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Are there legit counselors/therapists on the internet?

Are there legit counselors/therapists on the internet?

Buyer beware: Many guidelines and regulations-regarding internet based psychotherapy, a human interactive process, are yet to be developed. Issues about privacy, security, lack of knowlege of local resources, and lack of a fully developed science are raised as well danger if it does not work, someone may not try traditional therapy. See: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Counselors (Definition)

Counselors/therapists are health professionals who usually specialize in a particular mode of therapy such as psychotherapy (counseling) or art therapy to help patients tackle various issues. Such issues may be phobias (fears) of the patient, mental health ...Read more


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How to open up to family counselors/therapists?

How to open up to family counselors/therapists?

Find the right one: A good counselor or therapist will spend some time making you feel comfortable. You can prepare yourself by getting ready--make a few notes about what you want to talk about, and make the appointment at a time when you aren't rushed so that you can put your full attention into the visit. Turn off your cell phone! remember that talking about these things is uncomfortable for most people! ...Read more

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I have seen many of counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists but no one understands...Looking for a referral in the las vegas area- just moved?

I have seen many of counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists but no one understands...Looking for a referral in the las vegas area- just moved?

No one understands?: No one understands what? Sounds like you have been through a lot of professionals, and are still having problems. To find a psychologist or other therapist in your new city, you can go to http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/ and use the "find a therapist" search screen. Some psychiatrists will be there also. You can also contact the nevada psychiatric society, or the medical school for optionsl. ...Read more

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When would a counselor or therapist send you to a psychiatrist?

When would a counselor or therapist send you to a psychiatrist?

Usually 4 medication: In most states, psychiatrists are the only mental health professionals who can prescribe medication. Other reasons include if a medical cause is suspected, e.g., a hormone disorder or drug side-effect causing the emotional problem. Or occasionally, simply if the situation is very severe, complex, or has medical or legal complications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a counselor, a therapist, a physiatrist and a physiologist?

What is the difference between a counselor, a therapist, a physiatrist and a physiologist?

Too broad for format: There are many different types of counselors, therapists, physiatrists and physiologists based on their area of expertise and university degrees. I advise you look up each definition and write it down. Think about the descriptions. Then come up with a more precise question. Ask yourself what am I trying to ask? ...Read more

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I am seeing a counselor, but shes still an intern and has no experience with bpd or dbt. How can I find a therapist who specializes in bpd?

I am seeing a counselor, but shes still an intern and has no experience with bpd or dbt. How can I find a therapist who specializes in bpd?

As your counselor: if she is being supervised. You can also call your state psychological association for referral to another professional. They will often give you three names. A bpd specialist is best in your case. Alternatively, you can ask your doc for a referral. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could you be a counselor (therapist) and practice reflexology at the same time?

Yes: A number of practitioners use more than one treatment modality. For instance, a number of my psychiatric patients also receive acupuncture with amplified results. ...Read more

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Do counselors and therapists make things worse by making you think strange ideas?

Unlikely: Most patients come in with the strange ideas that the therapist may uncover. The role of therapy is to challenge these ideas and replace with more rational ones. No one should be able to make you think one way or another. You should be free to reject or correct any false notion by your therapist. This make you stronger and more confident in your ideas and able to protect yourself from others. ...Read more

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If I am having trouble in my marriage is it better to see a therapist or a counselor? Whats the difference?

If I am having trouble in my marriage is it better to see a therapist or a counselor? Whats the difference?

Connection: There is no significant difference for a patient. What makes a difference is how well you connected to your therapist, i mean you trist your therapist, you feel understood. ...Read more

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How do I make an appointment to see a counselor/therapist?

Call their offices: Simply call their offices to check on availability to accept new patients. Some also offer brief initial phone consultations before the appointment, to be sure that a good match is likely. A helpful resource to find potential psychologists/therapists & psychiatrists is http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/ friends or your physician may also know of reliable referral sources. ...Read more

Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Bereavement (Definition)

Bereavement a state of mourning and sadness and it is a normal response ...Read more