Is the sun rising or setting in this picture?
The way we think about things shapes the way we see them and the perspective we take. In this picture, the sun is setting. However, you might not automatically know that from the picture. The ways in which we perceive interactions with friends and family, daily events in our lives, and the world around us is influenced by our perspective.
In counseling, you have the opportunity to work on seeing things from different angles; increasing insight about your own perspective, your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; and making change to gain a healthy point of view using your personal strengths. Changing the way you think about a situation is called a cognitive re-frame, one of many tools you will encounter in a cognitive-behavioral based approach to counseling.