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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Heading to college with social anxiety

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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From pain to empowerment: Lessons learned through physical therapy

“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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Healing from multiple personalities

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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