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Online couples counseling help my partner is not willing to go to the couniling. I am the one who cheated and lied so much and I am much more comfortable talking online (im, e-mail) than in person. I think we are both pretty depressed and unhappy and say

Counseling: While online may be a good way to initially consult with a possible therapist, my experience has been that technology has not advanced sufficiently to allow the therapist to observe important nonverbal behaviors, tone, etc. During sessions with more than one participant. You may also considering reading "not just friends" by s. Glass. It should give you some hope. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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, ...Read more


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Is there counseling or therapy for couples where one person has major insecure attachment problems?

Is there counseling or therapy for couples where one person has major insecure attachment problems?

Yes: Of course, nobody thinks that they have an issue, and that they are the "good one" of the relationship. They may be right, but that's not the point. A good family counselor, and there are some in any area, can help greatly, and if one person does have major issues, refer them for individual care. But the issues may be in both parents, and a good counselor should help both parents. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Is there a helpful online counseling service in the u.S.?

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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What are ways to motivate yourself to seek health counseling?

What are ways to motivate yourself to seek health counseling?

Counseling: Ask yourself the following question: are you feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If the answer is yes, then now is the time. ...Read more

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Where can I get premarital counseling?

Where can I get premarital counseling?

Premarital counsel: Depends on a few things. If you are catholic and are getting married in the church, you and your fiancé would be required to take pre-cana courses. Otherwise, other faiths may have similar programs. I'm happy to hear that you are thinking about seeking some kind of guidance prior to making a big decision. ...Read more

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What to expect from bereavement counseling?

What to expect from bereavement counseling?

Facilitates process: Education about the stages of grief, + support and validation about your emotional process, + assistance getting "unstuck" if "stuck" in a "complicated bereavement". Once unstuck, the psyche/spirit has an innate/natural ability to grieve, heal and move into acceptance. ...Read more