How Does This Work?

At first, you may feel a little nervous about counseling, but this usually fades as your counselor helps you talk about your concerns. There is likely to be some balance between talking about your present-day experiences and adjustments with discussing the roots of your concerns in your family or experiences growing up. The more you share your thoughts and feelings about yourself and your problems in counseling, the more you are likely to benefit from this process.

Your counselor will help create a safe place for you to explore alternative points of view and to understand connections between different aspects of your experiences. The exact direction of your counseling experience will depend on the issues you bring into therapy, your counselor's perspective, and the goals you set for your work together.

If you have any questions or concerns about the counseling process, don't hesitate to bring these up with your therapist, who will be pleased to discuss them with you.