Emily Hierlinger

What aspects of your life give you a sense of gratitude or fulfillment? Are there sticky points where it would be helpful to have a separate, nonjudgmental perspective to talk through with? I will listen, honor your experiences, and walk alongside you as you manage life’s obstacles. I strive to create a genuine, safe space for my clients to assist them on their journey of growth and healing.

Our time together can be spent exploring the motivations behind behavior, uncovering patterns, discovering parts about yourself, and experiencing a secure space for feeling and processing emotions. I practice therapy from an empathetic and interconnected perspective that emphasizes where and how you would like to see change occur in your life.

I provide individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy to all ages. I am particularly interested in working with couples with communication issues, individuals who struggle to adjust to new life circumstances, and adults looking to be more present in their lives and relationships.

My therapeutic work is influenced by an attachment lens, internal family systems, and mindfulness practices. I also use Gottman Methods in my work with couples, as I appreciate their focus on increasing understanding.

As a white, heterosexual, cisgender woman, I am aware of and engaged in how these identities and society have shaped my experiences. I am interested in exploring the varying aspects of identity with clients in the ways that feel best to them.

I look forward to meeting with you and helping you understand your strengths and experiences on a deeper level.



Life Transitions





Kids & Adolescents


M.A. – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

B.S. – University of Minnesota

clinical experience

Provider is in their master’s program and is under supervision

Fraser Day Treatment

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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