Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule an appointment with you?
Counselors at Sage Minds Counseling are available for scheduled sessions with new and existing patients. You can schedule an appointment with us by phone or by email and we will gladly assist you during the scheduling process and answer any questions you may have along the way. You can request an appointment using our online form to start the scheduling process and determine an available appointment time that best fits your schedule.
We typically respond within 24 hours Monday - Friday. You may also leave us a voicemail with your contact information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
It’s normal to feel nervous about this first call. It may help to know what you’re in for. It’s helpful to have a goal or two in mind as you begin. For example, are you focused on processing a particular incident in your past? Are you interested in developing better communication skills? Are you eager to challenge the way you customarily think about yourself or the world around you (your inner dialogue)? Do you want to create a toolbox for coping with anxiety? Are you looking for a “safe” place to express your feelings regarding a loss?
The therapist will typically start off the call with a few questions to get to know you better, so they can make sure they're qualified to meet your needs. Here are some questions a therapist may ask you on the initial call. If possible, take a few minutes before the call to reflect on these topics, so you can have a clearer sense of your goals for therapy.
- Why are you considering therapy now?
- Have you been in therapy before?
- What are you looking for in a therapist?
- What has worked in the past, and what hasn’t?
We love answering your questions about our practice, methodology, or anything you are concerned with and are happy to discuss counseling / therapy options with you.