Different Types of Support
Therapy or counseling, terms that are often used interchangeably, may look very different depending on the style of therapy being provided, the issue being addressed, and the individual needs of the person seeking support. Therapy can be short term, addressing a specific issue or two, or it may be more in depth and long term. Therapy can stay focused in the present, seeking practical solutions or it can dive into the past to better understand yourself and identify patterns that are causing distress. Therapy services provided by Real Help Mobile Counseling will be tailored to your specific needs.
Case management and advocacy services focus on providing practical support with life’s difficult circumstances. Sometimes what is most helpful is having an experienced, dedicated profession to look at a situation with you objectively, discuss options, and help you move forward with whatever issue needs to be addressed. Sometimes this may include speaking, or advocating, on your behalf. In other situations it may be more strategy focused, supporting you to advocate on your own behalf.
Case management/advocacy can seem to overlap with therapy at times, but they are two distict services and will not be provided for the same person at the same time. Therapy is more about analyzing, processing, and adjusting internal experiences and behaviors whereas case management and advocacy is more about understanding external systems, developing a voice, and being able to speak up for your wants and needs. Similar at times, but distinct services.
Consulting services are available in professional situations where it would be helpful to have the viewpoint of an experienced professional who is knowledgeable in the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities, and service delivery systems.