Q: Should I use my health insurance to pay for therapy? A: There are pros and cons to using your health insurance benefits to pay for mental health care. Pros: If you have coverage to see the provider you choose, it will probably be cost effective to use your health insurance to pay for services.
Evie: My boyfriend doesn’t like it when I talk to my girlfriends about our problems. He says I’m sharing our personal business but I tell him I have to vent to get things off my chest. I tell him it helps me feel better but he’s still mad, especially since he found out I told
Q: My husband and I are having a lot of problems lately. I asked him to come to marriage counseling but he says I’m the one with the problem so I should just go by myself. How can we work on our relationship if he won’t even admit he has a problem? Q: My daughter,
While listening to media personalities speculate about the circumstances and cause of Whitney Houston’s untimely passing I’ve heard several people say with certainty; “No one was there for Whitney”. There have also been statements to the effect, “Living in the limelight is overwhelming and celebrities are surrounded by enablers who give them anything they want.”
HOLISTIC; adjective /hōˈlistik/ Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease In the past, a school teacher may have said that
Margo didn’t really want therapy for herself. She had called about her 23 year-old son, Stephan. She was hoping I’d see him for therapy to help “straighten him out”. I told her I don’t work with kids that age if they are still living at home and financially dependent on their parents, which was the
Yesterday was a perfect day. My son was home from college for Thanksgiving. We made plans to spend the afternoon together and he asked if his 10 year-old brother (from his father’s second marriage) could join us. As he knew I would, I jumped at the opportunity for some Modern Family-style togetherness. I like spending time
Shayna is 32 years old and attending her first therapy appointment. She’s decided to enter therapy because she’s been feeling depressed and lethargic. She reports that she’s avoiding her friends and not participating in the activities she used to enjoy. She’s also gained about 25 pounds which has her really upset. She knows it would
The term emotional system refers to any group of people who have developed interdependencies to the point where the resulting system through which they are connected (administratively, physically, or emotionally) has evolved its own principles of organization.__A family emotional system includes the members’ thoughts, feelings, emotions, fantasies, and associations, their past connections individually and together.
Sam and Edna are arguing. They are yelling over one another, each jumping in before the other can finish a thought or a sentence. Their back and forth is getting louder and louder, faster and faster and nastier and nastier. They’ve done this a thousand times before. If asked about it later, each of them