Conflict is healthy and normal, and in most cases can be reconciled by the parties involved. However, sometimes conflict goes unresolved either due to one or more irrational parties or an inability to come to a compromise. In these cases, conflict resolution services can play a helpful role in unraveling disagreements while preserving the relationship between conflicting parties. A third-party conflict resolution counselor can mediate between two or more parties to establish boundaries and facilitate better communication.
Did you know…
that differences in opinions or perceptions are not the problem in most conflicts? Rather, the majority of unsolvable arguments are fueled by personality differences and defense mechanisms. This may include a natural tendency to handle conflicts by shouting, making hurtful comments or generally disrespecting the disagreeing party. By learning to handle differences in a way that shows respect for all parties involved, a solution may be reached that satisfies the disagreement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Could I benefit from conflict resolution?
You might be a candidate for conflict resolution services if you and another party have failed to come to an agreement despite efforts to solve a dispute. Conflict resolution is available for counseling between disagreeing co-workers, friends, and family members.
What should I expect during conflict resolution counseling?
A conflict resolution therapist will work to ensure that all parties participating in conflict resolution counseling feel safe and free to communicate their feelings and viewpoints regarding the disagreement. Guidelines will be established to ensure no one is disrespected or provoked. Each party will be encouraged to try to understand each viewpoint and collaborate to reach a solution that all can agree upon.
What happens after I’ve completed conflict resolution counseling?
Following counseling, you’ll be equipped with tools for effectively and proactively solving future conflicts. You’ll learn how to handle your disagreements in a way that seeks to reach a solution, rather than self-gratification. Keep in mind, however, that learning to resolve conflicts is a learned skill that does not come naturally to many people. Understanding how to manage a disagreement does not mean you will never experience conflict again, but rather that you will face it in a healthy way that respects the best interests of all parties involved.
How do I get started with mental health counseling?
Contact us and our receptionist will schedule you with one of our mental health therapists for an initial 50 minute appointment at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone.
All of our mental health therapists are in-network with United, BCBS and Aetna. Most insurance companies now offer mental health benefits. If you have insurance benefits for mental health and you have met your deductible you only need to pay your co–pay at the time of session if you have one. For more information about your insurance benefits please visit our insurance and billing page.
Self – Pay Rates
If you do not have insurance for mental health therapy we will give you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement
50 minute mental health counseling initial assessment ………………………….$200
50 minute mental health counseling follow-up sessions……………..$150