When I first considered a career in the field of mental, emotional, and behavioral health, I knew I wanted to serve others in a meaningful way. My education, life and military experience, and my continued professional advancement have afforded such an opportunity, and I’m grateful and humbled to have the prospect of serving my clients.
Perhaps these are your first steps into looking towards counseling, or maybe you are searching for help while having limited knowledge about mental health care. Whatever the situation, please know that you are not alone in this struggle. Countless people across the world share in this experience.
Though often used synonymously, counseling and therapy are distinctly different intervention strategies. Counseling usually serves as a short-term approach with a skills-based focus in order to help people with specific issues, such as smoking cessation, academic or vocational guidance, or debt management. These skills are taught and practiced in-session which may then be applied outside of the session.