Holly Birkeland, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Edina
My specialization in couples counseling allows a focus on issues couples face using the most current research, literature and training. With advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and attention to attachment style and brain wiring, I work with couples to examine and change habits and patterns that cause distress. Our work together may involve the use of clinical hypnosis and mindfulness as tools to help with mood and affect regulation. Clients who are helped the most report learning about themselves and the impact they have on their partners, resulting in changes in their patterns of interaction.
Whether rebuilding after an affair or other betrayal, trying to reconnect after years of emotional disengagement, navigating differences in sex desire, managing stress related to work or family, or managing a blended family, I can help. Sessions are geared towards providing tools to help you gain insight and understanding.
I bring a unique insight into the therapy room informed by my 34 year marriage and raising 3 children along with prior careers in TV news and advertising. I can help you live more fully and truthfully while succeeding at living relationally.
Call or Email Holly Birkeland for a free consultation now - (952) 479-5210


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Saint Mary's University
  • License No. and State: 2479 Minnesota


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $150
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: AAMFT
  • Membership: MAMFT


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions


  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couples Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017
Holly Birkeland, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Edina

Holly Birkeland

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT