What is Counseling?
Not only do citizens need help addressing the stress of ordinary life, but there is an ever-growing need to fight substance abuse disorder. Addiction is spreading like wildfire throughout the nation thanks to the over-prescription of opioid pain medications. The problem is also fueled by methamphetamines, which are cheap, easy to make, and increasingly prevalent. Both opioid drugs and methamphetamine can create addicts within the first few uses.
A counselor is a professional who seeks to help their clients achieve a better life. We typically think of counselors as mental health workers who help people with personal and emotional difficulties. That definition is the focus of this page, but we'll may also look at other sorts of counselors as well, such as guidance counselors. Regardless of their specialty, all counselors aim to help their clients make better decisions and achieve a better, healthier life for themselves.
Most counselors are professionals who work from offices. Those who hold a master’s degree and a state license can also form their own, independent office where they see clients. While it may be more common for counselors to see individuals, there are many counselors who conduct group therapy sessions with an assembly of non-related clients. Some counselors conduct sessions with whole families or just a married couple.