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The Difference Between Therapy and Counseling
4 years ago

The Difference Between Therapy and Counseling

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Many people believe that counseling and therapy are the same. But wait, there is a difference. In this post, I will be discussing the difference in the service that is being delivered, not necessarily the training or …
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Learning To Speak Frussinglish
4 years ago

Learning To Speak Frussinglish

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You know when you say something to that special someone and what they hear is completely different than what you said? Its like you’re speaking different languages! That’s actually not …
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The Death of Common Sense
4 years ago

The Death of Common Sense

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Common sense was something that existed when I grew up. You knew not to be disrespectful to authority figures, your parents, your elders, or even just strangers. You knew when …
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The Problem With Therapists
4 years ago

The Problem With Therapists

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Once upon a time, I worked as a therapist at a residential program for adolescent girls. A new therapist was hired who came with a lot of experience and was highly recommended. She worked there for roughly 2 months before walking out one day claiming the rest of us were unethical. Read More

7 Reasons to see a Counselor or Therapist
4 years ago

7 Reasons to see a Counselor or Therapist

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Why do people go to therapy or counseling? The reasons people seek out counseling or therapy are many but it usually comes down to getting help in solving a problem they have not been able to themselves. Once they have reason to get help how do they find someone who can work with their problem? They might ask friends or people they trust, but ultimately most people are going to look on the internet at the websites of various providers whether suggested by friends or not.

As I look around at the websites of professionals, many of them will list their areas of specialty, or focus, or experience with clients. Sometimes its a short list, and sometimes it can be rather long. I recently viewed just ten websites of therapists and counselors to see what some of them were saying. Here is the combined list of everything they listed:

Depression
Anger Management
Anxiety
ADD/ADHD
Conflict Resolution
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Top 5 Coping Skills

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Had a hard day? Bad news? Frustrated or anxious? These are the easiest coping skills to use, the ones people use the most, and the most often suggested by counselors and therapists.

Talk
When we don’t want to talk is probably when we need to the most. Talking with someone who is trusted allows the brain to keep it churning it over, to keep working it out. The simple act of saying something out loud can also help to decrease the intensity of it on the inside. Talking it out sometimes helps a person hear their own thoughts, as if it makes them real. A listening ear also provides a check, someone to bounce ideas and thoughts off of as well as interpretations.

Write
Whether it is through journaling, free writing or letters, writing gives the brain another way to process information and think things through. For some, writing is more precise. It usually takes longer to put something down in writing Read More

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