How to Get the Most Out of Your Counseling Experience

Friday, September 21st, 2012 in Blog

Follow these 8 steps to maximize you counseling experience.

  1. Interview: Ask for a 5 min phone interview to make sure you are comfortable with the counselor.
  2. Be dedicated: Attend scheduled sessions.
  3. Be specific about the concerns that led to your decision to seek counseling.
  4. Establish with your counselor desired goals and outcomes to be achieved in counseling.
  5. Discuss your progress and modify your goals if necessary.
  6. Participate actively and be as open and honest as possible.
  7. Prepare for your sessions.
  8. Tell your counselor if you don’t think you’re being helped.