Benefits of Counseling

Rick McCarthy with Patient

Rick McCarthy


Why Counseling
Most people cope with their lives just fine most of the time. However, life can be very difficult, painful, and overwhelming at times. Our ability to cope effectively with life falls on a very wide continuum, from maladaptive, unhealthy and dysfunctional, to adaptive, healthy, and functional. Given any number of stressors, along with acute or chronic conflicts, as well as personal, relational, or medical and health concerns, we may lose our ability to maintain mental and physical health. We can become not only unhappy, but develop a number of serious mental, physical, and spiritual symptoms.
It is essential to update and strengthen our coping skills, and sometimes religious faith and strength to meet the needs and complexities of the full life we lead, and to learn the best tools to better deal with the continuing challenges of life, many of which are out of our control to prevent.
In most cases, along with a skilled therapist, we can learn to become stronger and more effective in coping with life’s stressors, and therefore lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilling and productive life.
  • Years in Practice: Over 40 Years
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • School: Loyola Marymount University
  • Year Graduated: 1979
  • License No. and State: MFC18461 California
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