Laura Barrett, M.A., L.P.C.
Counseling has increased in popularity the past few years as it gets away from the stereotypical image of "What's wrong with me?". Today, counseling is seen as a positive and proactive approach to improve one's quality of life. People are finally realizing there are special techniques, educational tools and coping skills they can learn to battle depression, anxiety, eating disorders, as well as improve relationships. In this fast paced world, many people are no longer willing to let their emotions control their life, but they reach outward for understanding and answers - counseling provides a neutral third party where clients can explore their issues in a safe, caring and confidential environment.