Counseling is the process of one individual (or more) helping another individual (or more) to improve their present way of thinking and behaving in a problem or crisis situation. These helpers are often called Counselors. Counselors are people who have special knowledge, skills and experience that benefit the people receiving the help, who are usually called clients.
Benefits for clients to become involved in the counseling process can include any or all of the following:
- having someone listen to their concerns without over reacting or being judged
- developing new perspectives of their problem situation
- becoming more aware of how trauma can affect people’s lives
- engaging in learning activities that help them to develop new strengths
- understanding essential dynamics of interpersonal relationships
- getting help with communication breakdowns
- learning about the stages of the grieving process
- having a place to collect their thoughts and to vent their feelings
- obtaining assistance for developing goals and action plans
- learning about additional resources within the community for obtaining assistance
- acquiring interpersonal skills that can help them to cope more effectively
Crossroads’ professional staff always protects and maintains client confidentiality. Schedule an appointment at 631-714-5407 or by email at http://www.crossroadcounselingcenter.com.