New clients are being accepted. Due to COVID-19, Mindful Families providers are now seeing clients through teletherapy via The office is closed to in-person sessions. If you are a current client please contact your provider to schedule a virtual appointment.  Please call 612-486-2956 to schedule.

Meet our providers

Jocelyn's work is informed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and skills-based approaches. She believes in mind-body awareness, and incorporates mindfulness skills in her practice. She will coordinate your therapy to meet your goals, while providing education and support. Her priority is for you to leave each session with new ideas, insights and inspiration.

email: [email protected]

phone: 612-564-2494

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Amy Engelhard, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the mental health field for over a decade. She enjoys working with wide range of clients, but especially enjoys helping individuals and families through family life changes, anxiety disorders, and childhood concerns. 

Amy recently completed the PSI Certificate Training and works with families to address perinatal mood and anxiety concerns. Clients who work with Amy can find their own strengths, learn skills to manage day to day life, and use their own insight within a supportive environment. 

She likes to challenge her teen and adult clients in a gentle, and sometimes humorous, manner.

Amy utilizes play as the language of children within their sessions and is able to work with children as young as 3 in a play therapy modality. Parents/guardians of child clients are involved in parent sessions and may be asked to be a part of the play as well. Play can be either directive or child-centered and helps children work through many concerns, including anxiety, mood disorders, family change, ADHD, behavioral concerns, and other life stressors.

email: [email protected]

phone: 612-568-8505

Sandra Maurer, E-RYT, BA, is a clinical intern completing her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler Graduate School. She is passionate about perinatal mental health and helping families thrive through birth and parenting transitions. Sandra enjoys working with parents individually and/or as a couple as well as adolescents. Sandra uses a whole person, strength based approach. She incorporated mindfulness and movement based strategies. She is excited to learn and grow through the mentorship and experience serving clients at Mindful Families as she pursues LPCC licensure. 

Sandra is also an experienced registered yoga teacher and continuing education provider through the Yoga Alliance with a BA in Art Therapy. She has almost a decade of experience working with mothers and families as a certified birth doula and trauma informed yoga facilitator working in public and clinical settings. 

email: [email protected]

phone: 651-243-2157 

Caroline McCard, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has 15+ years of experience working with children, families, adults and also experience working with veterans. She has worked in several different therapeutic settings all with a focus on helping people manage life stressors and life transitions. 

Caroline enjoys working with children, families, partners and adults at all phases of life. Caroline has an expertise in working with stress and trauma, and is trained in providing EMDR as a therapeutic modality.  

She has a strong belief that we can all benefit from managing stress in healthy ways, that are individualized to each person. Caroline has a humorous, direct, and caring approach to working with all people.  Caroline has experience working in many therapeutic modalities such as play therapy, somatic therapies, mindfulness, EMDR and cognitive based therapies. She will work to build a strong relationship with you in a supportive, person-focused environment.  

email: [email protected]

phone: 612-234-2770

Allison Peterson, MA, LP, is a licensed psychologist and owner of Mindful Families. Allison enjoys working with children age 6 through adolescents as well as adults and families. 

She takes a direct yet affirming approach in addressing complex emotional and behavioral concerns.  She especially enjoys engaging families in developing effective communication and behavior management skills. She utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and clinical hypnosis in her work.

Allison has completed the PSI Certificate Program and specializes in pregnancy and postpartum related mood disorders. She is involved in the postpartum community as a member of Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota and PPSM's Helpline Director. To learn more about PPSM by visiting its website.

email: [email protected]

phone: 612-486-2956

Anne Troff-Heck, MA, LPCC, is a licensed professional clinical counselor. Her goal is to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your concerns and feel understood. She believes that creating a safe place for someone to be vulnerable and trust leads to a more successful therapeutic experience. 

Anne has over 13 years of experience helping adults with mood disorders, anxiety and panic attacks, trauma, life transitions, grief, stress management, women's issues, suicidal ideation and self-esteem.  She is passionate about helping adults adjust to changes in their lives – both expected and unexpected.

Anne has completed the PSI Certificate Training for the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, as well as miscarriage and infant loss. Her role as a therapist is to help you to better understand your needs and strengths and develop goals to live a better life. 

Anne uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), person-centered and humanistic approaches in therapy. She wants you to feel empowered to set healthy limits in your life, develop skills to cope with stress and mental health symptoms and find hope and meaning. You will find that she is genuine, encouraging and motivated to help by providing support and validation, education and skills.

email: [email protected]

phone: 612-564-3020

Mindful Families is seeking an Independent Contractor to join our team!

Position Description

We are group of mental health professionals providing growth-based therapy and skill building for the whole family. Our office is in Edina and serves children ages 3 and up, adolescents, adults, couples and families. We specialize in Perinatal Mental Health and are resource list members of Pregnancy and Postpartum Support MN. We are in-network with most major insurance companies.

We are seeking a fully licensed LPCC, LICSW, LMFT or LP. This position would involve conducting diagnostic intakes and providing outpatient psychotherapy, developing comprehensive treatment plans, coordinating client care with other providers, and completing required documentation. Specifically, we are seeking a provider that specializes in couples’ therapy.

Our contractors pay a flat rent fee that includes a dedicated, furnished office, waiting room, and group room. This enables contractors to work as little or as much as they choose. Office supplies are provided including printer, fax, and paper supplies. We offer a competitive fee split which includes EHR, billing, clinic marketing and advertising, MN Care tax and other expenses.

Mindful Families is a collaborative group that values providers’ input and supports each provider in their independent practice.

Required Qualifications

  • State of MN licensure of LPCC, LICSW, LMFT or LP.
  • 5 or more years of previous experience in providing psychotherapy in an outpatient, day treatment or inpatient setting.
  • Significant experience and training in working with couples.
  • Completion of the PSI 2-day certificate program or willingness to complete certificate.

Desired Qualifications

  • Training in mindfulness-based therapies such as DBT or ACT.
  • Ability to work within an insurance-based billing system.
  • Interest in providing a holistic approach to mental health.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Mindful Families Owner, Allison Peterson, MA, LP at [email protected] or mail to 7400 Metro Blvd, Suite 190, Edina, MN 55439.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the art of being present in the moment. It is a practice developed over time to improve life balance. 

Mindfulness reduces stress, increases engagement and improves interpersonal effectiveness. 

Mindfulness leads to more satisfying relationships, increased life satisfaction and a happier you.  

Mindful Families is committed to providing safe space to all families and individuals. We welcome people of diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, racial and ethnic identities. Our space is accessible. Handicapped parking is located in the rear of the building, with automatic doors and a ramp.