In-Person & Online Communication Counseling

Navigating relationships is difficult enough on its own, but throwing communication difficulties into the mix can make things even more challenging. Our interactions can color our lives, which is why so many people turn to individual therapy. Therapy, in-person or online, is about so much more than learning about the words you should use to talk to the people you love.

In counseling, Ellen Savage, LCPC, helps you determine the steps you can take to improve your communication skills, whether there is a specific person you want to improve your relationship with or if you want to see a general improvement in your communication skills.

So, why should you consider counseling to improve your communication? With counseling, you’ll be able to identify specific areas in which you’d like to improve your communication so that you can set actionable goals. You’ll improve your skills and receive specific guidance catered to your goals.

Additionally, you’ll have a counselor who can guide you through the next steps, so you feel less alone and experience progress that inspires confidence.

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You can take several steps to prepare for your communication counseling session. Whether you choose to attend counseling sessions online or in person, you will learn that developing effective communication strategies is work, but it is worth your effort. Your counselor will promote your growth in this field with helpful prompts and gentle guidance.

One of the best ways you can prepare for your first counseling session is to assess your listening skills. In counseling, you will learn more about how to be an active participant in your conversations. Ellen Savage will help you take stock of your active listening skills and gain an understanding of your communication style.

In counseling, you’ll also learn how to challenge your expectations and rethink the precedent you set. You’ll listen to what is actually being said instead of focusing on your own expectations and preconceptions. You should attend each session ready to challenge your expectations and your mindset.

If you are participating in counseling sessions at home, you can prepare for counseling by having a space where you can talk freely. It should be a quiet space where you have privacy. Otherwise, you may find it most effective to visit our office.

Yes, online counseling is effective. In your sessions, you will learn valuable communication skills and see small successes grow into more opportunities for change. Ellen has seen the same success with her online clients as she has with her in-person clients. This is because many people enjoy the less formal format and find this makes it easier for them to communicate with a therapist. Some people find that it is easier for them to open up with an online counselor, and they still reap the same benefits.
You may be afraid that you will not be able to connect with your counselor through a screen, but this does not have to be the case. All that is required for effective counseling is that you bring a willingness to explore your skills honestly with professional help.

Need In-Person or Online Communication Counseling in Montana?

Ellen Savage, LCPC, has nearly 40 years of counseling experience, which includes helping people achieve their personal and social goals. In fact, she’s been providing individual and group therapy since 1982. She is certified by the State of Montana Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors. She is also certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. In an online and in-person capacity, Ellen is certified to help with communication, trauma, and grief.

If you are interested in visiting our office for your counseling session, please be within traveling distance of our Havre, Montana location. Online counseling is available via Skype, FaceTime, and phone.

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