Benefits of Counseling
You can enjoy these benefits from our counseling services:
- Help to manage psychiatric diagnoses
- Affect regulation
- Anger management
- Decreased anxiety
- Improved stress management
- Learning, awareness, and insight
- Mental clarity
- Processing thoughts and emotions
- Better communication
- Constructive emotional expression
- Decreased conflicts
- Enhanced relationships and emotional connection
- Forgiveness and reconciliation
- Supportive accountability
- Improved physical health
- Personal and spiritual growth
The Psychological Counseling Process
Getting the best results from counseling
To get the best outcome from counseling, it is important to establish an honest, open, and emotionally safe relationship with your counselor. Your ability to openly share thoughts and feelings will directly affect the counseling process. Counseling requires not only a time commitment, but a mental and emotional commitment to work toward growth and face one’s problems.
The counseling process may feel stressful or overwhelming at times; symptoms may get worse before they get better; relationships may become strained temporarily; and one’s sense of “normalcy” and everyday functioning may be briefly affected. It is important to tell your counselor about any concerns, progress, the treatment plan, and satisfaction with the process.
If you feel that you are not benefiting from counseling or there is not a good “fit” between you and your counselor, discuss your feelings with the counselor. If the matter cannot be resolved, you can terminate counseling, request another CCM counselor, or receive a referral to an outside agency.