Heather and Gabriel are based in SouthWest Virginia. Heather is a Licensed professional Counselor in the state of virginia and Gabriel is a resident in counseling.

They are the hosts of informed consent!

Ep. 018 Thoughts on Diagnoses

Diagnosis of a client is an early step in the treatment process. However, its implications can be far reaching. In this episode, Heather and Gabriel explore their philosophy on diagnosis and other points to consider when diagnosing. 

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Requirements from insurance companies for a diagnosis

  • Considering “least restrictive” diagnoses

  • Assessing over time rather in one intake session

  • Who should be allowed to “diagnose”

  • Advocating for your client with other professionals 

  • Not getting caught up in “pseudo diagnoses” 

  • Considering the environment and the context

    • Especially in the cases of trauma

  • Ethical implications in diagnosing

Ep. 019 Removing the Stigmas

Ep. 017 Abundance!