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Counselors Therapists Rape
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How can my gym help me get through an exam after I was raped? I'm really scared to go. I already see a therapist.
Need GYN exam: I'm so sorry for what happened. You should see a GYN to check for pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, any injuries etc and to collect medical evidence if you decide to press legal charges. Have a trusted friend or family member go with you for support. Glad you have a therapist. The gynecologist is there to help you. See: http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/azhealthtopics/a/rapehealsurvive.htm Take care of yourself to start the healing process. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talking about rapes, abortion to therapist, feels like I am being raped and abused all over again, feeling so violated how can I make this easier
Therapy.: Psychotherapy is an art. The therapist needs to balance dealing with painful issues that the patient may want to avoid AND the need to not overwhelm the patient by going too deeply or quickly in sessions. This requires sensitivity on the therapists' part. It would be my hope that you are working with a provider who is experienced in working with sexual assault victims. Please express to your >> ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Horrible flashbacks, PTSD, raped numerous times, past therapist said to masturbate to get over this, can't this, just brings on more flashback & pain?
Would encourage you: to work with a therapist who has expertise in PTSD. Masturbation is not likely to cause healing. However approaches like cognitive processing therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), psychotherapy or virtual reality exposure therapy may be effective. Be mindful that psychiatric medications are often indication. There is hope with the ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I deal with increased PTSD symptoms when trying to start dating for the first time since my rape? Already seeing therapist and psychiatrist, but am looking for some help until I see my therapist again.
I have severe health anxiety and hypochondria, and I was wondering what I could do to soothe it without having to see a counselor or therapist. Ideas?
Do you want to get: over this or not? If you are serious about it - don't exclude the most effective treatment off the bat. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is often the most effective approach to treating hypochondria. Psychoeducation and exposure therapy have been used as well as treatment with antidepressant medications when warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel i can't be 100% honest with counselor I'm 18 i was raped I'm scared if i tell them they will tell my mom will/can they tell or is kept private?
At 18 you are an : adult, in terms of your personal health information. No medical or mental health provider can share your information unless you sign a HIPAA-approved release of records to a specific person. If rape occurred before you turned 18, any provider must report it as child abuse & must ensure that no one, even a family member, can abuse you for disclosing it To begin healing, you must disclose. ...Read more
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