Seeking counseling is a personal decision that is usually made when difficulties persist, increase, or cause significant pain. Do you feel too overwhelmed to manage your problems? Are you feeling hopeless about your life’s circumstances? Are there areas of your life that you wish could be different or enhanced in some way? Do you want to live a happier, healthier life? If so, counseling is right for you.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), some signs that you could benefit from counseling include:
Counseling is a collaborative treatment process between a therapist and an individual. It provides a supportive environment which allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental. A typical counseling session lasts 50-55 minutes; during this time you and your therapist will work together to identify areas of your life you wish to change and to develop individualized goals to help ensure those changes take place. There are many different approaches to counseling – your therapist will consider current research on effective practices in the field of counseling, as well as your personal goals and expectations when determining the right treatment approach for you.
For additional information regarding the treatment process, please check out the American Psychological Association’s article “Understanding Psychotherapy and How it Works” under the helpful links & resources tab on our homepage.
Counseling can help by providing support and guidance as you develop new problem-solving skills and enhance coping strategies for managing life’s challenges. The benefits you gain from therapy will depend on how committed you are to the process and your efforts to apply what you learn. Some common benefits of therapy include:
Hope & Healing Family Counseling does not accept insurance. You may be able to get part or all of your counseling services covered by your insurance provider by submitting your receipt for payment of services to them. You will need to contact your insurance provider to determine if this is an option.
Ask your insurer the following questions:
Thank you for visiting my website. I am currently accepting new clients for individual counseling.
(Please note that I am NOT accepting new couples at this time.)