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Our Mission

Northside Center for Emotional Wellness will strive to promote healing for children, teens, adults and families by providing integrative mental health care. Offering individual and family therapy as well as the mind/body interventions of yoga and mindfulness.

Our Therapists(


Abbie Diehl LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Independent Contractor

(612)-454-0171 or

Abbie (she/her) believes that healing occurs within the context of relationship and community. She strives to build safe, trusting and collaborative relationships with those she serves. Abbie hopes to help individuals understand the connection between the mind and body, as well as the impact of trauma (including historical and generational), grief and loss, life stressors and our environment on our well-being. She partners with adults, children, and
families to recognize harmful patterns and promote healing through the cultivation of compassion, self-awareness, tolerance for discomfort, grounding skills and nurturance.


Abbie practices from a person-centered, strengths-based approach within a mind-body/mindfulness, integrative, neurobiological and systems/anti-oppression framework. Abbie is committed to continually engaging in anti-racist practice in her professional and personal life.

Abbie is trained in CBT, ERP, Mind Body Fertility, and certified in ART(Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and has experience in working with trauma and secondary trauma, grief and loss, complex medical issues, including cancer and infertility, anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, and life transitions. Abbie works with adults and children and their families impacted by the aforementioned situations. Abbie is fluent in Spanish and has extensive experience
working with individuals from the Spanish-speaking and Latinx communities. Abbie is a member of IS-ART and ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine) and serves on the Board of El Consorcio, an interdisciplinary group of human service professionals who serve the Spanish-speaking community of the Twin Cities." 


She can bereached at (612)-454-0171 or


Gretchen Klefstad (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)Independent Contractor

Gretchen believes the therapeutic relationship is a fundamental aspect in one’s journey of healing and growth. With Gretchen’s use of a collaborative and authentic approach to therapy, you have the agency to help define what healing looks like. Gretchen believes in and utilizes a holistic approach, while also remaining adaptive to the unique needs of each person. Mindfulness and the power of relationship are core elements of her work. She draws from client-centered approaches informed by narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy(ACT), attachment theory, and existential therapy. 


Gretchen strives to create a space that is non-judgmental, culturally responsive, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, LGBTQIA affirming, and sex positive. Gretchen works with individuals over the age of 18 experiencing relationship concerns, insomnia, grief and loss, anxiety, life transitions, existential concerns, and depression. Gretchen is also trained in evidenced based treatment for insomnia, CBT-I.


Kinsey Fitzloff LGSW (Licensed Graduate Social Worker)

Kinsey believes sustainable wellness involves the mind, body, and compassion. Mindfulness, psychoeducation, and curiosity are the backdrop of sessions with Kinsey. And because Kinsey believes knowledge paves the path to freedom, you can expect to learn more about how your brain and body interact with anxiety; somatic (body) exercises to grow your mind/body connection; understanding your patterns and getting to the root of them instead of just treating the symptoms; naming, regulating, and processing emotions; what healthy boundaries look like and how to set them; how neurodivergent brains differ from neurotypical brains and tools for navigating the world as a neurodivergent person.

Kinsey specializes in working with people over the age of 25 experiencing anxiety related disorders (generalized anxiety, OCD, panic disorder), neurodivergence (autism and ADHD) and various relationship dynamics (ENM, kink, domestic violence, those recovering from abusive relationships). Kinsey is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an eye movement therapy used to treat trauma and PTSD. Kinsey is also a 200-hr certified holistic yoga practitioner through Yoga Alliance and uses her knowledge of the body to partner with somatic therapy.


Feel free to reach out to Kinsey via phone, 507-339-5363 (text is fine) or email, to schedule a free 15 minute consultation or an intake session.


Laurie Schlosser MA LP(Licensed Psychologist/NCE Wellness Director) 

Laurie at 612-310-8683 or

Laurie Schlosser MA Licensed Psychologist (she/her) Laurie has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She has experience working with children, teens and young adults who have been impacted by anxiety, phobias and OCD..  Laurie helps individuals grow and expand their strengths and cultivate intentions such as kindness, patience, cognitive flexibility, strength and courage. She believes that change happens when we increase our psychological flexibility, practice acceptance of difficult emotions and engage in committed actions towards a value based life. She is experienced  in a variety of therapeutic approaches such as  exposure therapy (ERP), cognitive behavioral therapy,  I-CBT,  SPACE(Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) family support, sensory interventions, yoga and mindfulness in order to meet each client's unique and individual needs. Laurie has a specialty in treating anxiety and helping children,  teens and young adults grow their ability to be brave and face their fears. Laurie works with individuals 8-25 years of age.

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Maureen Ellis MSW LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Independent Contractor

Contact Maureen at (651) 347-4158 or

Maureen(she/her) believes an important part of the healing process is accompanying clients on their
journey and helping them process and assign meaning to their experiences using a
collaborative, and strengths-based approach. She strives to provide a safe and supportive
environment for clients to foster a greater self-acceptance, increase their understanding of the
mind body connection, develop, and maintain healthy coping strategies, and address emotional
challenges needed to make meaningful and sustainable life changes.


Maureen has 17 years of experience working with teens and adults from diverse cultural
backgrounds in the Los Angeles and Minneapolis areas. She’s worked as a school social worker,
and psychotherapist in outpatient mental health settings.  She uses an integrative approach to
assist clients with emotional regulation, symptom reduction, and increasing self-compassion.
Maureen incorporates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based techniques,
resourcing, narrative therapy, mind body skills, and trauma work into her practice. She is well-
trained to work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family conflict,
trauma, interpersonal relationships, and other life stressors. Maureen is trauma-informed,
trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and a Certified Clinical
Trauma Professional (CCTP). Maureen works with clients to increase self-awareness around
emotions and body sensations. She assists clients in creating a dual awareness between the
past and present, and helps them treat memories that are driving the symptoms in the present.


Molly Schlieff MS LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Independent Contractor

Contact Molly at (612)615-8559 or

Molly is a licensed therapist that creates a space for people to heal that is holistic and welcoming.  She has experience working with people across the lifespan and specializes in adolescents and young adults.  Molly uses culturally responsive, anti-racist, LGBTQ+ affirming, and healthy-at-every-size approaches in her practice.  Life is difficult to do alone, and Molly’s practice adapts to each individual and their needs to meet them where they are at.  She has experience working with anxiety, panic disorders, depression, grief, trauma, life transitions, and self-discovery. 

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