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



These are my thoughts about the process of therapy from a variety of perspectives about a number of topics relative to therapy for adults and adolescents. I hope they cause you to take a moment and think about different aspects of your life. Perhaps they will lead to a moment of recognition of what is happening in your life and where a change may help. You may read the posts as they appear below, or select a category to see all posts relating to that topic.

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What is Love?

Posted on 24 February, 2017 at 13:05

In my practice, this is the one thing that surprises me most. Oh, the question rarely actually gets asked, but the belief and definition are pretty clear based on the nature of the discussion. There is so much confusion about what love between two people should look like.


Infatuation seems to be the word that best describes what I hear. Magic is a close second. People often complain that they don't have the same feelings of Infatuation and magic that they did at the beginni...

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Playing for Trust

Posted on 22 February, 2017 at 11:45

In my role as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) I work with a large number of teenagers to help them with the struggles of growing up and becoming their own person. If you are a parent of a teenager, you know first-hand the difficulties of that time from your life. You want to help your teenager meet those life challenges without the distress they can bring with them. But do you understand the current challenges they face each and every day? Social media and constant availability of mobi...

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