Mindful Families

Supporting families through growth-based therapy and skill building

Meet our providers

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 click here: www.ppsupportmn.org/meetthesteeringcommittee


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.  Anne has 10+ 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 has completed the PSI Certificate Training for the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. 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 CBT, DBT, person-center 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.

phone: 612-564-3020

Jocelyn Byrd, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience providing therapeutic services in diverse mental health settings. Her relationship with clients is compassionate, collaborative, and dedicated to achieving real progress.

She enjoys working with preteens, teenagers and adults of all backgrounds, specializing in treating depression and anxiety. She has particular expertise in helping those with suicidal thoughts and self injurious behaviors. Her practice also includes working with mothers across all stages, including infertility and prenatal, to help navigate parenting struggles. 

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

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 also 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


Amy-Ann is no longer accepting new clients at this location.


Amy-Ann Mayberg, MA, LAMFT a Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, has created a practice where her clients can explore the important "issues" in their lives in a safe, welcoming, and encouraging environment. She believes we all know more than we give ourselves credit for... and she's ready to help you find the key to becoming your best self.


Amy-Ann enjoys working with individuals, late teens to "seasoned" adults, and all styles of couples. She has successfully worked with clients on many issues ranging from anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and a multitude of life-cycle transitions including those arising at the beginning and end of life.


Amy-Ann has a person-centered, strengths based, and systems oriented approach with her clients, and is trained in...

· EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

· Pre-marital (Prepare-Enrich) and couples counseling

· Perinatal and Postpartum Mood / Anxiety Disorders, and

· Discernment Counseling - for couples on the brink of divorce


email: a[email protected] 

phone: 612-444-6463


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.