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How to Find a Good Therapist in Illinois

How to Choose the Best Professional Counselor for You and Your Family

In 2016, there were 8 million divorces in the U.S. Often divorce can be far from amicable or silent. Some divorces are filled with anger between the spouses and are extremely upsetting, even traumatic, for the children.

Sometimes, the families that go through divorce may have been dysfunctional for an extended period. However, even relatively healthy families can go through difficult times too, even if divorce isn’t the likely outcome. If you’re struggling with marital problems or your family has experienced some prolonged difficulties you’ve been unable to resolve on their own, it may be worthwhile to consider individual, marital or family therapy. Pro-actively addressing issues thru therapy early only increases the likelihood of success. Counseling can be a powerful tool for change and healing in people’s lives.

Therapists can help you uncover the underlying cause of the issues, offer a fresh, unbiased perspective and provide the tools to solve or cope with them more effectively. Read on to learn 5 tips on how to select the best professional counselor for you, your marriage or your family.

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A Brief Guide to Seeking Counseling Services: 5 Tips for Choosing a Professional Counselor for Your Family

How to Choose the Best Professional Counselor for You and Your Family

In 2016, there were 8 million divorces in the U.S. Often divorce can be far from amicable or silent. Some divorces are filled with anger between the spouses and are extremely upsetting, even traumatic, for the children.

Sometimes, the families that go through divorce may have been dysfunctional for an extended period. However, even relatively healthy families can go through difficult times too, even if divorce isn’t the likely outcome. If you’re struggling with marital problems or your family has experienced some prolonged difficulties you’ve been unable to resolve on their own, it may be worthwhile to consider individual, marital or family therapy. Pro-actively addressing issues thru therapy early only increases the likelihood of success. Counseling can be a powerful tool for change and healing in people’s lives.

Therapists can help you uncover the underlying cause of the issues, offer a fresh, unbiased perspective and provide the tools to solve or cope with them more effectively. Read on to learn 5 tips on how to select the best professional counselor for you, your marriage or your family.

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5 Reasons to See a Therapist for Help

We all have our preconceived notions of therapy.  My 15-year-old son says “Who needs to talk about their problems…blah, blah, blah…why don’t they just do something about it and fix their own problems!”  He cannot YET understand in his innocence how we as human beings sometimes find ourselves in a slump, and as Dr. Seuss says in Oh, the Places You’ll Go, “And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun.  Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”

Therapists help people find their way out of the slump they are into a healthier, happier life.  If you find your self-struggling with the following issues, it’s time to ask for help.

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