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What is counseling?

Professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

Counselors work with clients on strategies to overcome obstacles and personal challenges that they are facing.

What is Existential Therapy

Existential therapy focuses on free will, self-determination, and the search for meaning—often centering on you rather than on the symptom. The approach emphasizes your capacity to make rational choices and to develop to your maximum potential.

The existential approach stresses that:

  • All people have the capacity for self-awareness.

  • Each person has a unique identity that can be known only through relationships with others.

  • People must continually re-create themselves because life’s meaning constantly changes.

  • Anxiety is part of the human condition.

Who will benefit from counseling?

Effective counselors can help their clients improve boundary setting and other forms of self-expression. These improvements lead to more growth in other areas of personal development. When offered interventions in positive psychology, improved well-being can also be a benefit of counseling for depression and anxiety.