Counseling is an Effective Form of Treatment [Episode 3]

May 29, 2017
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The Intentional Clinician, Episode #3 Counseling is an Effective Form of Treatment.

Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses the overwhelming empirical evidence that counseling is an extremely effective form of treatment. Counseling is safe and has preventative effects. Research studies have noted that the effects of counseling typically last longer than pharmacological treatments. Paul discusses many studies that conclude that counseling works and should be used as a "first-line" treatment for most non-life-threatening mental health situations. Counseling is also known as psychotherapy.

If a person is suffering from any type of emotoinal or psychological disturbance, counseling is a safe form of treatment that can allow them to recover and feel like themselves again-- without side effects. If someone is already on a medication, counseling can help the person get to the root cause of what the medication is helping with--and possibly enhance the healing effects.

Counseling is an effective form of treatment for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, emotional disturbance, ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (especially EMDR treatment, which Paul is trained in), addiction, stress, unwanted behaviors, panic disorders, anger issues, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, ADHD, phobias, including social phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), self-harm, substance abuse, and more. 

Paul Krauss is a counselor living in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Check out the webpage http://www.healthforlifegr.com/  If you or someone you know is in need or just wants to give counseling a try-- call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Paul enjoys email, PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

If you are an organization in need of a public speaker on the subject of mental health, Paul will gladly customize a talk to your audience and topic preference. After his short fact-filled speech, he will answer questions from the audience. Many more "ask a counselor" events coming soon in Grand Rapids and beyond.

Learn more at www.paulkrausscounseling.com and www.counselingsupervisorgr.com.

Stay tuned for more intentional clinician episodes. Feel free to send in show topic requests. Thank you for listening. -Paul Krauss

Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"Crash the Party" [Instrumental] from Modified Dreams by PAWL

References

Brownawell & Kelley. (October 2011). Psychotherapy is effective and here’s why. Monitor on Psychology. Vol 42, No. 9.
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/10/psychotherapy.aspx

Duncan, B.L. , Miller, S.D. ,Wampold , B.E. , and Hubble, M.A.( 2010) The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works in Therapy ( second edition ). Washington, DC : American Psychological Association

How Psychotherapy Works.American Psychological Association. Dec 22, 2009.
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2009/12/wampold.aspx

Research Shows Psychotherapy Is Effective But Underutilized. American Psychological Association. August 9, 2012.
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2012/08/psychotherapy-effective.aspx

Recognition of Psychotherapy Effectiveness. American Psychological Association. August 2012
http://www.apa.org/about/policy/resolution-psychotherapy.aspx

Wampold, B. E. (2011). Qualities and Actions of Effective Psychotherapists.
Series I: Systems of Psychotherapy. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.https://www.apa.org/education/ce/effective-therapists.pdf

Wampold, B. E. (2001). The great psychotherapy debate: Models, methods, and findings. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.