Counseling has many benefits. You don't have to have a mental illness to utilize the benefits of counseling. When you make the choice to use the services of counseling, you are signing up for what can be an amazing and life changing decision. Counseling can be helpful in many ways, including grief and loss of a loved one, relationship issues, managing depression and anxiety, or simply needing some guidance through some of life unexpected turns.
Seeking out a therapist doesn't always mean something tragic or terrible is going on in your life. Utilizing a therapist can be helpful to push yourself to reach goals that have been difficult to reach on your own. Trusting the therapeutic process can be a very positive and motivating experience. Examples include reaching weight loss goals, improving academic and athletic performance, reaching a higher position at work, leading a healthier lifestyle, and becoming a more productive or quality person.
It's important to trust in your therapist and give them the opportunity to help you.