Cynthia J. Haakana, Ph.D., L.P., LLC.

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm


Thank you for visiting. Deciding to begin counseling is a courageous first step, and finding the right therapist is well worth your valuable time. I hope the information provided here gives you insight into my counseling services.

Through the coronavirus crisis …

Cynthia  Haakana LLC IS OPEN TO BOTH EXISTING AND NEW CLIENTS VIA TELEHEALTH (online-like telephone calls, Doxyme, and Facetime ).
CALL me at 612-460-5160.
If you have technology challenges, give me a call. I will do my best to help.


Though my physical location is closed, Cynthia Haakana LLC  provides Telehealth (online-like phone calls, Doxyme, Facetime and/or Skype) services. Therefore, current clients can use such services so that there is no interruption of their care during a time of social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. I also continue to accept new clients as long as I have availability.

As part of my commitment to the health and wellbeing to my clients and the larger community, I will continue to monitor local, state and federal agencies and will be observing their recommendations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 612-460-5160. Stay healthy and safe.

Summary of Services

  • Individual Counseling  
  • Marital / Relationship Counseling  
  • Counseling Ages 18 and older  
  • Professional Consultation
  • EMDR
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief Counseling
  • Managing Life Stress
  • Parenting Issues
  • Spiritual / Religious Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Recovery Issues

About my Practice

I am a licensed psychologist with over thirty years of counseling experience working in college counseling centers, family sexual abuse treatment centers, sexual assault centers, community mental health centers, youth mental health centers and private practice. I currently have a full-time private practice in St. Louis Park, Minnesota working with adults.

The therapy process is personal in nature, therefore, I believe that it is very important for anyone who is seeking therapy find the right therapist for them. In my practice I rely on several theoretical approaches such as: interpersonal psychology, psychodynamics, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. My eclectic approach develops a comprehensive and personal approach built on my premise: how we feel, think, and act is because of genetics, upbringing, and life experiences.

My approach is collaborative; I work with the client to help them gain self-understanding in order for them to make positive changes in their life. My style of psychotherapy is active, engaging, and warm. I value a working alliance with a client to discover their feelings, thoughts, motivations, needs, and behaviors.  I listen, ask questions, and give feedback in a respectful and honest manner.  


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

B.A., Psychology, University of Utah


I provide counseling services for adults. I successfully treat many different counseling issues such as: abuse recovery, chemical dependency, co-dependency, anxiety, body image, death and dying, life coaching, divorce / separation / uncoupling,  dissociative disorders, eating disorders, grief and loss, pet loss, money issues, depression, parenting, personality disorders, physical health issues, chronic illness, pregnancy and birth issues, religious/spiritual concerns, roommate concerns, self-esteem, sexuality, sleep disturbances, stress, transitions, and career issues. I am trained in EMDR. I also provide consultation to other professionals.

Individual / Marital / Couples Couseling

The first one to three sessions are used for getting background information, learning about your concerns, and developing a plan for you to achieve your goals. Sessions are usually once per week or every other week. Counseling sessions can be as frequent as more than once a week.

Professional Consultation

I provide professional consultation to individuals and organizations. Workshops, presentations, and seminars are available on a variety of topics.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday      8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Fridays.                            8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Individual Session - $230

Family / Couples Session - $250

Intake Session - $300

More information regarding fees and finances can be found on the Financial Services Form.


I am an in-network provider for BlueCross BlueShield, PreferredOne, and Medicare. If you are in-network, you will pay the copay (if any) at the session and I will bill the insurance company for you.

For all other insurances, I am an out-of-network provider. Payment will be expected at the time of the session unless other arrangements have been made. I will bill your insurance for you and any reimbursements will be made to you.

Cancellation Policy

Clients will be charged the full amount for a missed session unless 24 hours notice has been given. There are no exceptions.


The best way to reach me is to call my office number during my office hours. I try to return phone calls during business hours and within 24 hours.

Phone: 612-460-5160


For general inquiries, please use this form.