Alexa Tennyson, MA, LMFT

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 812 East 48th Street, Suite #7, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55407
  • Phone: 612-293-6993
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  • Session Fees: $140 for 55-minute sessions; $160 for intake session with couples and families
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam

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What makes someone a good therapist?
Research shows the most important factor in the effectiveness of therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. So, it is essential that we work well together and that you feel safe with me. I will work closely with you to make sure you feel you are getting your needs met in our work together, and we will make adjustments as needed. I am open to your feedback and strive to create a space safe enough for you to let me know what I could do differently as needed.

What sets me apart:
If you asked them, my clients would describe me as open, non-judgmental, warm, collaborative, and active in therapy. I am empathetic and kind, and I will support you and encourage you to grow. You can expect to connect with and feel your emotions on a deeper level in session and to feel seen, heard, understood and safe with me. I use a strengths-based approach, and this means I will help you identify what’s already working well for you, how to continue and build on that, and then how to make the changes that will help you reach your goals.

I use attachment theory, family systems theory, and a social justice lens to identify familial and societal patterns that may be affecting your life. I believe that how you grew up, where you live, who you spend your time with, and societal and cultural expectations/constructs all matter to our therapeutic work together. We will talk openly about how these pieces all work together and identify what is within your power to change. 

Who I work with:
I love working with couples, families, and individuals on relationship concerns, life transitions, depression/anxiety, and identity issues. I have advanced and specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and am currently in the final stages of becoming officially certified in EFT.

Why I love my job:
I made a career change to become a therapist and I love what I do! I enjoy working with people to help them reach their goals and the life they want to live. I learn something every day from the people with whom I work and am so grateful to be an intimate part of others’ lives. I am always humbled and amazed by how resilient people are and how they grow and change.

$140 for a standard session, $160 for couple/family intake
I do not accept insurance.

My background:
B.A. in American Studies and Psychology from St. Olaf College
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

How to contact me:
(612) 293-6993

Alexa Tennyson Reaches

Minneapolis MN