Why Counseling — The Practical Side

If you are wondering whether or not you may benefit from counseling this blog is for you. When people think of counseling I think one of the first things they think of is depression. The truth is, trained psychotherapists provide paths of healing for people experiencing a myriad of disorders, not just depression. AND, people often seek counseling (including career counseling) just because they want to grow both personally and professionally and not necessarily because they have any “diagnosis.” The beauty of counseling is that the process inherently possesses the power to transform lives so that we can live our best lives.

If you are considering counseling, here are some common reasons individuals seek psychotherapy:

  1. 1.        Dealing with ANY mental health disorder—including depression and anxiety
  2. 2.       Adjustment issues—including starting a new job, getting married, relocating to a new geographic area, being diagnosed with an illness, dealing with bereavement and financial hardship
  3. 3.       Marriage or couple issues—including communication issues, affairs, pre-marital counseling, family counseling and divorce
  4. 4.       Relationships—if you are having trouble forming and/or maintaining healthy relationships.  This includes domestic violence issues.
  5. 5.       Work-related issues—starting a job, leaving a job, beginning a new career path, trouble on the job with tasks or co-workers, work-related stress and life balance
  6. 6.       Addictions of all kinds—drugs, alcohol, sexual addiction, gambling, etc.
  7. 7.       Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  8. 8.       Abuse—physical, verbal, mental/emotional and sexual

This is by NO MEANS an all-inclusive list. People see counselors for literally hundreds of reasons, but I hope this list gives you some ideas. If you are experiencing deep emotional distress or if you are simply dreaming about a new career path, counseling is for you. Counseling can help you achieve your goals for 2014. Please call Life Enhancement Counseling Services today at 407-443-8862 to make an appointment with a mental health counselor. 


Yolanda Brailey