Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT
Our closest relationships have such a deep and profound effect on our lives. A committed romantic relationship can be one of the most satisfying relationships we can experience. It can also be one of the most challenging. Helping couples discover the kind of relationship they'd like to have and find new ways of relating -- a connection that fits better for both partners -- is the central mission of Rachel’s work.
Rachel’s passion for helping couples that are encountering problems in their relationships arose largely from personal experience, after facing some major challenges throughout the first 6 years of her 15-year marriage. However, the deep and steadfast love that emerged after working through these problems ignited a passion in Rachel to help other couples navigate their way through relational difficulties and find their way home to their partner.
Rachel specializes in:
- Helping couples recover and rebuild after an affair
- Christian Counseling
- Discernment Counseling
- Conflict and communication issues
- Individual counseling for relational issues
Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota and is pursuing full licensure. She is a member of AAMFT and MAMFT.
Anna Savelsberg, MA
With a strong systemic approach, Anna works with couples, adult individuals, and teens to help identify and meet their goals.
Anna’s approach is warm yet direct, with a focus on deepening connection and accessing your inner strengths, allowing you to make lasting changes to your relationship. Whether you’ve grown apart, been affected by an affair or other betrayal of trust, or you are simply looking to rekindle your spark, Anna offers a safe and non-judging space to dedicate to your relationship.
With couples teetering on the edge of divorce, Anna utilizes Discernment Counseling, which is an approach developed by William Doherty at the University of Minnesota, to give each person in the couple space to determine their willingness to give counseling and their marriage an all-out try before ending it. For more about Discernment Counseling, visit our website: http://renovationcounseling.com/services/discernment-counseling/.
Anna has a special interest in working with teens experiencing pressure to perform: whether from AP classes, sports, music, or a combination of any of these or other activities, Anna’s personal experiences combined with her calm but direct demeanor connects with teens experiencing high levels of anxiety or stress due to academics, college prep, music, or sports.
Anna also sees clients experiencing the following:
- Grief and Loss
- Family issues
- Work issues
Anna holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is pursuing licensure in Minnesota and is a member of AAMFT and MAMFT.
Kelle Arend, MA
Kelle enjoys working with young children and their families. She offers a safe, caring and open environment for your child to process, reflect, and work through struggles they may be experiencing. Kelle is warm, patient, intuitive, and intelligent. She utilizes a holistic, relationship- and play-based approach. She uses models that are grounded in developmental theory and understands the impact and effect that trauma and stress can have on developing disorders in children.
She enjoys helping parents gain understanding and learn appropriate methods to help soothe the difficulties your child and family may be experiencing. With more than 10 years of experience working with infant, toddler, preschool and school aged children in school, outpatient and in home settings, Kelle is highly skilled in providing mental health services to very young children (birth to age 12) and their families.
Kelle’s areas of specialty include:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavioral Difficulties
- Sensory Processing
- Sibling relationships
- Parent-child relationships
- Divorce/blended family issues
- Adoption and foster care
- Trauma, abuse, and neglect
- Parenting support
Kelle holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is pursuing licensure in Minnesota and is a member of AAMFT and MAMFT.
Rachel Larson ReachesBlaine MN