Why Counseling

Why Do People Come to Counseling?

Individuals enter into therapy for numerous reasons, ranging from a desire for self-improvement and growth to contending with severe mental and physical illness.  Counseling and Psychotherapy can be of great help to all of these individuals.  Below are listed some reasons people seek counseling.  It is certainly not an exhaustive list. 

The reasons that people enter counseling are as diverse as the people who seek treatment.  Some reasons people see a mental health therapist are: 

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  • Normal Developmental Life Changes (e.g. transitions to school, new career) 
  • Romantic Relationship Issues
  • General Relationship Issues
  • Work-related problems
  • Financial Difficulties
  • Existential / Spiritual Concerns (e.g. making meaning out of life circumstances)
  • Adjustment to physical and chronic illness 
  • Adjustment to chronic pain
  • Marital / Couples Strife
  • Sexual concerns and Sexual Abuse
  • Identity issues
  • Feelings of Depression / Sadness / Melancholy
  • Anxiety / Nervousness
  • Adjustment to emotional, social, or physical trauma
  • Coping with racism, sexism, or other prejudice and stereotyping
  • Stress and Stress Management
  • Career confusion / dissatisfaction
  • Family of origin issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Grief Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Current family conflict
  • Problematic personality patterns that interfere with relationships and work
  • Attention / hyperactivity issues
  • Coping with Sexual harassment and assault including PTSD
  • Addictions both Non Substance and Substance Abuse

Therapist and Counseling is available at two locations in Fishers and Indianapolis.

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