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Types of Counseling

Posted on: December 2, 2018

Types of CounselingEvery day, countless people seek out counseling services to find help in some area of life. There are more mental health services than ever before, but with so much variety it is important to distinguish between the types of counseling services that are available in order to find the best fit for you. Maybe you have never tried counseling and have a few questions. Who goes to counseling? What types of issues are addressed in counseling sessions? Am I too old or too young for counseling?  Or perhaps you have been a long-time believer in counseling services and now you want to communicate the types of counseling to a friend of a loved one in need. Thankfully, there are numerous types of counseling services that are available to meet a wide range of needs.

Treating a Variety of People

Whether you are young or old, counseling is a worthwhile option to find support and healing. Counselors work with individuals, couples, or families depending on the needs of the client system. Individuals can work with counselors one-on-one to address issues across the lifespan, ranging from early childhood to late adulthood. Couples counseling is available for spouses to work together with a therapist to address relationship concerns in any stage of marriage. Entire families can be a part of the therapeutic experience through family counseling, where counselors work with the family unit to enhance cohesion, communication, and other related coping skills. You are not limited to a single type of counseling session during your therapeutic experience. Rather, you may find a combination of these approaches to be beneficial depending on your specific needs.

Addressing a Variety of Concerns

Therapists are trained to help clients identify personal, marital, or family issues. Our counselors work with a wide variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment disorders, school refusal, anger management, and substance abuse, to name a few. Some common marital concerns addressed in counseling include communication, intimacy, financial, infertility, parenting, or life changes. No matter the concern, our therapists are committed to a non-judgmental and empathetic approach throughout your journey. Our therapists are dedicated to helping you face your challenges in a constructive way that will enable you to enjoy a more satisfying quality of life.

Considering Your Options

At Edgewood, our counselors are equipped to support you and teach you strategies for coping more effectively with the difficulties of life. Our therapists are trained in many types of therapy techniques to help with your specific needs. Some of these techniques include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness. We have clinician profiles accessible online for you to explore the diverse specialties of our staff and to help you find the right fit for your needs.

If you or a loved one are in need of counseling services, please contact our caring staff at 630-428-7890 to explore the options available to you through Edgewood Clinical Services.  We are here to help you take the next steps in your healing journey.