Avoidance of Counseling: Psychological Factors That Inhibit Seeking Help

  title={Avoidance of Counseling: Psychological Factors That Inhibit Seeking Help},
  author={David L. Vogel and Stephen R. Wester and Lisa M. Larson},
  journal={Journal of Counseling and Development},
How do counselors reach out to individuals who are reluctant to seek counseling services? To answer this question, the authors examined the research on the psychological help-seeking barriers from counseling, clinical and social psychology, as well as social work and psychiatry. Specific avoidance factors that have been identified in the mental health literature; important variations in the setting, problem type, demographics, and cultural characteristics that can influence the degree to which… Expand
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