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Benefits of Counseling

While a person can feel better after a good talk with a friend or relative, for moderate or severe emotional distress, this relief is only temporary. Talking with a trained listener helps alleviate emotional distress for good. Through my education and training, I will listen and interact with you in a way that encourages you to get to the very root of your emotional concerns. 


One of the largest surveys on the benefits of therapy was conducted by Consumer Reports in 1994. Out of the 4100 people that engaged in mental health services, most reported it was significantly helpful.  You could be looking for answers to some difficult questions.  For many people, it is helpful to know that someone understands you. Therapy can also provide a fresh perspective to assist you in resolving difficult problems and direct you towards a solution.


Counseling can help you:

  • Gain a better understanding of yourself

  • Explore personal goals and values

  • Develop skills for improving your relationships

  • Find a resolution to the issues or concerns troubling you

  • Find new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

  • Manage anger, depression, and other emotional pressures

  • Improve communications skills - learn how to listen to others, and have others listen to you

  • Break unhealthy patterns and develop new ones

  • Discover new ways to solve problems

  • Improve your self-esteem and self-confidence


Maybe you are seeking to grow more fully as a person in Mind, Body, & Spirit.  Maybe you are struggling with Relationship Issues, or maybe you don't know what to do next.  No matter what your reason for considering counseling, take some time; contemplate and explore the information on this site and ask some important life questions.  It might just be time to make some changes!


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