Married to Your Counselor? –The Personal Side

I believe it takes your whole life to achieve your destiny. I feel there are things we are supposed to accomplish in each season of life. And, we “achieve” our destiny only when we finish the race of life and have nothing left to learn, experience or contribute. 

Depending on how long I will live, I am roughly halfway through my life journey. I have learned and experienced more than I ever could have imagined. And yet, I know there is so much more left for me to see, do and be in this life.

When I look back over my life, I can see how therapy has positively evolved my mind, emotions, copings skills and relationships. And by “therapy,” I mean all that it contains. In graduate school we all had to receive psychotherapy as part of our training. During that season I personally learned much about coping skills, communication skills, relationship issues, assertiveness skills and cognitive-behavioral therapy. My learning curve at that time catapulted me into a new season of life, where I began to live a more purposeful, holistic, balanced and healthy life

With that learning curve I realized the importance of having a trained, experienced and supportive psychotherapist on hand whenever I needed her. And I still hold this value dear today. From weathering tragedy to exploring possibilities for my future to relationship challenges–having a seasoned psychotherapist at the ready has been invaluable for me. My friend likes to say her therapist is “on retainer” and that she sees her whenever she needs a “tune up.” This is a wonderful view of psychotherapy I subscribe to as well. 

Whether you need cognitive-behavioral therapy to help you overcome depression or a grief counselor to walk you through the stages of grief, an Orlando counselor at Life Enhancement Counseling Services can help you. Our goal is for you to visit our practice and join with a counselor trained in evidence-based practices who can walk you through any and all seasons of life. We are here to support you, no matter what you are facing. Please contact Life Enhancement Counseling Services today at 407-443-8862 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Orlando counselors.


Yolanda Brailey