Hendrickson Counseling & Consulting, Inc.
Susan M. Hendrickson, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Do you want to find more meaning in your life? Do you want to understand yourself and others better? Do you want to bring out your strengths and talents as you create the life you want? Can counseling help you move toward your goals?
Approach to Therapy
I view the therapy/counseling process as a collaboration – I am joining you for a part of your journey in life. My primary theoretical orientation is a humanistic/client-centered approach. I want to understand how you see your life, values, hopes, dreams, fears, wounds, and passions. I will see you as a whole person – not just as the “problem” that you want to address. My hope is that we can create a space together where you are free to share all of who you are and where you can access the wisdom and strength you already possess.
In counseling, I will ask you to share your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, fears, hopes, and wishes. That may feel uncomfortable or difficult at times because it may be new for you to do this. In the course of working together, I invite you to share what feels difficult so that we can use it in the process of change and transformation.
I believe we are all capable of change – changing our attitudes, reactions, thoughts, and feelings. At the same time, I believe there is great value in accepting ourselves – accepting our gifts and talents, our shortcomings, our “less than perfect” selves. While it may seem that these ideas are contradictory, they do fit together. Once we can accept who we are – what our tendencies and preferences are – then we can make more informed and realistic choices about what we might wish to change. Sometimes, it happens that you discover that you really are OK just as you are – the change is that you have come to a more complete and loving acceptance of yourself. Other times, it happens that you find that you wish to change a particular way of responding to the world. Growth and self-acceptance can be a challenging process – it can also be one filled with great wonder and joy as you learn to embrace and celebrate that which makes you all that you are.
In my current private practice, I work with adult men and women. We work together to identify your goals and develop a plan together to accomplishing those goals.
Licensure and Education
Licensed Psychologist (2003); Minnesota Board of Psychology (License LP4455)
PhD (2001); University of Minnesota, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology
MA (1996); University of Minnesota, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology
BA (1992); Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Services & Fees
Diagnositic/Initial Interview – $225
Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling – $150
Consultation – $150/hour
Clinical Supervision – $150 (60 minutes); $275 (120 minutes)
I am a provider for most Blue Cross/Blue Shields plans. I am also a provider for a limited number of Health Partners plans (offered through 3M, Allina, and University of Minnesota Graduate Assistant program). Please contact your insurance company to verify that I am in your network.
You may have access to out of network benefits if you have insurance through a different carrier. I am able to submit claims on your behalf even if I am an out of network provider.
Please keep in mind that using insurance means that I must submit a clinical diagnosis (if applicable). In addition, insurance carriers may require that I submit information about your treatment to determine if they will cover services.
You are responsible for co-payments/co-insurance at the time of service. If you are not using insurance, you are responsible for the full amount at the time of service. I accept cash, checks, and credit/debit cards.
Please bring your insurance card and photo identification to your initial appointment. Please provide updated insurance information if your plan changes at any point during therapy.