what can i expect For my first counseling session?
Once you have scheduled an appointment at Liminal Space Counseling, you will receive an email with some links to paperwork to fill out online or print out. Please fill this out before your appointment, which will allow for more time to talk and hear what's going on with you in session. Please bring your photo id and payment in the form of cash, check, or credit/debit card. If you are using insurance, please bring your insurance card. Those using insurance will see the name of my billing entities, LHC Consulting, PC or Grander Peace Counseling, LLC on their intake forms. See below for office locations and parking details. Be sure to double check at which location your appointment is taking place.
Once you’ve arrived, help yourself to a drink and have a seat in the waiting room. I will be with you at your scheduled appointment time.
Our first one to two sessions will be around an hour in length and involve assessment and evaluation of your needs. This will provide the foundation for our work together and allow Analisa to hear what you have been going through and any relevant history that may be contributing to what brings you into counseling. After the assessment is complete, we will design a treatment plan that contains your goals and wishes for counseling. This is a road map in which we capture your voice, wants, and needs. It is a fluid plan, meaning we can revisit these therapy goals at any time to make changes and adjustments to meet your needs. We will spend our sessions working on meeting these markers, so you can see positive change and increased wellness in your day to day life.
So, take a deep breath, and invest in yourself and your wellbeing today. It has the potential to change your life and relationships for the better!
Please note there are two office locations
Analisa Jayasekera, MA, LAMFT, owner of Liminal Space Counseling practices at two locations in the setting of two group private practices. Find out more below!
Richard Gordon Office Building- If your appointment is for Friday, you are at this location:
LHC Consulting, PC
1619 Dayton Ave Suite 112
Saint Paul MN 55104
Friday appointments are located in the Richard Gordon Office Building found on the corners of Marshall, Fry and Dayton. It is just one block from the intersection of Selby & Snelling and just south of Highway I-94. The building is wheelchair accessible via the elevator on left entrance on the Dayton Avenue side. The nearest bus stops can be found on Marshall/Fry and Snelling/Marshall. In addition to several bus routes, the office is accessible by the Green Line and A Line BRT. It is easiest to park in the free lot on the side of the building that faces Dayton Ave.
Grander Peace Counseling, LLC - If your appointment is scheduled on a Wednesday (August only) or Tuesday/Thursday, you are at this location:
658 Grand Ave Suite 202
St. Paul mN 55105
Weds (Aug only) & Tue/Thur appointments are located on Grand Avenue between St. Albans St. and Dale St. It is on the 2nd floor above Tavern on Grand Ave. Enter through the 658 Grand Avenue door located in the center of the building. The offices are on the left side at the top of the stairs - Suite 202. Street parking is usually readily available. Please note, this building does not have an elevator. Help yourself to a drink and have a seat in the waiting room. I will be with you at your scheduled appointment time.
Contact Analisa With questions or for more Info
651.605.6022 or firstname.lastname@example.org