Connie Iezzi, Therapist in Minnesota — Zencare
Connie  Iezzi

Connie Iezzi

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Minnesota Accepting Online
Updated April 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Connie Iezzi is a Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker located in Rochester, MN. Connie specializes in helping clients free themselves from negative thought patterns, behavioral cycles, and relationship conflicts. Many of her clients suffer from anxiety or depression as a result of low self-esteem, difficulty breaking unhealthy habits, life experiences from the past, or fear of uncertainty. Connie teaches clients the skills they need to break these routines and instill healthier coping strategies across all parts of their lives.

Connie’s approach to therapy is individualized and tailored to meet the needs of her clients. Blending cognitive interventions, neurobiological understanding and mind/body techniques, her open, accepting style, is infused with light-heartedness. Sessions are a safe space where clients are free to tell their story and dissolve the stigma of anxiety and depression.

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (ACT, CBT)

Connie draws a link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with clients. Often our thought patterns contribute to our suffering and by challenging our negative thoughts, we can look at life differently and feel better.

Neurobiology

Connie introduces education about the brain and its response to worry or anxiety to round out a client’s understanding of what’s going on in their mind and why it’s so hard to change. Our brains are wired for safety and meaning-making. Knowledge of how the brain works reveals a path to change it.

Mindfulness and Holistic Interventions

Connie incorporates mindful practices and wellness interventions that will help you change your brain and calm your body. The mind-body connection plays a powerful role in our overall wellbeing.

Connie earned her Masters degree in Social Work from New York University and has advanced training in mindfulness and wellness. She is passionate about helping clients overcome obstacles and building up their coping strategies toolbox, to feel prepared to handle everyday stressors.


Message to clients

‘We all have a story to tell, whether we whisper or we yell’.

It takes bravery and resolve to begin steps towards change. I know what it’s like to feel trapped by your emotions. I understand how fear and doubt can keep us from reaching out and connecting, recognizing our obstacles, and realizing our path and potential.

I also know that how we approach life’s challenges makes all the difference.

I provide a safe, collaborative, nurturing, and validating space for clients to share their story and a place where we will work collectively to make sense of it, and create an atmosphere for change. Infused with light-heartedness and humor, I’ll partner with you to find solutions that allow you to live the life you really want.

Together we will unpack your tale with the knowledge that 'we are shaped by our thoughts and we become what we think'. If we understand how our life experiences and thoughts contribute to our success and difficulties, and we challenge those to rise above or revise them, to ‘rewrite our stories’, we can make the changes necessary to more fully enjoy life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Connie Iezzi is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Sliding scale fee not available, however, in some cases a reduced rate may be offered for 30 minute sessions at $75, as deemed clinically appropriate.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Minnesota)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11-7
  • Wed 8-5
  • Thu 8-2
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 27 years

Resolve, Therapist, 2020 - Present
Associates in Psychiatry & Psychology, Therapist, 2019 - 2022
South Central Human Relations Center, School-Linked Mental Health Therapist, 2015 - 2019
Heartland Hospice, Grief and Loss Counselor, 2010 - 2012
Senior Counselling Services, LLC, Staff Therapist, 2005 - 2009
Cultural Care Au Pair, Au Pair Support/Counselor, 2004 - 2005
Henry Ford Hospice, Grief Support Group Therapist, 2003 - 2004
Henry Ford Health System, Psychiatric Social Worker/Therapist, 1998 - 2000
Pelham Family Service, Staff Therapist, 1995 - 1998
New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, Clinical Care Coordinator/CDTP/Outpatient Therapist, 1995 - 1998

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Attention and Interpretation Therapy Training Program, 2014
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Wellness Coaching Certificate Course, 2013
New York University, MSW, 1995


Licensure

Minnesota: 20036


Languages

English