What is Counseling?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most popular types: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Christian counseling Life Coaching Show all

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See also: Group Therapy Individual Therapy

Counseling can be defined as a relatively short-term, interpersonal, theory-based process of helping persons who are fundamentally psychologically healthy resolve developmental and situational issues.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 106 44
Anxious mood 61 29
General health 30 8
Post-traumatic stress disorder 20 17
Bipolar disorder 19 9

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 10
Mild 20
None 82

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Counseling

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 8
Anxiety and frustration 5
Guilt or self blame 4
Flashbacks 3
Pain 3
Panic attacks 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Counseling

Dosage Patients
1 other weekly 6
1 hr weekly 4
1 hr every 3 months 2
1 hr monthly 2
1 hr every other week 2
1 other every other week 2
monthly 2
weekly 2
2 other every 12 weeks 1
2 other monthly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Counseling

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 36
Other 31
Expense 20
Did not seem to work 12
Change in health plan coverage 7
Doctor's advice 5
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 90 patients who've stopped going to Counseling

Duration

Currently going to Counseling

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 9

Stopped going to Counseling

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 32
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 64
Usually 40
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 23
A little hard to take 37
Not at all hard to take 45
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 15
$50-99 8
$25-49 4
< $25 37
Not specified 44
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12 patient evaluations for Counseling

Oct 25, 2011 (Started Sep 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Every Other Week
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 15, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 14, 2010 (Started Feb 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Get scheduled)
  • Side effects
    Mild (life Coaching)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: It gift you more time, gift you a good fealing when you get on schedul and at the end of the day you can be prowed at your self when you see the thinks you did. Helps me in many ways
Side effects: life Coaching

  • 0 helpful marks
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