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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.
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.
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.
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!
01/25/2015
By: Curtis D.
Full Life Alternative
Waiting over 2 hrs to see a dr on Skype yea wont be coming back horrible service.
08/18/2014
By: Monet B.
Fitness First
This Gym experience has been amazing. I'm comfortable and inspired. Thanks Mancave
07/20/2014
By: sean.stehelin
McDermott Counseling LLC
Keep up the great work. We need you!
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!
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!!!
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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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