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Old 02-05-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Yeah but ... do ya take credit cards???
C'mon ... You claimed to be rich! Are ya begging for additional cash discount now? Hey, my bleeding eyes and fingers are worth something!
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Oh, you must have me confused with JLB - he's the one who said he was rich! Remember??? I was laid off from my yob so I'm poor and broke now. Coming to a box under a freeway overpass near you soon!
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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C'mon ... You claimed to be rich! Are ya begging for additional cash discount now? Hey, my bleeding eyes and fingers are worth something!
Hey, all rich people poor mouth. How do you think they get to be rich in the first place?
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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If you live close to a university, there could be a chance you can receive therapy art a reduced rate. Of course the students are supervised and whatnot.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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lol no kidding. I like how every counselor acts like this whenever you bring up your concerns and feelings. http://theenvelope.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-02/27793109.jpg (broken link)

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I paid $125 for about 55 minutes once a week for several months. I'm still at square one, so I'm thinking it might have been more fun to throw the money in a toilet and flush to see if it would clog the drain or actually go down.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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I've heard a lot of negative stories in regards to that. You don't want to be a guinea pig especially if you are extremely stressed out already.

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If you live close to a university, there could be a chance you can receive therapy art a reduced rate. Of course the students are supervised and whatnot.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: In Sticky San Antonio TX
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There are many resources in many areas where doctoral students, master's level practicum students, and interns are completing coursework. Even post-doc residents. Local community mental health clinics 'employ' these persons at no cost for the benefit of experience towards their program's requirements. Students need to gain thousands of hours of experience completing these requirements. These same students are also typically supervised by several doctors, who's fees most persons couldn't afford. I've always looked at it like getting sixty years of experience (2-3 doctor's experience) for low or no cost.

I refer persons to professionals throughout the country and educational level is becoming less meaningful. True experience, compassion, and connection with the client are key components to success. If progress isn't felt in a month or two, inquire on their intervention. Get answers for why there is stagnation.

I have variously worked in community colleges, in universities drop-in centers, in academic counseling clinics that were open to the general public and in community mental health centers. It is ultimately about the connection you get with the counselor and how comfortable you can feel with them. Interviews are good, as has also been suggested. In my referrals I have always recommended interviews with clinicians. People get let down when they don't have expectations met. A 5 minute chat goes a long way to explore honest answers. LPC's, MSW's, MFT's, and Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D) stand out as degrees for couple's therapies. Persons also get specialization training and take continuing education courses. Best of luck.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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I paid $110 per week to listen to how I messed up and what can I do to make things go better (even when I was in the right) in my relationship. Kicking that particular marriage counselor to the curb... Priceless.
Ahhh. So the counselor told you things you didn't want to hear? Yes, I'm beginning to see your problem.....
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:22 PM
 
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lol how is that a problem? If the advice doesn't fit for him, then it doesn't fit or work for him. Get it?

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Ahhh. So the counselor told you things you didn't want to hear? Yes, I'm beginning to see your problem.....
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Westchester County
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Ahhh. So the counselor told you things you didn't want to hear? Yes, I'm beginning to see your problem.....
I don't expect to go to a marriage counselor for him to tell me what I want to hear. My friends could do that for free. I DO expect a marriage counselor to remain neutral MOST of the time, however and not take sides (either my side or my wife's). This particular counselor may as well have been one of my wife's employees because my wife could do no wrong, and I was ALWAYS wrong in some way. All the tools given to me to "fix" things. During what would turn out to be our last session I said "So why exactly are we paying for a marriage counselor because it appears to me that even when I voice my issues with my wife you manage to place everything on me. I seem to be the ONLY reason the marriage is in the toilet, so (I then turned to my wife) I won't keep wasting your time and I'll get therapy for myself. With that I walked out and waited in the car.
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