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      Mary Ellen Edwards, MSSW,LCSW,FT

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Counseling and Psychotherapy: Clinical Services with a Mind-Body

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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is an active process between you and your therapist, working toward restoring your ability to cope and increase your ability to function through insight and healing.                                                                                                                             Many times, it is validating the hidden truths we have inside but for many reason, often dismiss.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

How is it different from Counseling?                                                      

Counseling is similar to psychotherapy, but it is usually not quite as intensive in the process. Counseling often defines issues, defines feelings, and helps you to clearly determine options and choices.                                                                                                                  

Both Counseling and Psychotherapy are active and are solution or resolution-focused with Mary Ellen.                                                                                                                                                  

You help determine the direction in both counseling and therapy. The therapist skillfully guides you through the pathways, sometimes discovering new meaning, sometimes exploring change. Often, growth happens.                                                                                                                                                        

What an amazing process!                                                                                                                                       


 When Should Someone Seek Counseling or Therapy?                                                                                                                                              

Only you will know when to come in. Usually counseling and/or therapy is helpful when you have tried                                                             nearly everything and things are not getting any better or may even be getting worse. 

 If you find yourself having trouble with you emotions; if you are feeling out of control; or if you                                                                       find yourself having difficulty just functioning or being, that may be your signal.   I can help.                                                                                                                                     

Remember, it takes strength to know when help is needed                                                                                                                                                                                                

CA License #LCS 22360                                                                                                                                                        Updated 04/14         Created 1996                                                     

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