At some points in life almost everyone believes that they need to “talk to somebody” about a troubling situation. One may turn to trusted family or friends for the support to “work it out.” But sometimes the difficulties one experiences are beyond the capabilities of even the best of personal relationships.
v Unreasonable anxieties
v A betrayal of intimacy
v An inability to change with changing life circumstances
These and many other problems on the journey of one’s life may make the going very troublesome. At times like these in life, a professional counseling relationship can help you when no one else seems able to do so.
Counseling is a process that occurs as part of a relationship. It is not magic. But it is a relationship unlike any other you’ve probably experienced. The goal of the counseling relationship is change – change that will promote your personal growth, health and well-being.
You are the expert at living your life. No therapist or counselor can take that away from you. At Catholic Charities, knowledgeable and experienced therapists provide our counseling services in a manner that always respects your need and ability to live your own life in the best way that you can.
- You may be experiencing problems on a personal and individual basis, such as a profound loss, or grief or fear.
- Your marriage may be stale or you may be wondering how you can remain in any committed relationship.
- Your family may be experiencing a difficult transition from one life cycle stage to another.
Counseling is the process through which you meet with a professional therapist trained in one of the helping disciplines in order to discuss issues like these, to learn how they impact your life, and to work out what you can do about them. The therapist brings his or her knowledge of psychology, human dynamics, individual and family development, and problem-solving to the relationship with you. Whether you seek counseling as an individual, as a couple, or as a family, Catholic Charities’ therapists work with you to address your concerns and help you begin to build solutions that fit your life.