Life Skills Counseling at Thriveworks Bethlehem—Counselors and Therapists in Lehigh Valley, PA
Our life skills are what allow us to live happy, healthy, and successful lives. Certain life skills can supplement our hobbies and make life more enjoyable; others can ensure we’re able to take care of our health and wellbeing; and others can help us to achieve our greatest life objectives.
“Is it more important for you to know what happened in the First World War or to memorize other significant dates in history, or is it more important to learn the strategies they used for optimum leadership, success, and joyful living? Don’t you think schools need to teach the latter?” –Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy
It’s important we continue to build upon these skills as we grow through life. And a counselor at Thriveworks Bethlehem can help you do just that. If you think you could benefit from working with a mental health professional with expertise in their field, you’ve come to the right place. Reach out to start improving your life skills today.
What Are Life Skills? Which Are Essential?
There isn’t a comprehensive list of life skills out there that everyone should check off. Instead, we’re all constantly acquiring new skills, of which depend greatly on our current life circumstances. For example, if you’re in school, then you’ll benefit best from utilizing your study skills; or, if you’ve just been promoted to head manager at work, you’ll need to channel your leadership skills into your position. A few other skill sets include…
- Parenting skills
- Time management skills
- Organizational skills
- Stress management skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Communication skills
If we’re being honest with ourselves, we can all improve our skills in one area or another—whether we’re in dire need of improving a skillset or we’re merely interested in excelling in a skill set. Either way, a counselor can prove beneficial to expanding your life skills.
How Can a Counselor Help Me Improve My Life Skills?
The counselors at Thriveworks Bethlehem give you the opportunity to ask “How?” and “Why?” Here are a few how’s and why’s they can answer or help you find the answer to yourself:
- How am I supposed to juggle work and school at the same time?
- Why is it important to take breaks at work?
- How can I be a better parent to my teen?
- Why aren’t my spouse and I communicating well?
- How can I make my space better organized?
- Why am I stressed and how can I manage it?
Your counselor will delve into these questions and structure counseling in a way that will lead you to the answers you seek. They’ll revisit the importance of various skills—specifically those you hope or need to improve—and work with you to achieve your goals. Here’s an example of how a counselor might help their client in search of life skills services:
- Before this year, you couldn’t fathom working two jobs at once. But your current financial situation has led you to dive headfirst into this new feat. And what you’ve found is that you now lack a social life. You can’t remember the last time you got to spend quality time with your friends. And you’re starting to struggle with this social withdrawal.
Finally, you decide to see a counselor. They quickly identify your need to improve your time management as well as your organizational skills. And after just a couple sessions, you’ve figured out how to save time here or there. You’ve also learned how different organizational techniques can aid in stress relief. You’re feeling optimistic about the changes you’re going to make.
This is just one example. There are many different life skills a counselor can help you to acquire, understand better, or improve upon. Your counselor will customize your counseling experience based on the life skills you’re interested in gaining, as well as the goals you have communicated.
Schedule a Life Skills Counseling Session at Thriveworks Bethlehem
The counselors at Thriveworks Bethlehem are experts in their field. They possess a collection of skills that enable them to help their clients with various challenges, of which includes the need to improve their abilities in certain areas of life.
If you think you could benefit from life skills counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Bethlehem today. We’ll get you set up with a caring provider who will help you achieve your life objectives. Just give us a call at 484-241-2848 to get started.