Kori Hennessy; sex, trauma and relationship therapist located in Minneapolis, MN. My approach sex positive, trauma informed and relational.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in minneapolis, MN
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist. I work with couples on a variety of issues including sexual concerns, life transitions, infidelity, communication concerns, decreasing escalated conflict, navigating open relationships and increasing trust and intimacy. Many couples find me when they are feeling disconnected from their partner. I enjoy helping couples create or rebuild the foundation of security and curiosity that intimacy is built on.
As an ASSECT Certified Sex Therapist, I am trained to work with a variety of sexual concerns including sexual desire discrepancy, difficulty with orgasm, erectile difficulties, pain during sex, living with Sexually Transmitted Infections, kink and BDSM, gender identity exploration, sexual identity exploration, sexual anxiety/sexual shame and more. I have advanced training in working with people who have experienced sexual trauma or childhood sexual abuse reclaim their sexuality.
I work with individuals and couples navigating the impact of trauma on their lives and relationships. I am a certified EMDR therapist and have advanced training in AIR Network, a strengths based approach to complex trauma and dissociation. I have a collaborative approach to treating trauma and believe that it is my job to help my clients own strengths lead us towards the healing path that is right for them.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist, most of my training has been in working with couples and individuals on relational concerns. When I am meeting with a couple or an individual, I am always thinking about emotional wellness within the context of the relationships. I have training in Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, ACT Therapy for Couples, working with open relationships and addressing sexual concerns in relationship therapy
Narrative Therapy allows room for the client's full life in the therapy room. Narrative therapy realizes that the client is the expert on their own life, and it is the therapists job to ask good questions that help thicken the story line and increase the client's own agency. Narrative therapy was my introduction to trauma therapy and I weave the principels of it into all the work I do.
EMDR therapy was created to treat trauma, and has been found to be useful for many other concerns. EMDR is a collaborative therapy that helps connect traumatic memory networks with more adaptive neural networks to decrease unwanted symptoms. EMDR uses both talk and somatic (body based) interventions and is client centered. I am a certified EMDR therapist as well as trained in AIR network; a treatment for complex trauma and dissociation that pairs well with EMDR.