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06/27/2016
By: Bill S.
Jade Intergrated Health
I've been a client on two different occasions. I was a little disappointed when I found out that my regular therapist was out on maternity leave only to find out my new therapist is as nice, professional and competent as my original therapist. In other words I love these people. My original therapist is back, but either one is a great choice. I receive thoughtful, patient, caring treatment there. Only negative is the stairs coming in, other than that, five stars.
03/30/2016
By: Paul M.
Pelletier Chase & Associates
I have relied upon Pelletier Chase & Associates for 10 years and am completely satisfied with their personable, professional, and expertise service and staff.
03/14/2012
By: housewife18
Energy Workshop
This place is great! The doctor really cares and is very professional! I would recommend this office
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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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