Consulting is a service offered when one is seeking to find an answer to a specific problem using the expert knowledge of a mental health professional.
It is safe to think of it as a proactive approach to receiving guidance and support during a life transition. Think of it as a tune-up for your car. The car is still running, it is not broken, but it could be running more smoothly and more efficiently.
Consultation is for the benefit of finding answers, advice and/or resources for a particular concern. It is usually short-term and can include phone sessions to continue the support.
Consultation provides a safe place to talk with a mental health professional about concerns regarding yourself or your loved ones. It allows the opportunity to explore problems, learn new skills, and embrace advice about moving your life toward increased satisfaction and emotional well-being.