Tag Archives: substance abuse

Why some therapists don’t take insurance

This is a hot topic among therapists, and certainly among potential clients who may be frustrated by this. In an ideal world you could see whichever therapist you wanted, he or she would be taking new clients, and that therapist … Continue reading

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How to Find or Choose a Therapist

I posted on this before, but I thought it would be useful to write more of a nuts-and-bolts, how-to version about finding and choosing a therapist.  I’ve had this conversation hundreds of times with potential clients and with family and … Continue reading

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What are the different types of mental health professionals?

“What are the different types of mental health professionals?”  I get this question a lot, or more often, “What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?”  There are a number of links online about this, but I thought … Continue reading

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“Gateway Drugs” and Why Parents Should Take Them Seriously

Most people have heard the term “gateway drug”, which is synonymous with marijuana.  The idea is that use of marijuana eventually leads to use of other, “harder” drugs. In my work I have seen this to be true the vast majority of the time.  Still, … Continue reading

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