Diane Hovey


Diane Hovey


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 1967
Secondary Credential: Bibliopoetry Therapist - C2007-105
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Medica (Minnesota)
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance (M.A.)
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare


4505 White Bear Pkwy
Suite 1500
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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My Approach to Helping

Dr. Diane Hovey works as a marriage and family therapist assisting individuals, families and couples in addressing life altering challenges such as grief, loss, guilt, anxiety, depression, marital problems and other life stressors that impede people's abilities to navigate the uncertainties of life. Sometimes families fall apart and need help rebuilding healthy relationships. Whatever the need, I help my clients find practical and down to earth ways to address their specific life challenge. Client goals may include emotional healing, finding understanding, improved communication, clarity of vision, developing more loving relationships or achieving mindfulness in living.

Building resilience in the face of tragedy is a focus of interest. Disability and chronic illness can be especially stressful on families and relationships. It can be difficult to make sense out of the senseless. I assist client as they reshape and restructure their lives.

Check out my website to take the Weathering Your Relationship Quiz.

More Info About My Practice

Currently I accept direct pay (credit cards, checks, cash) and most insurances, some as in-network and some as an out-of-network provider.

It is important to note that most insurance companies do not cover marital or couples therapy regardless of who the therapist may be.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Healing from Intimate Betrayal

If you have been betrayed by your partner, picking up the pieces and healing is not an easy or even a solos task. In order to learn to overcome emotional pain, to trust and to love again requires the rebuilding of self. The focus of this group is on healing from betrayal caused by partners' infidelity andor sexual addictions. This purpose of this group is to grow through pain and destruction, to become whole again.

Therapy Group

Day: Tuesdays for 8 weeks Feb. 24 to April 21

Time: 6:15 to 7:45 pm

Place: Alliance for Healing PA
Addiction, Relationship & Trauma Therapy
3640 Talmage Circle, Vadnais Heights, 55110

Cost: Standard cost is $495 per person- if paid in full two weeks prior to the start date the cost is only $395; a great use of your FSAHSA accounts. In some cases a screening assessment session (at additional cost) may be needed in order for us to determine if a candidate is a good fit and will derive optimum benefit from the program.

My Role as a Therapist

I work as a creative guide helping you find emotional healing and understanding. Whatever the challenge, I work with you to address your goals and desires for improved well-being using the best suited methods and my creative skills to aid you in expressing experience that can be difficult to put into words. As one of my clients says, "This is immeasurable order in chaos!"

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

When we break an arm or get an infection, we seek the medical help we need in order to heal. Our emotional or mental health is equally important and plays a huge role in healing and well-being. When over stressed or in a mental state that weighs us down, our immune system is depressed and our ability to heal physically or emotionally is hindered. Seeking therapy is smart; it is not a sign of weakness. Improved mental health also improves our immune system and our ability to manage life challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Partners of sex addicts, sex addicts, trauma survivors, caregivers, parents who have children with ongoing health conditions, addictions

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Journal Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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