If you’ve never been to counseling or even considered it as an option that could help improve your life, these questions can help you determine whether or not it may be the right fit for you.
Are you feeling stuck with a specific issue, whether it be something you keep bringing up in your mind or conversations, and you just cannot seem to forget it?
Does something keep you feeling a certain way and it keeps rearing its ugly head?
Does a particular behavior or action you find yourself doing over and over again, putting you in a rut?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, then you may want to consider counseling. With the help of therapy, you can learn how to live beyond the issues you are facing, and learn how to minimize their impact on your life moving forward.
If you’ve considered counseling and figured that your own coaching would be just as effective and less costly, these questions can help decide if that’s the right route to take.
Have you ever set goals for yourself regarding this particular issue and yet you continue to feel stuck?
Have you tried to ignore it, and it keeps reappearing?
Have you ever tried to cut this issue out of your life yet it continues to resurface?
Have your goals regarding this issue simply been met with constant unsuccessful attempts, despite repeating patterns to consciously change them?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then counseling can be helpful for you. In counseling, you will learn specific techniques and skill sets that will help you turn the volume down or actually get rid of these negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These techniques will also be useful in other aspects of your life, as well.
In counseling, you will have someone to share with who is non- judgmental, actively listens and will take this journey with you in a safe environment. Your counselor can help you focus on manageable solutions, not just the problems you are facing.