Professional Counseling

When you’re dealing with depression and anxiety, it helps to have professional counselors to listen and understand what you are going through, in addition to support from family and friends.

  • One-on-one therapy includes a session (usually 30 or 50 minutes) with a licensed mental-health professional such as an M.D. psychiatrist, a Ph.D. psychologist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Pastoral Counselor, a Marriage and Family Counselor, a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, or a Substance Abuse Counselor. Ask your doctor, pastor, or other trusted person to recommend a good counselor for you.
  • Counseling groups include educational groups (e.g., groups that teach you about depression and what it looks like), psychotherapy or support groups, which focus on providing support and access to other resources without delving deeply into your issues. These groups are not considered formal psychotherapy and they don’t require a clinical psychotherapy expert as a leader. Support groups are often free of charge.

STEPS TOWARD Effective Professional Counseling

  • Get recommendations for counseling from your family, friends, physician and clergy.
  • Research different counselors and decide which is right for you.
  • Talk to a professional here at the Front Porch. We can help you find a counselor to assist you in reaching your goals. Call us at 901.762.8558.

See detailed information about types of therapy*.

Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist: Learn the Difference*

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