Integrated Life Counseling Center is comprised of several Minnesota state licensed therapists. Our practice is located in a naturesque setting in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, just 1 1/2 miles east of 694.

We have over 100 years of collective experience, and serve a broad range of client needs. See our Services page for more information on our specialties as well as the approaches we utilize in therapy.

Who We Serve

At Integrated Life Counseling Center

We work with individuals, couples and families, offering both telehealth and in-person appointments.

Client populations we serve include:

  • Children: 6 and up
  • Adolescents
  • Adults


In addition to counseling services, we also provide consultation, and we are available for speaking engagements.

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Specialty Areas
  • Adoption
  • Autism
  • Developmental Neurophysiology
  • Family and Relational Issues
  • Communication/Conflict Resolution
  • Anxiety/OCD/Panic/Phobias
  • Chronic Pain/Illness/Terminal Illness
  • Depression
  • Attachment
Treatment Approaches
  • Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) Network Model
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • DBT/Emotional Regulation
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Faith-based/Spirituality/Christian
  • Family Systems
  • HeartMath
Questions Clients Ask

Common Questions

Are you taking new clients?

Click this link or email us at intake@integratedlifecounseling.com if you are interested in counseling services at ILCC. You will receive a response in 3-5 business days.

What should I bring to my first session?

Please bring your insurance card and photo identification.  Your therapist will make copies of these.

What should I expect in my first session?

Prior to your appointment, you will have filled out paperwork, including a few brief assessments.  At your first appointment, your therapist will gather further information, such as a brief history, symptoms and other information relevant to your mental health.  In addition, your therapist will discuss your goals for therapy with you.

Finally, your therapist will discuss treatment options with you in preparation for later treatment planning.

What happens when I arrive?

Feel free to enter the clinic up to 5 minutes before your appointment time.  Know that we do not have a receptionist.  Your therapist will be with you at the scheduled time for your appointment.

We continue to follow CDC guidelines regarding CoVid.  Mask requirements will be posted on the exterior door.

Do I need to stay for my child’s therapy sessions?

A legal guardian must be present for the first two sessions of any minor client.  Parents of children under 16 are expected to stay on the premises.

Parents of clients ages 16 and older must first make arrangements with the therapist to be off-site.

What should I do if I have an emergency?

We do not provide crisis services. For crisis response call:

Dial or Text 988

Minnesota residents:

Wisconsin residents

  • Call 911 for crisis and emergency response
  • Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Carolyn Twist

Carrie utilizes a holistic approach building on strengths with sensitivity to client’s values and spirituality.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Debbi Topel

In therapy, Debbi enjoys integrating neurophysiology into her sessions, educating clients and applying this information to their care in layman’s terms.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Tracy Kaye Swanson

Tracy brings compassion and warmth to therapy. She focuses on individuals and their innate value and worth while working from a competency based approach.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Marleen Meyer

Marleen has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field providing services to all age groups.
Clinical Psychologist

Kathryn N Hall
PsyD, LP

She has over 20 years of clinical experience and has been licensed as a Psychologist since 1997.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Chelsea Carlson

Chelsea has served individuals in every age group, as well as families and groups.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Joi Simpson

Joi has a passion to assist her clients to find healing, a renewed sense of purpose and to develop their best-self.