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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Counseling (Overview)

Modern genetics allows us to understand how genetic diseases are inherited based on DNA, genes, and chromosomes. We can now test couples and fetuses for certain inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, as well as other chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome.


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Is online counseling effective?

Is online counseling effective?

Challenges abound...: E-therapy can be effective if the patient can adjust his/her expectations. I have a good e-therapy practice and I find the biggest struggle for clients is being committed to homework assignments and expecting immediate results with minimal effort. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
1,137 Doctors shared insights

Counseling (Overview)

Modern genetics allows us to understand how genetic diseases are inherited based on DNA, genes, and chromosomes. We can now test couples and fetuses for certain inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, as well as other chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome.


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In counseling, what is decoding?

In counseling, what is decoding?

Analysis of triggers: Decoding or trigger decoding is a concept developed by Robert J. Langs (1928-2014), psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, who wrote extensively on his theories and clinical method. It refers to his method of identifying the themes of our unconscious processes so we may confront our deepest fears. ...Read more

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How effective is online counseling?

How effective is online counseling?

It can be: For some, online counseing can be effective, Check you state laws to see if it is legal in the state you happen to live in. Generally speaking, counseling in person is best. One cannot substitute in-person body language and facial expressions with online interaction. Think of it this way: if you happen to be a movie person which would be better, having someone describe a movie to you, or seeing it ...Read more

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My future husband won't go to counseling.?

My future husband won't go to counseling.?

He must want it: Your future husband must want the counseling for himself, and no one can force him into it, and expect good results. My first psychology professor told us a joke that is clinically as valid back then as it is today, as follows: "How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but only if the light bulb wants to change." Are you 100% sure he is Mr. Right? ...Read more

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What can you expect at a counseling session?

What can you expect at a counseling session?

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. ...Read more

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Can you refuse counseling if you are over 18?

Can you refuse counseling if you are over 18?

See below: Yes, you can refuse counseling if you're over 18. If person is not mandated by the legal system, s/he can refuse counseling with whatever consequences to that person's functioning. Usually, if counseling is mandated by the legal system and the client is not cooperative there are consequences to that on the legal level. ...Read more

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How can you get counseling without insurance?

How can you get counseling without insurance?

County, private pay: There are many private counselors out there work specifically on cash basis alone. If finances are a concern, you can find a county clinic or try to locate a fqhc (federally qualified health center), which can plug you into counseling services, and you pay on sliding scale. Good luck! ...Read more

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How important are shared values in counseling?

How important are shared values in counseling?

Comfort vs shared: I would say shared values are comparatively unimportant in counseling, whereas feeling comfortable with your counselor is far more important. The values of your counselor are not why you're there. It's your values and emotions that should be of primary clinical focus. ...Read more

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How or where can I find free or low cost counseling?

How or where can I find free or low cost counseling?

Community sources...: If there is a nearby university or post-secondary educational institution or community service center, you may be able to obtain free or reduced-fee services by going through their counseling department. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I go to find free counseling?

Wanted to know where can I go to find free counseling?

See below: Contact your local health department -- it might serve as a good starting point.
http://dbhids. Org/

the link above is pa department of mental health. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be anywhere I can get free online counseling?

Can there be anywhere I can get free online counseling?

BetterHelp: If you are absolutely set on trying an online counseling service, I recommend BetterHelp. Com. They will work with you if cost is an issue. I am available at: https://www. Betterhelp. Com/jerry-smith. Click on the "Work with me! " button. ...Read more

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Is there a helpful online counseling service in the u.S.?

Is there a helpful online counseling service in the u.S.?

BetterHelp: If you are absolutely set on trying an online counseling service, I recommend BetterHelp. Com. I am available at: https://www. Betterhelp. Com/jerry-smith. Click on the "Work with me! " button. ...Read more

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What are ways to motivate yourself to seek health counseling?

What are ways to motivate yourself to seek health counseling?

Counseling: Ask yourself the following question: are you feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If the answer is yes, then now is the time. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find free mental health counseling?

For free counseling: Try your local mental health center, a local college or university with a psychology training program, or a local medical school with a psychiatry training program. The mental health center may have a sliding fee based on income. The training programs may provide services to community people as training for their students. ...Read more

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Which benefits have you received from mental health counseling?

Many: As a psychiatrist I have been a consumer of mental health services for about 20 or more years. Therapy has taught me how to deal with major life stressors, deal with mental issues in the family., how to cope with loss and adversity, and the critical omportance of listening empathic ally. It has given me greater in sites into what to do in therapy than my actual training program could. ...Read more

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How come thinking about the future depresses me? Do I need counseling?

Clouded eyes: It is likely the future depresses you because you are having difficulty seeing the positive possibilities the future holds. My experience suggests that people who awfulize/catastrophize and engage in other thinking errors regularly struggle to find hope and a positive outlook when considering the future. Counseling can help challenge these thinking errors and replace them with productive thinking. ...Read more

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I love assisting people. How do I get involved in disaster counseling, etc...?

I love assisting people. How do I get involved in disaster counseling, etc...?

Law enforcement: No one, not even a physician, can do as much genuine good in a community as a wise police officer. It was my first career choice, and only when I discovered I had much more science smarts than street smarts did I settle for runner-up and become a physician. Whatever you choose, keep your eyes peeled to those in need in your own community, especially the neglected kids in your own neighborhood. ...Read more

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Best things you can have on your smartphone for free 24/7 mental health counseling?

Best things you can have on your smartphone for free 24/7 mental health counseling?

I have mixed: Feelings about smartphone counseling. It's one thing to have instant access, or easier access, but it's not quite the same as the real thing. Surveys say 80% of clients are "OK" with this counseling approach, but the number of providers who like it may be much less. Legal troubles also abound, particularly for diagnosing and/or prescribing during the first visit without an in-0ffice visit. ...Read more

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Should I seek counseling for self confidence issues? What if counseling makes me even worse?

Should I seek counseling for self confidence issues? What if counseling makes me even worse?

Mirror Look: Good counseling is slow and thorough. It will depend in establishing confidence with the therapist. Beware, there will be touchy issues to tackle and this may cause you discomfort. Good therapy should help with your confidence but there's no quick fix to whatever answers you are looking for. ...Read more

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How does someone's cultural background affect the likelihood that they will attend health counseling sessions?

How does someone's cultural background affect the likelihood that they will attend health counseling sessions?

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 and growth basic assumption prompts growth-inducing experiences, including health counseling sessions, among zillions of other activities. Cultures are the collected values of the societal units (families) that compose them. ...Read more

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Is there any way to receive free counseling without going through health insurance? What if you aren't covered or just want privacy? Please help me.

Is there any way to receive free counseling without going through health insurance? What if you aren't covered or just want privacy? Please help me.

Community resources: If there is a nearby university or post-secondary educational institution or community service center, you may be able to obtain free or reduced-fee services by going through their counseling department. ...Read more

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Where can I get premarital counseling?

Where can I get premarital counseling?

Premarital counsel: Depends on a few things. If you are catholic and are getting married in the church, you and your fiancé would be required to take pre-cana courses. Otherwise, other faiths may have similar programs. I'm happy to hear that you are thinking about seeking some kind of guidance prior to making a big decision. ...Read more

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What to expect from bereavement counseling?

What to expect from bereavement counseling?

Facilitates process: Education about the stages of grief, + support and validation about your emotional process, + assistance getting "unstuck" if "stuck" in a "complicated bereavement". Once unstuck, the psyche/spirit has an innate/natural ability to grieve, heal and move into acceptance. ...Read more

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Where can I get grief support and counseling?

Counselor/therapist: Here's a place to start:
https://therapists. Psychologytoday. Com/rms/prof_results. Php
You can narrow down by insurance, zip code, etc. ...Read more

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How is counseling part of a drug rehab program?

Big part: Counseling is very helpful in drug rehab. With one on one therapy and even with group therapy it can enable the person who is addicted to recognize certain behavior patterns that are associated with repeated drug use and can suggest alterative behavior patterns to break this cycle. ...Read more

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Clinical social workers get payment for counseling?

Yes: If licensed in their states almost all insurers accept msw or lcsws for payment. ...Read more

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How does family counseling work and who do you see?

How does family counseling work and who do you see?

All in the Family: Family counseling means that all or most family members are seen together to work on issues affecting the family. Ask if the therapist offers family therapy or seek a referral. ...Read more

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What are good places to seek counseling for struggling moms?

Start with OB or Ped: Mothers can ask for evaluation of children or themselves to start to understand why they are having difficulties beyond the normal work-life balance challenges. They can also ask for free or low-cost referrals there. Other lower-cost sources of help are university counseling services and the local board of health. Church leaders are often trained in counseling. Psychologists and psychiatrists also. ...Read more

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Is there an age that is too young to get alcohol counseling?

No: No child is too young for education or counseling. The counseling needs to be age-specific. ...Read more