Andrew Hey MA LPCC
Hello! Thanks for visiting my website! Finding therapist can be intimidating, especially when you are feeling stressed or depressed. The first thing you should know about me is that I am laid-back, informal, and nonjudgmental; I just refuse to be the cold, clinical therapist-type! While compassionate and calm, I can also be energetic and fun during sessions.
I will work hard to establish a real connection with you and to create a truly safe and compassionate environment for new insight, growth and healing. I believe the most important part of therapy is the alliance between therapist and client; if we don’t have a strong connection, sessions aren’t as effective. Clients often share some of their most closely guarded thoughts and feelings. I will not be the kind of therapist who is unwilling to share thoughts and feelings along with the client. It’s only fair!
I also work as a professional actor (Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Theatre Latte Da, & The Ordway), and this informs my counseling work. I think it makes me a good listener and a clear communicator. My acting work also helps me better connect with a wide variety of people, and it makes me more creative in my strategies in session. Finally, I really enjoy being a therapist and I genuinely like and enjoy my clients.
Managing mental health is tough, but worth it. And you don’t have to just manage alone. Given the right environment, you can thrive. I know because I’ve seen therapy work. I genuinely hope you reach out. You deserve to feel good! I offer individual, family, and couples counseling online or in person. I look forward to meeting you!
When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and toddler, being active outdoors, and rigorously following our Minnesota sports franchises.
Training and qualifications
-MA Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
-BA Psychology cum laude from the University of Minnesota.
-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
-Experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, autism, gender issues, groups and families.
Areas of Special Interest/Experience:
Adolescents, Young Adults, Artists, Asperger’s/Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Career Counseling, Life transitions, Health/Wellness/Fitness, Movement Counseling.
Approach — What do sessions look like?
My sessions are generally very laid-back and informal. I spend time learning about you and your life. I try to provide a safe space for clients to explore their lives, thoughts, and emotions. I enjoy helping clients identify and maximize their strengths to overcome challenges. Building confidence and self-knowledge is key to feeling better and managing relationships. Generally, I will follow YOUR lead!
For those who prefer a more solution focused approach, I am also happy to provide gentle suggestions or new ways of looking at things. I also use a strategy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the psychology nerds out there!) to help people challenge unhelpful thought cycles. And I teach skills for managing anxiety, stress, and conflict.
Finally, I am now offering "Walking Counseling" sessions that incorporate light walking and/or stretching during the session to facilitate mental and physical health along with increased emotional expression. Ask about Golf Sessions!
Fees & Services
Services provided: Counseling for Adolescents, Young Adults, Families and Couples. Walking Counseling sessions.
Telehealth: I offer distance counseling via safe and secure online video chat for those with transportation limitations or are more comfortable accessing therapy from home.
Insurance: I now accept insurance! I am IN NETWORK with the following insurance plans:
Oxford Health Plans
UHC Student Resources
You may also be reimbursed by your insurance company for my services if you choose to request "out-of-network" reimbursement. Please contact your insurance provider for more information. You can also learn more about me and my insurance availability at: https://secure.helloalma.com/providers/andrew-hey/
FEES: My rate for individual therapy is $114/session, $124/session for couples and families. Limited special rate slots available for those demonstrating financial need. Special rates also available for those working in the creative or performing arts.
For appointments please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No solicitation offers please.