This Is What A Therapist Can Do For You

This Is What A Therapist Can Do For You

Skeptic about therapy? This might help you guide your decision.

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Be a safe listener.

Help you build long-lasting skills.

Help you reduce the manifestations of mental illnesses.

Diagnose mental health conditions.

Challenge limiting beliefs and give constructive feedback — not advice.

Promise confidentiality.

Disclaimer: limitations to confidentiality include the following.

1. If the client may be an immediate danger to themselves or others

2. If there is suspicion that the client is endangering a population that cannot protect itself, such as the case of a child or the elderly

3. To share diagnosis information as necessary to obtain payment for services (there must be written consent from the client).

4. As required by federal or state laws

Advocate for you.

Protect your best interest.

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