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Counseling Awareness Month 2017: Train Your Brain With Counseling

April is dedicated to counseling awareness, but learning about mental health is ideal at any time of the year. Counselors offer a vital service to not only those suffering from acute stress, difficult situations, and mental illness, but also to those who simply want to better themselves.

Managing Your Mental Health in College

Many of today’s college students feel immense pressure from multiple areas of their lives, including academic, financial, social, and family [...]

10 Multicultural Factors to Consider in Counseling

Counseling from a multicultural lens is necessary in our diverse world and allows counselors to help people in underserved and marginalized communities [...]

7 Organizations Every Counselor Should Know

From exploring career options to enrolling in professional development workshops, membership to counseling organizations helps counselors to continuously develop their practice ethically and legally.

How Substance Abuse Counseling Found Its Way Into Schools

When addressing substance abuse in children and adolescents, counseling can manifest in many forms. In some areas, the primary school counselor receives substance abuse education, enabling them to provide services to students [...]

Teen Dating Violence Awareness: The School Counselor's Role

Teen dating violence occurs in nearly 1.5 million high school students across the country. Ultimately, prevention and intervention are sought to stop teen dating violence (TDV) before it begins. At the school level, the National Institute of Justice suggests that interventions at the school-level combined with those in the classroom produced ideal outcomes in lower levels of dating conflicts and sexual harassment.