What is counseling all about?
At some point in our lives, we all run into problems that seem too big or too persistent to handle alone. Yet our pride and fears can get in the way of asking for help. Making the decision to find help is a sign of strength and courage. And help is available. In fact, it can make the difference between feeling that things are spinning out of control and gaining new tools to turn life around in positive ways.
“I wish my wife and I had learned this stuff 20 years ago!”
From couple’s “Thank you” letter
Exploring this Springs Counseling Services website reveals that you are taking the crucial first steps to seek help. You may have some questions about therapy. You may wonder, for example, what is the best way to go about finding the right therapist?
Springs Counseling Services counselors are bound by a “higher standard”. We not only observe the laws of confidentiality and state-defined therapies; we also follow strict ethical codes related to our professional licensures and certifications. More over, we require our counselors to practice and promote moral standards. You can rest assured that all our mental health professionals are ethically…and morally bound to promote only effective and safe therapy practices.
“I spent so much in the past on other therapy that was well-meant. But I ended up no better and frustrated. Thank you for helping me to find my way instead of what others were trying to get me to do.”
Testimony from female client
Therapy is a collaborative process, so finding the right match - someone with whom you have a sense of rapport - is critical. You may have to shop around before you find someone you are comfortable with. After you find someone, keep in mind that therapy is work and sometimes can be painful. But it also can be rewarding and life changing.
The decision to see a therapist is a very personal decision. Many times, people choose therapy during times of stress and emotional pain, and it may also be when you want to grow and mature.
“My wife and grown children are starting to talk to me again. I’m on my way up a long road to being a healthy dad and husband.”
The decision to call a therapist may be a difficult one but is viewed as a strength - not knowing the answers to all your life questions is normal. When you call Springs Counseling Services to inquire about seeking therapy, a qualified therapist (not an underpaid clerk-typist) will listen to your concerns and help you decide upon the most appropriate course of action. Our clients' concerns commonly include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship and family problems, school problems, parenting difficulties, divorce and separation adjustment, career and personal decisions, childhood abuse, bereavement, and life transitions.
“I was wounded deeply growing up as a child. I suffered through two bad marriages. Thank you for being my counselor. I’m starting a new life, I feel so great...I’m doing great!
Your first step is to call Springs Counseling Services. In just a minute or two you can explain what you are going through and what you would like help with.
Call. Take that first step. We know it is not always easy. We’ll listen…then you decide.
Coming to know your own situation in a more meaningful way can be made possible through accurate listening and reflecting. …In other words, there is hope.