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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Impulse-control disorders can exert a firm grip on children and adults alike, and if left unaddressed, they can end up wreaking havoc, not just for the individuals who have them but for everyone else in their orbit.
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Counselors who are working with college-aged clients with social anxiety should talk through and create a plan for the client to navigate the many anxiety-provoking situations that may arise as they begin (or return to) school.
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“I believe the lessons and approaches presented in the PT model of conducting therapy, albeit in the physical realm, apply in very concrete ways to our work as professional counselors.”
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A hospital-based outpatient mental health clinic shares its approach for closing the science-practice gap while moving beyond the era of prescriptive treatment protocols for specific disorders.
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Throughout our work, Angela would repeat to me, “I want to be one of your success stories.” Many times, she felt the way was too difficult, but as I continued to hold a safe place for her, she developed the courage to face her fears one by one, dismantling the entire structure of her constructed “personality” and reclaiming her original innocence and wholeness.
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