We all face difficult times in our lives. Counselors are there as a resource available to those who are in need of additional emotional and psychological support. Counselors assist individuals, families, and communities with diverse needs through challenges in their life journeys.
Mental health counselors work with people from all walks of life- couples struggling with marital issues, overwhelmed college students, depressed and anxious working adults, and those looking to better manage the stress of everyday life. Counselors help people solve problems related to their mood, thinking, or interpersonal challenges. Counselors can also work to help people identify and manage challenging emotions.
Some mental health counselors help people who have normal cognitive processes cope with difficult life events, for example, physical illness, death of loved ones, and relationship problems or divorce. Others help people manage serious mental illnesses like bipolar disorder.
Counselors are skilled in the assessment of people and situations, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and in the application of cognitive, affective, behavioral and systemic strategies to facilitate change.
As professional helpers, counselors are respectful and responsive to clients and offer a safe place for people to share their experiences and to explore ways to cope. Counselors are skilled in implementing therapeutic interventions designed to help clients challenged by a range of circumstances including: trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, unanticipated life events, interpersonal discord, social injustice, worksite disruption and career issues.
A strong sense of compassion and commitment to helping people are the most necessary qualities for a successful career as a mental health counselor. You will need to have a strong support system of your own in place to ensure your wellbeing as you undertake this challenging and rewarding vocation.
By addressing concerns with quality care from a mental health counselor, clients learn how to make informed and healthy decisions about themselves, their relationships and their futures.
If you are dealing with any of the issues aforementioned, contact Mark for a consultation and start on your road to recovery (972) 533-1788.