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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Many times, counselors and therapists are trained to deal with a variety of mental, emotional, and social problems. If you need help finding a counselor who deals with a particular issue, the Web can get you started.
- Any problem or event that is causing you significant distress may be worth discussing with a professional. We've selected some common reasons people choose to attend therapy and provided relevant Web sites below. If your problem isn't mentioned below, the American Psychological Association has an extensive list of topics and information about mental health and emotional problems people encounter.
- Counseling and therapy are good places for people to talk about problems before they interfere with daily life. For some, problems are more significant and may require additional treatment, such as medication. To learn more, see the findingDulcinea Mental Health Web Guide.
For help dealing with depression …
has an article about depression, its causes, signs and symptoms, and methods of treatment, with advice about seeking professional help. Keep an eye out for the linked text throughout the article; these provide much more extensive information on specific topics.
has established a “Depression Health Center” that provides an overview of depression symptoms and contains articles, blogs, and message boards about depression. The "Support & Resources
" page includes links to a support group and a tool for finding a therapist near you.
was created by a writer and depression sufferer and aims to help individuals who are connected to someone with clinical depression or bipolar disorder. Learn ways to cope with the impact these disorders have on you and your relationships. A message board is available for support; use of the message board is free but registration is required.
For grief counseling …
The Center for Grief Recovery
explains various types of grief in its "Grief and Loss Resources" section. For advice on how to manage grief in the workplace or during the holidays, visit the “Grief Recovery Articles” area.
For anger management counseling …
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