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Sam Franklin


Pronouns: she/her, they/them

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

MN License #3118

Sam is co-owner and co-clinical director at Apricity Counseling and Wellness. They received their Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, as well as completed a Graduate Certificate Program in Sex Therapy at UW-Stout. They have experience working with adolescents and adults providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. They also have a background in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Sam enjoys working with relational issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, anger management, religious trauma, and topics related to gender and sexuality. They are also an LMFT MN board approved supervisor.


Sam identifies as queer and genderfluid and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families that identify within the LGBTQIA2S+ communities. They use a systemic lens in their work, which means they see the people they work with as impacting and being impacted by their relationships and society's larger systems. They strive to be mindful of how systemic oppression impacts their clients and plays a role in people's mental health and overall well-being.


In their free time, Sam enjoys spending time outdoors, writing, watching documentaries, going to concerts, and traveling.


To contact Sam for more information regarding their services or to schedule an appointment please call the clinic or email them at

Sam is not currently accepting new clients.




Sam has also presented on a variety of topics at various seminars and mental health and education conferences, including topics of anger, anxiety, family and relationship dynamics. For speaking inquiries please email Sam at

Check out Sam speak about anger and how to manage it in this news story. For more information about anger you can read these blog posts: The Consequences of Built Up and Unresolved Anger and Is the World Angrier Nowadays?

Check out Sam talking about anger, guilt and shame, and how this relates to parenting in this podcast episode on the parenting podcast, "Just Don't Eff Them Up."

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