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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?

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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Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

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 more

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Help please? What is group therapy like for those with anxiety disorder?

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 more

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What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

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 more

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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?

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

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I have social anxiety disorder and I need help. Doc wants me to do group therapy. Why?

I have social anxiety disorder and I need help. Doc wants me to do group therapy. Why?

Exposure helps: Being in a group may elicit anxiety for you. In the group you will have the support of the therapist and other group members, some of whom may also suffer from social anxiety. ...Read more

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24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

Psychiatrist: I would suggest that you need to be referred to a Psychiatrist..Standard Psychotherapy sound like the right direction now...simple "fixes" and particularly BENZOs are NOT THE ANSWER! Get help now! Good Luck Dr Z ...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

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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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How is counseling part of a drug rehab program?

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 more

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Clinical social workers get payment for counseling?

Clinical social workers get payment for counseling?

Yes: If licensed in their states almost all insurers accept msw or lcsws for payment. ...Read more

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How does family counseling work and who do you see?

How does family counseling work and who do you see?

All in the Family: Family counseling means that all or most family members are seen together to work on issues affecting the family. Ask if the therapist offers family therapy or seek a referral. ...Read more

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What are good places to seek counseling for struggling moms?

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 more

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