Personal thoughts for positive living shared by a retired counseling psychologist as we all travel on our mutual journey through life.
Understanding Adolescent In-Patient Psychiatric Treatment
Two staff members of a psychiatric hospital in Houston (Scott Kunkle/Danny Carr) discuss the in-patient psychiatric treatment that adolescents can expect to experience when they enter a psychiatric hospital program. The various aspects of hospital psychiatric treatment are demystified.
Why Lie to Your Counselor?
Truth and lies tend to come in various shades and degrees. Individuals tend to choose to interact with themselves as well as with others by following personal beliefs, values, beliefs, feelings and behaviors on how they see themselves and their world.
Choosing a Counselor For Me
There can be times when we need an objective, competent and caring person to listen and offer guidance for the many and varied stresses of living. Sometimes we need more than we can receive from family and friends.
Choosing a counselor is a very personal decision. One may be lucky with the first choice they try or they find that finding the right person can be a long and challenging road. Like many significant life choices, it helps to do extensive research on options.
Understanding My Personal Counseling Choices
There are many factors to consider when we seek counseling assistance for some of the emotional challenges each of us faces during life. Whatever choices we make, each will bring its own 'price' to be paid. The more information we have on ourselves and what we are seeking, the more likely a positive outcome will occur.
I Have The Choice
One of the cornerstones of wellness psychology is acknowledging the power of choice that each of us implements every day of our lives. A key to a better understanding of who we are is learning how we choose our attitudes, expectations and create our personal definitions.
I Would Be Happy If You...
Accepting responsibility for the personal choices that we each make in our lives can be one of the most important aspects of creating positive mental health for ourselves. When we recognize and accept that each of us has this personal power to select options that either increase or decrease our happiness, we tend to be healthier in relating to ourselves and to other people.