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Jodi Hennessey, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in Minnesota and New Mexico with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Thank you for sharing information about yourself. It takes courage to reach out for help and I’m glad you did. I am Jodi Hennessey, a licensed Masters level Social Worker in Minnesota and New Mexico. You can read more about my background, education, experience, and counseling approach by clicking .

I am so glad that you’ve taken the steps to reach out for help with whatever situation in your life has become unmanageable right now. I hope that my areas of expertise will be good fit to address those parts of your life and help you reach your goals. Your well-being is my number one priority. BetterHelp does not provide me with your personal or billing information that you provided when you signed up for your subscription. In order for me to maintain compliance with my licensing board and ethical code and to ensure your safety and well-being, I am required to gather some basic personal information. Please COPY/PASTE the following questions into a message back to me:

Full Name:
Date of Birth:
Home Address:
Phone Number:

Emergency Contact Name:
Emergency Contact Relation To You:
Emergency Contact Phone Number:

Have You Had Prior Mental Health Treatment?
If So, Where?
For What Condition?
Are you Prescribed Any Medication?
Who is the Prescribing Physician?
Have you Ever Been Hospitalized for Mental Health Treatment?
If So, Where and When?

Which Substances do you use if any? (ex. Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine/Stimulants, >Heroin/Opiates, Xanax/Benzodiazepines, Inhalants/Paint/Glue/Gas/Huffing)
How often do you use substances?

Have you ever experienced psychosis (hallucinations - seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear)?
How often does that occur?

Have you ever wished that you were dead or would not wake up?
Have you ever had thoughts of harming or killing yourself?
Have you ever considered or researched methods of suicide or self harm?
Have you ever had these thoughts and had some intentions of acting on them (as opposed to thinking about suicide but knowing you would never intend to do so)?
Have you ever made a plan to harm or kill yourself?
If so, when and what was the plan?

Do you agree to contact 911 or go to your local emergency room if you should feel urges to harm or kill yourself?

Once you have sent this information back to me we can discuss next steps. I look forward to working with you!

Member Information Form:

I have read, understand, and agree to the Client Terms of Service at Our Client Terms & Conditions | BetterHelp . It is my sole responsibility to review these terms of service and understand how they affect my use of this platform.

I understand that upon assessment and evaluation, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW will determine whether she is able to provide the level or type of care that I require. In the instance that her areas of expertise do not align with the type or level of care I require, she will provide me with assistance and referrals to connect to an appropriate treatment provider.

Pursuant to the ¨No Surprises Act¨ Jodi Hennessey, LICSW must provide a Good Faith Estimate of costs of care. I understand that due to the nature of mental health treatment it is not possible to determine an exact length of treatment. However, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW will review progress with me periodically and together we will determine ongoing treatment plans. All pricing, rates and billing questions should be directed to customer service at

I understand that the BetterHelp Platform is intended for INDIVIDUAL ADULTS aged 18+ who are consenting to treatment via telehealth services. I understand that should I be seeking services for my adolescent child (aged 13-17), that I will utilize BetterHelp’s partner platform, TeenCounseling. I understand that should I be seeking Couple’s Counseling, I will utilize BetterHelp’s partner platform ReGain.

I understand that the service provided through BetterHelp is NOT INTENDED FOR CRISIS SITUATIONS OR URGENT NEEDS. In a crisis situation, I agree to call 911 or local emergency services, or visit the nearest emergency room.

I understand that at the beginning of our treatment relationship, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW will request my contact information and the contact information of an emergency contact individual whom I can designate. This designation does NOT allow Jodi Hennessey, LICSW to release information to the individual, excepting in instances of emergent and imminent danger to myself or someone else (i.e. active suicidal ideation/actions, active plan to harm someone else). I also understand that should there be an instance of emergent or imminent danger to myself or someone else as described, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW is mandated by licensing regulations of the Social Work Profession to report this to the local authorities in order for them to intervene for my safety or the safety of others.

I understand that information shared with Jodi Hennessey, LICSW is confidential except in the following circumstances: If I present as a danger to myself or others, mandated reporting of abuse of children or elders, or if I sign a release of information.

I understand that Jodi Hennessey, LICSW offers the following types of live sessions: live video (video call where client and therapist can see each other in real time), live phone (phone call through the BetterHelp app where only audio is used), or live chat (a “real time” chat window where client and therapist have dedicated time to have discussion via typing).

I understand that Jodi Hennessey offers sessions Monday through Tuesday during from the hours of 7:30am to 7:30 pm and on Wednesday through Friday 7:30a, through 5:30 pm. An offers messaging in between sessions should I need additional support. I understand that Jodi Hennessey. LICSW offers sessions of 45 minute duration.

I understand that Jodi Hennessey, LICSW can offer multiple sessions per week should this level of care be clinically necessary for my treatment. I understand that to have more than one session in a week may result in my incurring additional charges on my BetterHelp subscription. Any questions regarding these fees or other billing related matters should be directed to

I understand that Jodi Hennessey, LICSW. is not “on-call” and may take up to 24 business hours (1 business day) to reply to my messages. This means that if I message Jodi Hennessey, LICSW on a Friday evening, I may not receive a response until Monday morning.

I understand that Jodi Hennessey, LICSW encourages at least 24 hour notice of appointment cancellation. Should I need to cancel an appointment, I will inform Jodi Hennessey, LICSW at my earliest convenience. Should I need to cancel with fewer than 24 hours left before my appointment, the cancellation will be reported as a “no-show/late cancellation” and I will receive an auto generated alert email from BetterHelp indicating this.

I understand that Jodi Hennessey, LICSW will wait 15 minutes after my scheduled appointment start time, if I have not come online prior to that time, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW will consider me a no-show and the session will need to be rescheduled.

I understand that should I have 2 late cancellations/no-shows within a month, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW may not be able to continue to accommodate my preferred session times and dates. If this occurs, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW will not allow scheduling during “premium hours” such as Early Morning (before 9:30am), Afternoon (after 2:30 pm). Jodi Hennessey, LICSW will require attendance at 2 consecutive appointments in order to begin to allow scheduling during “premium hours” again. Should I have 3 late cancellations/no-shows within a 6 week span, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW may recommend that I seek in person treatment and/or switch therapists on the BetterHelp Platform.

I understand that my sessions should be conducted in a place where I have privacy, am away from all distractions, am NOT DRIVING or engaging in other activities that require my attention and focus. Leigh Wayna, LMSW is understanding of the occasional “pet appearance” during session and I understand that it is a possibility I may see/view Jodi Hennessey, LICSW may during a session inadvertently. If viewing/seeing a dog is triggering for me or causes me distress, I will inform Jodi Hennessey, LICSW immediately so that appropriate measures can be taken to minimize this inadvertent occurrence.

I understand that I can invite others to be a part of my treatment (and am encouraged to do so) as support people. However, should I invite a support person to be involved in a session, Jodi Hennessey, LICSW will require me to sign a release of Information for that individual. I understand that the BetterHelp platform is not intended for Couples Counseling, and if that is the service I am seeking, I will utilize BetterHelp’s partner site ReGain.

I understand that the BetterHelp Platform is not intended for the purposes of diagnosing, prescribing medication, or other services that would , by state licensing regulations, require an in-person evaluation. This means that any documentation such as court paperwork, ESA Letters, FMLA Paperwork, Insurance Paperwork, etc. may not be able to be accommodated as these frequently require diagnostic information. I agree to discuss these things with Jodi Hennessey, LICSW should the need arise and acknowledge that these situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis dependent on the circumstances.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

MN LICSW 19155


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jodi Hennessey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Jodi listens and asks questions that make me think deeply about myself, my past, and how I respond to situations in the present.
She gives me meaningful homework and helpful tools to cope with anxiety.
I have shared with many people what I have learned from Jodi.
She has helped me and I enjoy my sessions a great deal.

Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Jodi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She's wonderful!

Written on Jan 27, 2024 after therapy with Jodi for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd