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Advice? When counseling children in grief of loss what are the precautions to take?

Advice? When counseling children in grief of loss what are the precautions to take?

Some Thoughts: Don't force agenda. Children grieve their own timetable. They may be playing happily one minute, & ready to talk the next. Let child pick communication style. Some kids prefer to let puppets or stuffed animals "talk" it out for them. Some express in art. Talking may be easier while walking, looking through pictures. Answer the question, even if it is a really hard one see below for more. Read more

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Grief (Definition)

Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more


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Where can I get grief support and counseling?

Where can I get grief support and counseling?

Counselor/therapist: Here's a place to start: https://therapists. Psychologytoday. Com/rms/prof_results. Php You can narrow down by insurance, zip code, etc. Read more

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Is there such a thing as a pediatric oncology grief counselor?

Is there such a thing as a pediatric oncology grief counselor?

Yes.: Children's medical centers have resources who specialize in child bereavement. Your pediatrician, school, psychologist or psychiatrist can also assist. Don't underestimate your clergy or other parents who have struggled with similar experiences. 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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Could the 5 stages of grief only apply to deaths?

Could the 5 stages of grief only apply to deaths?

Multiple uses: I talk about the 5 stages all the time! The 5 stages of grief can apply to any area of life in which you feel a major loss. Health, relationships, independence, etc. Grief can come about for many reasons, including death. Just because they often occur together does not mean they are exclusive. Great insight in recognizing that!! Read more

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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. 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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Do pharmacists do counseling? If so what kind of counseling do they do?

Medications: Pharmacists consult with patens and health care providers about medications and their interactions. Read more

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Can you have grief induced allergies?

Can you have grief induced allergies?

Not exactly: Strong emotions including grief can contribute to flares of hives and flares of asthma. Grief and stress can aggravate many physical symptoms such as headaches, abdominal pain, etc, but I'm unfamiliar with allergies being triggered by grief. Read more

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I'm wondering can therapy/counseling help me?

I'm wondering can therapy/counseling help me?

Yes!: Therapy and counseling can be helpful to many people for many concerns. I recommend meeting several counselors (if you can) and selecting the one you are most comfortable with. Read more

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Why would need counseling to quit drinking?

Mutual support helps: Counseling may help the alcoholic learn how to use mutual support. Read more

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How does a psychiatric counseling session work?

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Counseling: Depends on the type of therapy, whether supportive, psychodynamic, insight-oriented, or analytic therapy. The patient usually discusses their issues, & thru clarification/confrontation/interpretation, they are helped to gain better insight into their issues so as to work thru them. Read more

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How can psychological counseling help alcoholics?

Addiction is: A misguided attempt to feel good or solve a problem. Counseling can help identify the motivation for alcohol, the triggers for drinking, & healthier alternatives. It can help develop a plan to change, provide support & encouragement, resolve blocks & setbacks, & treat the mental health problems that often accompany addiction. More info at http://greeleypsychologist. Com/alcohol. Xhtml. Read more

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I recently miscarried - how do I get over the grief?

I recently miscarried - how do I get over the grief?

Get thru not over: You don't get over the grief, you get through it in stages. First, it is important to know you didn't cause the miscarriage. Pregnancies end for many reasons you and your doctor can't control. This is a very personal loss that others often can't appreciate. A famous researcher defined the stages of the grief process (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance). Give it time. I am sorry for your loss. Read more

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How should you know if you need therapy or counseling?

Therapy: It may be a good idea for you to begin therapy if what is currently distressing you is interfering with your functioning. If you are able to, get evaluated by a professional who will be able to provide a more objective opinion on your need for therapy. Read more

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Should I seek counseling for self hate? I have given up.

ABSOLUTELY!: There is always help out there and you just have to ask for it. Without hesitation, call your doctor or go to the nearest er for help. Talk with friends/family/teachers/counselors/doctors, anyone would want to help you. You have to know that people care about you and your health and that whatever you are going through, you can and will get through it with help! Hang in there and ask for help. Read more

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Does anyone know of any counseling for domestic violence?

Does anyone know of any counseling for domestic violence?

Domestic violence: Yes -- there is help when you're involved in domestic violence. There are counseling, safe houses, educational materials, etc. Specific shelters and resources vary by community. You can call the national domestic violence hotline -- 1? 800? 799? safe (7233) -- and they will help you find what's available where you live. Http://www. Thehotline. Org/. Read more

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