Bethlehem Life Skills Counseling

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.

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Unlocking my potential

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Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
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Christiana is amazing!

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I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
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Stress & Anxiety

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Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
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Camille Mackey

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I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
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Christiana

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Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
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Christiana

★★★★★
Christiana is calm and patient and she is a great listener. She is very easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable!
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Counselor

★★★★★
I have known Brandon Ballantyne for many years. He is one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met. He certainly has a knack for working with people as a counselor. He brings a positive energy to the table and leaves a lasting impression on the patients he works with. I would highly recommend Brandon’s services to anyone seeking supports.
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Brandon is excellent

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Brandon is a great asset to the mental health field! Speaking as one that also works in medical field, I would recommend Brandon to any clients!
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Accountability

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Christiana helped me realize that I am accountable for my actions, happiness, success and impact on others. She always went the extra step to help me break down my own roadblocks but made me do it on my own. I’m forever grateful for her and her direct but empathetic style.
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Really enjoyed talking with Stan

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Really enjoyed talking with Stan on way to recovery.Also enjoyed connecting with him on other family issues.
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Stan was very professional and thorough

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Stan was very professional and thorough. He explained his role and the standards he would uphold for the public and DOT. He also listened to my point of view during the assessment to better understand my situation and recommend a course of action. He made clear what was expected of me. Stan also went way above and beyond what I would consider part of his job. He was a great help and resource. Thank you
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Marianne Bartos Helped Me

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Marianne Bartos was able to help me with anxiety. I was having panic attacks and she encouraged and taught me to practice breathing techniques and also meditation. These methods were very helpful to me! She is an excellent counselor and I would recommend her highly.
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LPC

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I saw Marianne when I left my husband and she was a GREAT help to me. She helped me with my anxiety, (which was sometimes overwhelming), finances, and depression. Marianne is a welcoming and warm person. I wish her the best of luck in her new venture!
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Stan Theodoredis

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What sets Stan Theodoredis apart from other professionals is his innate sense of compassion. He has a generous spirit that is evident the moment you meet him. If I had to use one word to describe him it would be "kind". I believe these are essential qualities to look for if you are searching for someone to guide you through any of life's challenges.
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Stan Theodoredis

★★★★★
Stan Theodoredis is a deeply caring and compassionate counselor who shares his insight and experience with generosity. He has a way of being present and listening that is comforting and gives the sense of someone who understands and is willing to make the journey no matter how rough it may be. His genuine warmth and good humor make him a pleasure to know, and are truly remarkable as he skillfully yet honestly travels the emotional, psychological and spiritual issues we all confront in our lives.
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