"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still." -Chinese proverb
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw
"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." -Karen Kaiser Clark
Affective Counseling offers wholistic and individualized counseling for adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. We are dedicated to helping our clients overcome life obstacles, reach personal goals and maintain good mental health.
Affective Counseling is committed to understanding the specific needs of its clients and providing individually tailored treatment for each of them. Our philosophy is based on the belief that individuals know themselves better than anyone else, and possess the wisdom, insights and strength to navigate through life’s challenges. Our role as therapists is to assist our clients in connecting to those frequently unrealized or forgotten strengths and insights by joining them on an exploration of their beliefs, values and perception of self. Using an array of research-based techniques, our therapists can attain a deep understanding of the singular experiences and emotional needs of each client and offer alternative perspectives and effective tools to achieve a client’s personal goals.
Those who choose to attend counseling often identify a particular concern or have a general feeling of unhappiness or dissatisfaction that affects one or more areas of their lives. Frequently, people try to make changes in their lives but have not been able to achieve the desired progress on their own. The primary focus of counseling is to gain a deeper understanding of individual obstacles and to develop alternative approaches to navigating personal barriers. Although choosing to begin the counseling process can initially feel overwhelming or intimidating, as time progresses a person comes to understand that counseling is simply having a conversation with a trustworthy professional who is committed to understanding your concerns and helping you reach your goals.