I think the biggest thing about mental health counseling and why it works is all of us have a story we want listened to without judgement, and we so seldom get that from anyone. There are different therapeutic theories and techniques. But that human element, that true empathic listening, is the core. So many of us feel lonely and judged and disconnected and lack reminders of our worth. I’ve definitely been there myself at times. That’s why I have a mental health counseling degree. And many people think counseling isn’t for them, and/or have misconceptions about what it is. That’s why I have this blog.