Counseling Career Blog Posts


Counseling Awareness Month 2018: A Counselor Can Help

Sometimes the role of a counselor can be blurred and confusing. Did you know a counselor can help you recover from addiction? What about planning your college goals or career dreams? Counselors can help you with a wide range of concerns and assist you in obtaining your aspirations. This April, the American Counseling Association (ACA) has designated their Counseling Awareness Month with the theme: A Counselor Can Help. Read more on the many different ways counselors can help you achieve wellness!

4 Relationships Every School Counselor Should Have

One of the major roles of a school counselor is a collaborator throughout the school. With a focus on the holistic health, academic success and personal/social development of students, school counselors work with psychologists, nurses, principals and teachers to support students in achieving their own success.

#WhyIAmACounselor: Share Your Counseling Career Journey

Thinking about becoming a counselor? Are you a counseling veteran? Do you want to spread awareness on the counseling profession and mental illness? We've asked 25 counselors about the most rewarding thing about their career. Their responses speak volume about the profession. We're continuing the conversation on counselor and mental illness awareness to pair with NAMI's Mental Illness Awareness Week. Join us in the conversation - tell us why your career as a counselor is so rewarding!

Perseverance, Determination, and Grit - Journey to Become a Mental Health Counselor

From star athlete to custodian turned mental health counselor, Jesse Sparks' journey to obtaining his master's degree in counseling was influenced by his determination to make a difference in children's lives who come from diverse backgrounds. 

Marriage and Family Counseling to Therapy

It wasn’t until the mid-1950s that psychological problems began being addressed within the context of relationships. For the first time, therapists recognized that issues were developed and maintained because of the social constructs within a family or marriage [...]

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 [...]