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10/07/2016
By: Natasha M.
Family Focus
I have a 3 year old daughter and I work Full-time. I was vigorously trying to get my child enrolled into an affordable yet a place that truly cares about the fundamental teaching kind of preschool but I had no luck. Then a family friend told me about Family Focus and how great they are and affordable I couldn't help but try it out! I gave it a shot enrolled my child at Family Focus. They got my child started right away! The staff was and is very welcoming to me but most importantly to my child! I am a very observant person/mom. Some may refer to me as "Helicopter Mom. " But I've witnessed first hand the care, concern and teaching skills for each child the staff provides. My child is pretty smart as it is but I have definitely noticed a change. She comes home and points out letters I didn't even know she could identify. Colors, Shapes and HANDWRITTING! Her vocabulary has me speechless! She uses words that just amaze me! So I know it's not just from home. I know she is learning and her little brain is expanding! I am thankful I came across this place! This place has helped me so much financially! But knowing the staff is helping lead my child to a path of success is the best part!
11/30/2013
By: Carol H.
McDermott Counseling LLC
I would very much recommend this therapist to anybody who is anxious and / or depressed. I learned very particular things I can do when I am feeling down or just stressed out, and THEY REALLY WORK! It gets me out of that negative state mind, and feeling more positive, calm & relaxed! I didn't just sit and talk about my problems, like I have done in previous therapy with other therapists. I learned how to become "mindful" along with other specific tools to practice when overwhelming emotions hit me. IT REALLY WORKS!!! I don't need to go to therapy anymore, (I only needed a few sessions to learn the skills) but would absolutely return to this therapist if I ever needed help again (I would not go and see any other therapist again, EVER!)
11/09/2013
By: 799heca
McDermott Counseling LLC
I really appreciate all of your help! You were very honest, which I did not always take well, and often became angry and defensive. I didn't know it at the time, but looking back on it now, I am really grateful for EVERYTHING you did to help us! I am so glad we stuck through it! Thank you so very much for helping my husband and I with our chaotic blended family!!! We are FINALLY on the same page!!!
11/05/2016
By: John D.
McDermott Counseling LLC
Thanks to her help, I have resolved many issues I have struggled with for many many years. She is compassionate and empathic and all of the women in the office are so incredibly warm and friendly! I was so nervous the first time walking through the doors, and the entire office environment felt safe, warm, in addition to being a very classy office, it calmed me before even meeting her.
09/09/2012
By: gdm1178
McDermott Counseling LLC
I would recommend Rachel Mcdermott if you are SERIOUS about changing, stick with it and are willing to put in the effort needed to get results!!! She may not always tell you what you want to hear, but she sure does hit the nail on the head every time! The process was tough, for sure, but don't give up! If you stick with it and do the work, it will pay off in the long run!
07/10/2015
By: Kat M.
McDermott Counseling LLC
I am so pleased to have found the perfect therapist for me! I was so nervous before my first meeting, but they made me feel so completely safe and comfortable instantly! I was not at all judged and felt so comfortable, I held absolutely nothing back! It was a huge release and I am looking forward to my next meeting!
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06/26/2017
By: Nancy Z.
McDermott Counseling LLC
I have known Ms McDermott and been in counseling with her for many years. She is excellent in every respect. Definitely would recommend her to all. She is the consummate professional.
07/01/2016
By: Jay V.
McDermott Counseling LLC
Talking with Rachel McDermott is like talking to your best friend who happens to be ludicrously intelligent, knowledgeable, with a wealth of experience in the field.
12/07/2013
By: Austin D.
McDermott Counseling LLC
Excellent service all around.. Very professional office with genuinely caring staff that make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in!
09/25/2012
By: ccyou6
McDermott Counseling LLC
I found Rachel so personable, warm and friendly, I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing counseling!
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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