07 Feb Counseling…CONVERSATIONS WITH A PURPOSE
I never thought I would pay this much for a cup of coffee! But there I was, sitting in Starbucks with a “Grande Pike,” too hot to drink, and just opening my iPad to read while I took a break. The person at the next table looked over and began an unsolicited conversation. We talked about health issues, inflation, and how to solve the world’s problems (By the way, we were unsuccessful with the last topic). At home that evening, I was telling my wife about the encounter with this interesting person. She asked, “What did you two talk about?” I told her, “Everything and nothing.”
“Sounds like a Seinfeld script,” she replied.
Everything and nothing! That’s what some people think happens in counseling. If you thought that, you would be wrong. In marriage or individual counseling, the conversation has a specific purpose. It is true that I don’t always know the direction it is going to take, but when the client identifies the issues or changes they want to make, the counselor goes to work to help the client look at the risks, benefits, and process of how to get what they are seeking. The client may not get what they wanted quickly. But they will know that they had a “CONVERSATION WITH A PURPOSE.”
Are you ready for a CONVERSATION WITH A PURPOSE? Give me a call 972-680-8986 Ext. 300.