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(Olive Counseling is online-only and is available for people in ColoradoIllinois, Florida, and Idaho)

Individual counseling is all about finding a safe space to be yourself without judgment. While people often feel pressure do counseling the “right” way, it is good to remember that there is no “right” way. The only right thing you can do is to be yourself.

Jacob uses a blend of Narrative Theory and Person-Centered Theory to guide counseling sessions. Together these theories focus on providing a hope-based understanding of the individual. This approach emphasizes the individual’s strength and potential as they explore new ways to engage with their narrative. Overall, the goal is to empower individuals to overcome the issues they face.

what can you expect in the first session?

Knowing what to expect in the first session can make choosing counseling a little easier. Even knowing what to expect though, the first session can still feel a little uncomfortable. In light of that, we do our best to make the experience as comfortable as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to set expectations well. The first time we connect, the main goal is to get to know each other.


Often, the first session involves a lot of questions and feels a little like an interview. The questions range from “what brings you here?” to questions about your life, family, and daily routines. As we talk, you are always welcome to share as much or as little as you are comfortable with. Our goal is to get to know you better to understand how we can more effectively support you with every question.

Common reasons to get counseling:
  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Loneliness

  • Discouragement

  • Feeling stuck

  • Insecurity

  • Desire to understand themselves better

  • Relationship issues

  • Career related challenges


Couples counseling is all about finding a safe, neutral space for communication and growth. That can mean learning new ways of communicating or just needing a safe environment to have those conversations. In general, couples counseling aims to provide a space for couples to grow and overcome the challenges they face. 


At Olive, we primarily use Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) in our work with couples. The focus is on understanding how our emotions, interactions, and attachments come together to form healthy and unhealthy patterns in our relationship. EFT aims to encourage the growth of new healthy patterns and move away from unhealthy patterns.

Common reasons couples get counseling:
  • Improve communication

  • Preventative work

  • Parenting challenges

  • Infidelity

  • Sexual issues

  • Crisis

what to expect in the first session?

During the first session of couples counseling, there are a few goals. The first goal is to together establish a few ground rules for the conversations in future sessions. These ground rules create a safe space for each partner to be open in the conversation. The second goal is for the couple and the counselor to get to know each other better. Finally, the counselor will begin to get an idea of how the partners interact with each other.


Online Counseling Services

At Olive, our goal is to make counseling as accessible as possible. To do this, we provide online counseling services. This gives you the freedom to get counseling from the comfort of your own home, car, office, or anywhere else you find yourself – as long as you are in Illinois or Idaho and have a device that can access the internet.

Currently, we are only licensed to provide services in Colorado, Illinois, and Idaho.

The booking process is simple; you can easily book a session through the "Schedule" button on the Booking Page.

If you are unsure about online counseling, we still encourage you to give it a try. If you decide it isn't for you, we would be happy to work to connect you with an in-person service.

  • All of our online counseling services are provided via a secure HIPAA compliant platform.

  • If you don’t see a time available on the schedule that works for you, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.


Cash rate for all 50-minute Individual sessions: $120

Cash rate for all 50-minute Couple sessions: $120

We are in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Blue Cross of Idaho

  • Regence Blue Shield of Idaho

  • United Healthcare (Optum)

  • Aetna

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