About Us

What is counseling? Counseling is defined by the American Counseling Association (ACA) as “a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.”


We are dedicated to helping you, our team of counselors, Community-Based Rehabilitation workers, and office staff will work collaboratively to help you meet your goals.   

 

We offer mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of the issues we treat are: depression, anxiety, grief, substance use disorders, behavioral issues, career concerns, and many others.

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Myths About Counseling

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Myth #1 Counseling is only for people who have serious emotional problems

Fact - Seeing a counselor does not mean that you are mentally ill or "crazy". Everyone has difficulties at some point in their lives, being able to ask for help is a sign of maturity, health, and strength. In addition to improving more serious emotional problems, counseling can also help with:

  • Life transitions; adjusting to new surroundings.
  • Difficulty juggling school, work, family, and other responsibilities.
  • Academic problems, difficulty in test-taking and/or test anxiety.
  • Struggles with self-esteem, communication, or assertiveness.
  • Relationship problems.

Myth #2: Seeking counseling is a sign of weakness

Fact: It takes courage to explore sensitive feelings and painful experiences.  Individuals who enter counseling are taking a first step in resolving their difficulties.

Myth #3: Going to counseling means that I'm out of control

Fact: Actually, going to counseling is a way of taking control. Talking to a counselor is a great way to actively examine your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to make changes to improve your quality of life and the quality of your relationships with others.

Myth #4: The counselor will tell me what do and how to "fix" my problems

Fact: Counseling is not a “quick fix” cure for your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and concerns, to examine your options, and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set.

Myth #5: Change Is simple

Fact: Important changes often take time and energy in order to occur.  Counseling may not provide a “quick fix” to your problems, but it can be a useful part of working toward meaningful and successful life change.

Myth #6: Counseling doesn't work.

Fact: There is a large body of research that suggests that counseling is effective. The counseling process looks different with each counselor, for each problem, and at each point in your life. While it may not have seemed helpful in the past, it may be worth trying again.