Therapy

How do I explain to family and friends why I am seeing a psychologist?

There is no one right thing to say to family and friends about why you are going to see a psychologist. The best advice I can give is this: make it simple and be honest. As I tell many of my clients, there is no form of therapy that I do with others (individual, couple …

What to expect from an initial interview?

If it is the first time you have ever gone to see a psychologist, you might be wondering what to expect from an initial interview. Here are some thoughts that might be running through your mind: What should I do to prepare? Should I write some things down so I don’t forget what to say? …

If I go to a therapist, will they make me take pills?

As previously mentioned, psychologists do not have a medical degree (here in Manitoba) and so they are not able to prescribe medication. If a psychologist thinks that you need medication, they will likely get your permission to contact your physician so that this option can be discussed. While I cannot speak for all psychologists, I …

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