Should I try Counseling?
Maybe you are asking yourself this question and you are not sure where to start. It can be a scary experience to try counseling for the first time. Maybe you have been feeling down, stuck, misunderstood, or you would just like to move forward with life goals. People come to counseling for a wide variety of reasons that range from relationship concerns to self-exploration. A counselor is someone you can turn to in times of need to help you sort through feelings. Counselors are trained to help with human emotions. My counseling education has included 8 years of formal study about families, individuals, the brain, and the human condition. That being said, the most important characteristic your counselor should have is their ability to listen to you, and make you feel heard and validated in a non-judgmental environment. A counselor should get to know you and your life concerns well, so that they can collaborate with you on how to best reach your goals.