The Counseling Connoisseur: Picnicking as a therapeutic tool

The next time you are faced with clients who could benefit from a mini-break that would include a therapeutic experience that will encourage positive interactions and reflection, suggest they pack their favorite goodies and head for an outdoor space.

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Counseling Connoisseur: The Gift of Community for Counselors — An Interview with Thelma Duffey

Take the time to seek out a community that will ignite you and your clinical practice. It will not only inspire you– it will also benefit your clients.

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The Counseling Connoisseur: Cultivating silence in a noisy world

It is imperative to make time for silence in our noisy lives. Modern-day living is accompanied by a cacophony of external noise and internal concerns. Our bodies and minds cannot sustain the ongoing level of stimulation without disease or disorder.

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Counseling Connoisseur: Cannabidiol and mental health therapy

Carol presented with concerns related to continuous panic attacks that were jeopardizing her work as a medical professional. “I can’t think straight when they happen and I cannot be this debilitated when I see patients,” she explained. Carol had also been self-medicating with alcohol on the weekends to “ease the stress.” Throughout a year and…continue reading

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Counseling Connoisseur: Children and grief

Nicolas was just under 3 years old when he attended his grandfather’s funeral. He wandered through the sea of adults, holding tight to his mommy and daddy’s hands as he made his way to the front of the line where his grandfather lay peacefully in the casket. His grandmother picked him up as he tried…continue reading

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