Meri Ellen Parady

Meri Ellen Parady, LICSW

Emergency Behavioral Health
Supporting the mental wellness of individuals and families who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Approach To Care

As a therapist and crisis counselor, I have the honor of accompanying people through some of their most difficult moments. I cherish being able to provide guidance and comfort as well as using my clinical skills to assess and make recommendations from a person-centered perspective. My goal is to facilitate the best outcome for each individual based on their stated needs.



Meri completed her bachelors and masters programs in social work at Augsburg College in Minneapolis with a focus on individual and family therapy and treating trauma.


  • French


  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Linnehan Risk Assessment and Management Protocol
  • American Red Cross CPR


Meri takes her self-care outdoors into the nurturance of nature’s beauty. She enjoys hiking, biking and walking her dogs. Meri’s home – and heart – welcomes animals who are in need of a new family. Some of her favorite artistic expression is in the form of yarn works and photography.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare