My counseling exists to serve individuals, couples, and families through professional counseling. My counseling goal is to impact lives on a spiritual, emotional, and mental level. Counseling also involves the sharing of personal problems, concerns, and stories with a professional who is skilled at helping the client or clients come to a resolution or solution about the particular situation. Counseling is a relatively short/long-term, interpersonal, theory-based professional activity guided by ethical and legal standards that focuses on helping people resolve developmental issues, situational problems, and more complex personal diagnoses. The general goals for the client are that he or she can identify the issues, develop a plan of action, and then implement that plan to move forward and progress in spite of their spiritual, emotional an or mental setbacks. This is a very personal process. It is educational and developmental by nature. My understanding of counseling comes from many different theoretical orientations. I believe that clients have the solutions to their dilemmas within themselves. We have the freedom to choose what directions our life takes and the responsibility to take control of that freedom. Therefore, the counselor does not have the “answers” to the client’s “problem” but is a facilitator of the process that helps the client take responsibility and action and come to a resolution.