WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK WITH A COUNSELOR?
1: A Client-Centered Approach That Focuses on You
2: A Wellness-based Philosophy
Counselors are committed to helping you achieve wellness in every area of your life. Traditionally, healthcare has used a disease model, identifying and treating symptoms and their underlying causes. While professional counselors are trained to diagnose and treat mental disorders, they can also work with you to improve your overall wellbeing. Whether you are struggling with life’s adversities or just looking to live a better life, a counselor will approach your treatment with your mental, physical, and spiritual wellness in mind. Additionally, counselors take into account your unique culture and experiences. They want to help you understand what is holding you back from achieving wellness, and help you build the knowledge and skills you need to come up with real solutions and healthy coping strategies for the challenges you are facing.
3: A Professional Commitment to Ethical and Culturally-Inclusive Practice
Counselors are committed to ensuring that every person who seeks counseling receives ethical, culturally-inclusive service that benefits and protects every client. We embody this commitment by following the ACA Code of Ethics.