I became a counselor to help people navigate their complex worlds; providing clients with tools to live a healthier and happier life. He believes in a reductionism approach to health; that human behavior can be explained by breaking it down into smaller components.
I believe that counseling should provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts and concerns in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere. The counseling process is a collaboration between the counselor and the client, working as a team towards implementing healthy goals. You will need to take an active part in counseling by thinking about the things you talk about with your counselor as well as implementing new skills and behaviors outside of the counseling sessions.
Counseling has been shown to have many benefits. However, there are no guaranteed results, and at times, a counseling session may leave you with unhappy feelings and it is not uncommon for some people to feel worse due to bringing emotions to the surface before they begin to feel better. When it is effective, counseling often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and feeling much less distressed.