In my work with providing counselling services in Alberta, Canada, I can say with certainty that people from all walks of life see a counsellor to help them solve problems and feel better. If you are reading this right now and wondering if counselling could be right for you, then you have taken a step in the right direction!
If you have never been to counselling before, your experiences with were not great, OR you had a fantastic counsellor and want that back, working with someone new can be a big step!
How do you know if it's the right time?
In my experience, if someone is having a financial crisis, detoxing off drugs or alcohol, or experiencing severe health distress, counselling may need to wait. Why is that? Though it may seem that during a crisis, advice is the first thing you need, it can distract from what you need to focus on, which is your basic needs! There will never be a "perfect" time to start counselling, BUT there is the right time. If you aren't sure, feel free to call my office to explore your options.
"The truth will set you free, but not before it ticks you off." Freedom comes with discomfort.
Counselling is an investment in yourself; prioritizing your time and resources will create significant and lasting change. Research shows that what you do outside the counselling session improves outcomes.
The key to creating positive change is being open to new ideas and trying new things. If you do what you've always done, you'll get the results you always have.
The American Psychological Association suggests considering therapy when something causes distress and interferes with a part of your life, particularly when:
If you aren't sure if counselling is right for you, reach out today and I can help you make that decision.
Registered Provisional Psychologist in beautiful Medicine Hat, AB.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist proudly based in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I specialize in working with women and teen girls to discover their authentic self and heal past traumas!
I also work with men healing from childhood traumas, transforming from a wounded warrior to starting a heroes journey.