Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT

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  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 812 East 48th Street, Suite #5, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55407
  • Phone: 612-293-6993
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  • Session Fees: $95 for 50-minute sessions; $140 for a 90-minute intake session with couples and families
  • www.heartofthecitytherapy.com

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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 honest, direct, and kind, and I will support you and encourage you to grow. 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 think and behave differently in order to make the changes that will help you reach your goals. 

In addition, 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 people do not live in a vacuum; how you grew up, where you live, who you spend your time with, and societal and cultural 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 teens/young adults on relationship, life transition, and identity issues. In particular, I specialize in working with trans*-identified and gender variant folks, and LGBTQ couples and families. 

Why I love my job:
I made a career change to become a therapist and I love my job! 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.

Rates:
$95 for a 50-minute session$140 for a 90-minute intake session (couples and families only)
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@heartofthecitytherapy.com
812 East 48th Street, #5
Minneapolis, MN 55407


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