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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.

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Can there be anywhere I can get free online counseling?

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Wanted to know where can I find free mental health counseling?

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.

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Which benefits have you received from mental health counseling?

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.

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How come thinking about the future depresses me? Do I need counseling?

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.

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I love assisting people. How do I get involved in disaster counseling, etc...?

I love assisting people. How do I get involved in disaster counseling, etc...?

Law enforcement: No one, not even a physician, can do as much genuine good in a community as a wise police officer. It was my first career choice, and only when I discovered I had much more science smarts than street smarts did I settle for runner-up and become a physician. Whatever you choose, keep your eyes peeled to those in need in your own community, especially the neglected kids in your own neighborhood.

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Best things you can have on your smartphone for free 24/7 mental health counseling?

Best things you can have on your smartphone for free 24/7 mental health counseling?

I have mixed: Feelings about smartphone counseling. It's one thing to have instant access, or easier access, but it's not quite the same as the real thing. Surveys say 80% of clients are "OK" with this counseling approach, but the number of providers who like it may be much less. Legal troubles also abound, particularly for diagnosing and/or prescribing during the first visit without an in-0ffice visit.

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Should I seek counseling for self confidence issues? What if counseling makes me even worse?

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.

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