What Is Therapeutic Counseling?

Therapeutic counseling is a psychological service that focuses on helping individuals learn skills and techniques to facilitate coping make improvements in their own lives. Therapeutic counseling uses a holistic approach for improving psychological well-being by helping individuals understand their actions and how to control them.

Therapeutic counseling ultimately seeks to show clients how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are related. Counseling sessions ideally result in a lifestyle change to prevent problems from happening again.

People use therapeutic counseling for emotional, mental and behavioral concerns, as well as to overcome educational difficulties or phobias. As with other types of psychological care, patients may have individual, group or family counseling sessions.