Want To Know More About Counseling?
According to the American Counseling Association (2019), "Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health."
Individual counseling occurs in a 1 to 1 setting during a challenging time in life. Individual counseling can you deal with any number of personal problems.
Every relationship has highs and lows. Issues can be relatively mild (i.e. feeling like your relationship is not growing) or serious (i.e. aggressive behavior or affairs). Couples counseling can help couples resolve conflicts, heal wounds, and grow in the relationship.
Family counseling is often when some form of stress affects family functioning, structure, or communication. Family counseling may look very different from session to session. Sometimes, the entire family may attend together for several sessions and other times, individual members may attend alone. Common issues addressed in family counseling include parenting issues, sibling issues, loss or addition of new family members, or other major changes that impact the family system.
Group counseling involves a group of peers who are struggling with similar issues to work together under the direction of a skilled practitioner. One of the biggest advantages to group counseling is feeling like you are not alone.