Jennifer Hooyman, Therapist in Minneapolis, Minnesota — Zencare
Jennifer  Hooyman
Zencare Vetted

Jennifer Hooyman


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Minnesota Accepting Online
Bryant Waitlist In-person
Updated February 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jennifer is a Therapist in Minneapolis, MN. She specializes in developing and maintaining healthy relationships both with yourself and with your partner(s). Jennifer offers individual therapy, sex therapy, and therapy for couples through various stages of their relationship.


Sex Therapy

We did not grow up in an environment where we talked sex. We learned a lot of messages through words unspoken, through shame, and through secrecy. It is time to talk openly and honestly about sex. Sex therapy includes talking through kink/fetish interests, addressing out of control behaviors, working through arousal and performance difficulties, and all other issues that fall under the umbrella of sexual health.

Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is an effective tool to strengthen relationships and can reduce your risk of divorce by 30%. You and your partner will start with an online assessment that provides further insight into your relationship. Together you will discuss the feedback from the assessment, celebrate your strengths, and continue to develop skills to enhance your relationship.

Couples Therapy

These last few years have highlighted all the deep-rooted issues within our relationships that we didn’t always realize were there. A loss of connection, less quality time together, a wall of miscommunication, unmet needs and a lack of desire have left you wondering if this relationship can be repaired. Couples therapy can show couples it’s possible to re-build that connection and transform their relationship to bring joy back into their lives.

Discernment Counseling

Is your relationship on the brink of ending? Do one of you have one foot in and one foot out of the door? Are you just not sure what to do? Discernment counseling is a short-term process to help you gain clarity and understanding about the next steps in your relationship.

Non-monogamous, poly, and kink relationships welcome

Message to clients

My aim is to provide a space for you to feel safe. A space where you are important and your words are trusted. A space to be heard, with dignity and without judgement. Your life, your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviors are taken seriously. You don’t need to struggle in silence. Whether you are dealing with complex trauma or just feeling a little off; nobody’s problems are too big or too small for talk therapy.

You may feel be feeling nervous about entering into a marriage. Or unsure about what else you can do to improve your relationship. Or like you've spent a long time feeling hurt and afraid about the state of things. I am here to listen and to help.

Successful therapy relies on the trust and rapport between the client(s) and the therapist. I approach each session with empathy, curiosity, and a sincere desire to understand. That being said, therapists are people too and therefore personality is important. Just as you are not friends with every single person you meet, you will not match with every therapist. That is why you have the opportunity to schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me. It is a time to get to know each other and to explore any questions that you have.

Seeking therapy is not an easy process, just being here is a big step, you should be proud of yourself and proud of the decisions you are making for your future.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life.

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Jennifer Hooyman 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: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $100 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Bryant practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Self-employed, Private Practice Owner & Therapist, 2019 - Present
Leo A. Hoffmann Center, Inc., Therapist, 2016 - 2019
Good Shepherd Services, Program Director & Social Worker, 2015 - 2008

Rutgers University , Masters in Social Work, 2007
University of Notre Dame, Bachelors of Arts, 2003


Minnesota: 25130