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Ms. Tessa Gittleman LMFT

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Ms. Tessa Gittleman Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Having been a consumer of harmful therapy, I decided to become a therapist to help clients who have struggled to find the right provider, get support in the ways the client needs, and help clients find providers who are a fit for them (even if that's not me). Providing a corrective and healing experience is my primary goal.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

My goal is to push clients 20% past where they are comfortable because learning how to manage discomfort is the best skillset a client can have. I also do not believe that anyone becomes dysfunctional alone, and therefore are limited to healing themselves on their own. That's why I encourage all of my clients--including individual clients--to have a relational session every 3-6mo. It doesn't have to be a person a client is in conflict with, just a person who can provide perspective so our work is more dimensional, experiential, and impactful.





White, Jewish


Queer, Lesbian



Group Identities


Other Identities

Neurodivergent, Living with ADHD, Living with a disability, Living with a chronic disease, Millennial


Relationship Issues

Family issues

Life transitions

Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)


General Expertise


Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Sexuality Based Issues


Chronic illness

Chronic pain


First Session$275
Family Therapy$175
Marriage & Couples Counseling$175
Individual Therapy$175

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Multicultural Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Transpersonal Therapy

Training / Certifications

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

MN BBHT Approved Supervisor

MN BMFT Approved Supervisor


  • Minnesota, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 3573


St. Mary's University, Twin Cities, Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2017

Work History

I graduated from St. Mary's University, Twin Cities, with my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, in 2017. Since then, I have worked across school-based and private practice settings, with folx ages 6-72, ranging from individuals to entire polycules. I currently work for myself as a solo practitioner in Golden Valley, MN, but I became an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and an MN Approved Supervisor for LMFTs and LPCCs, so I supervise throughout the metro. My style is transparent, funny, collaborative, and experiential. 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. I am also starting Brainspotting training in the Spring of 2023.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Tessa Gittleman, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Tessa Gittleman, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Tessa Gittleman accepting new clients?

Yes, Tessa Gittleman is accepting new clients for online therapy in Minnesota.

Does Tessa Gittleman accept insurance?

No, Tessa Gittleman does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Tessa Gittleman offer?

Tessa Gittleman offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Tessa Gittleman offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Minnesota can book Tessa Gittleman for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Tessa Gittleman offer online therapy?

Yes, Tessa Gittleman offers online therapy via video sessions, phone sessions and live messaging sessions to people in Minnesota.

How quickly can I see Tessa Gittleman?

Tessa Gittleman typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Tessa Gittleman speak?

Tessa Gittleman conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Tessa Gittleman online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Tessa Gittleman online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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