Afton Therapy

You Only Live Once | But if You do it Right | Once is Enough

Hello & Welcome

I'm Mindy Haukedahl


Life is hard and we live in a world where we are surrounded by pressures of perfection and having our lives all figured out. Often times, individuals feel overwhelmed and are unsure of where to turn for help.

As a Licensed Counselor and also a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I offer services for individuals, couples, and families during life’s difficult times.

I also offer diagnostic testing for teens and adults for possible Attention Deficit Disorder. The impact of ADD/ADHD on work/couples/families, also may need to be addressed. I work closely with local doctors, psychiatrists, and school administrators.

I focus on personal assets and strengths as a pathway to growth. By focusing on what an individual "can do" as opposed to "fixing" what is wrong, the journey becomes easier and more fulfilling for all individuals.

My desire is to transform the mental health stability of my clients and guide them toward healing and self-discovery.

If you feel exhausted, anxious, or simply need a trusting professional to offer you support and emotional healing, I would love the opportunity to work with you!

Our Services

With you every step of the way.


Individual Therapy

Adolescents & Young Adults

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you "re-frame" your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational.

Get in touch to book an appointment.


Diagnostic Assessment

Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders

Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. I use the TOVA assessment to diagnose Attention Deficit Disorders and also the BASC Rating Scale for Anxiety & Depression.

Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.


Strength Based Family & Couples Therapy

Relational Therapy

If you’re looking for quality Couples Therapy sessions with a certified Therapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. My Family Therapy sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. I have studied the techniques and strategies of strength based couples therapy by expert Dr. John Gottman.

Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.

Best Education & Experience

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science
University of Kentucky

Master of Arts in School Counseling K-12
Xavier University

Specialist Degree in K-12 Educational Leadership/Principal
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Marriage and Family Therapy
Adler Graduate School of Psychology

Worked with high school adolescents since 2002

"The past cannot be changed, but you have the power to control your future."

A Bit About Therapy

I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.

Get In Touch

Afton Therapy does not take insurance. Cost of Diagnostic Assessment for ADHD is $500. That includes the full assessment using Tova, report and scoring, plus recommendations moving forward. Total of 4 hours.
Individual, Couples and Family Therapy is $125 per hour.


1017 Helmo Avenue North
Oakdale, MN 55128