10 FAQs About Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions About Counseling

Enrolling in counseling services can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. We have answered 10 common counseling questions below. 

Feel free to contact Crosswinds Counseling with any additional questions you may have. We are here to help.

Some people believe that they will spend months in counseling working through their problems. The truth is that clients most typically work through their biggest issues in 6-8 sessions and then meet with their counselor a few times a year to work through issues as they arise.

The best time to seek counseling is before things are in rough shape! When you preemptively seek counseling, you can stop yourself from ever hitting rock bottom.

Yes! Crosswinds has offered virtual counseling sessions on a platform similar to Zoom for years! With covid, this service has grown in popularity. This video call offers the same benefits as a typical counseling session, but with the added ability to join from any location with no transit time.

Each counselor comes with his or her own background, specialties, experience and personality. You won’t be a great fit with every counselor, but Crosswinds has a counselor that will be a good fit for you.

You can even meet our counselors online.

Counselors will allow you to vent and process your feelings on issues, but they will help you set goals and work constructively to overcome your struggles.

Only you can work through the issues you are facing, but a counselor will walk beside you as you sort through your struggles and will offer you advice on solutions and techniques to cope with what you are dealing with.

Crosswinds counselors will seek to build a relationship with you so that you can trust them and be vulnerable with them at your own pace.

Laying down on couches not required!

Many people don’t seek counseling because they believe their problems aren’t affecting anyone else. However, investing in your mental health is shown to improve your relationships with others and even your ability to parent! Improving your mental health is the best gift you can give to those around you.

Mental illness looks and feels different for everyone! Anxiety and depression don’t always look the same. A counselor will be able to help identify issues you might be facing and offer real solutions to move forward.

Counseling is more affordable than most people believe. Many people are covered by their insurance and don’t even know it! There may also be financial assistance available to you in the event you can’t afford it. No matter what, counseling is an investment in your future self and the person you will become.

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