Counseling psychologists first assess patients, identifying their core problems through the interview process. They use discussion to unearth both the problems that patients can identify and those they cannot. Their subsequent counseling sessions typically occur routinely over the long terms, eschewing a quick fix for a more gradual solution that alters a patient's mindset. Counseling may occur in a one-on-one setting, or it may occur in a group setting, involving several patients with similar problems. Counseling psychologist cannot prescribed medication.