What to Expect from sessions

The first appointment at Parkview Employee Assistance allows you and a counselor to get to know one another and formulate a plan of action. This meeting is usually structured, as it involves the completion of initial paperwork, outlining your concerns, relevant history and goals. In some cases, the client and the counselor may agree to facilitate a referral to a community agency.

How to get the most out of your counseling experience

  • Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. Self-exploration and change are hard work, and can often stir up painful feelings. This is a normal part of the healing process, and we will help you through it.
  • Be an active participant. Use your time wisely. Be honest with the counselor and give feedback.
  • Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time and effort. Your coping strategies, habits and self-perceptions have formed over a long period of time.
  • Follow your counselor’s recommendations. Take the time between sessions to try the suggestions made by your counselor to improve your life. These may be new behaviors, new ways of thinking or looking at life. If you are unable to complete an exercise, be honest, and explore the reasons behind it.
  • Ask questions. Your counselor is part of your team and is here to help.

Individual Counseling

Life can be challenging and most of our clients are working through normal life events and appreciate talking to someone who does not judge and can help them see new alternatives. Clients are able to meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss a variety of problems.  Individual counseling is a collaborative effort between you and your counselor. Our goal is to provide a supportive, open and confidential environment for you to address any issue that concerns you.

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling can help couples determine and work through the influences putting stress on their relationships. While the goal is often to help couples repair their relationships, it can also help couples end relationships in a healthy and respectful manner.

To schedule that first appointment, simply call our scheduling office at 260-266-8060 or 1-800-721-8809.