Why the body matters

The lack of evidence-based research supporting somatic therapy raises skepticism among many clinicians, but for those who do use it with clients, the benefits are clear.

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It’s time for a financial change in counseling

Why is it that counselors may be the most underpaid, advanced-degree medical professionals in this country?

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Building trust with reluctant clients

Rather than labeling hesitant clients as “resistant,” counselors should check their assumptions, work to better understand the underlying reasons and barriers these clients face, and double down on unconditional positive regard.

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The effects of gender socialization on boys and men

Masculinity is not a monolith – there are many ways to embody and express manhood.

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Past, present or future: Where do you usually live?

We forget that we have the right to “choose and appreciate” whatever the present moment brings to us. So instead of ruminating about past and future worries, we can choose to drop all fears and swim in the magic of the present moment.

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Building trust with reluctant clients

Rather than labeling hesitant clients as “resistant,” counselors should check their assumptions, work to better understand the underlying reasons and barriers these clients face, and double down on unconditional positive regard.

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Why the body matters

The lack of evidence-based research supporting somatic therapy raises skepticism among many clinicians, but for those who do use it with clients, the benefits are clear.

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The effects of gender socialization on boys and men

Counselors who work with men have the opportunity to facilitate a greater clarity on their desired self-definitions, on the roles they play in their spheres of influence, and on the quality of their relationships, striving toward greater authenticity and multidimensionality.

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Embracing the realities of retirement

Many people spend their working lives dreaming of retirement, only to be blindsided by the social and emotional issues that may be awaiting them once they leave the job behind.

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Journeying through betrayal trauma

Individuals who discover a partner’s infidelity and deception must undertake a challenging journey to find healing for the mind, heart and soul.

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Rebuilding after brain injury

Professional counselors possess the skills needed to help clients with traumatic brain injury process loss and change while also finding new meaning.

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Behind the scenes with a counselor-in-training

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