The most important questions and answers about Psychotherapy, Counseling & Coaching

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How can I tell if I am mentally ill?

Woman - depressionOften it is not so easy to notice if a mental burden is so strong that you can not get out there alone. But if, for example, you hear voices or see things that no one else hears or sees except you, something is definitely not right. But most mental disorders without an acute trigger have not so clear symptoms. So if there is no acute trigger, such as the loss of a loved one or another dramatic event, what is?

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I am so ashamed because I drink

Alcohol - shame - woman

Yes, that's the way it is. Alcohol dependence is usually associated with strong feelings of shame and guilt. If your feelings of shame prevent you from getting help, that's more than understandable. On top of that, you feel guilty about drinking, and then you may drink again because you feel guilty.

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Do I have an alcohol problem?

Woman - Alcohol problem

If you think about this question, you may have already taken a very important first step. This step is to ask yourself this question. When you eventually discover (perhaps at the end of this article) that you have no alcohol problem, that is, if you are not alcohol dependent, you at least have a problem awareness of it.

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Do I have depression?

This can almost certainly be said when the following experiences are predominantly or largely applicable to you. In the first place may be a feeling of deep exhaustion. Not the exhaustion you feel after a hard day. It is rather that the sense of exhaustion comes from deep inside and gets stronger.

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What to do when moodiness and elation strain your nerves?

Mood swings have all people. But if you feel like you're getting stuck in a mood, or you're more or less at your mercy, then you should take a closer look.

  • Does it put you off a recurrent bad mood or too exaggerated, too euphoric mood or both?
  • Will that be more?
  • Are you increasingly feeling that something is wrong?
  • And importantly, do you know one or the other state from earlier stages?

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My child drives me insane: what to do?

At some point, as a parent or parent, you will experience that first or even the thousandth moment when, despairing, you do not know what to do next. "I've already told you a thousand times ...". How should you actually deal with your own "stubborn" child or the violently pubescent son or pubescent daughter?

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What does it mean: alcoholism is a family disease?

It is said that the whole family is suffering or being affected. It also means that the family is involved in maintaining the disease. If you read the second sentence now, you may shake your head indignantly, which would be completely understandable. After all, what does it mean that as a family member, you maintain the disease where you are not drinking, but your husband, wife or father, mother, child or other relatives?

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Is my fear still normal?

anxietyIt may be helpful for you to know that fear is a meaningful and useful sensation. Above all, it serves to protect you or warn you of dangerous situations.Because anxiety increases your attention and your ability to act. Fear is also clearly felt physically for every person. For example, as tremors or palpitations or as stomach depressions or dizziness or as another physical reaction. The physical response directly follows the feeling of anxiety or is felt almost simultaneously with the anxiety.

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Can I trust a naturopath for psychotherapy?

It's up to you, above all, to decide for yourself. It may help you to read what a naturopath for psychotherapy (HP Psycho) must do to call yourself that. For example, apply for the (small) medical certificate at the local health department.

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Does consulting help when I have problems?

When it comes to stressful family, partnership, education or job issues - there are professional people who can help. This includes psychotherapists for more serious problems that really make you sick. But if it's not about therapy, psychosocial or psychological counselors can help.

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What exactly happens in a psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a type of special helpful or beneficial communication between you and your therapist. In other words, at best, this communication, which often takes the form of conversation, has a healing effect on you. At least, however, if a cure can not or not completely take place, your mental suffering will be alleviated. They will usually feel better with time. But this is a process and takes time.

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Which psychotherapy is right for me?

It depends on. First, the "mental disorder" you probably have or could have. Second, it depends on the person of the therapist if he suits you. The question of the nature of the procedure depends more on the person who offers it than on the procedure itself. It is also important to clarify whether there may be an organic cause for your mental suffering. Because there are mental illnesses that are triggered by organic causes.

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Does the health insurance fund pay for psychotherapy?

Yes, in Germany pay the health insurance a psychotherapy. For this they are legally required. However, there must be a mental disorder recognized as such by health insurance companies. Whether this is the case can be determined by a specialist, psychiatrist or recognized psychotherapist.

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What should I pay most attention to when choosing a therapist?

Most importantly, you can do well with the therapist (man or woman) or have a good line. You should choose who suits you best. You can do this by making initial interviews or trial sessions. In technical terms these are the so-called probationary sessions. There are five to eight calls possible.

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How long should I wait before I go for a therapist change?

Waiting - if the discomfort or discomfort is already noticeable - is usually not a good idea. Depending on which therapist you have chosen and the method of therapy used by this therapist, the sessions can take between twenty and a hundred hours.

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Psychotherapy: Can I change the therapist?

Yes. If you feel that the therapy is of no use to you, then it makes no sense just to keep it up. This can already be seen after a few sessions. Or even in the middle of therapy, because it may be that you do not notice it in the first few hours. Therapy is always relationship work and relationships develop over time.

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