What is counseling?
Counseling provides people with the opportunity to talk with someone who listens
and is supportive. Professional mental health counselors use various techniques
designed to help clients cope with or improve their situation and relationships.
Counseling generally takes place over regular multiple sessions with each session
lasting up to one hour.
Mission City FWC has 6 LPC's and 4 Board Certified Faith Based counselors and 4 administrative staff (all volunteers who have come together to fill the gap in MH & Behavioral Health Care)
Do you need to have a mental illness to work with a counselor?
No. In fact many people use counselors to help in dealing with
life’s everyday issues or even as a way for personal growth. Often, small
issues can be solved thereby avoiding potentially bigger problems.
What types of issues can counseling help with?
Counseling can help with a variety of issues. For example, counseling can increase
self esteem, confidence, spiritual health, and improve family relationships.
It can also help ease feelings of depression, anxiety, grief, or loss. Counseling
can also help people deal with addiction, abuse, aging, and a variety of male and
female issues. Mission City Family Wellness Center is networking with local Mental Health professionals and agencies to aid in the ongoing treatment and care of persons with;
How long will I need counseling?
Each situation is different. There is no set amount of time that can be prescribed
to a particular issue. The counselor together with the client can best determine
if only one session, a few sessions, or a much longer period is required.
Is Counseling Confidential?
Confidentiality is an integral part of therapy; what’s discussed in the session
can not be disclosed with anyone else. There are some exceptions where the
counselor is required by law to report situations. In general, if a counselor
suspects child abuse or determines that the client is a danger to himself or others,
the counselor is required to report it.