What is Counseling?
Counseling provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore reactions, thoughts, and feelings about life as well as yourself. It is a chance to work on achieving a healthy emotional and psychological well-being, and where cognitive and emotional capabilities can be discovered and used to cope with the demands of everyday life. The process often includes understanding how past experiences have shaped the way we view ourselves and how we best relate to others. Sessions typically begin weekly or bi-weekly depending on the nature of treatment. The frequency of meeting is different for each person and is derived from each client’s goals. It can be hard to estimate an exact timeline, including termination, but this will be addressed throughout the counseling process.
Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, & Adults
Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes in length. People often seek counseling for:
Changing behaviors and habits
Coping with major life transitions
Enhancing relationships/relationship conflict
Managing depression, anxiety, anger, etc.
Stress management/relaxation skills
Processing grief and loss
Developing social skills
Psychological assessment for ADHD, Autism, etc.
Couples counseling can help strengthen the lines of communication to reach mutually shared marital goals. Marital discord, addictions, infidelity, separation, and child rearing are common reasons couples and families may seek services.