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Dr. Jodi Ippolito LICSW

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What does a first session with you look like?

Much can be revealed in an initial session that sets the tone for how therapy will go. Because of this, I take the first session very seriously. While there may be some business type things to discuss (informed consent, client rights, etc.,), the primary goal of our initial session is to find out why you are seeking therapy, and how I can best help you. I will also answer any questions you may have about my professional background and experiences.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

On a daily basis, my work as a therapist continues to be influenced by what I read and watch. However, Viktor E. Frankl's, book "Man's Search For Meaning" has been an inspiration to me since the beginning. Frankl, a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, formed the psychotherapeutic approach known as "Logotherapy." This type of therapy encourages therapists to help client's identify a purpose in life to feel positive about, and imagine this outcome. According to Frankl, the way a prisoner imagined his/her future affected longevity, or the ability to survive, even in the most dire of circumstances. After Frankl's liberation from the camps he wrote, "Man's Search for Meaning." Despite the many horrors he witnessed as a prisoner, Frankl, proposed the meaning of life is found in every moment of living and life never ceases to have meaning even in suffering and death. While I do not apply Logotherapy to my work directly, I encourage client's to find meaning in their lives in order to overcome issues like anxiety, fear and depression.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My path towards becoming a therapist was far from linear. My undergraduate degree is in Journalism, something I am still passionate about today. Over the years, I've published articles and written book chapters on various topics of interest to me and my work professionally. Ironically, my interest in Journalism, in particular human interest stories, inspired me to go back to school for a Masters in Social Work (MSW) because I wanted to help people in a more hands on, direct way. After working as a social worker for two years, I decided to take things one step further and earned a Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD). Not only did I want to do therapy, I looked forward to conducting research and teaching academically. The fields of Psychology and Social Work provide me with an amazing framework for doing many of the clinical and academic goals I set out to accomplish. I couldn't be happier.



Relationship Issues

Aging related concerns

LGBTQIA related issues

Life transitions

General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Sexuality Based Issues

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Aging related concerns


First Session$105
Family Therapy$105
Individual Therapy$105
Marriage & Couples Counseling$105
Group Therapy$90

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Group Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Eclectic Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Positive Psychology

Psychodynamic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Training / Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker


  • Minnesota, LICSW, 21813


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Masters in Social Work

Work History

Hello and welcome to my therapy page! I want to take a moment and congratulate you for taking this important step to enhance your life. Starting therapy is not always easy, but doing so can help put life back on the right track. I have 20+ years of experience in the mental health field. I earned my Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) in 2009 and my Masters Degree (MSW) in Social Work in 1999. I am also a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW). I've helped individuals and couples address and resolve many kinds of issues. Populations and isues I've worked with include, but are not limited to: Anxiety/depression, mood swings, survivors of trauma/abuse, aging populations, members of law enforcement, Veterans, folks on the spectrum. transgender, queer/intersex struggles, pansexuality, gender/sexuality, de-transition, trauma/abuse, life transitions (career, college, retirement), grief/loss, anxiety/depression, mood swings, polyamorous/open relationships, caregiver stress, and mid-life and aging. My approach to therapy is open and integrative. I customize the tools used in session to meet a client's unique needs, address the issues they are struggling with, and accomplish the goals they set out to achieve. If you select me as your therapist, we will work diligently together to identify and problem solve key issues, and enhance your mental and emotional well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions About Jodi Ippolito, LICSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Jodi Ippolito, LICSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Jodi Ippolito accepting new clients?

Yes, Jodi Ippolito is accepting new clients.

Does Jodi Ippolito accept insurance?

No, Jodi Ippolito does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Jodi Ippolito offer?

Jodi Ippolito offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Jodi Ippolito offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Minnesota can book Jodi Ippolito for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Jodi Ippolito offer online therapy?

Yes, Jodi Ippolito offers online therapy to people in Minnesota.

How quickly can I see Jodi Ippolito?

Jodi Ippolito typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Jodi Ippolito speak?

Jodi Ippolito conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Jodi Ippolito online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Jodi Ippolito online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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