|Posted on July 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM|
I've been there. Knowing I did not have tools to "fix" things in my life and not knowing where to start, how much it would cost, what others would think. I had scary ideas about counseling. ESPECIALLY in my background, where it was not considered "proper etiquette" to air one's dirty laundry. And here was the funny part: I was already a COUNSELOR! If I was nervous (and I had an idea of the process), I cannot IMAGINE what it must feel like to someone who has never even stepped foot in a practice. But much like other healthcare professionals, counselors can be essential in helping clients navigate through unchartered territory. If your car was leaking fluids, you'd take it to a mechanic. Well, we are much like mechanics, except our job is to not only help you work through the problem at hand, but to give you the tools to be able to work through future problems. So you don't HAVE to keep coming back. Yes, some folks (even me) like an occasional tune up now and again, but once you have sailed through the rough waters, you can do so much for yourself and others! You begin to recognize what I call the "red flags" (others might call "dysfunction") in your life and deal with it directly. And if you are wondering, I absolutely have been in counseling during my adult life. I wish I would've had these tools as a teen...I might have done some things differently. So it's never too late to start working on yourself. You are worthy and precious. I look forward to reminding you of that!