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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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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I'm in the middle of eating disorder recovery. Therapist doesn't want me to weigh myself. Should i listen to her?

I'm in the middle of eating disorder recovery. Therapist doesn't want me to weigh myself. Should i listen to her?

Yes: Doing regular daily or several times daily weigh ins with an eating disorder is only going to exacerbate the illness, and in a way is somewhat akin to an addiction or compulsion. ...Read more

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How will my teachers react if my mam tells them about my eating disorder? I've lied about it for so long but my therapist wants my school to know.

Unknown: Perhaps you should consider that they already know, because of your behavior. Being honest about a private struggle can be helpful, but work with your Therapist to understand the process. ...Read more

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It was recommended by my therapist that, because I've had disordered eating and had purged in various methods (laxative misuse, overexercise) that I see my doctor to do a check up. What tests, etc. might that entail?

Test follow PE: The tests that your doctor will order will depend on your history and your physical exam. They most likely will include routine blood tests such as complete blood count and differential , liver and renal tests, thyroid function and perhaps a few others but those are pretty much the essentials. You most probably will also be give a urine test and perhaps stool examination. ...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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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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How do I make an appointment to see a counselor/therapist?

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. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorder (Definition)

Eating disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more