I have practiced for 29 years in Minnesota, seeing children, adults, couples and families. My practice currently is primarily with adults and couples (and teens) who are seeking a therapist who is collaborative, offers guidance and new perspectives, and believes the client is ultimately in charge of change. I value awareness, mindfulness and the process of living out a personal story that is based on strengths and hopefulness. Above all, I believe that if people feel respected and cared for they are capable of growth and moving through even the most difficult times.
As noted above, I enjoy working with both individuals and couples. My initial training as a family therapist has helped me to remember the family my client may live with now, the family in which they were raised and the neighborhood and its culture in which they grew up.
I practice in one location currently; a Private Practice which is part of a Wellness Center in South Minneapolis. The Center includes other practitioners who collaborate with one another for cross-refferrals and work towards informing one another on current mind-body practices. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota.
Call or Email Brian E. Stawarz, LP, LMFT, LLC for a free phone consultation now - (651) 301-8916


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Iowa
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: LP #2908 Minnesota


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LMFT #0136 Minnesota
  • Certificate: A.A.M.F.T. (currently on in-active status)/Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Certificate Date: 1993
  • Certificate:
  • Certificate Date: 0


  • Divorce
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief


  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Developmental stage changes
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Narrative and Schema-Focused
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015
Brian E. Stawarz, LP, LMFT, LLC, MA, LP, LMFT, Psychologist in Minneapolis

Brian E. Stawarz, LP, LMFT, LLC

Psychologist, MA, LP, LMFT