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New to Psychotherapy? (NEWS)

6 questions to ask in searching for a therapist.

6 questions everyone should ask while searching for a therapist. (Greatest) You need to find someone who works for you. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Looking for a therapist? Key questions.The benefits of premarital counseling.4 questions to foster your authentic self.Introductory questions therapists commonly ask.What actually happens during a therapy session.Answer these 5 questions…
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What to expect at your first therapy session.

What to expect at your first therapy session. (Teen Vogue) So, if you are choosing to try therapy, congrats on taking the leap. It means you’re taking control of your problems, and what’s cooler and more empowering than that? If you’ve got the first-appointment jitters, rest easy: Here’s what to expect.   (Visited 19 times,…
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First day of therapy? Know this.

First day of therapy? Know this. (Huffington Post) You are trusting another person with your troubles, with your personal opinions and your private relationships. There are a lot of questions that may be lingering in your mind when you walk through my door… (Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What actually happens during a therapy…
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What actually happens during a therapy session.

‘What actually happens during a therapy session’ and six other common questions about psychotherapy. (Huffington Post) I’d like to address a few typical questions — and misconceptions — about what therapy is, and isn’t, and how it works. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Introductory questions therapists commonly ask.Tips for your first therapy session.6 common…
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5 lies ruining your mental health.

5 lies ruining your mental health. (Huffington Post) Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:   (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Breaking stigma of mental health…
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Psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor?

What is the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a psychotherapist and a counselor? When looking for someone to help you overcome whatever is holding you back from leading a productive life full of positive, loving relationships, it is beneficial to understand the differences between Psychiatrists (M.D.s), Psychologists (Ph.D.s &, Psy.D.s), and Licensed Psychotherapists (LCSWs,…
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Therapy myths that are just totally WRONG.

10 therapy myths that are just totally WRONG (as written by a therapist). (YourTango) There are a lot of myths about therapy that stop people from going in for a session. Here are 10 of the most common therapy myths — and the truth! — straight from the mouth of a therapist. (Visited 22 times,…
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There is nothing wrong with going to therapy.

Just a reminder that there’s nothing wrong with going to therapy. (Huffington Post)  “Most people who initiate counseling do not have a serious mental illness. They have serious life challenges or are going through difficult life-cycle transitions that may be taxing their current ability to cope.” (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Therapy myths that…
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11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try.

11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try. (Forbes) “Not only do successful people not fear therapy, they embrace it…. Psychotherapy is a tool that creates success. Smart people use it.” And therapy is not just something that smart people use, it’s something that most everybody should probably try during at least some point…
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Looking for a therapist? Key questions.

Looking for a therapist? Key questions to help you find the right one. (World of Psychology) Clinical psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, has known individuals who’ve spent more time researching their dinner reservations than their next therapist. However, going to therapy is a vulnerable process. It requires honesty and hard work. It requires revealing your struggles.…
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Why do therapists charge so much?

Why do therapists charge so much? (World of Psychology) In summary, the hourly rate on which your therapist seemingly lives the posh lifestyle has to cover quite a bit. What’s left over from the above-mentioned necessities go toward paying personal and family expenses and the occasional leisure activity. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Therapists…
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What kind of therapist – and which type of therapy?

What kind of therapist – and which type of therapy – is right for you? (US News) Here are a few tips on how to find a therapist, along with an overview of common types of therapy offered by mental health professionals. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Looking for a therapist? Key questions.6 common obstacles…
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3 more obstacles in therapy, how to overcome.

3 more obstacles in therapy and how to overcome them. (World of Psychology) Therapy not only improves mental health symptoms and relationship issues, she said, but it also furthers our psychological (“our emotional, cognitive and relational aspects of life”) and spiritual development (“our deeper connection to our essence or highest self, as well as our…
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Overcoming 3 common obstacles in therapy.

Overcoming 3 common obstacles in therapy. (World of Psychology) If you’re new to therapy, you may not know what to expect. To help you make the most of the process, we asked seasoned clinical psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, to share the three biggest obstacles in therapy along with how to overcome each one. (Visited 31…
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Introductory questions therapists commonly ask.

10 introductory questions therapists commonly ask. (World of Psychology) Here are 10 of the more typical questions a psychotherapist will ask to prime your mental pump for positive change during the counseling process. (Visited 111 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Looking for a therapist? Key questions.Answer these 5 questions before couples counseling.4 questions to foster your…
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A beginner guide to starting therapy.

A beginner’s guide to starting therapy. (BuzzFeed) Dr. Barber also suggests explicitly asking your therapist in those first few sessions how he’s viewed the visits, and seeing how his ideas for treatment align with yours. “Something I’d get from a therapist — after the first visit, or a few — is a summary of what they…
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Tips for your first therapy session.

3 tips to remember for your first therapy session. (World of Psychology) You’re in a safe environment. The professional is not there to judge you, and they understand if some things are going to be difficult or embarrassing to talk about. Rest assured, they are there to help. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What…
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How do I persuade someone to seek professional help?

How do I persuade someone to seek professional help? (lifehacker) Dear Lifehacker, I have a friend who who seems to have some issues that’d benefit from seeing a mental health professional. How can I tell him this without being a jerk?   (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What kind of therapist – and which…
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10 tips for making the most of therapy.

Therapists spill: 10 tips for making the most of therapy (Psych Central) Therapy … can be an amazing, transformative process toward living a conscious life (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What therapists wish readers knew about therapy.Red flags a clinician is not right for you.21 tips for clients in psychotherapy.Tips for your first therapy…
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What therapists wish readers knew about therapy.

Therapists spill: What I wish readers knew about therapy and life. (Psych Central) Even though today there’s a lot of information about how therapy works, a slew of misconceptions and misunderstandings still persist, along with a palpable stigma in seeking therapy. Many people also hold erroneous beliefs about themselves and life in general. Below, seasoned…
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Red flags a clinician is not right for you.

Therapists spill: Red flags a clinician isn’t right for you. (Psych Central) …we asked clinicians to shed light on when a therapist isn’t right for you. Below, they share 11 warning signs that it’s time to find another clinician. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:10 warning signs your marriage needs couple counseling.What therapists wish readers knew…
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Learn how to make the most out of therapy.

Learn about how to make the most out of therapy. (Psych Central)  It’s a place for thinkers to try feeling, busy people to practice slowing down, non-confrontational people to be assertive, people pleasers to practice thinking only about themselves, and cut-and-run people to learn the art of a healthy goodbye.” (Visited 20 times, 1 visits…
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Psychotherapy: Myths versus reality.

Psychotherapy: Myths versus reality. (American Psychological Association) If what you know about psychotherapy comes from TV or the movies, you may have some misguided notions about what goes on in a practicing psychologist’s office. Make sure you know the reality instead of the myths so you can benefit from all that psychotherapy has to offer. (Visited…
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Therapists reveal what therapy can do for you.

National Psychotherapy Day: Therapists reveal what therapy can do for you. (World of Psychology)   Therapy isn’t only for people with a diagnosis — or in crisis. Therapy is a great way to enhance your happiness (or what psychologists call “well-being”). (Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What therapists wish readers knew about therapy.Culturally incompetent…
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How do I select a therapist or counselor?

How do I select a therapist or counselor? (lifehacker)   It can be confusing when you initially search for counselors or therapists and you come up with a multiple titles, and people with different acronyms after their names, no doubt. Here’s the breakdown of the ones you’re probably seeing, and what they mean. (Visited 17…
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What your therapist has not told you about insurance.

What your therapist hasn’t told you about using insurance. (Confessions of a Therapist) Once upon a time, not long ago, I started out as a licensed therapist- ready to bill insurance. (Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Insurance companies keep eating disorder patients sick.Looking for a therapist? Key questions.Danger of high-functioning depression in college.How do…
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21 tips for clients in psychotherapy.

21 tips for clients in psychotherapy. (Psychology Today) Therapists have a big advantage in the therapy office. We’ve read a stack of books and spent thousands of hours learning what to do in session. Clients have to learn as they go, costing them valuable time and money. Here are a few pointers to help clients level…
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