The decision to begin mental health services is often accompanied by some amount of anxiety or ambivalence. Make the process as easy as possible by working with the experts at Calli.
First, give us a call. Our intake staff will collect some basic information from you and answer any questions you might have about our mental health services and clinicians. They will help you find a therapist who is the best “fit” for your personality style and the issues you wish to address.
Before your first appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork that includes a registration form, a health history and a general clinical measure. These forms can be found on the patient portal and can be submitted electronically or can be downloaded from our website. If you choose to download the forms, bring your completed paperwork with you, along with your insurance card and photo ID. If you wish to complete your paperwork at the clinic, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so that you and your provider are able to start at your appointed time.
Your Minnesota Mental Health Clinic
Every one of our clients is unique, and our therapists honor this individuality by taking the time to get to know and understand you as a whole person. At Calli, our team’s goal is to help you feel safe and comfortable, and to help you be successful in treatment. Through a supportive and welcoming environment, we partner with you to identify the areas that need attention and develop a specific treatment plan that helps you achieve the desired change.
Change is hard! But even a small change in any aspect of your life can have a significant impact. Let our therapists guide and partner with you in this process.
During the first one to two sessions, your therapist will focus on getting to know you and helping you understand what happens during therapy, including issues of privacy and the usual course of treatment. Your provider will spend time asking questions about why you chose to seek treatment and about your life growing up, past and current relationships, and usual coping patterns.
Learning as much about where you have been will help your mental health specialist understand where you are now and how to help you get to where you want to be.
Therapy is NOT about us fixing you. Therapy IS about us joining with you on your journey toward health and well-being. You gain a support system – our mental health professionals are here to support you and to teach you how to make the changes in your life that are important to you.
The work you do in therapy is not always easy, and can sometimes stir up feelings that were not anticipated. This is a good thing! It means you are courageous and willing to grow. You will never be alone in this process.