A person seeking help from a therapist wants change, though they may not think they need it. They may feel it is a situation or someone that needs changing. But, whatever they see as their source of discontent, they want to feel, act, or manage better than they currently are.
A counselor agrees to help them achieve their goal. The therapy relationship is a partnership between a therapist and a client that is for the client’s benefit alone. Psychotherapy is most powerful when it helps you to move from being a passive sufferer to an active agent on your own behalf, taking greater charge over what happens inside you or between you and others. At Heritage, we treat you as an entire person; mind, body, and spirit.
While the immediate aim of counseling is to relieve discomfort and distress, most therapies have a longer range goal: to modify or change patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting that are producing stress, while learning new, more effective and satisfying ways of living. Each patient is unique with unique therapeutic needs. At Heritage, we meet you where you are, learn from where you have been and empower you to get where you need to go.