Most people when they enter counseling they are very anxious. I try to create a safe environment for them. I want them to know that I am there to listen and help them. They have to do the actual work of their healing. I am a person there to listen, but also help motivate them to take charge of their lives. People feel trapped and alone. I try to be that listening ear and comfort. One of the interventions used is teaching new coping skills.
Fran Sprous, MALPC is a counseling provider who practices in Cape Girardeau, MO.