Mental health counseling comes in many different forms. At Bodhi, the goal is to provide an environment in which ideas are exchanged in an effort to alleviate current stress levels and to promote emotional growth. An exchange of ideas occurs, involving the sharing of perceived problems or issues by the client and knowledge and experience by the counselor. Whether a client is dealing with a psychiatric disorder, adjustment to a life transition, or simply looking to promote growth and understanding of the self, a strong therapeutic alliance with a knowledgeable and compassionate professional can help to begin a journey toward wellness.
It is within this compassionate and caring alliance that clients are able to begin healing. Healing not only addresses the current issue, but serves to apply knowledge gained to new situations as they arise. The goal is not curing illness, but healing emotional pain. Healing can transform pain into something great, something life-changing in a positive way. We often perceive situations as painful or difficult without appreciating that it is these very situations that lead to compassion and strength. Only by confronting and reflecting on the challenges inherent in moments of pain can we truly grow and become something better than we were before the challenge.