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 board 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.

Client populations we serve include:

  • Children: 5 and up
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

In addition to our regular 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

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?

our therapist will discuss your goals for therapy with you.  You will also have a few brief assessments to complete.  Information will be gathered by your therapist, such as a brief history, your symptoms and other information relevant to your mental health.  Finally, your therapist will discuss treatment options with you, in preparation for later treatment planning.

What should I do if I have an emergency?

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

Minnesota residents:

Wisconsin residents

  • Call 911 for crisis and emergency response
  • Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
What happens when I arrive?

If there is nobody to greet you when you arrive, please have a seat in the waiting area. There may a clipboard on the desk with a few intake forms/assessments for you to fill out before your initial session.  Plan on arriving for this appointment 5-10 minutes ahead of time to fill them out. Feel free to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee. Your therapist will be with you at your appointment time.

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.



Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Carolyn Twist, MA, LMFT

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

Debbi Topel, MA, LMFT

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, MA, LPCC

Tracy has 15 years of experience in faith-based and counseling settings.
Social Worker

Marleen Meyer, MSSW, LICSW, MBA

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.