“When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without taking responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels good.  When I have been listened to, when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and go on.  It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens.  How confusions that seem irremediable become relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard.” -Carl Rogers

This is the core of a counseling relationship.  It is about listening to and understanding a client’s life challenges and, along with the client, developing strategies for change and growth. This relationship can be strictly personal with counseling sessions being held on a one to one basis. Topics that might be explored are anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, grief and loss, etc.

Another option, besides individual counseling, is couples counseling.  Every couple experiences ups and downs in their relationship from time to time.  Couples counseling assists you in learning how to resolve conflicts and heal wounds.  Both parties have the opportunity to speak their truth, be heard and begin exploring different, more helpful options to their challenges.

Lastly, there is group therapy.  This type of therapy, not only gives the individual access to the professional counselor, but also the other members of the group who have had similar experiences.  This type of therapy can be somewhat intimidating initially, but to hear others stories and struggles can break that sense of isolation/or aloneness.  It can be a very powerful experience.

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