- Share Your Story
Background is vital to help your counselor understand both the problem and the solutions. Additionally, the process of telling your story can be tremendously healing in and of itself.
- Identify Root Problems
A compassionate, professional counselor can help you find common themes and patterns pointing to the root causes of your problem. As those are identified, you are better equipped to find and apply solutions.
- Follow Emotions to Find Healing
Ever heard someone say “I just need a good cry!” People intrinsically understand that blocked emotions cause distress, but expression of those emotions brings relief. Because emotions are both a clue as to where problems exist as well as a solution to feeling better, your counselor will help you identify and express the emotions that emerge in session.
- Broaden Your Perspective
Counseling is like a mirror. It helps you see things about yourself and your situation that you never noticed before. These new insights can be liberating in and of themselves, but they also open up possibilities and solutions you did not realize existed. You can use those insights to chart a course out of pain and back into joy.
Once you have experienced emotional relief, insight, and new direction you are now prepared to tackle whatever challenges remain. With new hope and energy you can now effectively overcome whatever is bothering you.