About Me

The Help You Want

Are you ready to reclaim your wholeness, increase your resilience, and develop life-changing skills you can use on your own? I am a marriage and family therapist and certified art therapist passionate about the integration of mind, body, and spirit in mental health treatment. I believe in honoring the uniqueness of each person by tailoring treatment to meet YOUR specific needs. My approach is focused, creative, and non-judgmental. I strive to make each session together count. I will help you draw upon your strengths to overcome personal barriers to happiness and create more loving relationships.

I have 12+ years of experience treating a wide array of concerns in adults, adolescents and children, particular areas of expertise include:

    • depression/anxiety
    • grief and loss
    • identity and self-esteem
    • divorce
    • blended families
    • life transitions
    • LGBTQI+
    • trauma
    • spirituality
    • women’s issues
    • perinatal and postpartum
    • creative professionals

I am also well-versed in DBT, EMDR, play therapy and incorporating art into traditional talk therapy.

To determine fit, I offer a 15 minute initial phone consultation at no charge. To book an appointment, visit the Contact page.

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How Can I Help You?

Art Therapy

Art therapy uses the creative art-making process to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals. The focus is on the client’s inner experience—feelings, perceptions, and imagination. Learn more.

Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Children can’t always translate actions, experiences or feelings into words, so the language of child therapy is largely non-verbal. I use art, unstructured play, games and relationship-building to communicate with children who can’t always translate actions, experiences or feelings into words. Learn more.

Marriage and Family Therapy

Therapy provides the opportunity to address significant personal concerns while identifying strengths to improve functioning, recovery and growth. Marriage and Family therapy is based on the premise that patterns of behavior influence the individual and therefore may need to be a part of the treatment. Learn more.

Services and Resources

Getting Started

I provide therapy to children, teenagers, adults and families, using a variety of psychodynamic approaches depending on my clients needs. Therapeutic services are delivered in person, over the phone or by tele-session a HIPAA secure format (Zoom) in 45-90 minute sessions. I offer in-home observations/sessions, attend school meetings (IEP’s and 504 plans) and coordinate care with other providers.

Learn more about the many services I can offer, and get information on rates, insurance, and appointments.

Additional Support

The many links featured here are provided to offer additional assistance as it relates to mental health.


“Erin McKeen is an excellent therapist who is able to use a number of different modalities when working with children and families. She uses her art as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy and is thus able to reach children that are difficult to work with for many therapists.”
– Dr. Laure Weber

“Erin’s top strength is drawing out meaningful conversation in others – both in individual and group settings. Erin has a high degree of empathy and intuition when interacting with and observing people. She is fun-loving, disciplined and organized. A wonderful combination. I have worked with Erin on numerous leadership teams, know her well personally, and highly recommend her.” 
– JD

“Erin is a dedicated worker to her field of mental health. She is qualified not only to do conventional treatments with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, but she is also qualified to provide a unique approach to therapy through art. Erin is dedicated to each of her clients, providing them with a nurturing environment to explore their life’s pain. She is also well versed in understand the community of mental health, to aid her clients in getting other services in the community. Her ability to understand one’s internal landscape and fuse art in her work makes her a strong and rare asset in the psychological community.
– Dr. Joy Maulden

“Erin McKeen provides an exemplary education for those seeking a healing profession through the arts. Her knowledge of the philosophy and practice of art therapy is articulated with intelligence, compassion, humor and creativity. As a professor and co-facilitator of a Child Therapy Course at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, I was encouraged and supported throughout our collaboration with great insight and honesty.  She is truly dedicated to her practice of therapy and knows how the arts can help us find our way. Additionally, Erin designed and launched a summer camp for children with special needs at the Early Childhood Development Center in West Hollywood.  I highly recommend Erin Mckeen for education and training in the field of art therapy.
– Marilee Hartling

“Erin McKeen has extensive experience and training in crisis intervention and behavior management within a school setting.  She is insightful and attuned to the specific needs of her clients and is dedicated to their treatment.  She is always learning and growing and has a thorough understanding of cultural implications in therapy.  She is a creative problem solver and works well collaborating as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals with whom she develops and delivers a variety of therapeutic services. She has exceptional communication skills and a highly developed level of professionalism.  She is highly regarded and respected, so much so that she has been asked to provide individual supervision as a result of her knowledge, expertise and dedication to helping interns learn and grow professionally.  Personally, I have learned a great deal from her as a colleague and she has contributed a great deal to my work as a behavior therapist.”
– Cheri Vandermey BCBA


Get In Touch

To schedule an appointment online please send an email to erinmckeenarttherapy@gmail.com  or call 612-351-2251.

To determine fit, Erin offers a 15 minute initial phone consultation at no charge.

Availability: Office hours are between
9 a.m. and 3 p.m, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Erin Mckeen is located in Edina, Minnesota.

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