What Counseling is NOT?

If you’ve been living in this culture for a while you might have some of these ideas about counseling floating around in your head. Listed below are some common Myths about Counseling:


Counseling is only for people who have serious emotional problems.

Seeking Counseling is a sign of weakness.

Counseling is a last resort.

Counseling is only for crazy people.

So what is it? 

Counseling is not as scary as most people think of it to be. Counseling simply gives you an opportunity to talk to someone that has no bias toward you, that will listen to what you are saying, guide you and help you with whatever the need is.

Counseling is for anyone and everyone. Being in counseling does not mean that you are “crazy”. Today, there is little stigma attached to mental health issues since they are very common. At least 50% of the population will experience a mental health issue at one point in their lives.

What to expect from Counseling?

Counseling offers you a safe place to express your thoughts and feelings without any fear of judgment or repercussions. A counselor can help you see things from a different perspective. They can help you grow and strive toward a better you, help you achieve the goals you set for yourself and be there every step of the way to guide you to success.


Orlando, Winter Park, Longwood, Florida Counseling for Adults, Teens, and Children. Portuguese and Spanish Counseling available.

Marta Rocha, MA provides Individual, Group, or Family Counseling in Orlando, Longwood, and Winter Park Florida.

Anger Management
Sexual Abuse
Eating Disorders

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call: 407-453-3305.