Growing percentage of American adults are living single

More and more American adults are choosing not to get married or live with a romantic partner. How can the counseling profession best meet the unique mental health needs of this growing demographic?

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Bringing pornography use out of the shadows

Counselors can offer a nonjudgmental space for clients to authentically discuss a subject they have likely never talked about openly with anyone else.

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Counseling with Understanding and Compassion

[Sponsored content]  As the need for mental health professionals continues to rise in marginalized communities, the future of counseling may rely on a holistic approach.

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Voice of Experience: Three rules for identifying abnormal child sexual behaviors

As a counselor, I must be able to identify sexual behaviors that are common — as well as those that may not be normal but aren’t unusual either — and put a parent’s mind at ease while also respecting their culture and belief systems.

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Culture-centered counseling

Advocates argue that for the profession to evolve and better serve the needs of diverse clients, it must embrace counseling theories that address lingering gaps in more traditional approaches.

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Culture-centered counseling

Advocates argue that for the profession to evolve and better serve the needs of diverse clients, it must embrace counseling theories that address lingering gaps in more traditional approaches.

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Women and alcohol: Drinking to cope

With rates of binge drinking and alcohol use among women on the rise, counselors need to be sensitive to how trauma and shame can intersect with substance use disorder in female clients.

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Four lessons in building therapeutic relationships

The promise of the therapeutic relationship is at the center of client change, but it also provides a North Star to counseling interns and other beginning counselors who are still trying to find their way.

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Helping counselors who serve sexual and gender minority youth

Harms to sexual and gender minority youth are increasing because of an apparent lack of clinical competence and awareness on the part of professional counselors. Discovering what counselors are thinking about ethical consideration for serving SGMY might help clinicians and educators overcome inadequacies and increase therapeutic progress for SGMY clientele.