Counseling helps you understand you, which can positively affect the choices you make, your current relationships, and your ability to thrive as the person you were created to be.
Some people say counseling is a gift you give yourself.
Therapeutic Approaches Vary. Cognitive-behavioral therapy usually involves action on the part of the client. You may be asked to log reactions to a situation or work on a new skill between sessions. In contrast, humanistic approaches and psycho-dynamic theories rely on talking through experiences, feelings, or thoughts. Your family history, early memories, or past experiences may be discussed to help you and your therapist understand root causes to your situation. Some counselors use psychological assessments as a tool. Most therapists blend elements from more than one approach, according to their client’s need.