Hi, I’m Mr. Jackson, The Helping Counselor; times are tough right now for “all of us’, so please reach out so you and I can find a solution to make tomorrow a little bit easier than today.
What Services Are Provided?
The Helping Counselor works with clients who are struggling with the following concerns:
- Identity Issues:
- Biracial Identity
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Orientation
- LGBT “Family” Community
- Identity Trauma
- Learning Disabilities
- Speech Impediments
- Feeling Different Trauma
- Veterans/Servicemembers and Military Families:
- Active Service Member
- Military Member’s Family
- Military Trauma
- Self-Directed Violence:
- Suicide Ideation
- Suicide Attempts
- Recent Discharge From Psychiatric Hospitalization
- Self Injurious Behavior
- Hopelessness Trauma
The Helping Counselor (THC) Mission:
What Solutions Will We Develop Together?
Finding The Right Counselor.
As you start this recovery journey, it will be essential to have a trusted mental health counselor along the way. Like each snowflake, no two counselors are the same, and you will need to find the right fit for you, which can feel like a big challenge. My goal is for you to feel supported throughout our time together to process your experiences in a safe therapeutic environment.
I encourage you to ask yourself some of the following questions to gain a clear understanding of what you are looking for in a counselor.
What Preferences Do I Have?
1. Do I want a counselor of a particular sex or gender?
2. Do I prefer a younger or older counselor?
3. Do I prefer a counselor of my ethnicity or from my cultural background?
4. Do I want a counselor who knows the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation?
5. Do I want a counselor with a shared life experience?
6. Do I want to meet a counselor through telehealth or in person?
These are just a few of the questions I would encourage you to consider in making an informed decision about your care and determining if I am a good fit for your needs.
What Can I Expect In Treatment?
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe treatment should be episodic, meaning you come to therapy for a limited time, and we work on the goals you outlined. After achieving these goals, you will be discharged from treatment and continue implementing these tools and changes throughout your life without my direct support. After all, you came to treatment, you put in the hard work, and now it is time to keep moving forward without being in counseling services. If you have different goals you want to accomplish or need to strengthen some of your previous skills, you are welcome to come back for another episode of care.
I provide therapy, starting with a Person Center foundation. Moreover, treatment is provided through an assimilative integration approach, so I will primarily use Solution Focused Brief Therapy and incorporate Reality Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. When we are working on your trauma, we will use Brainspotting. I would encourage you to look at my theoretical intervention page to learn more about them and see if they will meet your counseling expectations.
Investing in My Mental Health Recovery
Counseling may seem expensive, but it can pay off in the long run by enhancing my quality of life and helping me get to and stay in recovery. Therefore, mental health counseling can be a valuable investment for my well-being. It can help me cope with stress, reprocess my trauma, improve my relationships, and overcome complex challenges. Counseling can also reduce depressive and anxiety symptoms and sometimes even the need for medication.
My Aftercare Plan
You must apply what you learn daily to make the most of your counseling sessions. Counseling is not a quick fix (like taking a pill); it requires active participation and commitment in our counseling sessions and outside while you apply your real-life skills. If you stop practicing the skills and strategies you learned in counseling, you may fall back into old thinking, feeling, and behaving patterns. Recovery is an ongoing process that goes beyond counseling. That’s why you have an aftercare plan.
Your aftercare plan is personalized to help you maintain and enhance your mental health after counseling. It may include taking your medication as directed, joining support groups or follow-up sessions, taking care of yourself, avoiding triggers, using healthy coping skills, and reaching out for help when needed. Your aftercare plan can help you focus on your recovery and avoid mental health relapse.
The Helping Counselor (THC) Philosophy:
Dalai Lama … “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
What are you ready and willing to do to
reach your goals?
The Counseling Process
The counseling process is a collaborative effort between the counselor and the client. It involves the following stages: establishing a trusting relationship, exploring the client’s issues and goals, developing a treatment plan, implementing interventions, and evaluating progress. Ethical principles and professional standards guide the counseling process.
To proceed with scheduling an intake appointment, you will need to email Mr. Jackson at Cjackson@thehelpingcounselor.com. He will respond using Microsoft Outlook’s HIPAA-approved and encrypted email to ensure your confidentiality. If you request to use unencrypted email, please understand that someone can intercept our emails and break your privacy. When you send your email, please indicate what problems you would like to work on and/or goals you would like to achieve. Once The Helping Counselor receives your email, we will usually contact you within 24 business hours; however, rarely it may take up to 48 business hours based on client care.
If You are In A Crisis, Get Help Immediately!