What is counseling?

Effective counseling provides new insight, specific tools for coping with life's challenges, increased confidence and a sense of wellbeing.

Psychotherapy is scientifically proven to help with . . .

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Caregiver Stress

  • Confidence

  • College & Career Direction 

  • Coping with Cancer

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Life Transitions

  • Low Self-Esteem & Body Image

  • Stress Management 

  • Trauma & Traumatic Stress

  • Self Advocacy 

  • Stress Management 

  • . . .  and so much more!

Overall, counseling provides people with an opportunity to identify factors that contribute difficulties in their life and find ways to overcome even the most stressful and traumatic barriers to happiness. 

Some of the evidenced-based modalities utilized most frequently at ITC to help clients  learn about themselves, their problems, and the solutions available to them include: 

  • Bibliotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Existential Therapy 

  • Feminist Therapy 

  • Group Therapy 

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Mindfulness Based Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy 

  • Person Centered Therapy

  • Solutions Focused Brief Therapy

  • Somatic Therapy

  • Strengths Based Therapy

When you enter counseling, you are entering a collaborative relationship with a trained professional. In sessions, your counselor partners with you to help identify goals and solutions to the problems causing distress in your life. 

Oftentimes, we are too close to our own problems in order to clearly see what the problem is, what potential solutions may be, and even what strengths or supports we already have at our disposal. 

 

How can counseling help me?

Throughout the course of therapy, your therapist will help: 

  • Identify unhelpful or illogical thinking patterns that produce to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and teach thought reframing skills that can naturally more positive outlook.

  • Explore thoughts, behaviors, and core beliefs that create or maintain problems.

  • Restore a sense of control and pleasure in your life.

  • Strengthen relationships and enhance support systems that include family and friends.

  • Find solutions and learn coping skills to address to life's problems.

  • Discover personal strengths and build long lasting resilience. 

 

It is through this strong therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist that feelings of support, validation, and enduring strength will emerge. 

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