What is Counseling?

Category: Others

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 104 43
Anxious mood 60 27
General health 29 7
Bipolar Disorder 19 9
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 18 14
Increase effect of another treatment 10 6

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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 9
Mild 19
None 78

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Counseling

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 8
Anxiety and frustration 5
Guilt or self blame 4
Pain 3
Flashbacks 2
Addiction 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Counseling

Dosage Patients
1 other weekly 7
1 hr monthly 3
1 hr weekly 3
1 hr every other week 2
60 min weekly 2
weekly 2
2 other yearly 1
1 hr every 3 months 1
2 other every 12 weeks 1
1 mg monthly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Counseling

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 36
Other 30
Expense 20
Did not seem to work 11
Change in health plan coverage 7
Doctor's advice 5
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
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Duration

Currently using Counseling

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 10

Stopped using Counseling

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 31
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 60
Usually 39
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 35
Not at all hard to take 44
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 15
$50-99 7
$25-49 3
< $25 35
Not specified 42
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12 patient evaluations for Counseling

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exegesisClique
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exegesisClique
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
38 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

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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

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jon335
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jon335
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
50 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
PTSD

See jon335's full Counseling history

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
gevoel
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gevoel
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 58
Condition: 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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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

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