Counseling or therapy is a private and confidential space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind or that you’re struggling with. Your Wellness Counselor is not an authority figure or an expert. They are there to listen to you and offer suggestions, but you will take the lead. You both will work together to come up with solutions that suit you best. Counseling involves change and growth and therefore, it requires effort and can often feel uncomfortable. However, it should also ultimately make it easier to face your challenges and help you feel better. Your Wellness Counselor should make you feel comfortable, safe, and not judged for anything.
You don’t have to be struggling a lot or have a really big problem to seek counseling. Depending on what you’re dealing with and how much support you would like, you and your counselor can meet once a week, or more often if required. After your first appointment, you can decide if you would like to continue counseling.
This process can help you with:
- managing stress
- processing emotions
- changing habits or patterns
- or simply having someone to talk to