True To Self Counseling

True To Self Counseling

1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

There is no better compliment then for someone to say to a therapist "you are doing what you were meant to do". People come to therapy because something in their lives needs to be resolved or changes are needed in some life area. On a daily basis therapists get to engage people from all walks of life. As people explore their therapeutic goals, they gain trust in the process, and partner in with their therapist to pursue and meet these goals. If a therapist is being honest, they will often admit that this work is very challenging. But we know the real work is being done by our clients. The satisfaction for us is in knowing that nothing done is therapy is purposeless. It is in fact a privilege to be a therapist.

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Glen Head, NY 11545
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Hello and Welcome- At True to Self Counseling we believe a supportive therapeutic relationship can have a significant impact for anyone. It can help provide insight, strength, solutions, and new coping strategies for all types of challenges in life. Our experience has shown us that when people are provided with a comfortable environment, they become willing to explore and express themselves more freely and honestly. Our hope is that we successfully guide people towards a greater self-awareness. We believe it is empowering when people can utilize their own unique abilities to overcome the concerns that led them into therapy

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
TTSC offers comprehensive and professional psychotherapy services for a diverse population of adolescents and adults. Individual, couples, and family counseling sessions are available.
TTSC also offers expert guidance and treatment for those with substance use disorders and/or addiction concerns. Comprehensive support for families facing the uncertainties of active addiction are also available. Professional interventions are considered when assessed to be appropriate.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareConnect Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Empire Plan- NYSHIP
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • HIP | Health Plan of New York
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Military OneSource
  • Multiplan
  • Northwell Health UHC Employee Plan
  • Optum
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • Some Medicaid HMO policies
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network

What types of customers have you worked with?
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Disease of Addiction
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
Client Focus
  • Young Adults 16-18y/o
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans
Treatment Approach
Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

How can therapy help me with what I am going through though?

There are many situations that lead people to pursue therapy. Likewise, there are many benefits from being involved in a therapy process with the help and guidance of a therapist. Here are some of the benefits of therapy.


  • A feeling of being understood, that you are not being judged for sharing about what you've been through

  • Self- esteem building and an increased level of confidence in coping healthily with stress and anxiety

  • Developing a deeper relationship with oneself that leads to improvements in relationships 

  • An increased ability to resolve conflicts, communicate effectively with others, and accept situations that can't be changed

  • Improvements with physical well being and a reduction in physical ailments/symptoms

  • Experiencing a sense of resolution, acceptance and/or closure with issues brought to therapy

How do I know if I need to see a therapist?

Deciding that the issues you face are more than you can handle alone is a a very difficult decision to make. Here are some signs that you could benefit from therapy


  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense that things are not "right" and perhaps even at times helpless or hopeless 

  • Things do not seem to improve despite your efforts and/or the help of family and friends

  • You often feel overcome with feelings of anger, irritability, or sadness

  • You've suffered a trauma and cannot stop thinking about what happened

  • You are increasingly turning to substances to deal with life and you are becoming concerned

  • Your friends or family have told you they are worried about you or even upset with you

How do I know I am meeting with the right therapist for me? 

Go with your gut seems too inadequate a response to this question. Things matter differently for everyone but there are important factors that people in therapy often appear to agree upon. Here are some questions to ask yourself


  • Has your therapist explained to you about confidentiality. Do they seem trustworthy

  • Do they present themselves in a professional and appropriate manner, respectfully and courteously

  • Does your therapist demonstrate an interest in learning about what matters most to you

  • Does they communicate in a language that you can understand, that is relatable, that is uncomplicated 

  • Does feel like a partnership or do you feel on your own in session and in between visits

  • Does your therapist check in with you on how you think your therapy is going, their view on your progress