Sarah Kenville JD, MA, LAMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55426

Sarah Kenville

JD, MA, LAMFT

Sarah Kenville

JD, MA, LAMFT

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Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision Supervisor: Melissa Gawlik, LMFT
Primary Credential: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapyist - 3342
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: I offer several different PREPARE/ENRICH packages; see my website for details. Counselingcoaching sessions, separate from PREPARE/ENRICH, are $125 for a 50-minute couples' session and $100 for a 50-minute individual session. I do not accept insurance but can provide a receipt if you have an HSA or flex spending account.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

5871 Cedar Lake Road
Suite 210
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
2124 Dupont Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

My Approach to Helping

I offer premarital education and relationship coaching for dating, engaged, married, and same-sex couples through PREPARE/ENRICH and 16 Personalities, in addition to individual relationship coaching. I love working with couples, helping them to learn about each other, prepare for/continue a lifetime together, and discuss values around communication, conflict resolution, financial management, parenting, and other topics. I also offer individual relationship coaching for clients who want to work on relationship skills and coaching in an individual setting without their partner present, or for those whose partner chooses not to attend.

More Info About My Practice

It is important to find someone who you feel comfortable working with, and that your counselor/coach is someone who is empathetic, trustworthy, non-judgmental, and accepting. To ensure that we are a good fit, I offer a 30-minute complimentary consultation to answer questions and go over my process.

I am active in dog rescue and strongly believe in the healing power of dogs. My office is dog-friendly, and I encourage clients to bring their four-legged family member(s)!

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Often when we experience difficulties and challenges, we do not have a neutral party with whom to share our story. Sure, we can go to trusted family and friends and, while they can be supportive and may have the best intentions, it can be helpful to have someone who is professionally trained to listen and provide support, compassion, and empathy. I provide a listening ear, tools, and skills in a nonjudgmental, safe environment to help clients create change and find new ways to approach life's challenges and transitions.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe that the greatest indicator of change is the relationship between client and therapist. While it is important to choose an educated, experienced therapist, it is crucial to find someone you can trust to be open and honest with, and who will not judge or make assumptions about you or your life. Each person's story is unique, and I am privileged to be a part of my client's lives in a way that few people are. Because I believe so strongly in the importance of the client/therapist relationship, I offer a 30-minute complimentary consultation to determine if we are a fit.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I provide premarital education and relationship assessment through PREPARE/ENRICH, and individual and couples' relationship coaching.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Communication Problems
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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