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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Counseling (Overview)

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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

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Dr. Andrew Berry
1,130 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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