From Combat to Counseling: Comprehensive mental health in the military-affiliated population

It is important to understand what we are talking about when we discuss mental health in the military-affiliated population. As mental health professionals, it is equally important to understand the potential psychological impacts that our clients have…

Healing the healers: Counselors recovering from familial addiction

It’s time to treat the addicted person, the family, and the loved ones with humanity and compassion —- the same way we treat others with any type of potentially deadly disease.
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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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Challenging the inevitability of inherited mental illness

Clients with family histories of mental illness sometimes feel defeated right out of the gate, but counselors can spread an empowering message that genetics aren’t necessarily destiny when it comes to mental health.
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