Benefits of Counseling


Counseling is beneficial to improve your mood and those that are around you.  In family systems theory only one member in the family is needed to create change within the family.  This means that even if your loved ones are not ready or ever will be ready for therapy, counseling can still help you and your family as a whole by just one person attending therapy.  It is the nature of the family that its members are intensely connected emotionally.  Often people feel distant or disconnected by their loved ones, but this is more feeling than fact.  People solicit each other’s attention, approval, and support and react to each other’s needs, expectations, and distress.  The connectedness and reactivity make the functioning of family members interdependent.  A change in one person’s functioning is predictably followed by reciprocal changes in the functioning of others.  In conclusion by you making the steps to participate in therapy you will make a positive change in your loved ones lives through the changes you will make in your life.