Our Therapists

Our Mission

Northside Center for Emotional Wellness will strive to promote healing for children, teens, adults and families by providing integrative mental health care. Offering individual and family therapy as well as mind/body interventions such as of yoga and mindfulness.


Abbie Diehl LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

(612)-454-0171 or diehl.abbie@gmail.com

Abbie (she/her) believes that healing occurs within the context of relationship and
community. She strives to build safe, trusting and collaborative relationships with those she
serves. Abbie hopes to help individuals understand the connection between the mind and
body, as well as the impact of trauma (including historical and generational), grief and loss,
life stressors and our environment on our well-being. She partners with adults, children, and
families to recognize harmful patterns and promote healing through the cultivation of
compassion, self-awareness, tolerance for discomfort, grounding skills and nurturance.
Abbie practices from a person-centered, strengths-based approach within a mind-
body/mindfulness, integrative, neurobiological and systems/anti-oppression framework.
Abbie is committed to continually engaging in anti-racist practice in her professional and
personal life.
Abbie has experience in working with trauma and secondary trauma, grief and loss,
complex medical issues, including cancer and infertility, anxiety, depression, interpersonal
issues, and life transitions. Abbie works with adults and children and their families impacted
by the aforementioned situations. Abbie is fluent in Spanish and has extensive experience
working with individuals from the Spanish-speaking and Latinx communities. She can be
reached at (612)-454-0171 or diehl.abbie@gmail.com


Amber Dahl MA

Contact Amber at Amber@northsidecenter.net  or 612-314-3472

Amber Dahl (she/her) is a pre-licensed counselor working under the supervision of Abbie Diehl,
MSW, LICSW. She partners with individual adults on body image issues, disordered eating/diet
recovery, anxiety, depression, grief, career burnout, queer identity development, and life
stressors. Amber employs a combination of psychoeducation, mindfulness, and sensorimotor
techniques in a casual environment that is free from judgment and stigma. Her approach is also
LGBTQIA-affirming, Health at Every Size-aligned, and body-inclusive.
It is her honor to welcome every part of you into this space. She can commit to a calm
presence, a wacky sense of humor (if you want), and a high tolerance for swear words. She will be
your partner in change. Sustainable change is possible, but sometimes difficult. 
When she is not doing therapy, Amber enjoys nature walks with her rescue dog. She also loves
re-reading Jane Austen, playing video games, trying new breweries and coffee shops, trivia,
thrift shopping, and tending to her flower garden. Fun fact: she collects vintage stegosaurus


Julian Ernst M.S LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

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Julian (they/them/theirs) specializes in relational psychodynamic therapy and enjoys working with clients who express interest in becoming more grounded, confident, connected, and able to direct their own lives. They have experience working with adults and adolescents facing depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, trauma, self-harm, and transitions in gender identity and/or expression. Julian’s practice as a clinical social worker is motivated by issues of social equity and grounded in theories of attachment, contemporary psychoanalysis, liberation health, and gender and racial identity development. Julian collaborates with clients to weave in different approaches and perspectives based on their goals and circumstances.



Julian has five years of therapy experience working with clients from various cultural backgrounds. Prior to joining NCE Wellness, Julian received their MSW at Simmons School for Social Work in Boston with training focused on increasing access to mental health treatment through integrated primary care and in-home therapy. Julian also completed a two-year post-graduate fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and research at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Julian incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy if or when these approaches resonate with clients’ needs. Julian also has training in vinyasa yoga, meditation, and spiritual care.


Laurie Schlosser MA LP(Licensed Psychologist/NCE Wellness Director) 

Laurie at 612-310-8683 or laurie@northsidecenter.net

Laurie Schlosser MA Licensed Psychologist (she/her) has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She has experience working with children who have been impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. She believes healing occurs through family involvement in their child's therapy, as well as using interventions that treat both the body and the mind.  Laurie helps individuals grow and expand their strengths and cultivate intentions such as kindness, patience, compassion, strength and courage. She believes that change happens when we gain self awareness, learn to connect to our bodies and emotions and develop healthy patterns of caring for them. She is experienced  in a variety of therapeutic approaches such as  exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family support, sensory interventions, yoga and mindfulness in order to meet each child's unique and individual needs. Laurie has a specialty in treating anxiety and helping children grow their ability to be brave and face their fears.


Laurie is trained as a SPACE(Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) provider as well as CBT-exposure for phobias, anxiety and OCD.

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Maureen Ellis MSW LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Contact Maureen at 651 357 4158

Maureen(she/her) believes an important part of the healing process is accompanying clients on their
journey and helping them process and assign meaning to their experiences using a
collaborative, and strengths-based approach. She strives to provide a safe and supportive
environment for clients to foster a greater self-acceptance, increase their understanding of the
mind body connection, develop, and maintain healthy coping strategies, and address emotional
challenges needed to make meaningful and sustainable life changes.


Maureen has 17 years of experience working with teens and adults from diverse cultural
backgrounds in the Los Angeles and Minneapolis areas. She’s worked as a school social worker,
and psychotherapist in outpatient mental health settings.  She uses an integrative approach to
assist clients with emotional regulation, symptom reduction, and increasing self-compassion.
Maureen incorporates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based techniques,
resourcing, narrative therapy, mind body skills, and trauma work into her practice. She is well-
trained to work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family conflict,
trauma, interpersonal relationships, and other life stressors. Maureen is trauma-informed,
trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and a Certified Clinical
Trauma Professional (CCTP). Maureen works with clients to increase self-awareness around
emotions and body sensations. She assists clients in creating a dual awareness between the
past and present, and helps them treat memories that are driving the symptoms in the present.