Individual counseling is often used to assist someone struggling in one or more areas of their life. Individual counseling is often used to help resolve internal conflicts, identify and address personal blind spots, improve self confidence, grow spiritually and/or emotionally, and cope with the stressors of life.
The main reason couples come to therapy is because of a loss of connection or high levels of conflict. Studies show that, in the hands of a good counselor, marriage counseling is successful 70- 80% of the time. If there is a lot of conflict depleting your marriage and you just can't resolve it on your own, couples counseling may be the answer.
Family therapy can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy is often short term. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. A specific counseling plan will depend on your family's situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times.
Many individuals at some point in their life struggle with feelings of depression. Symptoms of depression often include loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, social isolation, lack of concentration, feeling sad or empty, and even recurrent thoughts of death.
Anyone suffering from addiction knows how powerful and crippling the disease can be. When a user accepts that they can't manage their addiction on their own, it is time to seek the help of a professional counselor.
STRESS & TRAUMA
Many people who have experienced a severe stress or trauma will continue responding to the trauma long after the danger has passed. Counseling can help identify behaviors that are having a negative effect and seek to find alternative and healthy paths to healing.
Those struggling with anxiety often report excessive worry, feeling restless or keyed up, irritable, easily fatigued, or have trouble sleeping. Fear limits those with social or other specific phobias from fully experiencing life as they would otherwise wish to. Professional counseling often can help individuals assess the extent of their symptoms and assist clients in learning new ways of dealing with the stressors of life.