Why Do People Seek Counseling?

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Individuals seek counseling for a number of reasons, most of which fall into at least one of the following categories:

Adjustments Along the Life Cycle: Change in marital status, adjustment to family responsibilities, change in job status, aging parents, grief-related issues, existential issues, or concerns regarding a purposeful life.

Change in a Major Domain of Life: Adjustments at home or work, or social challenges

Youth: Changes at home or school, or with friendships

The first step of the therapeutic journey begins with the phone call made by the person seeking services (if that person is 18 or older; to seek services for minor children, parents must call). At that time, basic questions are asked regarding the reason for the call. An appointment is then made to gather more information. This first meeting is called an assessment whereby more detailed questions are asked with the intent of either planning treatment or referring the individual to a more appropriate service provider.

Once the counselor and client collaboratively agree upon goals and a treatment plan, their work together begins. An individual counseling session generally takes approximately one hour. The duration of counseling varies based on many factors. Thanks to the consistent vision and far-reaching plan of Orland Township’s Board of Trustees to continue to deliver quality yet affordable services to the residents of Orland Township, the fee for services is offset with tax dollars and based upon income and the number of persons dependent upon that income.

The nature of the counseling relationship is a confidential one. Both the law and our code of ethics protect the sanctity of this relationship. No information will be released unless required by law or with written consent of the client. With the permission of the client, we work together with outside service providers.

To start the process, call (708) 403-4222 during regular business hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.