Counseling is the activity of the counselor or a professional who counsels people, especially on personal problems and difficulties. Counseling involves listening.

List of counseling topics

  • Academic advising
  • Career counseling
  • Online counseling
  • Mental health counseling
  • Couples therapy
  • Credit counseling
  • Disciplinary counseling
  • Telephone counseling
  • Psychiatric and so on.

Process of counseling

Opening: establishing a relationship/ build trust.
Exploring: good listening.
Understanding: clarifying/ reflecting/ summarizing the problems.
Deciding on intervention: understanding the situation that the person is in.
Exploring the problem to find out the solution.
Helping the person to plan his own solution.
Monitoring and maximizing resilience.

Counseling skills:

Effective counselors should have excellent communication skills.

  • Acceptance
  • Empathy
  • Problem solving skills
  • Flexibility
  • Self-awareness

Mental illness counseling

According to a study, approximately 26.2% Americans are effected by mental illness every year. Here are some of the common mental illnesses that counselors work with:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Attention defeat disorder
  • Borderline personality
  • Depression
  • Eating disorder
  • Panic disorder

How to help a depressed person by his family member

Ask for help from friends, doctor or a counselor.
Learn about the diagnosis, but don’t define the person by it.
Work on relationship with the person. Spend more time with that person. Be more supportive.
Set healthy boundaries. Make decisions together when possible.
Have a basic plan for mental health emergencies like suicidal thoughts and violence.
Encourage the person to follow through with therapy recommendations.

How to become a mental health counselor

Get a bachelor’s degree in psychology
Get an advanced degree in specialty
Get clinical counseling experience
Take the counselor exam
Apply for licensure in your state


Homeopathic and mental health

Homeopathic gives great importance to mental illness. Homeopathic is based on the philosophy of treating the whole person based on mind, body and life force relationships. From a homeopathic point of view, the prevalence of mental illness in our society is not simply the result of living in a fast paced, stressful society, but also a result of poor medical care system which has great effect on brain of people. Depression and anxiety are the major mental illnesses in the world. Homeopathic remedies help in reducing these problems.

A person who is mentally ill can’t understand his right or wrong. He has always feared from small things. He thinks that all persons around him are trying to kill him or hurt him. Homeopathic provides treatment to that kind of person to return in his normal position.

Symptoms of mental illness

Behavioral abnormalities
Alcoholism and drug dependency
Forget things

Treatment of mental illness with homeopathic

Stay at peaceful place
Gossip with older people
Enjoy with your family
Take a good sleep
Eat organic fruits and vegetables
Homeopathic medicines
Mental exercises

Benefits of homeopathic:

Treatment with medicines made from natural sources like plants and minerals.
Treatment customized for every patient.
Effectively treats the underlying cause of depression.
Reduce emotional hypersensitivity.
Regulates happy hormones balance.
Improves general and mental health.

Treatment approach: the following steps are involved in treatment approach.

First consultation
Medical diagnosis
Personalized treatment
Advice on lifestyle