Emily Buoen - Psy.D.

Emily Buoen - Psy.D.

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My Areas of Practice

I am a doctoral-level therapist who has been practicing psychotherapy in a variety of settings since 2008.  I enjoy working with adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of psychological, medical, and interpersonal issues.  Clinically, I am interested in helping individuals struggling with disordered eating, body image dissatisfaction, anxiety and mood disorders, identity development, and self-harming thoughts and behaviors.  I provide LGBT-affirmative therapy.  My primary focus in therapy is building a collaborative, empowering relationship that facilitates my patients' self-acceptance and readiness for change, and I tailor my interventions based on people's individual needs.  My theoretical orientation is grounded in relational and evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), family-based treatment (FBT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). 


I consider it an incredible privilege to be part of a person’s healing journey and to walk beside him or her during very vulnerable times.  I strive to help individuals explore the mind/body/spirit connection and develop curious, non-judgmental, and compassionate attitudes toward their own thoughts, feelings, values, and behaviors while simultaneously developing and practicing concrete skills and behavioral changes.  Through a careful balance of support and challenge, I help patients navigate the complex process of healing and create meaningful life changes.


Modalities: Individual, Group, Couples, and Family Therapy; Diagnostic Assessment

General Information

Gender: Female

Accepting New Patients: Yes

  • Eating Disorders

Practices at

Melrose Center St Louis Park
3525 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology: University of Denver
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Specialty Focus: Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Denver, CO

APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship: Counseling and Psychological Services
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN

M.A., Clinical Psychology: University of Denver
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Specialty Focus: Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Denver, CO

B.A., Psychology: University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN

Research & Publications

Professional Associations & Awards

American Psychological Association

     - Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology

     - Division 29, Psychotherapy

     - Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women

     - Division 50, Society of Addiction Psychology


Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences


Minnesota Psychological Association 


Outside of work, I relax by spending time with friends and family, particularly my husband, my adorable black cat, and my two nephews.  I enjoy photography, making jewelry, biking around the Minneapolis lakes, browsing antique shops, and finding humor in everyday life.  In my free time, I volunteer for Minnesotans United for All Families, the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, and the St. Paul Area Council of Churches.