What is Counseling or Therapy?

Counseling, sometimes also referred to as therapy, is open to anyone who feels they need to make a change in their life, find new direction, deal with troubling issues, or strengthen their relationships.

Frequently people begin counseling following the loss of a significant relationship or due to troubling changes in health or life circumstances. Sometimes they have concerns about anxiety or depression, or they may want to discuss growing concerns about self defeating beliefs or destructive behaviors.

However there are times when counseling is sought for concerns common to daily living. For example:

  • A couple may want to discuss whether or not to adopt a child.
  • A young man or woman may wish to discuss their concern about which local college to attend.
  • An individual coming into a large sum of money may wish to discuss emotional issues surrounding the newly acquired wealth.
  • A single man or woman may wish to improve their social skills in order to approach dating situations with more confidence.

These issues are only a few brief examples of issues or concerns discussed during confidential counseling sessions. Professional Counselors or Therapists provide a supportive and objective setting in which decisions can be made. They utilize their specialized training, as well as their experience working with others with similar concerns, to support clients in deciding what is best for them without being coerced into making decisions contrary to their own values and goals.

 At Family Counseling Services (FCS) our highly trained and licensed therapists offer an opportunity to confidentially discuss any concern or changes you might want to make.