Types of Therapy

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Counseling and Therapy: Finding Emotional Support on the Web

Life's events can occasionally lead to an array of complicated feelings and emotions. Sometimes we're able to sort out these feelings ourselves, or with the help of family or friends. Other times, it might be necessary to talk to a trained counselor or therapist who can help us get to the root of our difficulties. If you or someone you know needs this specialized assistance, the Web sites in this guide can point you in the right direction.

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Types of Therapy

A variety of counseling/therapy options exist today and the help you choose depends primarily on your needs and preferences. The following Web sites teach you about some of the options available to those who need someone to talk to.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Remember to be patient in your search for a mental health provider, whether you're looking on the Web or speaking with another physician for recommendations on professional assistance. Choosing someone to help you with your problems is a big decision and it's not one you want to make hastily.
  • Online counseling (also known as "e-therapy") is a growing trend among mental health providers. If you don't have access to suitable mental health resources in your area, or you'd prefer to speak with a professional located in another area, it's possible to find a therapist or counselor who would be willing to visit with you online or via telephone.
  • If you're interested in online counseling, check on a therapist's Web site to see if this option is available with that particular professional.

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