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Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

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Jen Rives Therapy & Counseling

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Shining a Compassionate Light on Patterns and Possibilities.
Part Therapist & Part Coach: 3 Steps to Relationship Change!
Are you experiencing some of the following challenges:
difficulty with boundaries, asserting yourself, low confidence & self esteem?
Having trouble figuring out how to hold onto yourself in a relationship?
Negotiate conflict within it? Find yourself saying "I (or we!) deserve better" ...

Life can sometimes be painful (especially relationships!), and things can feel tough. However, life’s pain can often be the necessary CATALYST for positive growth and empowerment!

In my experience, growth requires delving into three distinct areas:

PATTERNS Learning what you do, and why you do it.
PROCESS Accepting and working through emotions.
PRACTICE Applying insight to new behaviors and action.

What I offer is unique: part therapist, and part coach. I am passionate about empowering clients through the challenges of life and relationships. You are the expert! I am a fellow traveller that brings knowledge and compassion to help guide your path of self-discovery, healing, intimacy and change.

Many people encounter challenges in holding on to themselves in the relationships in their lives, and figuring out how to navigate communication, compromise, and conflict. Much of this stems from what we learned in the families we grew up in, which often bumps up against what our significant others have learned in their families. Our work together will shine a compassionate light on past family patterns, as well as current patterns, so that you are empowered with a choice: keep those patterns …or create new, more effective patterns.
Education/Training
Training & Education:

Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University, COAMFTE
Certified in Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marital and Commitment Counseling
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – Basic Externship Training
Bio
Jen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her approach to therapy focuses on Family of Origin, insight and education, as well as building on a client’s strengths, which help develop self-esteem and confidence. Jen is compassionate, direct, down to earth, with a warm style and a healthy dose of humor.

Areas of Specialization:

Relationship Challenges
Low Self-Esteem
Self-Empowerment & Increasing Confidence
Holding Onto & Asserting Yourself in Relationships
Codependency: Boundary Creation & Support
Couples/Marital Therapy
Post Divorce Transition
Life Transitions such as Marriage, New Baby, Retirment & Empty Nest
Adult Daughter & Mother Issues
Family of Origin (the family we grow up in)
Dysfunctional or Alcoholic Families of Origin
ACA & Al-Anon Work
Relationships & Chemical Dependency/Recovery
Addictions (chemical dependency & sex)

Therapy Models Utilized:

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Genogram Development
Prepare/Enrich
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
The Gottman Model
Memberships
Memberships & Associations:

Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Member of Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Payments Accepted
Check, Cash, Credit Cards, Out-of-Network Insurance (pay full fee and get reimbursed from insurance provider)
Hours:Tuesday - Friday, Some Evening Hours
Cost/Session
$125 per 50 minute therapy hour; $150 for first intake session
License:Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 2322
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Life Transitions
 Addiction  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Bicultural Difficulties  Men's Issues
 Body Image Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Caregiver Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self-Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Stress Management
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Work and Career Issues
Licenses/Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Location
2100 1st Avenue S
Suite 202
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