Counseling Awareness Month: Myths and Facts of Counseling
MYTH: You have to have a mental illness to go to counseling.
MYTH: People will assume there is something wrong with you if you seek counseling.
MYTH: Men aren’t in touch with their feelings and will not benefit from counseling.
MYTH: Seeking counseling is a sign of weakness.
MYTH: Counselors will try to put you on medication.
MYTH: Mental health issues are not real problems and counselors are not reputable doctors.
MYTH: Counseling is a quick fix for all your problems.
MYTH: If you go to counseling, everyone will know and judge you negatively.
- Evans, Duffey and Englar-Carlson. “Introduction to the Special Issue: Men in Counseling,” Journal of Counseling & Development, Sept. 17, 2013. Volume 91, Issue 4, Pages 387-389. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.1556-6676.2013.00108.x/abstract