnesota & Wisconsin

8669 Eagle Point Blvd

Lake Elmo, MN 55402

(651) 379-0444

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. 


MA, LMFT                                Bethel Seminary                         St Paul, MN

BS, Psychology                         Northwestern College               St Paul, MN


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)                        Minnesota & Wisconsin

In Clinic & Telehealth Available


Counseling Care                     Lake Elmo, MN

Military Affiliation

Military and Family Life Counselor


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 son who has been with his fiancé since high school over 19 years! Also, my husband & I have a passion for rescue animals & right now we have one dog. In  2019 we stepped out of our "Golden Retriever comfort zone" & adopted an "Itty-bitty-pitty" from ARottaLovePlus (ARLP) our crazy, loving, 4 year old 35 lb Pit Bill (Staffordshire Terrier) Stella! She was rescued as a pup from a dog fighting ring in Minneapolis before she could be abused too terribly. We are giving her a life of love & she is giving us new energy, kisses, a dog sleeping in bed with us (which we have never done before!), sudden rips around the house & stealth surprise attacks from out of nowhere!

All this to say, I love dogs!