"Extremely insensitive individual. I have survived pretty extreme trauma and was very afraid to start therapy. Greta just didn’t seem to care about how I felt. She started demanding really personal information from the get go. She ignored me when I tried to tell her it was too much too quick and I needed to slow down. I’m still messed up from this experience. I can’t recommend her "
Counseling is a type of professional guidance for handling problems in life. There are many types of counselors, and they serve an incredibly wide variety of people with all kinds of different needs. There are general counselors, marriage and family counselors, school and student counselors, career and vocational counselors, religious counselors, and gerontological counselors specifically for the elderly.
In all cases, counseling works when the client and the counselor talk to each other and develop a trusting relationship. The counselor listens respectfully to the client’s problems. Then the two together work on identifying goals, increasing coping skills to overcome any troubles, and improving useful skills such as communication. The goals of counseling will be different for each person, but generally they include an increased sense of well being, decreased distress and anxiety, resolved crisis, and increased ability and function in daily life.