What is Counseling?
Counseling is a process where client and counsellor work together in a supportive and collaborative relationship to explore behaviors, thoughts, feelings and relationships. Through this exploration, therapeutic conversations can lead to greater awareness and insight, development of new skills and coping strategies, and healthier relationships. The results are inner fulfillment, greater life satisfaction and connection to others.
There is something very unique and special about the counseling relationship because unlike friends and family, the counsellor’s sole purpose is to be there for YOU. The counselor practices non-judgement, empathy, and deep compassion to create a safe space for reflection and transformation to occur. Often times we get stuck and need a new and skilled perspective to get a clearer sense of what is going on and how to best deal with it. A professional counselor has the training and skills to help you navigate through confusing and stressful times and support you in taking the steps to achieve your goals.
Who Could Benefit From Counseling?
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed?
Do your emotional worries affect your physical health?
Does your past impact you today in a negative way?
Are you in need of some changes in your life, but don’t know where to start?
Could you use some new tools to help you feel better equipped to deal with life?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, counseling can help you.
If you are looking for clarity, confidence and peace of mind, counseling can be an amazing resource for you. Some of the issues that people often seek counseling for include:
- depression and anxiety
- relationship or family concerns
- grief and loss
- childhood abuse or trauma
- anger management
- low self-esteem
- communication or social skill development
- life transitions
- postpartum depression
This list is not all-inclusive and most people will identify with more than one of these issues. Humans are dynamic and problems arise from a multifaceted context and impact us in a variety of ways. Counseling can help you gain insight into the factors that are affecting you and get you in touch with your values and how to feel balanced as a whole person.
OFTEN ALL OR MOST OF COUNSELING IS COVERED BY INSURANCE BENEFITS.