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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.


Dr. Jerry Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
139K people helped
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How come thinking about the future depresses me? Do i need counseling?

Dr. Jerry Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
139K people helped

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Andrew Berry
1,115 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.


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
13 years in practice
790K people helped
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Is online counseling effective?

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
13 years in practice
790K people helped
Is online counseling effective?

In person better: Online counseling can be effective, especially when there is a live visual component so that the participants can read non-verbals. In person counseling offers more to both the person and the therapist. If there are barriers that prevent one from attending in person, it is better than not getting treatment but i strongly recommend in person services if/when available. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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Should I seek counseling for self confidence issues? What if counseling makes me even worse?

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
4M people helped
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Wanted to know where can I go to find free counseling?

Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
35 years in practice
17M people helped
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Which benefits have you received from mental health counseling?

Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
35 years in practice
17M people helped

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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Dr. Bob Stewart
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
39 years in practice
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Wanted to know where can I find free mental health counseling?

Dr. Bob Stewart
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
39 years in practice
1M people helped

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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Dr. Jerry Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
139K people helped
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Can there be anywhere i can get free online counseling?

Dr. Jerry Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
139K people helped
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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Dr. Jerry Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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How or where can I find free or low cost counseling?

Dr. Jerry Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
139K people helped
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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Dr. Jerry Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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Is there a helpful online counseling service in the u.S.?

Dr. Jerry Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
139K people helped

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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Dr. Andrew Berry
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
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My future husband won't go to counseling.?

Dr. Andrew Berry
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
4M people helped
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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