What is Counseling
Counseling, also referred to as Therapy, is a powerful service for you to engage in when desiring a change in some aspects of your life. In today’s world, more and more people are talking about attending counseling and the positive results they are having. However, they don’t spend time explaining the process.
Counseling is when an individual engages with a professional who specializes in talking through mental health issues from thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Just like going to a Barber or Hair Stylist is their specialty; so to is seeing a counselor. The meeting with the counselor is very focused on helping the individual work through their issue. This entails being focused on that specific topic during the session and exploring all the potential causes from the individual’s past experiences, how these have impacted the current state of living, and then how to heal these stories to live a better life.
A common belief about counseling is that the individual is only focused on negative aspects about their life. However, this is not true. It is very much a part of the healing process to discuss successes and growth during the healing process. It helps to rewire the brain and the new ways of being and relating in the world. Clients find these sessions relaxing and gratifying. Yes, it is important to work through all the junk from the past and it is also important to celebrate ones life too.
Here at the Mental Fitness Center, we focus on helping individuals diminish or fully eliminate issues of anxiety, depression, substance use, relationships, and even weight loss issues. Specializing in individual and group therapy services and utilizing therapy techniques like hypnosis, gestalt therapy, and holistic practices to heal the individual.
If you are interested in exploring counseling services, please give my office a call. I would be happy to speak with you, answer any questions, and see if working together might make sense. I conduct sessions in person and online as well. If it is assessed that we are not a good fit, I will help direct you towards other providers that can potentially help you as well.