Why People Seek Counseling

FrontLine Counseling Services

Why People Seek Counseling

People pursue counseling and therapy for a variety of reasons. Some may enter therapy to address major life changes, such as divorce, and others may seek help in managing mental health conditions, like depression. There is a common misconception that people who go to therapy are “crazy”, when, in fact, therapy clients are ordinary people struggling with common, everyday issues.

Many people seek counseling because they have identified specific goals or is-sues that they wish to work on. Others may be encouraged by family, friends, or medical professionals to seek help, In some cases, a person may be mandated to attend therapy as part of a court ruling or by a parent or guardian.

Whatever the impetus, it takes courage to attend therapy, and it takes dedication to see it through. Together the client and the therapist will determine the goals of therapy, and if the therapy should be short or long term. In many cases, the therapist and client will explore much more than just he client’s presenting problem—the issue that first brought the person to therapy. The help of the right therapist can promote self-actualization, empower self growth, improve relation-ships, and reduce emotional suffering.

Whatever the reason someone chooses counseling, FrontLine is here to help them reach their goals. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, please call 706-375-1008.