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Initial Consultation with a Counselor – What to expect ?>

Initial Consultation with a Counselor – What to expect

If you find yourself searching for a counselor it can be worthwhile to find one that offers initial consultations.  The therapeutic relationship is a very important part of the healing process, so it is essential that you feel comfortable in the space and with the person you are going to share your story with. My consultations typically last about 30-45 minutes, however I’ve seen other clinicians offering consultations anywhere from 20 – 50 minutes.  Some counselors will charge for their consultations and…

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Is My Child Depressed?

Depression in adults presents itself differently from children and adolescents. A study was conducted in 2007 found that depression in children is typically more serious than in adults.  While both reported and showed that the depression was caused primarily by stress which causes chemical imbalances; children acted out more violently towards others and themselves.  Most adults spoke to family members or friends about their depression while most children spoke to no one. (Perry, 2007) Below are some symptoms to look…

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Am I Depressed?

Ever wonder if you or a loved one is depressed?  Major depressive disorder is a debilitating and serious mental illness that many individuals have endured.  The world health organization has projected that by the year 2020, depression will be second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide.   Below are some signs and symptoms of major depressive disorder and the various ways it can be treated. One must experience 5 or more of the following symptoms and…

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