Counseling in Mercer Island, WA
Counseling is a “bandage” for emotional wounds, it allows them to heal without “infection.” You’ve probably participated in some form of counseling at some point in your life. You likely experience it at least once a week, maybe even every day. Articles on how to do accomplish something, tips for this, hacks for that, advice from a friend or family member, this is all counseling to some degree.
Some people, though, are specifically trained to provide sound advice and get you through tough times; these people are counselors or therapists. The main job of a counselor is to help you view things differently, break out of destructive patterns and get the most out of life. “Getting the most out of life” may seem far-fetched and more than a bit optimistic, but many of the limitations we experience, we’ve placed on ourselves, even unknowingly. Take several recent articles on how to become a millionaire or billionaire, the vast majority of “self-made” people say the key to success is mental, not factors outside your control.
What do Counselors Fix?
Counselors provide the tools needed to fix your problems. What’s that saying? Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for life, it’s a similar situation. Counselors—or anyone for that matter - can’t make another person do anything (apart from torture and other questionable practices). To receive the benefit of counseling or therapy, like cognitive behavioral therapy, you have to want to change.
But for those who are open to change and willing to look at things from a new/different point of view, counseling may show you the “way out” from common problems including:
- Relationship/Marriage issues
- Anger management
- Parenting difficulties
- Communication problems
- Learning difficulties/disabilities
- Substance abuse
- Work-life problems
- Life transition struggles
- And many more areas
Counseling is not a sign of weakness or failure; it’s the action of those wise enough to recognize a problem and address it head-on. Burying your head in the sand solves nothing. If you feel you may be stuck in a rut, trapped in a destructive cycle or struggling with a problem, counseling from a trained professional may give you the tools needed to break free and create a better life for you and your loved ones.
Request more information about counseling today. Call (206) 966-4522 or contact Dr. Marina Abrams online.
Water's Edge Natural Medicine
Address1000 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Areas We Service:Bellevue, WA, Medina, WA, Mercer Island, WA, Redmond, WA, Woodinville, WA, Bainbridge Island, WA, Snohomish, WA, Belltown, WA, South Lake Union, WA, Clyde Hill, WA, Beacon Hill, WA, Capitol Hill, WA, Interbay, WA, Pioneer Square, WA, Queen Anne, WA, West Seattle, WA