Therapy and counseling : your questions answered / Christine L.B. Selby.

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Online Access: Full Text (via EBSCO)
Main Author: Selby, Christine L. B. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Barbara, CA : Greenwood, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
Series:Q&A health guides.
Table of Contents:
  • How do I know if I need counseling?
  • In general, how does therapy work?
  • What are the differences between a counselor, therapist, psychologist, and psychiatrist?
  • What credentials should I look for when choosing a counselor or therapist?
  • How do I find the right counselor or therapist?
  • I've never been to counseling before and I'm nervous about what my counselor will think about me-should I be?
  • What is psychoanalytic psychotherapy?
  • What is psychodynamic psychotherapy?
  • What is behavior therapy?
  • What is cognitive therapy?
  • What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?
  • What is supportive psychotherapy?
  • What is interpersonal psychotherapy?
  • What is client-centered therapy?
  • What is eclectic therapy?
  • What is group therapy?
  • What is family therapy?
  • What is evidence-based practice?
  • Is one type of therapy better than another?
  • Should I seek individual, couples, family, or group therapy?
  • What is the difference between outpatient therapy and inpatient therapy?
  • What is a mental health diagnosis, and what does it mean?
  • Do I need to see a counselor who has a particular speciality?
  • What should I ask a counselor before I decide to schedule an appointment?
  • Why is my counselor asking me to provide information (on the inital paperwork) about things that have nothing to do with why I'm going to counseling?
  • What is a release of information (ROI) form, and why would my counselor ask me to sign one?
  • What should I expect at the first session?
  • How long is each appointment?
  • How long should it take until I feel better?
  • Why won't my therapist answer personal questions I ask them?
  • Therapy doesn't seem to be working-what should I do?
  • Are my sessions confidential?
  • What does it mean if my counselor recommends psychological testing?
  • What does it mean if my counselor recommends medication?
  • I don't like my therapist-what should I do?
  • What is HIPAA and how does it affect me?
  • What if I don't want to go to counseling-can anyone make me go?
  • What should I do if my family/friends make fun of me for going to therapy?
  • How can I encourage someone who is struggling to seek counseling?
  • How much does therapy cost?
  • Do I need health insurance to see a counselor? What kinds of health insurance are there? How do I get insurance?
  • What do insurance-related terms like "in-network," "out-or'network," "deductible," "co-payment," and coinsurance" mean?
  • Do I have to get a special authorization to see a therapist?
  • Why won't my insurance pay for counseling?