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Max Abeln, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Cofounder (they/them)

(612) 445-0225 x 22

This provider is currently NOT accepting new clients.


It is my belief that life includes suffering and that there are two influential ways that suffering gets perpetuated in our lives. The first is a lack of acceptance of our reality and the second is isolation that results from not practicing vulnerability and connection in our relationships. I practice from an emotion-focused, mindfulness based approach and view individuals and relationship dynamics from a holistic perspective. I am a warm and compassionate person who finds that both empathy and humor are crucial components to building a trusting and honest relationship with my clients. I see the world through a systemic lens and believe that healing is found through understanding the intersectional nature of our struggles.

I am a transgender identified provider myself and have extensive experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I also have extensive experience working with chemical dependency, anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, grief and loss, a variety of relationship systems, adolescents, and suffering that results from unresolved family of origin issues. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have experience working with individuals, various relationship structures, and many variations of family systems.

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Religious Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Shame Resilience
  • Personality Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Adjustments to life stressors
  • Spirituality
  • Polyamory & Ethical non-monogamy


  • Adults
  • Adolescents (13+)
  • Neurodivergent People
  • Couples/Relational
  • Families