Why Counselling?

Conventional medicine and doctors are fast becoming obsolete when it comes to understanding and solving the problems that afflict that most complex of mechanisms called the human mind. A traditional doctor undergoes several years of medical school, gains years of experience and practices. He is certainly well-positioned to pinpoint ailments of the body’s anatomy and prescribe medications to fix them. Some doctors such as psychiatrists and neurologists specialize in the workings of the mind and it is found that they need to listen to the patient much more than other doctors do. In fact, there is a whole concept of narrative medicine attached to these streams. Several childhood, developmental and experience-related factors contribute to the evolvement of an individual’s mind. Psychiatrists can both diagnose and treat mental illnesses with medications while a psychologist diagnoses and treats mental illnesses without resorting to medication.
The side effects of medicines aside, psychologists are the perfect guides for students, especially teenagers with their unique growing-up issues. They need a patient hearing more than other age groups do. And unfortunately, it is lacking from the side of parents and teachers due to primarily the generation gap and secondly the nature of the child-adult relationship. There is hardly any empathy from the older generation for the younger as the former tries to discipline and control the latter. There is a yawning gap that begs to be filled. A counselor can pitch in here and act as a friend, guide and companion for the adolescent. The counselor can make the child open out about himself in a way that he would not do with his peers or adults. It is not necessary to do this in-person. In fact, many teens are comfortable doing it in the privacy of their rooms and using the confidentiality that a communication channel in an app such as Mindez provides.