WHO NEEDS COUNSELING?
From time to time, in all of our lives, we meet obstacles that can cause stress, discomfort, and/or discord. Dealing with life’s complexities at these times can become seemingly over-whelming.
Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts may appear. In those situations, a therapist can help you through these rough spots.
Problems in personal relationships can become very stressful. With the help of a therapist, many issues that can lead to disharmony in a marriage or between family members, can be worked out or negotiated, and harmony restored.
We all know of the many challenges associated with parenting and childrearing. Sometimes it takes a “neutral” pair of eyes to help put things into proper prospective. Often, issues between parents and their children can be resolved in counseling.
And finally, there are those people with specific needs and issues; such as depression, impulsive behaviors, anger management, and/or various types of destructive behaviors and addictions, or severe interpersonal conflicts stemming from unresolved issues like grief, or guilt. These are all areas where therapy or counseling can be beneficial.
TYPES OF THERAPY
There are about as many types, theories, techniques and approaches to therapy as there are problems that bring you here. Generally, with adults, the client and therapist will simply talk and the therapy becomes a working dialog. Since children do not yet possess the capacity to express all of their needs, concerns and feelings verbally, play therapy is used. “Play is the language of children.”
SO WHAT IS IT?
Therapy is not magic, although some magical things can happen. It is work; on your part as well as your therapist. As people become more accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment in their lives. Positive results and changes can occur, depending mainly upon how much effort you are able to commit to the process.
REFERRALS & MEDICATION
In the course of counseling, when certain symptoms and behaviors are observed, it may be in your best interest to visit with a medical professional for further diagnosis and consideration for medication. I will discuss this with you and make necessary referrals.
If you feel that you or a loved one could benefit from counseling, please call and make an appointment today. I look forward to working with you, to help make your life a little better.