This concise guide is for individuals seeking a counselor for themselves or others. It contains a treasure trove of information for the public on the nuts and bolts of counseling in an easy-to-read, question and answer format. Chapter topics include how to know when to seek help and what kinds of issues counselors assist with; the differences between individual, group, couples, family, and online counseling; the various theoretical approaches to counseling and how to choose; how to find a competent counselor; what questions you should ask before scheduling your first appointment; and how to determine if counseling is working.
Samuel T. Gladding, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University.
Kevin G. Alderson, PhD, is a retired professor of counseling psychology at the University of Calgary.
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