I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.Maya Angelou
Is counseling for you?
Counseling/therapy is the process of a professionally qualified specialist listening to you and giving guidance for the challenges in your life. There is a vast body of research and evidence proving that counseling is one of the best ways to deal with the life challenges. Counseling from a qualified professional is a natural and healthy way to deal with the root causes of problems, not just their surface-level symptoms.
We all experience difficulties in our lives from time-to-time, but many of us do not look to others for support, because of fear, pride, and other reasons. Family and friends can listen and be helpful sometimes, but counselors and therapists are professionally qualified to help people overcome these exact challenges, and live happier lives. Talking with a person outside your immediate support system can also allow you to receive unbiased feedback that is free from judgment.
Misconceptions about therapy
A common misconception is, “Therapy is for crazy people.”
We can’t emphasize enough how big a misconception this is. First, using the term ‘crazy’ is offensive to all people suffering serious mental health conditions, and it contributes to the stigma attached to it, making it even harder for people in need to seek help.
Second, most people who seek therapy are normal people who experience a rough patch in life. You can think about help-seeking as a healthy coping mechanism to deal with difficult situations.
Are you in crisis?
A mental health crisis is when someone has a sudden, rapid deterioration in their mental health (for example, a panic attack, hallucinations, or uncontrollable anxiety), or when they are in immediate danger of harming themselves or harming others.
A person in a mental health crisis needs a rapid response and urgent care. If you are in immediate danger please see our crisis information page for help.
We offer many different services, including:
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Marriage Counseling
- Family Counseling
- School Based Counseling
- EAP Services
Our services page has more information on what we offer.
Schedule an appointment
Call the office at 419-294-1212 anytime. If we are not available to answer your call, any message you leave is strictly confidential. We check messages regularly and endeavor to get back with you within 48 hours.
The waiting time for an initial appointment is generally less than one week.