"I have been in therapy for over 7 years, when it came time to find a new provider my doctor referred me to Clarena who I got along very easily with and felt comfortable immediately with. She has gone above and beyond when it comes to needs and helping with major or minor life events, every day stresses. She is always there so if you need to see her on short notice she is always available, and if she is not she will make time to be able to have a phone session if in dire need. I love Clarena and I won't be going to any other therapist! I would recommend her to everyone!"
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.