From Combat to Counseling: Comprehensive mental health in the military-affiliated population

It is important to understand what we are talking about when we discuss mental health in the military-affiliated population. As mental health professionals, it is equally important to understand the potential psychological impacts that our clients have experienced.

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Maldistribution: Mental health care in America

Access to mental health care varies greatly depending on where one lives in the United States. This variance is so great that Mental Health America recently referred to the situation as a “maldistribution.”

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Healing the healers: Counselors recovering from familial addiction

To blame the person who is addicted for using their survival instincts is antithetical to any help we can give them. So too is to blame the family members and loved ones, no matter their profession.

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Breaking the silence

Counselor educators, counseling students and professional counselors in the community have meaningful roles to play in addressing acts of hate on college campuses.

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Counseling termination and new beginnings

The end of the counseling relationship can be emotional for clients and counselors alike, but when done well, the process can serve as a tool to empower clients and prepare them for continued personal growth.

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Breaking the silence

Counselor educators, counseling students and professional counselors in the community have meaningful roles to play in addressing acts of hate on college campuses.

Member Insights

Counseling termination and new beginnings

The end of the counseling relationship can be emotional for clients and counselors alike, but when done well, the process can serve as a tool to empower clients and prepare them for continued personal growth.

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The invisibility of infertility grief

Although infertility is fairly common, the losses associated with it are less likely to be recognized, acknowledged, validated and supported, which often leaves women and couples to navigate the experience on their own.

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Counselors as human beings, not superheroes

A counseling license doesn’t inoculate practitioners against wrestling with “what if” thinking, struggling with problems in their home life and personal relationships, or experiencing some of the same hardships that they help clients walk through.

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Finding strength in sensitivity

Highly sensitive people are often misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed, but in a supportive and validating counseling environment, they can frequently tap into their many strengths.