Jennifer  Kennett

Jennifer Kennett

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients at 8201 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA (updated October 12, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Entrepreneur mental health
  • Teen mental health
  • Mood disorders
  • Identity development

Professional statement

Jennifer Kennett is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Redmond, WA who specializes in couples counseling, including working with non-monogamous and polyamorous couples, premarital counseling, family issues, work stress, identity development, and mood disorders. She also enjoys working with teens.

Many of Jennifer’s clients are couples who have been married for over a decade. She mainly helps clients learn how to reconnect and rekindle their romance. For example, some of her clients have an ongoing issue that divides–work/life balance, difference in beliefs about money, children, parenting–that pulls them apart. Other times, the stress and effort of raising children while maintaining a career leaves little time for nurturing a love connection or a friendship.

Jennifer is trained in the Gottman Couple Therapy Method. Using this method, she and her clients will explore what may be causing conflict to flare, learn new tools and strategies to approach intimate communication differently so they can tap into authenticity, and experience more joy and connection on a daily basis.

When working with individuals, Jennifer utilizes a strengths-based approach, including the use of Supportive Therapy, mindfulness practices, and Narrative Therapy. She helps her clients reconnect with their inner strength that has been there all along.

Jennifer’s compassion and warmth are apparent the moment you meet her. She considers it an honor to support her clients on their path towards healing. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Does it feel like you and your partner have gotten into a negative spiral of conflict and distance?

Everyone starts out in a relationship excited and hopeful. You envision a bright future full of love, romance, passion, and connection. Yet somewhere along the way things changed. Maybe it’s an ongoing issue that divides you– work/life balance, difference in beliefs about money, children, parenting– that pulls you and your mate apart. Other times, the stress and effort of raising children while maintaining a career leaves little time for nurturing your love connection, or your friendship (if you even still have one).

The distance between you and your mate seems so huge and the path back to connection is hard to see. You may find yourself feeling lonely, disconnected, hurt and constantly anxious. You wonder if the two of you will ever rekindle the spark that brought you together in the first place.

When you work with me, you and your partner will explore what may be causing conflict to flare, learn new tools and strategies to approach intimate communication differently so you can tap into authenticity and experience more joy and connection on a daily basis. I serve as a compassionate and non-judgmental witness and guide to your shared experience. I walk alongside both of you so you can move towards personal healing, renewed friendship, connection, and love.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Entrepreneur mental health - Specialized strategies of common issues of entrepreneurs

Teen mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values


General expertise




Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $145 (50min)
  • Sliding Scale: $120 - $145
  • Initial sessions: $145 (50min)

Therapist's note

Jennifer can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Address

8201 164th Avenue Northeast

Suite 200

Redmond, WA 98052

Hours
  • Sun Closed
  • Mon 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - Present
FGI World EAP Counselor, 2006
Private Practice (Canada), 2005 - 2006
Vancouver Coastal Health Addictions, Clinician, 2001 - 2004
Elizabeth Fry Society Addictions, Counselor, 1999 - 2001
SFU Nightline Crisis Line, 1992 - 1998
Share Family & Community Services, Intern, 1995 - 1996


Languages

  • English