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Everyone who pursues counseling does so for different reasons.
Sometimes a traumatic event (either unforeseen or expected) galvanizes a person to see solace and guidance from a helping professional.
Other times, family gatherings, the time of year or other factors which are not always apparent, persuade a client to seek greater understanding.
However it is often the case that additional or hidden goals reveal themselves as the counseling relationship deepens and grows.
It is a courageous act to seek counseling because it can be emotionally challenging to look at one's life and be willing to engage in exploration, to make it better - so I commend you for your willingness and fortitude in beginning this journey. Of course there are significant payoffs as well:
Now at this point in time, you are probably having an internal conversation..that goes something like this:
"Ok pick up the phone and contact him. Nah..it's not time. I really can't imagine what this will entail so it's easier to just skip it. No! That's what I always do and I really am serious about wanting things to change. In fact, I wouldn't be on this site, unless I really wanted to being this process. Oh..but it's just so diffcult getting started..."
Relax. Most people go through this identical process. But truly, I am only a phone call away and you are only committing to a phone call at this point-that could be the starting point of a personal transition to the life you want...So let your inner needs drive this one-