5 Myths about Therapy & Counseling
Myth #1: I'm crazy
Speaking with a counselor or therapist doesn't mean you're crazy. In fact, just the opposite: It's a sign of strength to recognize when something weighs on you and to ask for support. Feeling overrun by life's challenges is normal — our role is to guide you to steadier ground.
Myth #2: Therapy doesn't work
Counseling is a highly effective tool to guide you toward the physical, emotional, and spiritual place you're missing. It is important to understand what therapy can and cannot accomplish. It's also important to recognize your goals for therapy.
Myth #3: It'll take years to sort out my mess
Counseling doesn't need to be long-term. Often, an outside perspective brings clarity and a relief from life's burdens. Our goal is to understand you, to hear your story, and to help you map out a plan for getting to a place of comfort.
Myth #4: Marriage counseling is for couples who hate each other
Learning to live as a couple is an act of love, faith and commitment. Couples therapy is about connecting and communicating in a healthy way. Together we will explore personality differences, learn to listen actively and to resolve conflict peacefully, and focus on personal, couple and family goals. We have counselors with many years of marriage counseling experience.
Myth #5: Once I'm “better,” I won't need therapy again
All relationships require nourishment: Our relationships with others, our relationships with ourselves, and our relationships with God. Even when we're buoyed by calm, a regular “temperature check” can provide much needed restoration. Faith Counseling Center is here as a resource for you — let us be a guidepost for your lifelong renewal and affirmation.