FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment?


If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your first session, don’t hesitate to contact us. Feel free to contact one of our therapists directly or simply click on the contact us tab and send us an email.

What are the costs and do you accept insurance?

The fee for a standard hour (53-minute) session is $150 for individuals and $170 for a family or couples session. We also offer 45-minute and 30-minute sessions. Cash, check, and most major credit cards are accepted at the time of the appointment.

Yes, we do accept insurance. Invigorate Life Counseling is a Blue Cross Blue Shield, Preferred One, UCare, and Medical Assistance provider. If you are an employee of 3M, we are also in-network with HealthPartners-3M. Outside of these companies, we are an out-of-network provider and fee-for-service. Fee-for-service means the client pays at the time of the appointment, receives a receipt, and submits this to their insurance company for possible reimbursement.

When applicable, Invigorate Life Counseling offers a sliding scale fee.

What is your cancellation policy?

Invigorate Life Counseling requires a minimum of 24-hour notice when canceling an appointment, otherwise there will be a $50 cancellation charge.

What can I expect in a therapy session?

All of the therapists at Invigorate Life Counseling strive to provide a positive therapy environment centered around listening and understanding. Regardless of our stage in life, many of us seek help when there is need to respond to unexpected changes, while others seek help for self-exploration and personal growth. When our ability to cope is hindered by guilt, doubt, anxiety or despair therapy can often provide the help needed to overcome these obstacles. Therapy often provides support, perspective, enhanced problem solving, and coping skills for challenging life situations. The therapists at Invigorate Life Counseling will work closely with you to meet your individual needs.

How do I know if EMDR is right for me?

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specialized therapy approach that is designed to bring quick and lasting relief for many types of emotional distress. Your therapist will work closely with you to determine if EMDR therapy is appropriate for you. 

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How do I know if Art Therapy is right for me?

Art therapy is more then creating artwork but finding new creative ways to enhance and live your life.

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Can I have one therapist for EMDR and one for Art Therapy?

Yes!  With Invigorate Life Counseling you can work with individual or multiple therapists that best fit your needs.

What if I want to see a different therapist than a family member?

Not a problem.  This is the beauty of working with Invigorate Life Counseling.

Can I attend a group if I do not have a therapist from Invigorate?

Yes! All are welcome to attend the variety of groups offered at our clinic. If you are interested in attending a group, simply contact the facilitator to sign up or to ask any questions.

View current and upcoming Groups and Workshops.

Questions about Discernment Counseling and Mediation

What are the costs for Discernment Counseling and Mediation and can I use insurance?

The cost is $125 per hour. We accept cash, check and most major credit cards at the time of the appointment.

And no, Discernment Counseling or Mediation are fee for service, therefore insurance is not accepted.

How do we get started with Discernment Counseling?

The first step is to contact Karin to schedule a free initial phone consultation. Before making any commitment, you’ll each get a chance to talk with her and get your questions answered. Karin will ask some questions to help make sure discernment counseling would be appropriate for your situation.

When is Discernment Counseling NOT an option for couples?

Discernment Counseling is not a viable option for couples experiencing the following:

  • One person has already decided on divorce
  • One person in coercing the other to participate in the process
  • There is a danger of domestic violence
How long is the first informational meeting for mediation?

The initial meeting will only take about 20-30 minutes. During this time Karin does a “Mediation Orientation” to inform the participants as to what to expect. The participants then decide if they wish to proceed with mediation or not. Participants only pay for the time used.

Is mediation legally binding?

No, mediation is not legally binding. However, the summary of finalized agreements, which is provided by Karin, can be given to your attorney to be incorporated into a court order.

Can I bring a friend or a support person to the mediation session?

Yes, if everyone agrees that it would be beneficial. If that person can help one of you make concrete decisions or assure that everyone feels safe, it would definitely benefit the settlement process. With that in mind, both sides need to approve having any extra people in the room during a session. Preserving a power balance is critical to maintaining a safe and productive mediation environment, and a support person may provide that during mediation.