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Counseling

What is the purpose of counseling?

The purpose of counseling is to help clients achieve their personal goals, and gain greater insight into their lives. One hopes that by the end of this process one will be more satisfied with his or her life. Counseling is NOT a process where the counselor tells the client what he or she should do or decides choices for the client to make. Rather it is an opportunity for the client to come to a greater understanding of the person that he or she is with the help of the counselor.

What types of issues do clients generally see Tyndall Harris about?

Generally speaking, clients who come to see me are adults who desire a change in their lives. They may find that they are unhappy with a relationship, with the way things are going right now, or just feel that they need to talk with someone to get some help to figure out a problem in order to make their life better. These problems include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, marital/family issue, sexuality issue, and substance abuse to mention some.

Will others know about know about what we discuss? Will my privacy be respected?

Privacy is very important in a counseling relationship. My policy is that what is said during a session stays private and between the counselor and the clients with four (4) exceptions.

1. If you tell me that you are going to hurt yourself or someone else (including child or elder abuse).

2. If you come to an appointment intoxicated and choose to drive yourself home, I will report to the police that you are intoxicated and endangering the lives others on the highway.

3. If a court requires me to disclose something I may be required to reveal what I remember about a session or what is in my notes.

4. You may sign a release to allow me to give information to others, otherwise I will not release information about you to anyone else. This is my policy and is included in my Client Privacy Information Statement.

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