Counseling - Genesis Counseling Center

Got Therapy?
Why pursue psychotherapy? Through psychotherapy, counselors assist
people of all ages in living more joyous, healthier and productive lives.
Therapy is often needed, it is effective, and it can naturally give lasting
positive results (
Therapy is needed.
 It is estimated that over one in four adults experience a diagnosable
mental health disorder in a given year. For children this estimate is
one in ten (
 Research also indicates up to 50% of adults experience deep
emotional difficulty at some point in their life
“In this world there will be troubles” (John 16:33b). It is inevitable that at
some point in life, everyone needs someone beyond a friend or family
member who can help them find real healing from the invisible wounds of
life. Many have benefitted from the caring support of a trained
Therapy is effective.
Those who undergo therapy benefit with increased self-insight. Many
report fewer negative emotional symptoms and experiencing a higher
overall quality of life ( Empirical
studies have shown the effectiveness of psychotherapy for some time
The results of psychotherapy can be long-lasting.
People who receive psychotherapy often continue to improve and flourish
after the conclusion of therapy. Therapy can immediately help reduce
distressing symptoms, but the goal is also to increase one’s understanding
of underlying issues. This dynamic allows for ongoing personal growth,
better decision-making, positive change, and improved relationships.
Therapy consists of the application of scientifically validated procedures to
help people develop healthier, more effective habits. The most common
therapy approaches include cognitive-behavioral focus, interpersonal
emphasis (focus on how one relates to others), and other types of talk
therapy ( All
these approaches help individuals work through their problems.
Pursuing psychotherapy is a courageous choice for an improved life.
It is a choice for healing, healthy growth and change. The problems that
brought the person in will be dealt with, and new skills will also be learned
for continued better coping and thriving in the future.
Can therapy help you?
Here are some signs that help determine if someone may benefit from
therapy (adapted from
 an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness or sadness
 problems don't seem to get better despite efforts and help from family
and friends
 difficulty concentrating on work/school assignments or other daily
 excessive worry, expecting the worst, or constantly “on edge”
 actions which may harm oneself or others (for example, addictions or
excessive anger)
 marriage issues don’t go away but only seem to worsen with time
draining hope for a better relationship
Written by:
Dr. Trina Young Greer, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Genesis Counseling Center