Mental health symptoms are the red light that signals us to stop. Just as you would not continue driving a car with the engine light blinking without risking breakdown, ignoring symptoms risks a physical and emotional breakdown. For example, depression is a symptom, and although it might feel like the problem it is actually the messenger that tells us we are suffering an imbalance somewhere.
Counseling seeks to bring balance in your life. You will engage in methods that encourage you to talk, feel, act and sense in ways that make your experiences manageable, safe, and empowering. You will learn to make sense of anxious and depressed states, manage overpowering feelings, bring solutions to problems, and effectively plan for your future. You already have the all the answers, however in therapy you will be able to access those answers with competence, responsible action, and healthy control.