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  • What is Counseling and How Can it Help Me?

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Counseling can be a very helpful resource in increasing awareness and healthy coping for your mental health. In this blog post, we are covering the basics of counseling. What it is, how it can help you, and what to expect in your first appointment. Starting this journey can be daunting, so understanding the basics and knowing what to expect can make all the difference.

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    What is Counseling?

    Counseling is the professional relationship in which a counselor helps a client work towards their goals. These goals could include mental health goals, career goals, education goals, interpersonal goals or many other types of goals. Counseling can help individuals, families, or couples and can be delivered individually or in groups. In mental health counseling, a counselor can provide support, guidance, and education on new skills to help clients work toward mental wellness.

    How can Counseling Help?

    If you or your loved one is struggling with mental health symptoms, counseling can help to provide support, guidance, education, skills, and a safe place to explore what you are experiencing.

    How is Counseling Different than Talking with a Friend?

    A counselor has the training and experience to provide a different type of support than a friend or family member. A counselor can help you explore your experience, emotions, and thoughts. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential, so you can feel comfortable while sharing in sessions.

    What does the first appointment look like?

    Your first appointment in counseling is called an intake appointment or intake evaluation. This first session will be different from many of your other therapy appointments because in the intake, your counselor will need to gather a lot of information about you to be able to best understand and provide services. In your intake appointment, you can expect that your counselor will provide information about the therapy process and ask questions about your mental health history, medical history, family history and what brings you into counseling at this time. To learn more, check out our FAQ page here.

    How can I get started?

    You can get started with counseling at Mind, Body, and Soul Therapy & Counseling by filling out a Request Form on our website! You can also read through some of our counselors’ profiles on our website to see who might be a good fit for you! If you have any questions about starting counseling, you can email [email protected] to find out more or call us directly at 856-834-3709.