Marie Merkl

Pre-licensed Mental Health Therapist, MA

Marie Merkl

Pre-licensed Mental Health Therapist, MA

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Lambers Fisher - 2051 Minnesota
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Hennepin Health
  • HSA
  • Medicaid (some plans)
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
Fees: $50 - $190 (average cost - with a sliding fee scale)


Osseo, Minnesota 55369
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55428

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My Approach to Helping

Do you feel as though you have come to a fork in the road of life? Feel disconnected to those around you? Taking the step to seek help is a brave step. Through therapy, we work together facing life's challenges aiding in your healing and growth. I take a calm, firm, and supportive approach as we work through those challenges in a timeframe that is comfortable for you.

At my practices, I focus on establishing an authentic relationship between the client(s) and myself by creating an open, supportive, non-judgmental space for healing. You are the expert on your life, therefore I work in collaboration with you identifying and focusing on the areas and challenges that are most significant to you.

More Info About My Practice

As a therapist, I believe that you have the capacity to live a peace-filled life. Providing a space where you can begin to be self-aware and obtain self-acceptance in a non-judgmental, safe, and objective environment opens the opportunity for you to reconnect with your authentic self.

I work at two sites:

Foundations of Wellness in Osseo on MondayThursdayFriday

Insurance accepted: BlueCrossBlue Shield, Medicaid (MA), Preferred One, Out of Network, and Self-pay (sliding fee scale)

Threads of Hope Counseling in Brooklyn Park TuesdayWednesdayFriday

Insurance accepted: BlueCrossBlue Shield, Medicaid (MA), Hennepin Health, Ucare, Out of Network, and Self-pay (sliding fee scale)

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

Areas I specialize in are:

Co-occurring - Addiction and mental health issues -- For example struggling with addiction as a way of coping with a past or current life eventexperience, we would work on both the issue behind the addiction and the struggles related to the addiction itself.

Grief counseling -- counseling for those who recently experienced a loss whether it is a physical loss or an emotional loss of a relationship and unresolved grief due to issues from one's past (including but not limited to past traumas) which is causing struggles in your current life.

Mood disorder counseling - counseling for those who struggle with a mood disorder diagnosis. Working with each person in an individualistic manner. Providing a non-judgmental open environment for the client to process their emotions, racing thoughts, etc., all while providing help regarding how to use therapeutic strategies outside of sessions.

My Role as a Therapist

In my role as a therapist, I see the client as a whole, not as their presenting concern. I help you to see resources rather than focusing on setbacks. We can learn from our setbacks by moving forward with resources and strategies, not by cycling in the setback. I help you to identify and create clear, realistic goals and how to use your existing strengths and resources to accomplish said goals. You are the author of your story and I am here to walk with you to help guide you in creating the storylife you want to live.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Survivors of domestic violence, adult survivors of childhood sexual abusephysical abuse

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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