Everyone faces challenges sometimes, and coping with them is much easier with the help of a skilled counselor. The Umbrella HealthCare team in Phoenix, Arizona, provides comprehensive counseling services that can help with family and relationship problems, bereavement, mental health conditions, and any other issues that are causing you distress. To learn how you could benefit from counseling, call Umbrella HealthCare today or book an appointment online.

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What is counseling?

Counseling uses talk therapy to help people work through problems in their lives. Umbrella HealthCare’s counselors have years of experience supporting people of all ages through tough times. They offer a safe place where you can discuss, in complete confidence, your feelings and what’s been going wrong.

Counselors don’t make judgments, so you can be open and honest about what’s on your mind. The time you spend with your counselor gives you an opportunity to express emotions and thoughts you might feel uncomfortable sharing with family and friends.

The act of expressing these emotions and describing how you feel helps ease the burden on you. A skilled counselor can also ask questions that get to the heart of your problems and help you understand yourself better.

When might I need counseling?

Counseling can assist with a wide range of issues. Sometimes these are emotional difficulties, such as the death of a loved one. Or you might need help managing significant changes in your life, like moving home, starting a new career, or taking on stepchildren.

People who are struggling with addiction benefit from counseling when they start treatment.

Relationships of all kinds sometimes run into problems, from parents struggling with their children to couples having issues with communication, money worries, or loss of trust.

Counseling can support you through all of these problems and can also help with recovery after a relationship breakdown or divorce.

Stress is another significant issue for many people. Learning how to reduce stress with your counselor improves your mental and physical health. People with mental health problems like depression and anxiety can also benefit from counseling as part of a comprehensive treatment program.

What kind of counseling might I need?

The counseling you need varies depending on the cause of your difficulties. You might require specialized counseling for some problems, such as:

  • Grief counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Parenting education and support therapy
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Stress management counseling
  • Work and career counseling

Counseling uses a range of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), insight-oriented psychotherapy, short-term problem-focused therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

These approaches differ in how they work. For example, CBT is best for helping you manage everyday problems because it gives you the tools to challenge and change inaccurate thoughts. Psychotherapies look at the issues causing your problems so you can come to terms with them and move on.

If you’d like to learn more about the first-class counseling services available at Umbrella HealthCare, call the office or book an appointment online today.