How can counseling help you?
Counseling, or psychotherapy, is a collaboration between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which are causing emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; promote behavior change and generally pursue optimal mental health. Ideally, counseling continues until the problems become more manageable or are resolved. However, some insurance companies and managed care plans may limit the number of sessions for which they pay. Check with your health plan to find out more about any limitations in your coverage.