Think Outside the Box
Since coming to HumanKind, Destin feels comfortable about counseling.
Destin was first introduced to HumanKind through the Ways to Work program. He and his wife both were able to receive reliable transportation because of the program. Recently Destin started attending counseling sessions to manage his anger.
Because of his previous experiences with counselors trying to label him, he wasn’t looking forward to his counseling sessions at HumanKind. He told his counselor before the first session started that he didn’t feel like counseling has helped him in the past because he felt that he had been labeled every time.
“She didn’t fit me to an anger management session — she fit the anger management session toward me,” Destin said. “It then evolved from an anger management session to a counseling session.”
Since Destin felt as if he was labeled at previous counselors, it took him more time to open up to his new counselor. But once he did, he realized that talking to someone is important to him.
“I felt like with her I could really be myself and be comfortable with it because I feel like when I talked to other people I got to hold back what I really want to say or pick and choose what I really want to say,” Destin said. “She always challenges my way of thinking so I like it.”
Destin, Counseling session client
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