Frequently Asked Questions

We realize there are a lot of factors that are unknown in this process, here are some questions we are frequently asked. Please let us know if you have questions not answered on this page.


You can call our office at 812-597-1212 or email us at tsoffice@twelvestones.org


  • What if I have to reschedule?

    We understand that circumstances come up that are beyond your control. If it is 3 weeks or more before your scheduled appointment, we would be happy to reschedule to a different date that is available within 6 months, applying any payment that has already been made. If you are unable to reschedule, we can refund any payment made above the initial payment of $500. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you have at any point.


    How quickly could I get an appointment scheduled?

    When life is in crisis, we realize that it feels like you need help yesterday. We will work to get you scheduled as quickly as we can. Part of the process includes getting all applications turned in, including the counseling and advocate applications. We review those to determine the staff counselor that is the best fit to work with you. We will then send you dates that counselor has available. The wait is typically 4-6 weeks, but this can vary. If we can get you in quicker, we will do our best.


    What does the cost cover?

    The payment that you make to Twelve Stones covers not just the counseling, but the food and lodging for everyone coming to our campus.


  • What do I pack?

    We are located on 40 acres in southern Indiana. While the places you stay are called cabins, they are fully furnished homes. Pack as if you are coming to a hotel. Feel free to wear whatever you would be most comfortable in for the counseling sessions. A lot of guests enjoy taking hikes or walks on our campus, so feel free to pack accordingly.


    What food is there?

    We provide basic food for your stay. There will be options for breakfast waiting for you that include eggs, bacon, oatmeal, bagels, and coffee. We have a few meal options for dinner that you could prepare including pastas and frozen meal options. Some guests like to take the opportunity to get off campus to go out for dinner, so don't hesitate to ask for directions to some restaurant options that are about 25-30 minutes away. A staff member will be preparing lunch for you during the day. If there are extras like soft drinks or special coffees you just can't live without, we would recommend that you  bring those specific items.


    What is the campus like?

    We are a remote location, that is quiet and peaceful. Cell phone reception can be spotty at times, so don't panic if you lose signal. We have limited internet, so wifi may not be available while on the campus. There are phones in each cabin, that you can share the number with loved ones so they can reach you in the event of an emergency.


  • 1. What happens when we leave?

    Typically a week after you leave the campus, there is a summary and action plan that is sent to everyone that came. It is created specifically by the counselor that worked with you, for you. It's essentially a "where do we go from here" plan of action. The advocate and counselee will then walk through the plan together, and the advocate can follow-up with the counselor at any point to ask any questions or talk through major concerns if they come up.


    2. What if we can't get to everything?

    In a few situations, we have found that having guests return in 4-6 months to address deeper rooted issues, talking through the progress that has taken place or additional issues that have come up. This is not mandatory, but might be an option your counselor would recommend.