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Unhappy holidays: Helping clients through the ‘holiday blues’

By Bethany Bray December 17, 2014

The holidays are supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year,” right? After all, the greeting cards and carols of the season are filled with words like “cheer,” “joy,” “merry” and “happy.” For many people though, the holidays invite the opposite: dread, deep sadness or a resurgence of anxiety, grief or other mental…continue reading

America’s mental health disparities

By Bethany Bray December 11, 2014

When it comes to mental health care, how does your home state rank? The advocacy organization Mental Health America (MHA) recently compiled a state-by-state ranking of mental health indicators nationwide. The 50-page report exposes disparities across the United States, not only in the availability of mental health services but also in the number of uninsured…continue reading

Counseling goes to the movies

By Bethany Bray December 5, 2014

Watching a movie — whether at home curled up on the couch or at the theater with a tub of popcorn — is a great way to relax and check out from reality for two hours. Movies can also be a hit-the-nail-on-the-head portrayal of life, including mental health struggles and relationship problems that counselors hear…continue reading

NCC will require graduation from a CACREP accredited program beginning in 2022

November 20, 2014

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) has announced that after January 1, 2022, individuals applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential must hold their degree from a counselor education program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). NBCC is an independent credentialing organization based in Greensboro, North Carolina,…continue reading