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"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive,
along with which comes the inner voice which says,
'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it."
-- William James

Sometimes things are too overwhelming for us to deal with by ourselves. There is no shame in asking for help, quite the contrary, it takes a smart person to realize he or she needs help and a brave one to admit this realization and seek out help.

  • Below you'll find articles about therapy, and getting the right kind of help.If you feel you need to talk to someone right now - for any reason - visit our Talk About It 24/7 hotlines directory and call one of those numbers to speak to someone who can help right now.
  • If you prefer a more solitary form of support, you can curl up with a relevant book in the comfort of your own home.
  • Finally, we offer links to sites that deal with self-help issues.


A Myriad of Psychotherapists and A Myriad of Psychotherapies
Many people express confusion about the various types of mental health workers and all the types of psychotherapies available for those looking for help. Hopefully, this presentation will help.

Common Questions about Counseling
Dr. Moore discusses types of therapists, how to find a therapist and how therapy works.

Marriage and Family Therapists
In addition to psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers, MFT's also provide individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy. Gadi Zohar, explains what MFT's are all about.

All About Counseling
It takes courage to admit that you have a problem. It takes courage and wisdom to realize that you might not be able to resolve this problem without professional help. Dr. Kersey gives an overview of what counseling is all about.

Key Steps to Success
Dr. Kersey describes four key steps to being successful in the counseling process: Willingness, Motivation, Commitment, and Faith.

Three Misconceptions About Psychologists:
Part 1 - We Fix What is Broken

The first of three articles demystifying common misconceptions about psychologists.

Three Misconceptions About Psychologists:
Part 2 - We Just Listen

The second of three articles demystifying common misconceptions about psychologists.

Three Misconceptions About Psychologists
Part 3 - Not All Psychologists Are Like Dr. Laura!

The third and final of three articles demystifying common misconceptions about psychologists.

Anniversary Reactions: A Survivorís Guide on How to Cope
Anniversary reactions are a re-triggering or re-experiencing of a traumatic event that occurs because of a time cue. This article describes anniversary reactions and is specifically for you, the survivor, as a helpful guide to understand how to cope.

Breaches in professional ethics
The third of three articles by Joanna Poppink discussing ethics in psychotherapy.

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