The-Helping-Counselor

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.

Mr. Jackson the helping counselor

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

 

  • Neurodiversity:
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Speech Impediments

 

  • Veterans/ServiceMembers and Military Families:
    • Active Service Member
    • Retired
    • Veterans
    • Military Member’s Family

 

  • Self-Directed Violence:
    • Suicide Ideation
    • Suicide Attempts
    • Recent Discharge From Psychiatric Hospitalization
    • Self Injurious Behavior

The Helping Counselor (THC) Mission:

You are the expert on your own life and life experiences. Our goal is to help you find the best solutions to your problems and regain control of your life. You are in the driver’s seat; I am in the passenger seat as we go through your journey of recovery!

What Solutions Will We Develop Together?

Do you feel like you don’t fit in with other people, perhaps because of your racial identity, sexuality, gender, or because of your disability? Then you’re not alone! Do you feel lonely, want to make friends and meaningful relationships with others but fear rejection because this has happened in the past? Lastly, are you feeling hopeless, worthless, rejected, abandoned, invisible, and forgotten and want to increase your confidence to make meaningful relationships? Let’s work together to achieve this goal together.
 
Let’s work together to find the solutions to help you increase your confidence and build meaningful relationships. Many people like us have found success in learning to accept ourselves for who we are & not who others want us to be. Many clients like us have discovered new ways to form meaningful relationships with good people.
 
I understand feeling like I don’t fit in with “the crowd” and wanting to be accepted by “everyone.” Therefore, coping by keeping to myself, so I will not feel rejected by others and feel sad, “depressed,” and alone. Can you relate to asking yourself, “why me? Why don’t I fit in with everyone? What’s wrong with me?” If so, let’s chat, call me.

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 find that you have different goals you want to accomplish or need to strengthen some of your previous skills, then you are welcomed 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, which means I will primarily use Solution Focused Brief Therapy and incorporate Choice Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I would encourage you to research these three methods to determine if you feel these interventions will meet your counseling expectations.

 

Investing In My Mental Health Recovery.

My Aftercare Plan

Part of the recovery process is practicing what you are learning and working on in counseling outside our sessions. If you expect to come to counseling once a week for an hour and not implement these skills and changes outside of the counseling room, then you will likely see minimum results from our time together, and therapy will take longer than you may have expected. After you discharge, if you do not continue to practice and implement the changes you made during our time together, then there is a chance you will relapse into your old thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Coming to counseling and working together is the easier part of recovery; it is the work that comes after formal treatment that takes perseverance.

The Helping Counselor (THC) Philosophy:

What are you ready and willing to do to reach your goals?

 

 

If You are In A Crisis, Get Help Immediately!

If you’re in pain, struggling, and needing immediate help then call 911, go to the nearest emergency department, call lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or chat through their Lifeline Chat services. Additional information can be found on their website www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

If, for unseen reasons, you do not hear from me or I am unable to reach you, and you feel you cannot wait for a return call or feel unable to keep yourself safe, please go to your local hospital emergency room or call 911. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 and ask to speak to the mental health worker on call. I will make every attempt to inform you in advance of planned absences and provide you with the name and phone number of the mental health professional covering my practice.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, promoting professional best practices, and building awareness https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

The President Signs National Suicide Prevention Designation Act Into Law.

The President recently signed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act into law. 988, the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, is to be completed by July 2022. In the meantime, please continue to share 1-800-273-TALK (8255) with anyone wishing to connect to the Lifeline. 988 is NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE nationally and may not connect callers to the Lifeline. https://www.vibrant.org/president-signs-988-into-law