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January 11, 2001
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Carvey
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Hi,

My wife has expressed to me that she would like to see a professional counselor. She has trouble dealing with any kind of stress, and occassionally has panic attacks. She does have some issues about her childhood that she needs to share with a professional. However, I am not sure who to make an appointment with: Phsychologist? Phsyciatrist? Counselor? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

January 11, 2001
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All you need to do is check out credentials. If you pick a psychologist and your wife needs medication, the psychologist will refer you to a psychiatrist that canp prescribe.

To be honest, psychiatrists aren't always well-trained in talk therapy, which is an essential component of holistic treatment. Psychologists and counselors go through their graduate schooling with emphasis on interpersonal communication and interaction, while psychiatrists go to medical school and learn about prescribing medication.

I think it would be best to see a liscences psychologist who will then refer your wife to a psych if need be.

January 11, 2001
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I would also suggest that what ever the child hood issues are that she screen the provider for experience in that relm.

January 11, 2001
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This may seem silly...but why are YOU making the appointment?

I suggest you share what you learn here with her and have HER make her appointment. If she doesn't like who she chooses she can change.

If she chooses it is her responsibility..if you shoose...you have taken it out of her hands, her control and her realm of responsibility.

Support her, go with her, etc. but she needs to take her mental health into her hands.

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January 11, 2001
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This may seem silly...but why are YOU making the appointment?

I suggest you share what you learn here with her and have HER make her appointment. If she doesn't like who she chooses she can change.

If she chooses it is her responsibility..if you shoose...you have taken it out of her hands, her control and her realm of responsibility.

Support her, go with her, etc. but she needs to take her mental health into her hands.

j-

January 11, 2001
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This may seem silly...but why are YOU making the appointment?

I suggest you share what you learn here with her and have HER make her appointment. If she doesn't like who she chooses she can change.

If she chooses it is her responsibility..if you shoose...you have taken it out of her hands, her control and her realm of responsibility.

Support her, go with her, etc. but she needs to take her mental health into her hands.

j-

January 11, 2001
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Sorry...computer burp.

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