Blogs by Contributors

Do Healthy Relationships Need Couples Counselling Too?

The decision for a couple to enter a relationship, or couples’ therapy is, of course, a deeply subjective one, as there is arguably no way of truly “knowing” when you may need to seek counselling support.

How Sleep Helps Your Emotional Regulation

Sleeping is an essential activity for well-being - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Learn more on the effects of sleep on our emotional regulations in the guest post by The Sleep Help Institute.

How Counselors are Learning to Address Racial Trauma

We're living in a time of social and racial unrest. The current social climate means that counselors find themselves playing an essential role in helping the victims of racial trauma and race-based stress.

How to Choose Your Theoretical Orientation

In psychotherapy, choosing a theoretical orientation is a paradoxical event. It compresses your conceptualization but expands the effectiveness of your interventions. It builds walls between other orientations but it brings you closer to a community of like-minded people. Ultimately, it narrows your scope but what is left is highly focused. Given the high costs and high rewards, it is not a task that should be taken lightly.

Counselor Self-Care Series: Your Counseling Internship and Self-Care

The field of counseling is very flexible and it has its opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of those suffering from mental health illnesses. Being a counselor could save many lives as it has been true for myself. All those can be reasons why an individual sought to be a counselor; however while working in the field and attempting to find a niche, reality has a way of intruding.

How to Decide if Private Practice is For You

How much control do you want over your income? How much of a sense of community do you want from work? Do you enjoy on-going learning? Learn more with professional counselor Joe Sanok as he reviews the pros and cons to private practice and how to get there [...]