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Family psychologist: who is it and what does it do?

Jan. 17, 2021, 1:39 a.m.

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In the market of modern offline and online services, you can increasingly find an offer to visit a psychologist's consultation. Along with them, such professions as a psychologist and a psychiatrist are known. So what is the difference? Who are psychologists and how can they help?

Psychologist is a specialist who studies the human psyche. He can be either a theorist engaged exclusively in scientific activities, research and teaching, and practice helping people in difficult situations. It is important to understand that a psychologist does not have a higher medical education and is not a doctor, unlike a psychotherapist and psychiatrist. He cannot prescribe medications or other treatment. This means that that these specialists can effectively work with people with a healthy psyche who are in a difficult life situation, but do not have a psychiatric illness.

The style of work of each specialist is different. The approach depends on the problem with which the client turns to a psychologist, basically he helps to correctly formulate and ask a question, and then find an answer to it. As for the format of work, the psychologist can have a specially equipped office or work online using Skype. This question should be discussed individually.

In what cases should I contact a psychologist?

Despite the fact that this specialist does not treat diseases, his help may be needed by almost anyone. Therapy covers all important areas of life, a professional psychologist can help you move from the dead point and make important decisions if you are

  • Ye can't accept yourself

Insecution, complexes that do not allow you to get a good position, start doing what you love, build a personal life, and just do what you like is a fairly common problem. The reason may be situations in childhood, when the child was forbidden something, not supported, not loved, or situations at any age that you seemed not to pay attention to.

During the sessions, the specialist will be able to help to get to the root of the problem and find a solution. At the same time, not the client asks questions to the psychologist, but answers them himself. The essence of the technique is to bring a person to the problem with the help of leading questions and find a solution with him, and not offer a ready-made option

  • Ye can't build relationships with people

This can be both personal relationships and communication in the family, work team or with friends. On such issues, psychologists work individually, with couples, whole families or collectives.

Meanth therapy is not only to analyze each of the participants and find an individual solution, but also to teach the parties to understand each other. Psychotherapy is an effective way to resolve the conflict, during the session the psychologist helps to remove confrontation and the need to defend themselves and attack. Each person will be heard and understood.

Nually, a family psychologist can conduct a session via Skype. This approach allows therapy to be carried out in a familiar and convenient atmosphere for the couple, when clients can feel comfortable and safe. The same applies to parents with children

For sessions to be effective, toEveryone should be aware of the problem and want to find a solution.

  • Ye need help with raising children

Every parent wants to be the best for their child. But there are situations in life when parents come to a standstill and cannot find an approach to the baby, who is moving away more and more every day.

Famous situations are the work of family or child psychologists, it all depends on the age of the child. The peculiarity of such therapy is that children perceive the world differently. If in the case of adults, each of the parties must be aware of what is happening and take responsibility, then the approach to the child will be different. Often psychologists use game methods and associations.

  • He have problems at work

In this case, it will not be about the team, but about what you do. Sessions with a psychologist will help you understand what exactly does not suit you, what is the reason and which solution to the situation will bring more benefit.

As a result of therapy, you will be able to find a way to overcome obstacles, regardless of whether they were real or far-fetched. It is possible that you will realize that you are simply doing the wrong thing and will be able to find yourself in a completely different profession.

  • Sas uncomfortable

If in previous situations people understand that there is a problem and what it is, then there are cases when a person cannot determine it. Feelings of anxiety, dissatisfaction, growing irritability and mood swings can appear in people who are quite successful in all spheres. In such cases, you should not conduct introspection - if there have been no negative incidents recently, this does not mean that you invented the reason.

A experienced psychologist will be able to help analyze all areas of your life and activities, look at them from different angles. As a result, you will either feel relief and calm, or find a problem and a way to solve it.

  • He have problems with alcohol

Imazd we note that we are not talking about alcoholism as an addiction. If you or a person close to you are faced with this problem, you need the help of a psychotherapist who will develop a treatment plan.

If you understand that recently began to abuse in order to relax, improve mood, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer has become a daily habit, consulting a psychologist will help to understand the cause.

Timely access to a psychologist for advice will help not only to improve the quality of life, but also to avoid more serious problems in the future. The human psyche is a very complex and not fully studied system that does not lend itself to clear rules. The most insignificant problem, not solved in time, can either disappear and be forgotten, or cause deep depression and frustration. Therefore, if you feel psychological discomfort in any manifestation, contact a specialist right away.

Which format is more convenient?

There are two options: a visit to the office or an online consultation using Skype or another resource.

On today, more and more psychologists offer their services online because of the many benefits for the client:

  • ability to relax in a homely atmosphere;
  • during a session with children, they do not get stressed due to an unfamiliar environment;
  • time and effort savings on the road;
  • the ability not to interrupt sessions during business trips, moves, heavy workload at work and other restrictions;
  • opportunity to choose the specialist who liked the most, even if he is in another city or country.

Therapy is much more effective when the client feels supported all the time and can ask a question to the psychologist online. These conditions are negotiated with a specialist in advance.

How to choose a psychologist?

Thir you can find the right specialist, it is important to determine whether this problem is individual. If the question does not concern family or personal relationships, seek individual advice. The psychologist should have a higher specialized education, a certificate of training and practical experience.

After the first consultation, it is important to understand whether you are comfortable communicating with this person. This point is very important, since the result of therapy depends on how openly and honestly you can talk to him. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to speak out and understand yourself, so the client should feel as safe as possible.

For sessions in which your significant other, relative, parent, or child will take part, the psychologist must be a family or child psychologist. The specialist should have experience in conducting sessions with several participants in which they interact with each other. At the same time, the psychologist should monitor the situation and guide his clients.

Psychologists in Ukraine

If you need the help of a psychologist online, you can choose it on our resource.

The cost of one session is from 350 to 1500 UAH, it depends on the qualifications and practical experience of the psychologist, and may also vary in different regions. The number and frequency of the event is determined by the specialist after the first consultation

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