First of all, counseling isn’t about “fixing” you. You’re not broken. The professionals at Jefferson Street Counseling & Consulting typically see adults, children, couples and families who are basically healthy, but whose lives have suddenly become much more stressful. Our clients often experience a flare-up of depression or anxiety symptoms after a parenting impasse, marital distress, job changes/stress, a divorce, family illness or losses, or another type of crisis. Other clients feel themselves or a child is being held back in some area of their life by a chronic condition like ADHD, Depression or past traumatic experiences, even if other aspects of life are going smoothly.
Whatever your personal concerns, a trained therapist can often offer a more objective and knowledgeable perspective than friends and family. A counselor or psychologist can help you see your situation more clearly, and offer options or suggestions you hadn’t thought of. Ultimately, counseling provides a safe and confidential environment to learn new skills, to make good decisions, to improve your confidence, and to eliminate unnecessary feelings of distress.