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What's it all about?
We encourage you to communicate with us. We hope
to provide information to help you manage your problems and concerns.
This page allows you to send questions or suggest topics to Dr.
Carmen Guanipa. Your message may be posted (anonymously) on this
website. Carmen provides informational essays in response to some questions.
Other questions receive short answers. It is possible that not all questions
will be answered on this website. We cannot provide counseling services
or treatment in response to your questions; but we can provide information
and referrals. We are unable to respond directly to persons sending
questions, comments, or suggestions.
You do not need to give us your name nor have your
own e-mail account. By using the form below, you can send your question
or suggest topics directly to Carmen at San Diego State University through
this website. We read the questions, comments, and suggestions and then
post responses on the Answers page.
What kinds of questions will we answer?
We can answer questions about family (How can I
tell when my child needs professional help?), drugs (What are some basic
signs of drug abuse?), self esteem (Why is self-esteem important?),
relationships (How can I say 'no' and still have friends?), parenting
(What can I do when I feel like I'm losing control?), about adolescent
development, school problems, anxiety, depression, and friendship.
We are unable to answer some questions. There is
a list on Individual
and Family Counseling Clinic homepage that describes when
professional counseling might be helpful. (You can visit that page
now, and then use the "Back" button to return to this page).
If you need more immediate help and are not sure
whom to call or where to go for help, try looking in your local phone
book for possible resources such as 1) Counseling; 2) Crisis Lines;
or 3) in an emergency, in the U.S.A., call 911. You might also call
your local public library. The library reference staff is familiar with
the various services available locally and can help you. If you are
close to San Diego State, perhaps you would like to contact
Want to suggest a topic or send question?
Remember, you don't have to have an email account
to send us mail. You will remain completely anonymous. You can use the
form below to send email. Enter your question, comment, or suggestion
in the blank space below. When you are done, simply click the "Send"
button once. Your message will be sent to us. If you change your mind
while typing, simply click the "Clear" button.
What happens next?
Your suggestions, questions and/or comments go directly
to Dr. Carmen Guanipa. Later, you can return to the Amigos Answers
page, to view responses. Sometimes, Carmen will write an essay on
the topic, other times a shorter answer will be posted. Remember, we
cannot send an answer directly to you when you send in an email from
this page. Answers are only posted on the Answers
page and not all questions will be answered.