Girard Psychological Services
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Commonly Asked Questions


What is psychotherapy?
The treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.

What is counseling?
Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person.

What is mediation?
An attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement or compromise between disputants through the objective intervention of a neutral party.

What is alternative dispute resolution?
The hearing and determination of a dispute or the settling of differences between parties by a person or persons chosen or agreed to by them.

What is consulting?
Acting in an advisory capacity on professional matters


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