Therapy and counseling help lives. Unique, individual lives and needs should be respected with clinical boundaries and limits clearly identified. In the therapeutic process, the rapport of the client and the objective therapist is the key to effective counseling and psychotherapy. It is a responsible and communicative professional relationship completely intended to help you meet your goals.

In therapy and counseling we consider possible options in going forward on what you want to address. Behaviors that may be holding your back. You’ll see if old solutions make sense or not. Support in counseling comes from making the connections that effect and secure change.

Two problems that I often work with people on in counseling are depression and anxiety. Depression is caused by what has happened. Anxiety is caused by what hasn’t happened yet. Depression and anxiety can be addressed by insight-oriented solutions in counseling. Depression is anger turned inward. Anxiety is fear turned inward. Some people don’t know what is causing their depression or anxiety. They can come to know in counseling. With that knowledge, people can move from unhealthy anger – depression – to healthy confidence: conscious, contained, turned to good account in addressing so many stressful situations in today’s world, which add up to healthfully standing up for yourself. People can move from unhealthy fear – anxiety – to the healthy self-care that can result in such matters as controlling substance use for health, planning for the future rather that looking the other way, determining the quality of your personal life rather that acting out. Mindfulness.

Depression and anxiety are positions that do not work. Together we consider your depression or your anxiety and turn the energy given over to it to healthier positions and activities. The value of counseling for many is that it is essential for advancement along a path to wholeness.

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