Counseling, Unique Approach and the Trajectory of Your Life
Behavior or relationships can take on a life of their own and careen out of control. It is as if the issues have their own trajectory that as time goes on, the problems gain in severity.
The miracle of counseling is that it can affect change, not that change miraculously occurs in an instant.
If your life or relationship is out of control, odds are there were a series of issues leading up to it.
Unchecked or unresolved, those issues are likely to continue further distance you from your preferred destination.
Go to counseling. Involve yourself with the process. Give yourself the opportunity to nudge the trajectory in a better direction.
Get on a better track.
My first meeting meeting is always a good three hours. This is very different from most approaches. Most approaches to counseling is based on the 50-minute hour. That just isn’t sufficient time to nudge the trajectory. By beginning with a good three-hour meeting, there is a greater opportunity to begin nudging the trajectory from the get-go.
So while things may not change over night, at least there is a greater probability of getting things started.
Clients who have been to the more traditional approach of 50-minute sessions tell me they appreciate the opportunity of really being able to talk and work things through.
Please note, I bill for actual time used.
How extraordinary is that. More time to talk; end where it makes sense; pay for what you use with no need to fill time.
I am Gary Direnfeld and I am a social worker. Check out all my services and then call me if you need help with a personal issue, mental health concern, child behavior or relationship, divorce or separation issue. I am available in person and by Skype.
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Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas and Georgina Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America.
If your relationship is faltering, then set it as your priority.
Read: Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships