"This provider loves to validate people which feels good and helps to build clientelle. The problem is, therapists only hear one side of any dynamic. When this validation is not combined with teaching the patient to take ownership of their own shortcomings it can be downright dangerous and damaging to the patients. It can alienate them from loved ones to the point where it's too late, and they are left old and alone because everyone who loves them gave up. You can only pet a biting dog so many times before you stop petting it. Do your patients a favor and question them now and again. Teach them compassion rather than just self rightousness. Thats really how you really KEEP IT REAL. Then you have an empathetic person who cares for others and you can all sit around in a group and talk about how wonderful you are, and it's actually the truth"
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.