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
- Learning Disabilities
- Speech Impediments
- Veterans/ServiceMembers and Military Families:
- Active Service Member
- Military Member’s Family
- Self-Directed Violence:
- Suicide Ideation
- Suicide Attempts
- Recent Discharge From Psychiatric Hospitalization
- Self Injurious Behavior
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 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, call 911, go to the nearest emergency department, call lifeline at 988, or chat through Lifeline Chat services. Additional information can be found on their website www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org988
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: 988 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.