Blog Posts on Your Professional Counselor Identity


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.

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.

Working Together on Self-Care: School Counselors and Teachers

During their graduate program, school counselors are often taught about self-care as a counselor and the prevention of burnout. When working with students, these same concepts can be applied to teachers. One of the roles that school counselors play in education is that of collaborator. Without teamwork within the school, students may not receive the resources that they need to succeed. Naturally, school counselors can help teachers address their burnout and assist in ways such as reducing teacher-student relationship stress, improving communication with families, and help students in conflict when it's affecting their classroom learning.

#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!

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.