It is reported that people go through as many as five stages to reach the point of being a good candidate for counseling. In the beginning, the individual has a problem but does not see it. Friends or family might see it first, but they would tell you the person is “in denial” or “clueless.” As people progress through the stages, they reach the point of shopping for advice, counsel, or therapy, while still trying to handle things on their own. Near the last stage, they reach a crisis point and show up in the counselor’s office.

All too often clients come to counseling hoping it will get someone else, or a certain situation, to change. Clients with this agenda can soon become discouraged with therapy when they realize that “someone else” or situation is not changing.

To test yourself, click on the image at right to view a simple assessment and evaluate your situation. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the survey. This free app is available by clicking the icon below. If you would like to test yourself to see if you are a good candidate for the type of counseling offered with Foresight, click on the image to the right to print off a survey and test yourself.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Counseling?