Death of a Loved One
Divorce and Separation
Counseling is defined as a type of psychology and therapy focused on typical and normal developmental issues as it applies to the human experience. Counseling comes in multiple ways depending on the nature of the problem it is concerned with.
Grief and Loss
Parent-Child Relationship Challenges
Poor Coping and Decision-Making Skills
Sexually Related Concerns
Work Related Problems
Substance abuse counselors, also called addiction counselors, work with clients individually and in group sessions. Many incorporate the principles of 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous (NA) to guide their practice. They teach clients how to cope with stress and life’s problems in ways that help them recover. Furthermore, they help clients rebuild professional relationships and, if necessary, reestablish their career. They also help clients improve their personal relationships and find ways to discuss their addiction or other problems with family and friends.
The primary benefit of counseling is that it gives a person a safe and secure place to talk to another person, and counselors are trained to be able to listen to and understand anything, no matter how strange or unusual it may seem at first. All human beings need a safe and secure place where they can talk open and freely to another person without fear of being judged.