Counseling is provided by a licensed counseling psychologist with graduate degrees in education. Psychotherapy/Counseling can address:
- Anxiety (including test anxiety)
- Peer and family relationships
- Disability awareness and coping skills
- Crisis counseling
- Stress Management
- Executive function coaching
You will work with a trained mental health professional to work out strategies for handling problems of daily living. In addition, therapy can lead to personal growth through clarification of your thoughts and feelings about yourself, others, and events in your life. The majority of the time you spend in therapy will consist of talking about the issues you have presented. However, in addition other methods may be employed such as relaxation and assertiveness training. Treatment can include an individual, family, couples, or group depending on the nature of the problem.
Counseling and coaching is as much an art as it is science. While many people have been shown to benefit from it, the results cannot be guaranteed. Whether or not a particular individual will benefit from psychotherapy depends on many factors, including how serious the problems are, how long the individual has had these problems, how well the person functioned before the problems began, how much support is available from family members and/or friends, and how motivated the individual is. On the average, two thirds of all clients show improvement during therapy.