You may wonder what are the differences between a talk therapist and a personal consultant, and your curiosity makes sense. Because sometimes the words personal counseling and talk therapy are used interchangeably. Both profession use conversations to solve an individual’s issues and improve their lives.
Communication is a crucial part of the human experience. Studies have proven verbalizing our feelings makes our sadness, anger and pain less intense. For some, this is talking to a spouse or sibling. For others, it is helpful to talk to someone outside of their family or social circle. In the later case, finding a counselor or therapist can be beneficial for your mental health.
While talk therapists and personal consultants may have similar roles, there are differences. Inform yourself and make the right choice for you.
What Is A Talk Therapist
One difference between talk therapists and personal consultants is licensing. Specifically, talk therapists are licensed. They also typically hold an advanced degree in counseling, psychology, mental health issues, or a related field. These professionals work with individuals, families, and groups. Their training is focused on learning ways to help people cope with behavioral, mental, or emotional problems and disorders.
It can be a plus, but the licensing can also be a potential drawback. State and federal laws might be restrictive. This can hamper a therapist’s practice. Personal consultants have no such constraints, so they may have more flexibility in the type of service provided.
You can choose between mental health professionals to find the right provider for you. The connection between a counselor or therapist and a client is what leads to success. Being able to talk openly and honestly is part of the healing process. Trust is a very important part of the process.
Focused On Senior Counseling
At Kendall Van Blarcom Consulting, Kendall is a senior helping seniors. Working with senior citizens and being a senior himself allows him to understand issues a younger therapist has never encountered. If you are a senior seeking online counseling, you can talk to someone close to your own age. With Kendall, you will have the communication and understanding needed to truly get therapeutic results.
You may hear counselors also referred to as advisors, but this can be deceiving. The goal of a counselor is not to offer advice. Rather they guide a client to make their own discoveries. The process is about supporting them and helping them make choices to benefit their current situation or cope with a past situation.
Plus, Kendall offers House-Calls, an opportunity for a client to participate in counseling in the comfort and care of their own environment. A true benefit for many senior citizens.
Are you ready to improve your life? Kendall can help you decide if a talk therapist or a personal consultant is right for you.
Kendall Van Blarcom is a senior helping seniors. Contact Van Blarcom Consulting today for help with your personal problems. Or, reach out to provide support for an older adult in your life.