Counseling, also referred to as psychotherapy, can help you address and resolve emotional and psychological issues that are typically rooted in your past. As a result of meeting with a therapist you will be able to address problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and relationship issues that are hindering you from living the best life possible.
Through psychotherapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.
Three of the most common forms of counseling are individual, pre-marital, and marital.
- Individual Counseling: Individual counseling is best suited for individuals who desire to receive one-to-one guidance in order to work through challenges and explore solutions through a collaborative effort with a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist. The focus of individual counseling is on you. You set the tone and your therapist provides professional recommendations to help you gain insight into effective ways of resolving personal, occupational, relational, family, parent-child, or interpersonal challenges.
- Pre-marital Counseling: Pre-marital counseling is best suited for engaged-couples who desire to increase their chances of having a successful marriage. This pro-active approach to seeking help can decrease the possibility of divorce from the beginning.
- Marital Counseling: Marital counseling is best suited for married couples who desire to receive guidance in order to strengthen strong relationships or restore a damaged relationships. Negative communication patterns, distrust, disrespect, and constant fighting are precursors to divorce. A marital therapist can help you work through these challenges and get your marriage back on track.
Depending on your present situation and your reasons for seeking help, there are many benefits to therapy. If you are seeking diagnosis or treatment for a mental illness, therapy can help you better manage your symptoms, outbreaks, and triggers. It can also offer you increased coping skills and open your eyes to new ways of dealing with situations that you may not have been aware of before. Therapy can offer problem-solving skills, provide support, and help you work through life changes, allowing you to see your circumstances as a personal growth opportunity instead of a burden or obstacle.
Therapists use a variety of approaches including:
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Family Systems
- Reality and Solution-Focused Intervention
Regardless of the therapeutic technique, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that is customized to meet your unique circumstances.
With honesty and compassion we work with you to create an open channel of communication. The goal of our therapy sessions together, will be to help you develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as well as become a more productive, and happier person.
Some specific skills therapy can provide are:
- Emotional management, including, but not limited to anger, jealousy, grief, and depression.
- Coping mechanisms to allow you to work through situations which typically cause you anxiety, fear, or avoidance.
- Stress-management techniques to apply allowing you to deal with stress within your everyday life, such as with your job and family.
- Skills and techniques to help you better navigate relationships, or to work through relationship troubles.
- Problem solving skills for you to enact when you encounter issues which may typically have caused you to shy away or back down, such as social situations or public speaking.
- Improving self-love, self-confidence, and body image.
- Improving communication, listening, and the ability to speak up for yourself.
- Understanding your own skills, strengths, and positive attributes and learning to quiet your inner negative critique.
- Finding a resolution to the issues that originally led you to therapy, such as having panic attacks, or being unable to sleep.
While the decision to begin therapy is an individual choice, in many regards it may be helpful for everyone. There are a wide variety of reasons to begin therapy ranging from a diagnosed mental illnesses to help managing daily stress or a transitional period of your life. Your treatment plan will vary based on your individual circumstances.
Who Should Receive Counseling?
- Individuals who are struggling psychologically and emotionally due to past trauma.
- Engaged-couples who desire to develop the proper skills that are needed to have a successful marriage from the beginning.
- Married couples who are struggling to recover from relationship distress such as infidelity, abuse, broken trust, ineffective communication, intimacy issues, etc.
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