We work with individuals, couples, marriages and families to bring them back together by finding the missing pieces and work through them by empowerment and change. CRCC is the private practice of Kristina Wessels, LPC. Her office is located at 2340 Dean Lake Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 inside New Community Church of West Michigan.
Counseling or Psychotherapy: What is the difference?
You have taken your first steps by inquiring about the difference between "counseling" and "therapy." Counseling is more about interpersonal relationships and how to improve them such as marriages, families, siblings, friendships and premarital relationships. Marriage and Family Therapy looks at the family as a system that for some reason is not working to its fullest potential. Those with an LMFT--a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist--have gone through training to understand how family systems work and how these systems can become dysfunctional.
Psychotherapy is intrapersonal which means you are looking into yourself and understanding what is working for you and what is working against you. Sometimes certain behaviors are used as a way to survive. As circumstances change, these behaviors may not be needed anymore, yet, are still being accessed so they are working against you rather than for you. The easy part is knowing that something is broken or not quite working right in your life. The hardest part is knowing what needs to change and whether or not you are ready for that change.
Psychotherapy is the journey you and your therapist will take so that your fullest potential has the ability to be revealed. The best part is that you are on this journey with a fellow sojourner.
You are taking great strides towards a better life and healthier relationships with yourself and others by browsing through this website. Please contact us if you have questions or need more information.