What to Expect From Counseling
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 4% of the global population suffers from an anxiety disorder. High-stress levels due to anxiety-inducing life experiences are the leading cause of anxiety disorders among adults. For example, death in the family, the loss of income, or other traumatic life experiences. The YouTube video highlights how counseling can help individuals cope with anxiety and disorders related to anxiety.
Getting to Know Each Other
First sessions usually involve getting to know your counselor and letting them know more about you. It’s like a friendly chat to build trust and ensure you’re comfortable.
Don’t stress. They’re there to help, not to judge.
Expect to have some deep and meaningful conversations. This treatment type is about opening up, discussing your thoughts and feelings, and working towards positive change. The more honest and open you are, the more effective the process can be.
Your counselor will help you set achievable goals. It could be managing stress, improving relationships, or coping with specific issues. They’ll guide you, providing support and strategies to help you achieve those goals.
Counseling is a space for self-reflection, open conversations, and personal growth. You can expect a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you work together towards positive change. It’s your journey, and your counselor is there to help you navigate it and achieve your goals.