Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday #MentalHealth #MythBuster: Psychotherapy Is For "Crazy" People

#Psychotherapy is open to all people on both a voluntary and involuntary basis

#Psychotherapy is a therapeutic relationship between a professionally trained mental health provider and a client

#One does not have to feel "sick" to see a psychotherapist

#Psychotherapy is provided by a licensed Social Worker, Psychologist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or a Psychiatrist

#Psychotherapists come from all social/economic backgrounds, ages, gender identities and ethnic groups

#Psychotherapy is provided via different modes of counseling: individual, couples, family & group counseling

#In psychotherapy, the person being seen for counseling is called the client or the patient. The time spent together is called a session.

#An individual does not have to be on psychiatric medication to be seen by a psychotherapist

#Mental health providers with prescription writing authority are: Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

#Psychotherapy can be provided to children as young as 3 yrs old

#The majority of the cost for psychotherapy is often payed for by your employer benefits health plan with a #copay paid by the client

#One may also pay for psychotherapy through out of pocket fees including paying on a sliding scale (based on income)


Feel free to Retweet these. This list is just a glimpse of what psychotherapy provides. Talk w/ your health care provider for more details.


Asha, Licensed Mental Health Specialist

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