Perhaps you’re thinking about contacting a counselor for help with a particular problem.

Lots of people benefit from the personal insight gained through psychotherapy. In addition to confronting issues, an individual can strengthen existing skills or learn new skills to improve their life. Often a person is unaware of a particular problem but experiences symptoms which indicate professional counseling may be needed:

Anxiety/worry Loss of motivation or energy
Mood swings Fear
Depression Relationships difficulties
Confusion Weight Issues
Anger Career/Job Issues

Counseling can help you adjust to changes in your life, as well as identify, set
and work toward goals, make decisions and solve problems. Possible areas to improve:

Personal relationships Trauma and loss
Marriage and Family Communication Divorce
Parenting challenges Aging
Conflict resolution Professional relationships

A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is educated and trained to apply the principles of psychotherapy and human development theory to promote optimal mental health. Training includes the diagnosis and treatment of emotional disorder and dysfunctional behavior in individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Mental health counseling is a distinct profession with national standards for education, training and clinical practice.