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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2015, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Male or Female? Can you expect different approaches?

Experience is a no brainer, but what an small business solo counselor verses a larger mental health firm/office? Any thoughts on which is better.

Any red flags to watch out for on initial meetings?

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I have a lot of experience with counseling and I don't really think there's any perfect answer. I've been to an amazing male counselor (as a hurting 23 year old female), a terrible male marriage counselor (as a married 35 year old), a terrible female marriage counselor/sex therapist (also age 35), an OK female individual counselor during that same time frame, but looking back, not so great.....A great female couples counselor (recently).....

I now see a great individual counselor, female, in solo practice. She's not even licensed, but she's my favorite so far. Why? Because she gives homework. Tangible exercises for me to do.

I don't like counselors who only listen. I have plenty of friends for that.
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I now see a great individual counselor, female, in solo practice. She's not even licensed, but she's my favorite so far. Why? Because she gives homework. Tangible exercises for me to do.

I don't like counselors who only listen. I have plenty of friends for that.
I'm a life coach specializing in marriage and The description you give makes me think she is probably a Life Coach too. As you said it's a whole different approach and life coaches are not liscenced as counsellors.
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Having marital issues? Message me, I'd love to help. I'm a life coach specializing in marriage and relationship issues.

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I'm a life coach specializing in marriage and The description you give makes me think she is probably a Life Coach too. As you said it's a whole different approach and life coaches are not liscenced as counsellors.
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Interesting. She doesn't advertise herself as such, but I do feel like that's what she does for me.
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