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How to stop seeing a therapist?

How to stop seeing a therapist?

Discuss your: Desire / plan to leave therapy with the therapist. That way you can work on termination. Take care. ...Read more

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Are expensive therapists better?

Are expensive therapists better?

Sometimes not always: There are fantastic therapists which charge far less than others....But fees are based on expertise, training, experience and sometime location. Licensed psychologists and psychiatrists have more training and generally charge more than other mental health professionals, and this is usually worth it. In-demand therapists are also less likely to sign poor reimbursement rate hmo contracts. ...Read more

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When might a therapist be helpful?

When might a therapist be helpful?

In many situations!: "KInd words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Mother Teresa ...Read more

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Do I need a therapist for bullying?

Do I need a therapist for bullying?

Yes, either: If you are the bullied, or the bully one; therapy, and maybe psychiatric medication if necessary, should help. Also you may get help thinking of strategies to avoid this in the future and stop this problem. See a dr of your choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I stop missing my therapist?

It's a loss: Ending therapy always involves some mourning the loss of that relationship even if graduating from therapy is exactly what needs to happen. I would allow yourself to work through those sad feelings of loss. If your therapist moved away, or retired, etc then I think seeing another therapist that you trust can be very helpful. Be well, . ...Read more

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So, you're a music therapist correct?

So, you're a music therapist correct?

??: If this is a question for a specific provider that you are interacting with - then you may need to address this on HealthTap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Client falling in love with therapist?

Client falling in love with therapist?

Not uncommon: After all, it's nice to have a caring thoughtful person listen to your every word. But clients usually don't know very much about their therapists personally, and so are "in love" in their imagination mainly. Also, therapists are trained & duty-bound not to reciprocate — to maintain professional boundaries. Best to discuss your feelings with your therapist, & use it to learn about yourself. ...Read more

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Is there a therapist available here?

Is there a therapist available here?

Therapist: I think you are looking for a psychotherapist. Yes, HealthTap has some. Consider getting an Inbox consult or a Virtual consult here and see how helpful it is. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I find a good vision therapist?

How can I find a good vision therapist?

Unknown: Your question is not focused enough to give a reasonable answer. What do you mean by " vision therapist"? This must be defined so we can have an honest discussion. ...Read more

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How can I go about getting a therapist?

How can I go about getting a therapist?

Depends on struggle: Some of finding a therapist depends on the particular stress or struggle that you need help with. For example, if you have been a victim of a crime, then you might want to find a psychologist or therapist who has training in trauma. You can start looking for a psychologist near you here: locator. Apa. Org
read profiles and talk on the phone with several until you find someone you feel safe with. ...Read more

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What does a recreational therapist do?

Rec therapist: Recreational therapists work with people who have either disabilities or illnesses through recreational activities & /or provide other therapeutic assistance. ...Read more

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When does someone need to see a therapist?

Therapist: When their quality of life has dropped or life is becoming unmanageable. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of seeing a therapist?

Learn about yourself: I like to explain therapy as a type of emotional education. In therapy people learn their feelings, motivations and dreams and then live the life they want. Take care, . ...Read more

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How would a virgin choose a sex therapist?

How would a virgin choose a sex therapist?

Call local GYN or: Department of psychiatry and ask if they have a sex therapist or check website of american assoc. Of sex counselors, educators & therapists (www. Aasect. Org) for conselors in your area. ...Read more

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Is telling a therapist about drug use safe?

Yes: You should let your therapist know about drug use. They can not tell anyone else, other than a supervising psychiatrist. And they need to know! ...Read more

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What is meant by a surrogate sex therapist?

Prof sex coach: In some states licensed sex therapists can recommend the use of a trained professional sexual surrogate to help solve certain sexual problems that can't be solved with counseling alone. To avoid legal issues with prostitution, there are regulations that must be followed. I believe the patient has to have a recommendation from a licensed sex therapist to have this treatment. ...Read more

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At what maximum rate can I see a therapist?

Within a week: I believe is a typical. If you call around, I'm sure you can find a psychologist or therapist who has some opening based on your schedule and his or hers. Keep working at it and you will find someone. You can find a psychologist close to you here: locator. Apa. Org be well, . ...Read more

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Is it normal to get angry at your therapist?

Absolutely: If your therapist is good and is pointing out important issues you may not want to face, it may evoke anger in you. Also, often a therapist will remind you of someone in your past who made you angry. This is called 'transference'. This often causes one to feel angry with their therapist. A good therapy process involves many emotions all of which are important. ...Read more

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In your opinion, do therapists make things worse?

Rarely: Anything that helps may have side effects. Therapy may uncover repressed memories with bad feelings. Sometimes this is unhelpful. Different types of therapy exist, with newer therapies focused on changing current behaviors and less need to bring up the past. Tell your therapist is you are getting worse and consider another opinion. ...Read more

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What exactly happens during a sex therapist session?

What exactly happens during a sex therapist session?

Depends: Depends on what is wrong. Most of the time it is pure counseling, you talk, they ask questions and listen and give advice and feedback. Rarely a licensed sexual therapist can request the assistance of a sexual surrogate for "hands on" therapy, but this is rarely needed. ...Read more

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Can a therapist legally charge you for cancellations?

Yes: There might be specific programs that don't allow it - but in general - yes. ...Read more

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What should I do if seeing a therapist hasn't helped?

Therapist: Not sure what therapy is for in your case, but if u have reached an 'impasse', then talk to the therapist about options such as medication assessment or other modalities such as group therapy. ...Read more

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What are the possible benefits of getting a therapist?

Some possibilities..: Less guilt,
less self-condemnation
more freedom
increased energy
more optimism
closer, healthier relationships
more resilience
being a better father, mother, husband, wife, child, friend, co-worker, employee, boss,
being easier to be around
healing from past hurts and traumas to be available to serve the needs of others
purpose in life
and, I agree, happiness. ...Read more

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How would I ever know if my therapist is there for me?

Available therapist: It's unclear from your question whether you intend to ask whether your therapist will be there for you emotionally or physically. If it's the latter, check with him/her about office hrs, emergencies, on call policies. Also discuss whatever concerns you might have about him/her not being there for you. This might be a needed component of your therapy re: possible reject and/or abandonment issues. ...Read more

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Is it therapeutic and ok to receive a hug from a therapist?

Is it therapeutic and ok to receive a hug from a therapist?

Boundaries: Psychotherapy is emotional enough without physical contact between patient and therapist. Boundaries are important, protect the therapy relationship and should be maintained. Better to talk about feelings, wanting to touch or hug but not acting out on the impulse to do so. This view reflects my training and experience. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Could I see a different therapist without asking my current one?

Could I see a different therapist without asking my current one?

Although people: Do this all the time - I would encourage you to discuss it with your current therapist. It allows you to face the situation without just running away. It also provides an opportunity for you to be assertive about your issues, to insure that you want to leave care from that therapist for a healthy reason and to obtain closure. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a therapist who works mainly with children also help a young adult?

Yes: Probably. Therapists are trained to work with adults and children. At a later time, they may choose to specialized in working with children. The important elements in a therapist are empathy, compassion, respect which are aided by intuition. These should easily translate from children to young adults. ...Read more

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