Blogs by Contributors


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 [...]

Counselor Self-Care Series: 12 Signs of Counselor Burnout

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.

Driving Elementary Counseling with Google Drive

Technology gives us access to information without the bulk of papers and binders. Google Drive, specifically, is a platform that can be used to stay organized and sane while juggling the many facets of a school counseling program. [...]

My Evolution as a Child and Family Therapist

I realized through the previous ten years of treating families and children that the dramatic rise in separations and custody related conflicts were negatively impacting children’s ability to cope and develop. [...]