the Counseling Process Works
and self-awareness combined with behavioral change or, "doing things
differently than before," is what behavioral health counseling is about. Counseling
helps people increase self-understanding, expand self-awareness, develop
the ability to communicate with clarity and then do things differently.
I specialize in working with adults-in-transition, teenagers in
trouble, issues related to family communications, issues related to personal identity, issues related to employment, including military life, as well as other areas of concern. While
counseling is often about learning successful emotional regulation, a variety of terms are used to identify specific situations,
such as depression, anxiety, panic, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many other terms. Good counseling is learning to
navigate through these many areas of human experience.
helps a person . . .
problem solving skills.
crisis management skills.
how emotions and thoughts influence our lives.
to manage emotions.
about emotional risk in a safe setting.
that communication is more than just words.
to work successfully with others.
and understand empathy: what others think and feel.
to make decisions and to accept the consequences.
of time an individual might spend in counseling differs. For example,
facing a specific difficulty may take a few sessions while wanting
to understand or change a long-term behavior pattern will take longer.
The decision making process, however, generally follows a path involving
the following steps:
Sessions (individual, family, group, etc.)