New U Recovery Professional Counseling has assisted many individuals and families with Professional Counseling services.
The Next Steps to take for your Professional Counseling session
We formalize the counseling process so you can know exactly what to expect here are the steps we take:
Prescreening to make sure we are a good fit
Intake paperwork, collecting important information about you and payment arrangements
The assessment takes about 1 hour to gather a holistic view of you and the topics with which you would like to work on in counseling.
Develop a treatment plan with you to inform both of us of the path we will take to address the topics you want
to work on in counseling.
Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch.
Misconceptions abound about what it means to talk to a mental health professional. The need to talk about your emotions is seen as something to poke fun at, weak or shameful. That stigma is often why people don’t seek help in the first place.
But here’s the reality: Therapy is an incredibly useful tool that helps with a range of issues, from anxiety to sleep to relationships to trauma. Research shows that it’s incredibly effective in helping people manage mental health conditions and experts say that it’s worth it even if you don’t have a medical problem.
If you still need convincing, here are a few reasons why you should give the practice a try:
1. You’re experiencing unexpected mood swings.
2. You’re undergoing a big change.
3. You’re having harmful thoughts.
Suicide and self-harm are completely preventable with treatment by a licensed professional. If you’re thinking of hurting yourself immediately, seek help right away through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or the Crisis Text Line.
4. You’re withdrawing from things that used to bring you joy.
5. You’re feeling isolated or alone.
6. You’re using a substance to cope with issues in your life.
7. You suspect you might have a serious mental health condition.
8. You feel like you’ve lost control.
9. Your relationships feel strained.
10. Your sleeping patterns are off.
11. You just feel like you need to talk to someone.
Bottom line: There’s nothing wrong with seeking professional help for any health issue, including mental health. To put it as actress Kerry Washington once did, “I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?”
If you have an inclination that you might need to speak with someone, do it. Therapy is a perfectly normal ― and valuable ― experience that works to many people’s benefit.