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Is this possible? - December 25th 2012, 05:13 AM

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If you are a minor (in the legal sense), is it possible to see a therapist without your parent's consent?

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Re: Is this possible? - December 25th 2012, 11:07 AM

I'm not sure about a therapist but I'm pretty sure you can see a school counselor and keep the conversation as discreet as you'd like. Not for sure though.

I really think it'd be good to tell your parents about what's going on so they can help you and get you the therapists you deserve. And also so you won't be suffering in silence. They'll know how to help you.

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Re: Is this possible? - December 25th 2012, 11:58 PM

If you are 16 you can but if you are on your parents insurance or can't provide payment then you would need your parents help. As said above a school counselor can listen but will contact parents if you are in danger or they feel it is something to share.

I agree again with talking to your parents about talking to one. They might not understand at first why but it will help you so much more and can offer more than a school counsleor. Also therapist will keep confidentiality unless thery feel you or someone else is in danger.

I would say though depending on what you want to go for would depend on if a school counselor or therapist would be better. You might also ask a school counselor if he/she thinks you need it and how to go through with getting the help you need. They also have list of really great therapist in your area and that is how I found mine.

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Re: Is this possible? - December 27th 2012, 06:18 PM

It depends where you live, in most states you can see someone for a certain number of sessions without consent, but it's still a good idea to try and tell them; some parents are more understanding than we think. You can see a school counselor, but any professional will be required by law to tell your parents if you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else.


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Re: Is this possible? - December 27th 2012, 10:20 PM

Try your school counselor! Unfortunately since you are 16 you would need insurance to see a counselor, so you would need your parents to pay unless you somehow could pay for yourself. Good luck.


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Re: Is this possible? - December 29th 2012, 07:31 AM

Like Kate said, it depends on what state you live in. For example, in California, a minor who is at least 12 years old CAN see a therapist, without their parents' knowledge, under certain circumstances. As other members already stated, your school probably has a guidance counselor and/or school psychologist. They would be free to see, and unless you or someone else is being hurt, they wouldn't have to tell your parents. If you want to pursue therapy outside of school, then you'll need to get in touch with a psychological professional and inquire further.

I don't know what your situation is... but if you are being abused, then I encourage you to tell someone at your school, so that the appropriate individuals (ex. the police and child protective services) can be contacted and act on your behalf. If it's just a matter of wanting to talk to someone, then you might want to consider telling your parents how you're feeling. Teens often think their parents won't understand or will criticize them, but you may be pleasantly surprised! Ultimately, most parents want their children to be happy and healthy... so they may be willing to pay for your treatment, if you tell them it's what you want.






   
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Re: Is this possible? - December 29th 2012, 10:17 AM

Hey there,

It depends on your location. But, school councillor's are trained and are sometimes beter or easier to talk to them therapists. But, if you would like to se a therpist, I would advise you speaking to your parents, and requesting one if you would like to talk. You don't have to tell them what for until you're ready to talk. but I wouldn't advise lying.
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