My Theory Of Counselling

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Before I was introduced to counseling I was pretty naive about what really goes down behind the doors-in a psychologist 's office. I presumed many false beliefs; I would lay down on a flat couch, in a dark room while the professional sat across from me in a really expensive chair. I would be told to close my eyes and tell them about myself and my childhood. I would become secretly embarrassed at that point, because it all would be irrelevant to the central problem. I believed there was nothing a stranger could tell me about myself that I already didn 't know. I suffered from severe anger issues. It was simple; I did the things I did and said the things I said because I was mad. Why else would I do them? At first, counseling seemed like a pointless profession. I thought it was a waste of time. It could do nothing for me. I knew all the answers to the questions they would ask me, no further thinking would be required. Later on down the line, my school counselor advised me to meet weekly with our school’s psychologist.“I want you to meet with the school psychologist every Tuesday after lunch, she’s in room E45. She’s the best Marqueline. Don 't knock it till you try it, Okay?”
“Fine!” I didn 't down the idea, heck it was free counseling and I didn 't think it could
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Medication is used to treat patients who actually have a mental disorder. Taking these medications come with serious side effects and aren’t prescribed unless a medical doctor views it as being essential. He continues to explain stating that, “Although psychologists may recommend people to receive an evaluation from a psychiatrist to determine need for medication, in many cases it may not be warranted.” Just because a psychologist may refer you to a psychiatrist for medicine it is not always

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