About Ben Hoogland


Benjamin Hoogland is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) specializing in couples and marriage counseling in MN. He is the principal counselor at Twin Cities Marriage and Family Therapy.

With over 15 years experience as a individual, couples and family therapist, and as a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Stout, I am enthusiastic about helping couples learn how to create their ideal relationship. Despite what you may have heard from national experts, or your friends, it is possible. Not in the future, not with someone else…now and with your current partner/spouse.

I am married and have 4 beautiful children – all girls, under 8. I have learned through my own experiences that relationships take work, just like anything that is worthwhile. I don’t have many hobbies (see – 4 girls under 8), but I love nature, travelling and learning – I’ll never stop learning and growing!

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, I have presented internationally at conferences, churches and to general audiences speaking on the topics of communication, building healthy relationships, family cohesiveness, conflict resolution and more.

I provide support and practical feedback to help individuals and couples effectively address personal and relationship challenges. I integrate cutting edge techniques built to improve your relationship and take it to places you doubted were possible. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, couple and family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry from Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN)
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Wisconsin – Stout (Menomonie, WI)

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#2213)
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Minnesota Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Board Approved Supervisor
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health (BBHT) Approved Supervisor
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – Basic
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) certified
Student of the Year (Awarded during M.S. degree)

Additional Training
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Youth & Addiction (Hazelden)
Trauma Informed Care
Yoga Calm
Discernment Counseling for Couples
Evidence-Based Practices
The Chemistry of Calm

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapists