Myths Associated with Seeing a Counselor

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Sometimes people go through situations in their lives when it almost seems too much for them to handle. One of the best ways to help these people get through these situations is for them to sit down with a professional counselor to talk about what is going on. Some people swear by visits with their counselor while other people wouldn’t make an appointment with one even if you paid them to do it. There are so many myths and misconceptions associated with an appointment with a counselor at Miller Counseling Services that many people are scared away from it. Most of this comes from what you see on TV which does not portray it correctly. Perhaps if you learn about what the myths are, then maybe you will be able to let go of your fears and finally sit down with someone to help you with your problems.

There are therapists and counselors who are portrayed as being critical, blaming, shaming, and confronting the clients. This is not how therapy works, and if a counselor is acting this way then they should have their license taken away. A counselor is there to be a calming and constant influence to help guide you through the healing process that you are looking for. You should never feel blamed or shamed. A proper counseling session will give you the tools that you need to progress through even the hardest of times.

Many people also believe that only the craziest people need to go and see a counselor. That people who are unable to work through their own problems somehow have a mental disorder or some kind of emotional problem. Every single person will go through difficult times and could always use someone who is unbiased and willing to help. Just because an event happens in your life that causes everything to halt, doesn’t mean that you are incapable of handling it and getting through it. Sometimes all that you need is a listening ear to vent out all of your frustrations and stress. Miller Counseling Services and other facilities like it are only there to listen and help.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    I think today there isn’t as much of a stigma associated with seeing a therapist. When my parents were having marital trouble in the late 70s, my dad refused to see a marriage counselor. They ended up divorcing.

    • Jammie Morey says:

      Sorry to hear that. Counseling has helped me deal with many things in my life. Sometimes you just need someone on the outside to talk to.

  2. Jill A. Collins says:

    It’s sad that so many people shy away from counciling because of the stigma associated with it. We all need someone impartial to talk to sometimes and it doesn’t make you crazy to seek that out – just responsible.

    • Jammie Morey says:

      I agree! I have seen counselors off an on most of my life, it is someone who I can talk to and who won’t judge me.

  3. Debbie Costa says:

    You know what, I see a counselor and she has helped me through SO MUCH. I can proudly say I’m going on 3 years sober, and a lot of it is having someone you can talk to about certain things, and being able to confide in someone.

    • Jammie Morey says:

      I agree! Most my family sees a counselor and I know it does help a lot. Most people are ashamed to let people know they’re not normal. But truthfully, I would think one wouldn’t be normal if they didn’t have some sort of demons.

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