Benefits of Having a Counselor

Will having a counselor be beneficial to you?  Absolutely!  Here are ten ways a counselor can help you:

  • A counselor is trained to listen deeply and compassionately and provide a safe place where you can express your innermost feelings. As you talk things through, you are empowered to figure out solutions on your own for personal issues that are troubling you.
  • Every girl and woman wants to be attractive but many girls and women are confused about the best ways to attract the kind of people and what they want in life. A counselor will help you develop the confidence and maintain a state of mind that will magnetically attract whatever you really want in life.
  • Many girls and women are afraid to speak up and express their true opinions and beliefs. You may care so much about the opinions of your friends, classmates, family members, or colleagues that you have a hard time knowing what you truly believe. A counselor will help you build your self-esteem and confidence so you can correctly identify your feelings and emotions, find your voice, and speak your truth about what you are feeling in an appropriate and assertive manner.
  • Today’s girls and women are bombarded daily with photoshopped images on TV, the internet, and magazines of the “model girl.”  A counselor will reinforce your self-acceptance and help you feel comfortable in your own skin.
  • Girls and women can be tempted to turn to alcohol, drugs, and sex as an easy way to deal with stress. Your counselor will teach you meditation, affirmations, and visualization to help you find your center and stay relaxed and focused in times of stress. As you develop this ability—the calming effects will ripple out to every relationship and social situation.
  • Jealousy is one of the most prevalent and debilitating emotions that affects girls and women today. A counselor will help you see and realize that jealousy is a sign of an unrealized desire within oneself.  Counseling will help you refocus on what you genuinely want for yourself instead of obsessing about what others have.
  • Your counselor will help you identify and express your own deepest dreams and desires and develop a path to achieve your own goals—this will help strengthen your self-esteem. An effective counselor will guide and encourage you while holding you accountable. She will champion you on your way to achieving your important life goals.
  • Your counselor will serve as a mirror that reflects back any negative self-image or self-talk which may be hampering you and blocking the natural flow of well-being.  She will help you discover how you truly see yourself and chart a course with necessary changes for a happier, healthier you.
  • Regular counseling sessions offer a needed and welcome respite from the hectic schedules of today’s teens and adult women. Counseling will help you slow down and check in with yourself on a regular basis so you can stay in touch with your feelings and emotions often buried and numbed easily by constant busyness.
  • What you think about and focus on the most becomes your reality. All too often girls and women place their focus on others and the drama and chaos of everything that’s swirling and going on around them. Your counselor will continuously help you shift your focus back to your goals. Counseling will help you not only survive but thrive at any age and become the amazing woman you were born to be.

Your counselor can help you build the tomorrow of your dreams!

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I just wanted to say THANK YOU. I left your office so inspired today.
To say Michelle changed our lives would not be an exaggeration. She was very empathetic and non-judgmental... She didn't make our daughter feel badly... She didn't make my husband and myself feel like incompetent parents.
I definitely owe my newfound confidence to Michelle. Without her, I don’t know how I would’ve been able to come out of my horrible situation as such a better version of myself.
People don't understand Michelle doesn’t just offer advice… which they seem to be afraid of hearing. I convey the message that the decisions you make are ultimately your own but Michelle will help you find clarity and sort through emotions.
We felt comfortable knowing that Michelle would be the kind of counselor that would help our daughter see the good in herself, but also question some of her choices and actions.
You have brought back the communication ability that I thought that I lost. You helped her understand what we were feeling and she is such a better person for seeing you.
Michelle, you are so right about [my daughter] and how she thrives off of feelings of accomplishment. All seems to be good now. She amazes me every day with the way she is learning to handle tough situations.
With Michelle’s guidance, I was able to accomplish in approximately 8 months what I hadn’t been able to over the past 15 years.
I am forever grateful for Michelle's help.
Thank you, Michelle, for giving me my voice and a new lease on life.
Retired Arlington County Teacher
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Michelle is the best life coach I ever had.
Michelle is an excellent listener and her insights and advice were always right on target.
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She helped me in so many ways!
Michelle Kelly saved my life. What more can I say?
Stephanie W.

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