what to expect
It’s not easy to ask for help.
At Light the Way Counseling Center, we want you feel as comfortable as possible in what may be a difficult time of life. We believe counseling should bring hope and healing to your life and not add undue stress. We have made every effort to create a welcoming, peaceful environment for individuals, couples and families to come for help.
We have 4 locations for your convenience. Our main office is in Midland Park. Parking is in the back of the building as is the entrance. You can take the elevator or walk up the stairs to our office on the third floor. Your counselor will give you specific instructions for our Fort Lee, Verona and New Brunswick locations prior to your first visit.
If you arrive early for your session, please make yourself comfortable in the reception room and peruse (?) the information and magazines, or just relax and make the transition away from the rest of your daily activities. Some clients choose to journal or spend a few moments reflecting on the thoughts, feelings, questions and experiences they may wish to bring to their session. Your therapist will meet you in the reception room at the time of your session.
The length of a session is generally 55-60 minutes. You may choose the FAST START for your first session to get a good start with your sessions. This is typically 2 hours. Your therapist sometimes makes other arrangements with you on the length of a session and they will discuss this with you prior to your arrival.
Before your first visit, there will be some forms provided to you, which will include information about confidentiality, consent and the process of therapy. Please bring these forms with you at your first visit. At the end of each session, payment is taken, a receipt is issued and your next appointment is scheduled. Several of our counselors will ask you to fill out a short form at the beginning and end of each session. We desire your honest feedback on how you are doing and how the session went for you. Your honest feedback will help us to help you.
Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail for any further information that will help make your visit to Light the Way a comfortable one.
We are here to help.