It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
– J. K. Rowling
True North Counseling offers counseling services for individuals and families with children and adolescents in a relaxed atmosphere, with originality and honesty. Because each person and family is different, we start with a thorough assessment to understand who you are, how you became the person you are, what you value, and why you value it. With this we can better connect and get you to where you want to be. Ultimately, it is the relationship with the therapist that helps create change. We focus on the strengths you already possess to help move forward to finding solutions.
Life is tough. Sometimes it’s a struggle to hold on and keep up with all the things thrown at you each day. It is hard to remember that you have all the answers. You’re caught up in the thoughts and opinions of others, until you question yourself and lose track of what you really believe. Sometimes it helps to have an outside perspective, especially a professional’s, to help find clarification and move forward.
Are you worried about whether or not you’re doing things right? Every parent wants to make the right choice for their child. We work together with children and their parents to get them in a place where they feel more comfortable in a parenting role.
About True North
There is a place inside each of us that can know and experience life’s truth. It is your internal guide that leads you. This place is where we connect with the authentic, wise part of ourselves. The closer we come to being that authentic person, the more we can find contentment and satisfaction. As we move through life, we lose touch with that true, wise part of ourselves; our soul. The further we move from this authentic self; the more anxiety and fear drive our choices and behavior. The concept of True North symbolizes that certainty that comes from being your authentic self; totally separate from what other people think. It’s the intersection of emotion and logic that comes together to give you confidence and the strength and certainty of “Yes, I’m here; right where I’m supposed to be.”
Meet Sonya Slater, Psy.D.
Sonya is a licensed psychologist who provides psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults. Maintaining a collaborative relationship with patients, Dr. Slater focuses on resiliency, patient strengths, and respect for diversity. Her treatment approach incorporates interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques. Some of the areas she specializes are individuals coping with life transitions such as divorce and transition to college, anxiety, grief and trauma, relationship issues, depression, ADHD, and behavior problems in children. Dr. Slater received her doctoral degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and has worked in a community mental health center as the Training Director for a psychology internship program.
Meet Kelly Callahan, LISW
Kelly is a Clinical Social Worker who comes to True North Counseling Group with over 15 years of clinical experience. Working primarily with adults, she believes that a supportive and collaborative relationship is the essential component of therapy and creates the basis for change. Employing a Mindfulness-Informed Cognitive Behavioral approach, Kelly helps adults struggling with eating disorders, problematic relationships, grief and loss. Kelly also has had 10 years working at James Cancer Hospital providing support to oncology patients and their families. She is also a Member of the Board of Oncology Social Work. Kelly has extensive experience helping patients manage the difficulties associated with both acute and chronic illness, and frequently works with patients on the interplay between mind and body.
The idea behind True North, at it’s core, is the idea that we each carry the key to our own happiness and contentment This comes not from collecting things or experiences, but from allowing ourselves to authentically be present in our own lives This is not a prescribed, systematized, homogenized way of being; but allowing ourselves to become the person we were always meant to be As kids we are...Read More