Individual Counseling

Do you wonder what individual counseling is like and what to expect.  This depends a lot on the therapist and the type of counseling they use when addressing various concerns. With Solution Focused counseling, we may start by having you tell me about yourself and the concerns that bring you to counseling.  Once I know what your concerns are, we’ll shift our attention to helping you get a clear picture of what positive changes you’re trying to make when your concerns are gone or under control.  I’ll ask you some questions to help you add detail to what your preferred future looks like and what will be different when these things are happening. 

Next, we’ll decide what things you’re doing right that you should keep doing, and what small changes you can start with.  I like to ask scaling questions and what I call relational questions (how people who know you best would answer questions). These help you look at your situation from different perspectives.  This will help give you some clarity about things you can start to do differently starting right away. 

What Clients Like You Like About Solution Focused Counseling

You will like this approach to counseling because you leave sessions with clear ideas for next steps. These are based on your own experiences which makes it more likely you’ll try them.  Clients like this approach because rather than leaving feeling emotionally drained, they feel motivated to try something new. You’ll usually leave the very first session with new ideas to try out.

Get Started

Solution Focused Counseling works best for people who want to take control of their circumstances and do something about it. Solution Focused Counseling is effective, efficient, and a no nonsense approach to counseling. For more information about my Grand Rapids, MI counseling service, contact me by email or phone. See contact page to get started. We can usually get you in for your first appointment within a week.