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General questions about counseling, psychotherapy and mental health.

Experience in the area

Over 30 years as a therapist, clinical supervisor and solution-focused trainer. I've worked in a variety of settings including adolescent day treatment, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, community mental health clinics, and hospice. Further information is available on my website: www.0to10.net

Organizations

A founding member of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association, Academy of Certified Social Workers, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State.

Publications

Co-authored "Solution-Focused Brief Practice With Long-Term Clients in Mental Health Services: I'm More Than My Label." Authored: "Solution-Focused Practice in End-of-Life and Grief Counseling" Several articles published in professional journals including 2 with Insoo Kim Berg. Further details are available at www.0to10.net

Education/Credentials

Masters of Social Work (Yeshiva University 1978). 5 years training in Transactional Analysis, certified in Advanced Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis with the New York Society (NYSEPH), Advanced training and advanced supervision seminar in solution-focused brief therapy with the co-developers of the approach, Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer


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2016-11-08 real thought-broadcasting:

Corta, I've been thinking about your question and realize that perhaps I could be more prescriptive.  Here's my suggestion.  You need to find out how extensive this issue is and that requires doing some

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Corta, it seems to me that your missing a great opportunity here.  You have a talent and ability that has the possibility of affecting people's lives in positive ways.  Imagine someone perceiving "what

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Melanie:  Allow me to make some assumptions:  normally you're not a mistrustful person.  Your capable of forming trusting relationships with other people: friends & family for example. Given that you're

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Hi, Bud.  First the disclaimer;  I'm not a physician.  If you have any  medical concerns, you should consult with your doctor.  Having said that, I think what you describe is pretty typical of someone

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Sam,  The trouble I have with your questions is that it paints a whole gender with the same paintbrush.  While there may be women who lie and manipulate, there are many others who are caring, honest, open

 

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