Whether you are considering counseling for yourself, a family member, or a friend, it will be important for you to understand what counseling is as well as its benefits before making an appointment.
What is Counseling?
Some common counseling concerns include relationship difficulties with friends, family members; depression, stress, or anxiety; adjustments to life; difficulty concentrating; alcohol or drug use; eating concerns; sexual concerns; a variety of other issues or anything that you may want to discuss.
Counseling is a process that can assist you with:
Making a decision to go to counseling takes a lot of strength and courage. If you are willing to be an active participant in the therapy process, attend sessions on time, and are open and honest with your therapist, you are likely to encounter many of the reported benefits of therapy:
- Clarifying a problem
- Coping with depression
- Developing increased confidence
- Exploring opportunities for change
- Improving personal skills
- Learning to make better decisions
- Managing anxiety
If you still have questions about the benefits of counseling for family, marriage/couples, or would like to schedule a first session, please call the professionals at Christian Psychological Services (913-345-0033) and we would be happy to help you.