What is Counseling?

“Our counseling approach provides real solutions. We engage in short-term therapy that focuses on your strengths as an individual and empowers you to live your best life ever.” ~Dr. Kinsler

The decision to begin counseling is an important one. Clients have reported both a greater level of comfort and more favorable results when they understand what to expect from the counseling process. Therapy may help you with a variety of concerns including personal issues (e. g., anxiety, depression, or relationship problems), career exploration and planning, and academic problems (e.g., test taking, study skills, and time management). After discussing the concerns that led you to therapy, you and your therapist will decide which services are appropriate. Referrals to workshops, group therapy, or psychiatric consultation may also be made, as appropriate.

Counseling is a participatory process and in order to benefit fully from therapy, the following recommendations are offered:

‣Attend scheduled sessions.
‣Be specific about the concerns that led you to your decision to seek therapy.
‣Establish with your therapist desired goals and outcomes to be achieved in therapy.
‣Discuss your progress with your therapist and modify your goals if necessary.
‣Participate actively, and be as open and honest as possible.
‣Be prepared for your sessions. Complete (or at least attempt) any “homework.”
‣Tell your therapist if you don’t think you’re being helped.

At Dr. Kinsler & Associates, LLC, your experience counts. We are attentive listeners, and have a style and manner of communicating with you that shows we care. We provide the tools to help you to not only feel better today, but in the future as well.

We use a variety of therapeutic tools to address your counseling needs. Below you will find a list of some, but not all, of our therapeutic tools. We encourage you to take the time and read about these various interventions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
www.nacbt.org

Exposure Therapy
www.ptsd.about.com/od/treatment/a/ExposureTxPTSD.htm

Family Therapy
http://www.apa.org/topics/parenting/index.aspx

Interpersonal Therapy
www.minddisorders.com/Flu-Inv/Interpersonal-therapy.html

Play Therapy
www.playtherapy.org

Psychodynamic Therapy
www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2010/01/psychodynamic-therapy.aspx

Solution Focused Therapy
www.solutionfocused.net/solutionfocusedtherapy.html

Trauma Treatment
www.traumacenter.org/resources/links.php