Welcome to Mindfulness Counseling Center of Jacksonville. My name is Julie Ingber. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Nationally Board Certified Counselor. I started my career in mental health counseling over 32 years ago. In those 32 years, I have had the privilege and honor to assist hundreds of individuals on their journey to healing and health.
It usually takes a significant event or experience for someone to decide to seek counseling. Unfortunately, for most of us we have to go through a lot of distress before we are willing to reach out and accept help and support. It feels vulnerable to say “I am hurting” or “What I am doing just isn't working for me anymore.” If we are having a difficult time getting through something on our own, we may feel like a failure.
Providing a safe, trusting environment is an essential element for therapy to be effective. I understand how hard it may be to take that initial step and ask for help. I also know that when someone takes the risk to reach out, it is very important to feel and to know that the person you are reaching out to is helpful, compassionate and non-judgmental. Providing a safe, trusting environment is an essential element for therapy to be effective. It is one of my roles as a therapist.
If therapy is going to be effective (and not just a band-aid) it takes commitment and work on both the client's and therapist's part for healing to occur. The length of time required for therapy will depend on the complexity of the issue and length of time the client has been experiencing the specific challenge they are coming in to address. Some issues and situations only take a few sessions to work through and overcome, others may take much longer. It also depends on how motivated the client is to make the changes he/she wants to experience. A person typically spends 50 minutes once a week or every other week in counseling. A significant amount of the healing happens in between sessions as you experience and practice new thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.