Getting Started

Your First Counseling Session

Scheduling your first session with a counselor is a huge step towards living the life you want. That first step can feel scary, but you will be so glad you did! If you are preparing for your first session at Counseling On The Fly, there’s no need to stress! We are here for you, and we offer a confidential and relaxing environment to help you reach your goals.

So what should you expect with your first session at Counseling On The Fly?

What to Expect

When you first arrive at our office, you will find a relaxing and private waiting area to fill out your intake form and informed consent form. Your intake form will consist of general information to help our counselor understand your specific needs and goals. The informed consent form will provide important information about the policies of Counseling On The Fly, including our policy on confidentiality. Give yourself a little extra time before your first session. Arriving fifteen minutes early will allow you to fill out the paperwork before getting started. You will see our office door, but remain in the waiting area and we will come out to get you at your appointment time.

Our initial meeting will include a caring conversation about how we can best collaborate with one another. We will discuss what is going on in your life, why you are seeking counseling, personal details that you want your counselor to know, your personal goals for counseling, and more. Think about your goals for therapy before our first meeting, so you are able to get the most out of your session. Cortney is a solution-focused therapist and will begin providing insights for you even in your first session to best help you reach results!

At the end of the session, we will decide what comes next. It’s important that you find a counselor/life coach and therapeutic setting that is a good fit for you, and we are here to help support you in that endeavor.

If you decide we are a good fit, it is time to schedule our regular meeting times. Generally, a weekly meeting is a good choice for new clients, as this keeps the work consistent and allows you time to really absorb and put to action what we talk about. Some clients want more often often or decide every other week or every three weeks will work best for them – you decide the frequency of your in-person or distance counseling sessions. Weekend retreats are designed for high-impact results over a specific need in one weekend, but you can book additional sessions or retreats with Cortney!

Remaining consistent with your counseling is an excellent way to make progress in your life. Not only does this allow us to build a therapeutic relationship and to work on your goals at a consistent pace, but it is often the only time in the week you set aside for yourself. Commitment to yourself is crucial in this process.

All We Need Is You

Take the first step and schedule a session with our counselor today to reach new heights in your life! Bravery is a crucial component to rediscovering your dreams and becoming the best version of yourself. We are here to help you reignite your love for life, love for God, love for yourself, and love for others. Reach out to Counseling On The Fly today at 417-689-0661 to schedule your first session. We look forward to meeting you!