Making the decision to adopt is significant. There are so many factors to consider. Anxiety is a natural response to this process, as there are so many unknowns. Having a professional counselor to help you explore your feelings and thoughts can be a good place to start. Having decided to adopt, having recently welcomed an adoptive child in your home, or raising an adoptive child can also bring with it not only joys but many challenges. Adoptive parents often experience conflicted feelings, ambivalence, uncertainty, self-doubt or even regret. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling can help you negotiate these and other feelings that you or those you love are dealing with. Counselors can help you process your feelings, identify problems, help you to find solutions, discuss your goals and how to achieve those goals, as well as provide education on normal thoughts, feelings, and concerns around adoption. It is often the most challenging things in life are most rewarding. This is often said about adoption. If you, someone you care about, or even the individual who has been adopted, are struggling with these or other issues, the counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling can and want to help.
What can you expect from telephone counseling?
Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.
You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.
We have many professionals available to help you.
The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.
We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.
It all starts with learning about your needs.
Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.
You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.