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I was very pleased with the relationship that I developed with my therapist.  She was very helpful to me while seeing her and will use her again if ever needed.
- Kelli
Very nice place! My husband and I went to The Calli Institute this week and I was so impressed with everything!  The staff at the front desk is very polite and informative and our therapist, Amanda is incredible!  The atmosphere is very different than any other counseling place we have been and it makes a huge difference.  We plan to return weekly!
- Shauna
I am amazed at how well the staff and nurse practitioner work to help me get my meds and appointments met at a proper and efficient time!
- Sam
I have been to a bunch of different therapists, but this place is by far the BEST!  It is so comfortable, it is like being in someone’s home!  The staff is very respectful and my therapist, Nicole, is excellent!  I am so happy I found her!
- Kristen
I have been very happy with my care at Calli and felt very comfortable there.  I haven’t been there in a few months, but plan on scheduling an appointment soon.  Thank you for your exceptional care and great facility.
- Jody
We would not hesitate to recommend Calli.  My wife and I felt very comfortable from the very first call to Calli Institute.  The environment is warm and our therapist was very kind and professional.
- Ted

Individual Therapy

 

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.

Therapy today is a collaborative relationship between the client and the therapist, someone having advanced training in psychology, social work or counseling. During the initial phase of therapy, goals are established and the steps needed to achieve them are identified. A therapist is someone who offers support, listens attentively, models a healthy and positive relationship and provides meaningful feedback.

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

 

Common questions about therapy:

How long does therapy take?
Individual 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 therapy?
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 therapist will ease you into the comfort and safety of the therapeutic relationship and help you find your voice.

How do I choose a therapist?
Calli’s intake staff will help you find the best “fit,” by matching you with a therapist who specializes in treating the types of issues you are struggling with and personality style that most 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 get 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 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 child/adolescent therapy 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.

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 other 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 if safety is a concern. This includes issues of self-harm, harm to others or instances in which there is abuse.

 

 

Contact Calli today at 763.255.2125

See What They Have To Say...

I was very pleased with the relationship that I developed with my therapist.  She was very helpful to me while seeing her and will use her again if ever needed.
- Kelli
Very nice place! My husband and I went to The Calli Institute this week and I was so impressed with everything!  The staff at the front desk is very polite and informative and our therapist, Amanda is incredible!  The atmosphere is very different than any other counseling place we have been and it makes a huge difference.  We plan to return weekly!
- Shauna
I am amazed at how well the staff and nurse practitioner work to help me get my meds and appointments met at a proper and efficient time!
- Sam
I have been to a bunch of different therapists, but this place is by far the BEST!  It is so comfortable, it is like being in someone’s home!  The staff is very respectful and my therapist, Nicole, is excellent!  I am so happy I found her!
- Kristen
I have been very happy with my care at Calli and felt very comfortable there.  I haven’t been there in a few months, but plan on scheduling an appointment soon.  Thank you for your exceptional care and great facility.
- Jody
We would not hesitate to recommend Calli.  My wife and I felt very comfortable from the very first call to Calli Institute.  The environment is warm and our therapist was very kind and professional.
- Ted

June 13th 2017

Don’t Call It What It Is – Men and Depression

I received my first tutorial about men and depression when I was living in the Pittsburgh area and working as a therapist. This was early 1990’s. I had a male client who had presented … Read More

May 30th 2017

Postpartum Depression

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May 16th 2017

National Women’s Health Week

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May 2nd 2017

The Challenge of Children’s Mental Health

I grew up in an era (the 50’s and 60’s) when mental health was not discussed at all, let alone considered as something that children had. Children could have separation anxiety; … Read More

April 25th 2017

An Extraordinary Gift

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The Calli Institute
11334 86th Ave
North Maple Grove, MN 55369
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