F A Q S
Q: Who do you work with? Couples? Individuals?
A: I specialize in working with adult individuals (18+), and seek to provide clients excellent referrals for couples and family services in the Twin Cities metro.
Q: Do you currently provide in-person or tele-health services?
A: Both! I require that in-person clients are vaccinated and boosted in respect to community care.
Q: How do you approach therapy? What type of therapy do you specialize in?
A: LOVE this question! I have a whole page dedicated to exploring how I work and what type of areas I specialize in to see if we might be a good fit. Additionally, check out my personal values in how I approach my work with clients here.
If I described my work without using the terms "therapist" or "counselor" here's what comes to mind: Existential doula. Discomofort-mover-through-er. Wholeness/self-trust advocate.
Q:Do you accept insurance or provide sliding scale opportunities? What are your rates?
A: I am a fee-for-service & out of network provider, therefore I do not accept insurance, but can accept client health spending accounts (HSA).
My licensed rate is $150 per 55-minute session.
Initial intake and extended 75-minute sessions are an additional $25 at $175.
In my commitment and passion for accessibility, I provide 20% of my client load at significantly reduced and sliding-scale rates with priority going to those who identify as:
Small business owners and others with income directly impacted by Covid-19
Please note: all my sliding-scale spots are currently full at this time. I suggest Open Path Collective to find a therapist with a sliding scale that is a good fit for you. Also, Walk-In Counseling Center is a totally free, walk-in option with multiple locations in the Twin Cities area.
Q: So...how does this work? What can I expect?
A: I don't believe or work from the model that therapists hold "the answers" for clients. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and that my role and training serves to facilitate a safe, honest space for you to lean into your questions in order for authentic change and transformation to occur.
I provide a free initial phone consultation for all new clients and if it's a good fit, move forward and schedule an intake to begin the process.
Q:Ok...I hear you talking about a 'contemplative' approach...but what does that even mean?
A: I apply the definition of contemplation as a "long, loving look at what's real". How that shows up in therapeutic work is that being human isn't a quick-fix or perfect: life is non-linear and takes time (long), requires compassion (loving), and courage (real). I love integrating contemplative and mindfulness practices in my work that focuses less on managing ourselves/others/our lives, and more on how we relate to our thoughts, emotions and sensations that rise in new ways.
Q: I think we might be a good fit...next step?
A: Please contact me to check current availability and schedule a free 20-minute consultation.
the human soul doesn't want to be fixed, it simply wants to be seen and heard.
© Kenlee Valleskey LLC