Emily Axen, LICSW

Preferred Name: Emily

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Emily sees therapy as a collaborative and unique process that must be tailored to the individual's need(s) with the client as the expert on themselves. Her hope is to create a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for individuals to learn more about themselves and experience hope and healing. Emily enjoys working with people of all backgrounds and welcomes individuals from all walks of life (ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.) Emily holds advanced training in providing EMDR therapy, including ability to work with complex trauma and dissociation through the AIR Network Model. She often integrates mindfulness practice, self-compassion, somatic work, and cognitive-behavioral strategies into her practice, which is rooted in developmental psychology, attachment theory, and neurobiology.

Education & Experience

Emily holds a master's degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine and a bachelor's degree in sociocultural studies and communication studies from Bethel University. She has been working in the mental health field for over 7 years providing individual therapy to clients of all ages and also holds previous experience in social services, volunteerism with refugees, and work with victims of domestic violence.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Minnesota Society for Clinical Social Work

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Sliding Scale

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