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By: co_exist_121
The Center, a Samaritan Center
PHD, psychologist, Dr. Kay Partamian was terriffic. She really helped me evaluate the situation and see my choices clearly. I am thinking clearly now. She does not include religeon in her therapy. She is secular in her methodology. She told me that, I should not throw out all my values. Just because I disagree with my parent's way of life, doesn't mean I should throw the baby out with the bathwater.PHD, childrens counselor, Charla Mart was a victim and she knows how to identify and help victims cope with their pain. Although, I feel that she did not help my child move past the abuse incident and my child didn't want to go back. Charla attends a local christian church. She uses barbie dolls and teddy bears.
By: dawne.buckley
Meadows Counseling Svc Inc
Great care, compassion and follow-through. On time with the appointments, considerate of my time, ease in scheduling and comfortable environment.
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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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