People seek counseling for many reasons. Some need to respond to unexpected changes in their lives, while others seek self-exploration and personal growth. When a person’s ability to overcome a situation is overwhelmed by feelings of guilt, doubt, anxiety, or despair, therapy can help. Counseling cannot only provide support, but also provide problem-management skills and enhance one’s ability to deal effectively with issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, bereavement, spiritual conflicts, stress management, body image issues, and creative blocks, among others. People seeking counseling are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives.
At times in our lives we may find ourselves in challenging and painful situations, or realize that we continue to repeat self-harming patterns that resist our good intentions and efforts to change. At times we find ourselves stuck in painful relationships where arguments are stuck in endless counter-attacks with no solutions in sight. In such circumstances, individual, marital or family counseling can help you:
- Understand and explore ways your past experiences may be controlling your present and future.
- Build greater awareness of your own and loved ones’ feelings, emotions, and needs.
- Decrease or replace unhealthy behaviors, thoughts, or limiting beliefs with life enriching ones.