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What's individualized vs group counseling for addiction?

What's individualized vs group  counseling for addiction?

2 parts of treatment: Counseling may be provided on a one to one basis (individual) or in a group. Most of the time, both kinds of counseling are necessary for successful treatment of substance abuse or dependence. ...Read more

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I can't afford to attend counseling regularly and can't find support groups for eating disorders/anxiety/depressionin my area. Are there any other options?

I can't afford to attend counseling regularly and can't find support groups for eating disorders/anxiety/depressionin my area. Are there any other options?

Eating Disorders: This is a very good question. My initial response is to introduce to overeaters anonymous. Here you find a fellowship of others with the same brain as you and the stories that would keep you accountable to the group until you are able to do this just for yourself. In many urban areas there is generally a public health mental health system that may be a good way for you to access good care. ...Read more

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Is group therapy effective?

Is group therapy effective?

Yes: Group therapy is particularly useful in helping people learn how to have more effective and intimate relationships with themselves and others. Learn more about group psychotherapy from material available through the american group psychotherapy association (www.Agpa.Org). ...Read more

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Is group therapy effective?

Group Therapy: Yes it is quite effective but it can be very threatening if not initiated slowly after a time in individual therapy with the same therapist who will lead your group sessions. Best. ...Read more

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Is group thereapy very effective group therapy?

Yes: More information is available from the american group psychotherapy association (www.Agpa.Org). ...Read more

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Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Distraction: They do not want the teens to use the group as a dating environment. Also if the group discusses tough issues like physical or sexual abuse, the participant will not discuss this in front of the opposite sex. And in general, males and females relate and deal with problems differently. ...Read more

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Mental health group therapy was awful. I feel really disappointed?

Mental health group therapy was awful. I feel really disappointed?

Rule of Three's: Attending a mental health group therapy causes stress and anxiety. I encourage my patients to use my "rule of three's". 1) you will be anxious the first time you attend the group. 2) by the second visit your anxiety lessens as you become familiar with the process. 3) by the third visit you will have acquired enough experience and knowledge to decide if such therapy might be helpful. ...Read more

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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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Is there a group therapy for people who lost a loved one who overdosed?

Support/therapy grps: Are available in every major city for many types of loss & distress. Call a local mental health agency or professional for specific information. ...Read more

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