There are many benefits to counseling and each client usually has their own agenda of what they want from counseling. Clients typically find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to increasing personal growth, improving interpersonal relationships, family concerns, relationship troubles, and the daily hassles of life.
Clients usually seek counseling for encouragement, problem-solving skills, support, and healthy coping strategies while struggling with things like anxiety, depression, grief, relationship troubles, addiction, unresolved childhood issues, and stress management.
Clients often get a fresh perspective on difficult problems they’ve tried to solve on their own.
Some of the benefits available from counseling include:
Medication alone cannot solve all issues because it only treats symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals. The benefit you get from therapy can be similar to medication, depending on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.
Depending on your symptoms, medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with Sabrina, she would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, she could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.
Individual sessions are often done as part of couples counseling to address the issues discovered in couples sessions when needed. These are different than receiving psychotherapy with a therapist for individual mental health treatment.