We all go through times of difficulty. Anxiety, depression, grief, conflict. While each of us does the best we can with the tools we have at the time, we often find ourselves trapped. We fall into a pit. Even if we’re able to climb our way out, we may fall right back in again.
We develop strategies to cope with our past, relationships, and world. These strategies may give us temporary relief, but may seem never enough to get us out of the patterns we are stuck in.
Sometimes, we know exactly where we want help. Other times, we are not even sure what the problem is. At Pathways, we are client goal oriented, which means we identify and work on the goals you set for counseling.
Our counselors employ validated strategies and techniques to help you identify and reassess negative beliefs, discover and draw from your strengths, develop new strategies and skills, and improve their relationships. These approaches can include Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Individual counseling is counseling with just one person, and is still effective for relationships even if the other party does not wish to attend. Of course, it is always best if everyone can attend together. Individuals seeking counseling may be from any stage of life, from seniors to adolescents.
Benefits from counseling often include:
Freedom from anxiety and depression
Overcoming past traumas
Greater sense of self-worth
Ability to express emotions in a healthy way
Increased ability to experience peace and rest
Greater skill at managing difficult relationships
Ability to ask for what you need
Closer and more satisfying relationships
Increased compassion and gratitude for yourself and others
Ability to choose healthy partners