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What is Counseling?

Wednesday, May 22, 2024


The American Counseling Association defines counseling as 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.

Counselor can help with:

  • Changes in Thoughts, Feelings, or Behavior
  • Suicidal
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Eating Concerns / Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Gender Identity
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Sexual Concerns
  • Spirituality
  • Adjustment / Transition to / from College
  • Family and Cultural Issues
  • Identity, Self-Esteem and Phase-of-Life Challenges
  • Anger, Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Worry, and more