What is counseling?
Counseling aims to offer a supportive relationship and safe setting to explore the dynamics of any inner struggle and grow in self-understanding, moving toward personal growth.
The terms 'counseling' and 'therapy' are often used interchangeably. Distinctions between mental health clinicians are based upon what type of education the clinician received (generally between psychology, counseling, and social work) and which license they are eligible for based on education and experience. Mental health clinicians must be licensed by the state of Michigan (via LARA) to offer therapeutic services to Michigan residents. For more information about Michigan state licenses, visit michigan.gov/lara/