Therapy and Counseling

Your Questions Answered

by Christine L. B. Selby


Mental health treatment can take many forms, and determining when, where, and from whom to get help can have a major impact on an individual's psychological well-being.

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April 2019


Pages 131
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Psychology/General
  Health & Wellness/General

This book provides teens with an accessible introduction to counseling, psychotherapy, and other related services. The information, guidance, and resources it offers make it a valuable tool for young adult readers seeking professional assistance with their mental health concerns.

Seeing a therapist or counselor can dramatically improve the lives of individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and many other psychological disorders, yet many young people are too afraid or embarrassed to seek the help of a trained mental health professional. Are their troubles serious enough? What type of therapist should they see? How long will treatment take, and how much will it cost? Will friends and family members find out, and what will they think if they do?

Therapy and Counseling: Your Questions Answered, a part of Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series, answers these and many other questions, attempting to dispel the mystery and stigma that surrounds mental health treatment. Each book in this series follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers' needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrates key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. The book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.


    Makes the subject accessible to readers by means of a simple Q&A formatHelps readers hone their research and critical thinking skills in a Guide to Health Literacy sectionProvides real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book through case studiesDispels popular misconceptions in a Common Myths section and directs readers towards accurate information Points readers towards additional books, organizations, and websites for further study and research in an annotated directory of resources
Series Description

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.

Author Info

Christine L. B. Selby, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Husson University, in Bangor, Maine, and is a licensed psychologist at a part-time private practice. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She is also listed on the Registry of Sport Psychology Professionals with the United States Olympic Committee. She is author of Chilling Out: The Psychology of Relaxation, The Body Size and Health Debate, and Obesity: Your Questions Answered.



"Recommended. General readers, lower-division undergraduates, and community college students."Choice

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