What is Counseling?


"Counselors attend to most normal social, cultural, and developmental issues as well as the problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental issues. Counseling is a meeting between coach and client in which creative possibilities and productive dialogue occur. Counseling encourages self-help as a resource for positive change. What a good counselor usually does: Listen effectively to what you are saying. Interject when it is useful and appropriate. Facilitate the untangling of thoughts, feelings and worries about a situation. Offer you insight into how you act, think, feel, how you come across and into your personal patterns. Teach, show and help you express your emotions in your own way. Teach, show and help you work out your own solutions to problems. Teach, show and help you accept what cannot be changed. Teach, show, help, and support you and your relationships. Use a variety of techniques to help you explore what is truly important to you."

Where to start?


Explore your core values. Many people don’t really know what the purpose is for their lives, nor do they really have a clear purpose of why they are in a relationship.

This is where we start.

I suggest you choose 10 words, maximum, to best describe what is important to you in your life. With these words we develop your personal purpose and clarify why you are together.

This builds a strong foundation from which to rebuild.
It determines areas of alignment and compatibility and clarifies differences.

Next we determine your goals and objectives.

Then we get to work on the problems and challenges by learning to take responsibility, making new agreements and utilizing tools and techniques to build a strong and independent support system.