q & a

Q:  Where did the name “Two Trees” come from?

A:  Contrary to popular belief, Beth and Cheryl are not the two trees of Two Trees Counseling.  In fact, the name has theological significance.  It grew out of a lot of long conversations over coffee.  Each conversation led to the hope that our practice would be about navigating life between two trees-the tree in the garden of Eden and the tree in the New Earth (Revelation 22:2).  Life lived between these two trees is where we feel the tension of what we were built for and what we hope for.


Q: Is this a Christian counseling practice?

A: Cheryl did receive her training in seminary, but it is not necessary to be a Christian to see her as a client. Cheryl really enjoys integrating multiple counseling theories in her work along with theology and is happy to answer any questions you may have along those lines.


Q: Why do you have works of fiction on your bookshelves?

A:  We place a high value on story because we feel that each client that walks through our door is their own unique story teller.  We have also found that reading good stories helps us to be better counselors, and helps us to imagine, with our clients, what life could be beyond their smaller stories.


Q:   How do I get started with counseling?

A: You can contact Cheryl by phone or email. Once an initial appointment is scheduled, you will be given a unique link to a secure portal in TheraNest where you will be able to fill out all paperwork securely online. Cheryl is available for a free 10 minute phone consult if you have any questions before the initial meeting.


Q: How much does a session cost and what kinds of payment do you accept?

A: There is a sliding scale that determines cost and it can be addressed over the phone or in the initial meeting. The breakdown of the sliding scale will be provided in the initial paperwork. Credit card payment is preferred but not required.


Q: Do you take insurance?

A: Cheryl does not file insurance or communicate with insurance companies. However, because she is licensed, it could be worth talking to your insurance carrier to see if they would cover an out of network provider.


Q: What is Cheryl’s availability for appointments?

A: Cheryl sees clients Monday through Thursday and hours vary through the week. Please call or email for current appointment availability.