Counseling is an option for individuals and couples who may benefit from assistance with exploring personal difficulties that consistently interfere with problem-solving, decision-making, and relating. These difficulties are often a result of:
A supportive and neutral environment may be just what the doctor ordered to give you a comfortable place to address these issues in an atmosphere free of judgement and bias. Counseling and therapy are often looked upon with mystery and apprehension accompanied by fears of being analyzed, labeled, harshly confronted, shamed, and exposed. These stereotypes of the counseling process may be preventing you from getting the assistance that you can benefit from that could indeed change your life for the better.
Counseling can be a rewarding opportunity for you to engage in self-discovery and personal growth. The therapeutic alliance established over time and the guidance offered by a counselor can result in:
Sometimes it can help to have a neutral person look into your world of emotions and behaviors and see the things you cannot see yourself. Through counseling, you are presented with a clearer picture of your situation as the counselor helps you to explore other approaches to handling it that may work better for you in the future.
So, what do you think? Is counseling for you? Let me know.