Crisis Counseling

Crisis counseling, as defined by the American Counseling Association, is a therapeutic approach designed primarily to help individuals regain their sense of control and restore their normal functioning after undergoing a crisis. A crisis, in this context, refers to any situation that disrupts an individual's balance. Typically, crisis counseling adopts a more immediate, solution-oriented, and brief duration style of therapy. It is particularly helpful when individuals are emotionally overwhelmed and struggling with their problem-solving abilities and coping mechanisms.

The fundamental goal of crisis counseling is for the counselor to provide emotional aid and support to the individual facing a crisis. As Verywell Mind suggests, the focus of crisis intervention is on mitigating the stress associated with the event, providing emotional reassurance, and enhancing the individual's coping strategies. Unlike more extended therapeutic interventions, crisis counseling is more immediate and centered on offering solutions that first address the crisis at hand.

Long-term counseling, on the other hand, provides more enduring solutions and outlines steps to restore balance over an extended period. Just like most therapeutic approaches, crisis counseling will offer specific objectives, assessments, and treatment. However, these will be tailored more explicitly to the crisis at hand. Research has indicated that counseling can lead to substantial improvements in a person's psychological state, reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

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If you are considering psychotherapy but do not know where to start, a free initial consultation is the perfect first step. It will allow you to explore your options, ask questions, and feel more confident about taking the first step towards your well-being.

It is a 30-minute, completely free meeting with a Mental Health specialist that does not obligate you to anything.

What are the benefits of a free consultation?

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Potential benefits of a free initial consultation

During this first session: potential clients have the chance to learn more about you and your approach before agreeing to work together.

Offering a free consultation will help you build trust with the client. It shows them that you want to give them a chance to make sure you are the right person to help them before they move forward. Additionally, you should also be confident that you can support your clients and that the client has problems that you can help them cope with. Also, you can avoid any ethical difficult situations about charging a client for a session in which you choose not to proceed based on fit.

We've found that people are more likely to proceed with therapy after a free consultation, as it lowers the barrier to starting the process. Many people starting therapy are apprehensive about the unknown, even if they've had sessions before. Our culture associates a "risk-free" mindset with free offers, helping people feel more comfortable during the initial conversation with a specialist.

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It's important to note that the initial consultation differs from a typical therapy session: