The counseling process is not universally understood. Many feel that needing counseling means something is broken or wrong with you. We are physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual beings. No one judges you if you see a professional because your physical domain isn’t working properly. Its just a part of life, you get sick, you go to a doctor. Life (and sick) happen to all of us. In the same way, when things go wrong in the mental, emotional, or relational domain (and we all know they will), there is nothing wrong with seeing a counselor. Counselor’s specialize in helping you process and heal.
I view the counseling process as a collaboration between both client and counselor that addresses the problem the client brings in a wholistic way. This means that in counseling we will consider the whole person: physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual. We will start in the area that is causing the most present-moment distress but ultimately work toward wholeness.
The counseling room is a safe, non-judgmental place to step out of the world and reflect on the problems that have you stuck.
Finding the right counselor for you is important and I know it can be a scary process. I offer free 30 minute phone consultations to ensure that you are comfortable with your decision to work with me. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about the counseling process. If you are interested in setting up a phone consultation or an appointment, please contact me.
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