This is the most commonly asked question and since therapy is not a “one size fits all” experience, the investment will look different for everyone.
We typically see new clients frequently in order to establish a good working relationship. This can be a weekly or bi-weekly meeting, of course this depends on your resources (time, energy and money).
After the foundation is built and our working relationship is strong, then clients tend to meet less frequent.
As relationship therapists, we love being part of clients' lives as they evolve. Similar to a primary care doctor, we are hopeful to be part of your life for the long haul. For example, when a client meets their goals and no longer needs the support, we say "See you later" instead of "Goodbye." And then life catches up to the client one or two years down the road and they realize they could benefit from support. Because we already have an established relationship, we simply get to work right away because we already know their story. This is the work we love doing -- We are invested in your long term health and happiness.
Yes and YES!! At the minimum, it is beneficial for you to think, process and practice what we talked about in session.
We often provide "practice" for folks that could benefit from enrichment. Every individual and relationship is unique, so that homework will reflect that. I’ve been known to suggest things like: watching a specific Parks & Rec episode, providing prompts or questions for specific conversation, making out with your partner, listening to podcasts, and reading articles or a book.
Even though we believe that therapy is good for everyone, we may not a good fit for everyone. We will likely be a good fit if:
◊ You are fed up with your current situation and CURIOUS about doing something different (you can totally be scared and have no clue what to do)
◊ You want to learn more about your emotions and healthier ways to express them to yourself and others
◊ You are sick of feeling misunderstood
◊ You want to be more connected with yourself, partner, peers, family, and/or culture
◊ You are open to me challenging some of your thinking that may be getting in the way of your health and happiness
◊ You are willing to PRACTICE new skills and try out new ideas
Everything you share in therapy is confidential, UNLESS you share:
◊ You are abusing a child, vulnerable adult, elderly person or disabled person
◊ You are threatening harm to another person
◊ You are threatening to hurt yourself
We do not take insurance. We are an out-of network provider and accept cash, checks, credit cards and HSA/FSA cards. You might be able to utilize out-of-network benefits through your insurance. Please check with your provider to find out what their reimbursement rate would be. If you would like to use these benefits, we will provide you with a receipt (that has a mental health diagnosis) to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
We intentionally choose not to accept insurance due to their cookie cutter definition of what therapy should look like. Insurance will often dictate type of therapy, duration of time, and frequency of meetings. Insurance demands a mental health diagnosis in order to receive support. Many clients do not meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis, as they are simply going through a life transition and need some extra guidance along the way. By not taking insurance, we can fully respect the autonomy and confidentiality of all clients.
Asel and Leila's rates are $140 per 50 minute session. Jessi's rates are $175 per 50 minute session. The initial session is an additional $25.
◊ Moody Octopus is located at The Nest at 4801 1/2 Nicollet Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55419.
◊ Groups and workshops may be held at other locations throughout the Twin Cities. Contact for more information about the specific group
Yes! We have found that virtual therapy can be as effective as in person therapy. Our clinicians provide a hybird model of both in person and virtual sessions for your convenience. Meeting in person or virtually are dependent on COVID-19 restrictions, local restrictions/law and your providers comfort level with in-person.
One caveat for virtual therapy, is that we are licensed to provide therapy in Minnesota only. This means that legally we are only allowed to provide therapy to folks who reside in Minnesota and are unable to provide therapy to those who live outside of Minnesota.