Reflective Essay About Counseling

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Before I was introduced to counseling I was pretty naive about what really goes down behind the doors-in a psychologist 's office. I presumed many false beliefs; I would lay down on a flat couch, in a dark room while the professional sat across from me in a really expensive chair. I would be told to close my eyes and tell them about myself and my childhood. I would become secretly embarrassed at that point, because it all would be irrelevant to the central problem. I believed there was nothing a stranger could tell me about myself that I already didn 't know. I suffered from severe anger issues. It was simple; I did the things I did and said the things I said because I was mad. Why else would I do them? At first, counseling seemed like a pointless …show more content…
I 'm glad it’s not the way it was before I partaked in counseling. I usually got mad at just about anything. For instance, if someone was staring at me in the cafeteria I didn’t get uncomfortable like most people. It was more like “What the fuck are you looking at?” It’s disrespectful to stare at people, why would someone think it’s okay to stare at me? They must have had a problem or something against me. I easily got enraged. My chest would get tight, my hands would become moist, followed by high blood pressure, a headache, and even twitching of my left eye (depending on the situation). I would get sent to the office all throughout my first two years of high school for spazzing out-on teachers, students, janitors, basically …show more content…
Along with any meaningful change and improvement come inherent losses.” Therapy can so called “take away from the casual enjoyment of life.” What is considered enjoyment to someone who assumes this, their “enjoyment” is usually the reason why they are in therapy in the first place. “The difficulty for many can be accepting loss; however, people are best served by also acknowledging the intended gains within the change process. Having a balanced understanding of therapy also necessitates an appreciation of both structure (e.g., setting treatment goals) and flexibility/creative expression.”
Just because you go to counseling doesn’t mean your gonna get put in a trance or expected to participate in any rituals. He enlightens me on how this may be a function of heavily misguided assessments of different treatment approaches. “There are many ways psychologists can support those is need which may include more nuanced treatment methods based on the individual’s needs, culture, etc. If the recommendation seems a bit eccentric or unfamiliar, there’s usually a good rationale behind it!” You don’t have to participate in treatments like this without compliance. There’s nothing to worry

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