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.
I 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 a relationship therapist, I love being part of clients' lives as they evolve. Similar to a primary care doctor, I'm hopeful to be part of your life for the long haul. For example, when a client meets their goals and no longer needs my support, we say "See Ya 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 I already know their story. This is the work I love doing -- I am 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.
I often provide homework 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 I believe that therapy is good for everyone, I may not a good fit for everyone. I 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
I do not take insurance. I am 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, I will provide you with a receipt (that has a mental health diagnosis) to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
I 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, I can fully respect the autonomy and confidentiality of all clients.
My rates are $130 for individuals and $150 for couples/families. The initial session is an additional $25.
◊ Moody Octopus is located at 4801 1/2 Nicollet Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55419. The office is located inside of Well+Whole Collective.
◊ Groups and workshops may be held at other locations throughout the Twin Cities. Contact Jessi for more information about the specific group