Laura J. Niewald, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis
I believe in the power of synergy! Collaborating together on your concerns, increases the potential for change. You are the expert of you and I am a facilitator of change. Together, we will work on an approach for moving through areas in your life where you feel stuck. Anxiety, depression, low self esteem or relationship challenges need a pro-active perspective. Identifying, eradicating and replacing your sources of pain with mindfulness and intentional balance will bring more joy into your life.
I like the process of therapy and I value the therapist/client relationship. My style of relating is enthusiastic, compassionate and respectful. I work with tweens; adolescents; individuals; married, partnered, or same gender couples; families and 'dyads' in family systems. As well as, co-workers, faltering friendships, and groups.
As a former massage therapist, I am sensitive to the body/mind connection and open to talking through holistic approaches to healing and improved clarity. I sometimes incorporate alternative thinking and therapies including meditation, yoga, breath work, QiGong, 'taming your critic' and 'healing the child within'.
Call or Email Laura J. Niewald for a free consultation now - (612) 293-0150


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Adler Graduate School
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: LMFT 1216 Minnesota


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder, Life transitions,
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Relational Therapy, Post Induction Therapy
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016
Laura J. Niewald, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis

Laura J. Niewald

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT