Tessa Gittleman (She/Her)

MA, LMFT

Finding the optimal therapeutic fit is a bit like going on a blind date; you hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Golden Valley, MN

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

People who think I'm a fit are often high-achieving individuals who find it grating to be so acutely aware of their problem(s) or symptom(s), have tried all the solutions they can think of, and are giving therapy “one last chance.” I successfully get clients “unstuck” by challenging them in new, surprising, and unconventional ways that are intended to push people 20% beyond where they are comfortable (because that’s where the growth happens!).

My Background and Approach

My style is transparent, funny, collaborative, and unconventional. My orientation borrows from Motivational Interviewing, Somatic-Experiential, and IFS. These modalities help me to understand you, your unique situation, and what’s actually helpful. From there, I assist as an: accountabilibuddy, awkward situation specialist, and emotional disruption manager. I decided to become a therapist because I was so disappointed in my own therapy. Providers explained away things that shouldn't have been, and I wasn't viewed holistically. I felt overlooked, ignored, and hopeless. I work hard to ensure my clients never experience that. That's why I offer a free consultation call to ensure I'm really what you're looking for.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

1. Never trust a therapist who hasn't been to therapy. 2. You can either be right, or be in relationship--but it's often hard to do both sustainably. 3. We don't get messed up alone, which makes it hard to get un-messed up alone. 4. If you find yourself in an A or B situation, you need to C your way out before analysis paralysis sets in. 5. I can't promise to be the best therapist for you, but I can promise that I am an objectively not terrible therapist and when I disappoint you, I will always do my best to repair.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 250/session

Info

612-440-8377 Email Tessa
6100 Golden Valley Rd.
Golden Valley, MN 55422

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