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Group Counseling Proposal
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See a professional: Bad dreams are a symptom of an underlying emotional issue. You should be trying deal with the underlying cause, not the symptom. A good psychotherapist should be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem so you don't have to keep having bad dreams. See a psychologist, or a psychiatrist (in person!) who specializes in psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Group Therapy: It is a safe setting where the psychologist helps individuals learn to perceive more accurately and also helps to examine the realities of one's worries. People tend to be very supportive and it reduces a feeling of being alone with your problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do something totally out of character in the beginning. Some ideas: yoga, meditation instruction, serving food to the homeless, organized tours of museums, hiking, working with animals. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a dui now I am required to go to group therapy do they test you for alcohol by etg or just 8 panel adams county pa?
Since only reason: to ask that is to try to beat it, an ethical physician's job is not to help you continue to hurt yourself. I have no idea what different programs in different areas use. You seem to think that it is more important to fool others than to face the fact that you are clearly developing a significant problem with alcohol. People with first DUI's have usually drunk and drove dozens of times before. ...Read more
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Big part: Counseling is very helpful in drug rehab. With one on one therapy and even with group therapy it can enable the person who is addicted to recognize certain behavior patterns that are associated with repeated drug use and can suggest alterative behavior patterns to break this cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with OB or Ped: Mothers can ask for evaluation of children or themselves to start to understand why they are having difficulties beyond the normal work-life balance challenges. They can also ask for free or low-cost referrals there. Other lower-cost sources of help are university counseling services and the local board of health. Church leaders are often trained in counseling. Psychologists and psychiatrists also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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