Jenny TeGrotenhuis, LMHC

Certified Gottman Therapist
Certified Clinical
Trauma Professional

Hi,  I’m Jenny 

The path to peace with your partner, family or world often begins with inner peace.  My passion is helping people find both inner peace and relational peace.  I’m aware of the power of words to wield both hope and despair.  As a therapist and as a writer,  I serve as a witness and a warrior on behalf of others.  I’m privileged to touch and facilitate changed lives.

If you’re stuck in painful patterns from stress or emotional “flooding,” see my online program The NOW CALM Method: Come Home To You. Details here.

About Me

I love learning and have dedicated myself to applying principles and tools that are well-documented by research to be effective for making lasting changes.  When we work together, we’ll set some clear, concrete goals for you, and I’ll help you make gentle shifts in awareness and behavior so that you can experience the changes you’re seeking.

The therapies I use are based in neuroscience, and leverage neuroplasticity along with compassionate counseling to help you make those lasting changes. Lifespan Integration Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy are powerful, yet gentle techniques that clear trauma and emotional blocks from the nervous system. The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions to stimulate healing changes.

While my background is clinical, I can also support concerns from a faith-based perspective when that is desired. I enjoy diversity and “out of the box” creative thinking and individuals.  My schooling is also very diverse, and I’ve studied in small private institutions – Westminster College; Heritage University, as well as the large public graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley.

“Courage starts with showing up and letting yourself be seen.”
Brené Brown

Gottman Relationship Therapy

Why not apply what science has discovered about making relationships happy – and making relationships last?
The Gottman Method is based on 40 years of scientific research – and we know what works! We help all types of couples across all phases of life. One of the big findings is that your negative emotions like defensiveness and contempt have more power to hurt your relationship than positive emotions have to help your relationship. If your relationship is hurting, we begin immediately to heal the painful negativity and switch on emotions that restore love.
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Lifespan Integration & Internal Family Systems Therapy​

Lifespan Integration and Internal Family Systems Therapy occur in the context of a deeply attuned interpersonal connection established between us. The direction of therapy is found within your own story as it unfolds through our collaborative process. In some ways, even though we are sitting across from one another in chairs, you will experience it like a session of physical therapy.  I will coach you with your breathing, posture and mental and emotional focus, and I will help you work with the presenting feelings within your story to bring healing changes.

Jenny TeGrotenhuis, LMHC

8797 Gage Blvd. Kennewick, WA 99336, USA
jennyteg@icloud.com
(509) 438-5955

I provide therapy and support for:

Relationship concerns: 

  • Distress
  • Distancing
  • Addiction
  • Betrayal
  • Boundaries
  • Communication concerns.

Individual concerns:

  • PTSS – Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (within 30 days of traumatic event)
  • PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Past trauma (childhood) – for adults
  • Childhood emotional neglect
  • Anxiety – worries
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Support for relationship concerns of all kinds.

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