5 Reasons To See A Counselor
Deciding to see a counselor can be daunting. There is fear in the unknown. You might be asking yourself questions like these: What will the first session be like? What if I don’t like my counselor? What if the counselor doesn’t like me? What if I can’t be helped? What if I don’t want to share my experiences with someone else?
These are all reasonable thoughts and concerns. I encourage you to focus on the five items below to help you make it to your first session.
- Counselors understand – Counselors are trained to understand and cope with the most difficult aspects of life. This is what we do every day!
- Counselors want to help – We are a group of professionals who find deep satisfaction in helping our clients find healing. Your family, co-workers, or friends might not be in a place to help you, but counselors want to help and have the capacity to do so.
- You can say ‘no’ – If a counselor is unable to help you, odds are, they know someone who can! Ask a counselor for a referral. Counselors often network and regularly send referrals.
- It’s confidential and unbiased. Counseling sessions are where you can speak freely to someone who has an unbiased opinion and will refrain from judgement.
There’s not much to lose! – There are 168 hrs in a week. If you spend one hour speaking with a counselor and it doesn’t work, you have only wasted one hour of your favorite Netflix episode.