A 39-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what can you expect at a counseling session?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
A therapist: Will ask you about your problems, get a history of what you are experiencing, family history, and assess what is wrong. See if they feel supportive. Then they will make recommendations for treatment options.
Answered on May 29, 2016
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
45-50 minutes : A typical psychology intake lasts an hour and a half. Basic identifying information is gathered, such as current emotional issues, a basic history, any physical ailments it may be impeding on psychological functioning and medications that are currently being taken. Follow-up sessions after the intake typically run 45 to 50 minutes.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Counseling: Depends on the type of therapy, whether supportive, psychodynamic, insight-oriented, or analytic therapy. The patient usually discusses their issues, ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
This : This sounds like an issue that the lawyers on this site can help you with. As far as my medical opinion from a family practioners view point, it soun ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Each family imparts: hundreds of basic assumptions about life that follow us throughout life, usually automatically, for better or worse. A healthy, open to experience a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Salafsky
55 years experience Clinical Genetics
One hour or more : Genetic counseling sessions involve taking a history, constructing a pedigree and examining the patient. Often specific test have to be ordered prior ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month