About Neko

Neko Vanevenhoven, MA, LMFT

ART Managing Partner

Hello and welcome to the beginning of your healing journey! My name is Neko and I joined this field because I believe that life is a journey where invitations to heal, grow and prosper are constantly received.


I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota. I am trained to view life difficulties through a systemic-trauma lens and I use that lens to work alongside those struggling with difficulties in life. I primarily use modalities that revolve around ones natural psychological parts and somatic sensations and experiences.


I have a deep passion for everyone to know that they have value; no matter where they are or where they have been - they hold intrinsic value. I want each person to know they are capable of healing and transformation no matter what choices they have made or despite what life has thrown at them.


I have been working alongside individuals for over a decade through my time as a staff at Bethel University, Camp Forest Springs, Hammer Residences, Wellstone Elementary and a Intensive Treatment to Foster Care program through Family Innovations. When I am not sitting with clients, you will find me reading a good book, up north, outdoors, relaxing with my wife, daughter and dog exploring Disney World.


areas of interest

historical/generational | trauma | foster parenting | identity/self-image | anger management | grief/loss | sexuality | addiction | men's issues | hsm(highly sensitive men) | LGBTQIA+