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02/18/2014
By: Robert F.
Robert Fortney, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gina OladeEMDR TherapistSelecting the right therapist is an important decision for any client. Robert offers a compassionate, professional and supportive environment to assist his clients.December 2, 2012, Gina reported to Robert at Private PracticeMary George BeyerLPC-S, CCMHC, NCCI found Robert to be attentive to Professional Ethics and served as an example by modeling them. His command of counseling approaches was varied according to the Client who needed his help. He was an excellent Supervisor! I learned much while observing Robert's work. As a Hospice Counselor, Robert was exemplary in his empathic methodology in grief counselingNovember 28, 2012, Mary George worked directly with Robert at Private PracticeTwila PickrellTherapistRobert is very good with clients dealing with life transitions, grief & loss, and lifestyle changes due to declining health. He has empathy and good clinical skills as well as the ability to encourage clients to improve their coping skills.November 28, 2012, Twila managed Robert at Private PracticeSarahLee MorrisSpiritual DirectorRobert combines all the best qualities one would wish in a counselor. He's not only well-trained and experienced in various counseling modes and settings, but he's also highly empathetic and truly cares about his clients and their needs. Robert's years as a parish pastor have provided him with a firm foundation for recognizing the spiritual aspect inherent in counseling situations regardless of a client's beliefs or tradition.May 15, 2013, SarahLee worked with Robert at First Presbyterian Church
Tips & Advices
Group counseling is when one or more counselors lead a group discussion, usually between five and 15 people. The group may focus on a shared experience or situation, and provide support and encouragement to the other attendees.
Each state defines its own requirements for what licenses and education are needed to be a counselor. It's common for counselors to have a bachelor's degree in psychology or a similar field, as well as a master's degree. After that, counselors should obtain their state license, and can move on to achieving other licenses like the:
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) license
  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) license
  • Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) license
  • Forensic Health Evaluators (FHE) license
  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) license
  • Certified Family Therapist (CFT) license
This all depends on the patient's goals and circumstances. Some people are happy with their results after just a few sessions; others continue to meet with their counselors for years. There is no right or wrong length of time to go to counseling.
Anyone can benefit from counseling services. Counseling can help you gain greater insight into yourself; deal with feelings of sadness, worry, depression or anxiety; as well as work out relationship problems, trauma or addiction. Not every type of counseling service works with every person.
Yes. Except in very specific situations, a counselor will never repeat conversations from a counseling session. Situations where information from sessions might be shared include:
  • If the counselor believes the patient might harm him or herself, or someone else.
  • If the counselor wants to get a second opinion on the patient's treatment. If this is the case, the counselor should seek the patient's written permission before consulting another professional.

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