Deciding whether to seek professional care is usually a personal decision. What is considered an inconvenience by one person could be a crisis to another. Different people tolerate levels of pain differently. But, there are times when professional counseling should always be considered. These involve life-threatening situations such as severe depression and suicide. At times other than personal crises, whether or not to seek counseling is entirely a personal decision. Counseling involves both … [Read more...]
Are you associated with a particular church or denomination?
New Reflections Counseling (NRC) is not affiliated with any particular church or denomination, but uses the Bible as the foundation for its beliefs. Any client from a church or denomination sharing our basic beliefs will be comfortable with our services. NRC respects clients’ established beliefs and offers services to everyone, regardless of what they believe. Differences on minor beliefs (baptism, communion) are accepted and do not interfere with progress. Differences on major beliefs … [Read more...]
What would you say to someone who is reluctant to schedule an appointment?
How can someone overcome the fear of the unknown? Doing something for the first time takes courage and determination. There are potentially an infinite number of distractions. Does counseling really work? How will I be able to afford this? How will I find the time? Who will watch my children? What is it going to be like? What is going to happen to me when I start talking about “it”? But guess what? Counseling is God’s idea. God is our Counselor. Counseling does work! Counseling is worth the … [Read more...]
What beliefs and values determine your counseling interventions?
New Reflections Counseling (NRC) is dedicated to providing professional counseling based on a conservative/evangelical Christian worldview. All counseling interventions are in harmony with what the Bible teaches. NRC believes in absolute standards that by nature remain unchanged and yet valid over time. NRC has five beliefs related to counseling: God made us as growing beings; God designed us for change rather than staying the same. God made each of us unique in our gifting and ability; … [Read more...]
What Kind of Health Professional Do I Need?
To make the best selection, aside from whether or not you want to see someone who can prescribe medicine, you are best to select someone who you can relate to and has the most experience in the area of your concern, for the fee you can afford. The following descriptions should help you narrow your choices. Doctors and Psychiatrists are similar Doctor – as a generalist, a doctor focuses more on your physical health, but might prescribe some mental health medicines to treat mild to moderate … [Read more...]
What does it mean to be “Licensed”?
A "Licensed" counselor has gone through the formal process (training) approved by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board (http://cswmft.ohio.gov). While different counselors have different levels of experience, a licensed counselor should have a general competency to provide counseling services. This is because Ohio has education, experience, and examination requirements before a license will be issued. … [Read more...]