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07/23/2017
By: Mark H.
Conquering Steps
C L Thompson with Conquering Steps has been a saving grace for our family! He is a man of God that keeps it real and that was important for us to find in someone we would look to for guidance and support for our marriage, to family, to business. We look forward to continuing our program with him and networking on whatever levels God would lead us to!
11/12/2012
By: professionalsenior
Counseling Conversations
Vicki is a dedicated professional, committed to providing quality mental health services. She believes therapy can motivate and empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives. She is an excellent, compassionate counselor.
11/11/2012
By: teacherforlife
Counseling Conversations
Vicki is a very friendly, hard-working, and dependable person. She possesses a natural ability to connect with people easily with her warm personality and positive attitude. She is a wonderful counselor.
09/13/2013
By: scott.jenkins.1000
Cohen, Martha, Md - Center For Mindful Dialogue
Martha Cohen is wonderful. A truly genuine, conscientious and constructive counselor whom I highly recommend.
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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