Guest Post Brought to you by The Neat Things in Life
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.