The concept of going to talk to someone had its roots in ancient history. People sought advice about a multitude of problems ranging from land disputes, family problems, or medical issues. The early “therapists” were often trusted or exalted members of the civil or religious community.

If you are interested in connecting with a mental health provider from Calli for Individual Therapy, you will receive comprehensive, holistic care that focuses on your personal situation and goals. You will find a therapist who not only has advanced training in psychology, social work, and therapy but who also has access to all the expertise and resources that comes from The Calli Institute’s team-based approach. You can expect to be matched with a therapist who is uniquely positioned to understand your needs and build a supportive relationship that leads to lasting results.

Therapy is not just about giving advice, but also about providing an environment in which the individual feels comfortable in making the best decisions for him or herself.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mental Health Services and Therapy:

How long does therapy take?
Individual therapy sessions are usually 45 – 50 minutes. Since therapy is not “one size fits all,” how often you meet depends on your identified needs and personal goals. Some clients meet weekly, biweekly, or once a month. The frequency of your visits will be mutually agreed upon between you and your therapist. The length of therapy is also unique to each individual. Some clients come for several sessions over a period of weeks or months. Others attend therapy for much longer.
How do I know if I need counseling services?
The decision to seek therapy is often prompted by a perceived sense of crisis or upon the recommendation of a loved one, another health care professional, employer, teacher, school counselor, or someone else who cares about your well-being. People choose therapy to deal with a variety of life events, problems in relationships, or symptoms associated with specific mental health disorders. When our stress or symptoms interfere with our ability to function in our normal daily routines, it is time to seek help. Most people come to therapy feeling nervous about what to expect or fearful that they won’t have anything to talk about. A skilled mental health professional will ease you into the comfort and safety of the therapeutic relationship and help you find your voice.
How do I find a therapist?

Calli’s intake staff will help you find the best “fit” by matching you with a mental health provider who specializes in treating the types of issues you are struggling with and who has the personality style that best resonates with you.

One of the most important predictors of successful therapy is the client’s comfort and trust in the therapist. If for some reason you do not feel like it is the right “fit,” it is perfectly acceptable to discuss this with your therapist and to ask for a referral to another provider if that becomes the most appropriate option.

How do I know if therapy is helping?

Frequently, people report feeling better after one or two sessions because they were finally able to talk to someone, receive validation, and regain a sense of hope. However, it is also common to experience some amount of discomfort or worsening of symptoms during the individual therapy process as you begin to address difficult emotions, memories, and necessary change. This itself is a sign of progress and your therapist will always ensure your safety and offer support and guidance through the hard times.

How does therapy with children or adolescents differ from adult therapy?
The communication skills and emotional maturity of children and adolescents differ from individual to individual. Sometimes children and teens “act out” their feelings rather than express them appropriately. This means that the behavior is often the only visible sign that a child or adolescent is hurting emotionally. Therapists who work with children and adolescents are trained in ways to help them express their feelings and learn ways to understand the emotions they are experiencing. Therapy with children and teens often takes longer than therapy with adults. This is because it takes longer to establish trust in the relationship. To a parent, this may look as if their child is not making progress. The key is to be patient and open to the process. The therapy format used with children usually involves the use of play, as children are more apt to express themselves through creative means versus verbal expression. The therapist may employ games, puppets, art supplies, and toys. Confidentiality and privacy is important in all therapeutic relationships. For children and teens, this is especially important in the establishment of trust. Therefore, what is talked about between your child and the therapist will be kept between them. Be assured that the therapist will update you upon mutually agreed upon information and in times where safety is a concern. This includes issues of self-harm, harm to others, or instances in which there is abuse.

We are located near the intersection of Zachary Lane & Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. We are easily accessible to those in the surrounding communities of Osseo, Rogers, Plymouth, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, and Minneapolis. We welcome you to our office and look forward to knowing you!

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