What types of counseling approaches are used?
We employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family). The cognitive behavioral approach is a technique in which engage in dialogue with the client to identify maladaptive perceptions, beliefs, and reactions with the aim of identifying and addressing the destructive negative emotions and problematic dysfunctional behaviors. Trauma intervention may require a different approach. The psychodynamic approach’s primary focus is to reveal the subconscious content of a client's psyche in an effort to alleviate causal factors of tension. Behavioral therapy focuses on changing maladaptive patterns of behavior to improve emotional responses, cognitions, and interactions with others. Christian counseling integrates Biblical principles into the approach, seeking healing and restoration from the Lord being an integral part of the process, while exploring the issues of concern to the client. There is no “one shoe fits all” approach to counseling, as each individual is unique and must be treated as such. The response of the individual to the treatment also may call for blending of different approaches.
Life is too short - Get the help that you need now!
If you think seeking counseling is a sign of weakness, you are so wrong. In fact, it is a sign of strength, as those who do so have the courage to admit that they have issues or problems they need to address and have stepped up to the plate to make their lives better. You would be amazed at how many people you cross paths with each day who are now in counseling or have in the past sought counseling support. One good thing about counseling is that it is done behind closed doors with an atmosphere of absolute trust - federal law ensures that everything that happens in a counseling session is kept private (unless it is clear that the client has the intent to harm himself/herself or others).