Getting Started

I’m Tired of Feeling Overwhelmed, Stressed and Anxious.

Then you’re in the right place. We see people who are completely exhausted with feeling the way they do and who are desperate for a change. We help people get unstuck and back to enjoying life. You don’t have to know where to begin, or even what to say when you come to counseling. Your counselor has been trained and knows where to start. You don’t have to wait for things to get worse. And PLEASE don’t wait for the cosmos of the earth to show you some weird sign. NOW is the time.

How Can Counseling Help?

In counseling, you will work side by side with your therapist to create figure out what the problem is. You can’t start working on an issue until you know what the issue is. And sometimes you don’t know what that issue is. For example, you are struggling to keep up with the demands of work, your coworkers constantly chaning moods, and the high demand for performance. You think the problem is work, BUT your problem may actually be anxiety. 

You and your counselor will spend time together in session working on you. Through processing, grit and hard work both in and out of counseling, you can learn how to make significant changes in your life. By focusing on you, your thoughts, feelings and actions will get onto the same page and you will begin to feel a sense of freedom. You will break up with stress and overwhelm and feel like you again. 

I Need Counseling- Where Should I Start?

Contact Us first or send us an email to share a bit of what’s going. Call us- that’s the best way to reach us. Leave a message if you have to (don’t forget to tell us your name and number!). You will talk to someone from our team who will listen, take info, and ask questions. What she’s trying to do is get info about what you’re struggling with and to see which of our counselors you best fit with. The admin will get your info, then a counselor from our team will call you.

Remember, it’s all about the right fit. There’s not one size treats all here. You are a person, not a number. A counselor will call to see if she’s the right fit for you and to ensure she can help you through what you’re going through. If there’s someone else who will be even better for you, we don’t hesitate to let you know that too! Yes, there are multiple people who will be sure you are in the right place. 

Once the counselor finds out you two are a good fit that’s where it starts.  You and your counselor will then look at your calendars and decide on a time that works best for you both. Your counselor will need you to fill out a few forms online before your first appointment. We are here to serve you so we want to be sure your session time is convenient so you have an option for virtual or in office sessions (if you’re in San Antonio, TX). Take a look at this blog to understand more about how telehealth works.

What Do You Do in Counseling?

Talk. What we do in counseling is talk- we talk about everything about you. We want to know where you come from, where you are and where you’re going. We will ask questions similar to the following:

  • What brings you to counseling?
  • What is the problem you’re facing?
  • What does it feel like to be you?
  • How long has this been going on?
  • What would you like to work on in counseling?
  • If our time together was a success, how would you know?
  • What are you willing to do to feel a change?

For kids, that can look different obviously. With kids, the way they communicate is through action and behavior. They may prefer writing, drawing, playing and creating to tell you where they are and how they feel emotionally. We’re ready for this too! We love working with kids and it takes a special person to know how to work and get through to them. So with adults, we talk, and with kids we talk AND play.

Does Counseling Work?

Stay comitted to the process and you will see that counseling does work. Your consistency is key. Your counselor can’t work harder than you. It’s like wanting to lose 20lbs and working with a trainer. If you work out once a week your results will look a whole lot different than if you work at it every other day. Your trainer can work out every day but it doesn’t change one thing for you. You have to work, both in and outside of counseling.

It is HIGHLY likely your counselor will assign you homework-something to do between each session. You have to be willing to put in work more than just one hour each week. But don’t worry, the homework will be doable and something that will help your counselor know if certain things are working or not. It’s important you know counseling kinda sucks. It’s super hard and can feel more difficult before it feels better. It’s all about the process though. I promise it can work though- statistics say so. Counseling DOES help people. But the person has to want it as much as the counselor does.

 

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