I’ve never been in counseling before, and I’m a little nervous. What should I expect?
It’s totally normal to feel anxious before you meet with you meet with your therapist. The thought of telling a stranger your personal concerns is understandably anxiety-provoking. Knowing what will happen might help to calm your nerves, though.
When you first arrive at the office, check the sign on the wall to see which room your therapist is in and flip the light switch corresponding with that room. That lets her know you’re here.
Take a seat and feel free to get a drink from the refrigerator while you wait for her to come and bring you back to the room.
In the first session, your therapist will review the paperwork you filled out online and will talk with you about the reasons you’re seeking counseling. She’ll ask a lot of questions to try to get to know you and learn about your experience.
Your job in the first session is to pay attention to how you’re feeling. Do you feel comfortable? Do you feel taken care of? Do you feel like your therapist is able to understand what you’re experiencing? Feel free to ask her any questions or concerns you may have. By the end of the session, if you have the sense that your therapist will be able to help you with your concerns, you can schedule another appointment with her and get started on the path to living a better life.
How much do the sessions cost?
Our session rates range from $180 to $200 dollars for a 50-55-minute session. True North is not listed as a provider with any insurance companies, but you might want to contact your insurance company to see if there is a possibility for you to get partial or full reimbursement from them.
How long will I be in counseling?
Length of time in counseling can vary based on the type of issue you’re working on and the type of therapy you’re receiving. Short-term counseling typically runs between 4-12 sessions and long-term counseling can last longer.
What if I’m not a woman and I still want to see a counselor?
True North doesn’t discriminate. As long as you have concerns that fit within our areas of expertise, you’re welcome here! We simply put the majority of our focus toward meeting the needs of women.
I would like my child to get counseling at True North, is that possible?
True North is a practice that serves adults only beginning at age 18. If you would like help finding a counselor for your child, please feel free to call and we can direct you toward local therapists we recommend for children.
I think I might need medicine to help with my concerns. Can I get that here?
True North does not currently have staff who prescribe medication. We collaborate with local psychiatrists, however, and would be happy to share our recommendations with you.